TRUTH – Part #2
“If we want to make sense of Our life, we must order our thinking and behavior to align with these realities,” – David King
Your journey of life needs to begin with an introduction to God, who “In the beginning created the heavens and the earth,” (Gen. 1:1). Creation truth is foundational. “What we know about God, about creation, about ourselves, and about salvation begins in Genesis,” (R. Kent Hughes, GENESIS: Beginning and Blessing).
The theories of human speculation about origins not only fail to account for the miracle of creation, they are completely unfulfilling with respect to our sense of purpose and destiny. God “spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast,” (Psalm 33:9).
“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible,” (Heb. 11:3). Jesus was active in the beginning: “He was in the beginning with God,” and “all things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made,” (Jno. 1:2,3).
Here is the familiar argument from design. I hear this once called the “WHO MADE IT” argument.
A teenage boy confided in his father that he was having doubts about the existence of God. The father pointed across the street and asked, “who made that house?” The boy said “I don’t know his name, but a builder made it.” The father asked about their automobile, their electronic equipment, the appliances in the house, etc. Next, the father spoke to his son about the word “manufacture.” MAN takes raw materials created by God, assembles them and makes something useful, often through years of trial and error. All man can do is assemble what already exists. Who made the raw materials? And who made man? “For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God,” (Heb. 3:4). “God thought it and willed it, and it was,” (R. Ken Hughes).
“Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who made us, and not we ourselves,” (Psalm 100:3).