How Faith Works #8 – Creation
I talked with some pastors recently noting that the Statements of Faith in many denominations omit the word “Creator” when describing God.
The C&MA has now added the phrase, “There is one God, Creator of all things, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
God told us in Genesis: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
God told us again in the Psalms: “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. . . . For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:6, 9).
And God told us again in Hebrews: “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible” (Hebrews 1:3).
Is there any way we can prove that God created everything? No. Christians just take it by faith and stand upon it.
We do not believe that God created everything because we saw it happen. We did not come to this conclusion by our logic or reasoning. We would not have come to this understanding intuitively.
• By faith we know that all we see around us on earth came from the One we cannot see.
• By faith we understand that behind everything visible was the invisible command of God.
• By faith we grasp God’s creation as true and real, without necessarily comprehending all the steps that may have been involved.
The main message of the Bible about creation is that God did it.
Take, for example, the ordinary housefly.
National Geographic reports that the “fly is the most talented aerodynamicist on the planet – superior to any bird, bat, or bee. A housefly can make six turns a second, hover, fly straight up, fly straight down, fly backwards, do somersaults, land on the ceiling, and perform various other show-off maneuvers. And it has a brain smaller than a sesame seed.”
Scientists also note that “flies are loaded with sensors. In addition to their compound eyes, which permit panoramic imagery and are excellent at detecting motion, they have wind-sensitive hairs and antennae. They also have three light sensors, called ocelli, on the tops of their heads, which tell them which way is up. Roughly two-thirds of a fly’s entire nervous system is devoted to processing visual images.”
If God can create the ordinary housefly with such amazing and creative detail, maybe it’s not so difficult to believe God created all things.
~ Pastor Dave