There are so many these days who do not want to acknowledge the Lord for anything, let alone honor Him as our Creator! However, the fact is that we are His creation, created for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11). There’s lots of Biblical revelation of Jesus, our Creator! He deserves our appreciation, praise, and glory!
In the world today, there is an ongoing debate of CREATION vs. EVOLUTION. This discussion boils down to design vs. chance. Chance assumes no supreme being. Design requires a supreme being. Since no one was present when the world was made, we must each decide what we will believe. This Creation message is intended to encourage and fortify our belief in an intelligent designer (“God”) who created our universe and all the natural things in it.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that God created the universe and everything in it – out of nothing, by the Word of His power.
The Bible is inspired and all its assertions are historically and scientifically true. Thus the account in Genesis of God’s creation is a factual presentation of simple historical truths.
Through Creation God displays His glory for all people to see.
From Scripture and from the evidence in nature life on this planet didn’t come about by chance, but by a Divine Creator.
The supernatural Creation of our universe and everything in it was by an intelligent designer, the Lord God Almighty (In Genesis: Yahweh Elohim)
Our AMAZING, AWESOME CREATOR is worthy of whole-hearted praise & honor!
creation VS. EVOLUTION
DESIGN vs. chance
Chance assumes NO Supreme Being.
Design requires a supreme being.
No human being was there to witness the Creation of the universe and all life… so we must choose what we will believe.
WHY I BELIEVE IN CREATOR GOD
If Evolution had ever taken place, billions of transitional forms of animals and plants should be found fossilized in the rocks. Everything from invertebrates to vertebrates, fish to amphibians, to reptiles, to birds and mammals… from monkey like creatures to humans..
Not one indisputable transitional creature bridging the gaps between these is found.
It takes more “faith” to believe the ridiculous theory of evolution than to believe scientifically backed Creation from the Book of Genesis.
IN THE BEGINNING – GOD!
Genesis 1:1-31 In the BEGINNING – GOD CREATED the heavens and the earth…
Hebrews 11:3 BY FAITH we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
Psalm 102:25-27 – In the BEGINNING you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you remain;…
Proverbs 3:19-20 – The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens; 20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew.
Hebrews 1:10-12 – And, You, Lord, did lay the foundation of the earth in the BEGINNING, and the heavens are the works of Your hands…
The False Evolutionary Theory
Evolutionary theory and the belief in God as the intelligent Creator of this world are diametrically opposed.
The evolutionary thought doesn’t fit with the Bible because it is rooted in secular humanism… a religion that tries to explain the origin of the world WITHOUT God.
We believe that the Bible is the starting point and absolute authority in all matters.
TRUE SCIENCE REJECT EVOLUTION
Several years ago some highly respected scientists shocked the scientific world by publicly rejecting evolution.
Their carefully detailed scientific data gave them no other choice.
The facts drawn from the fields of microbiology and mathematics spoke for themselves.
Best “Proof” of Creation
The origin of the universe is not science that is observable or repeatable. But we believe Biblical creation is true because the ultimate authority on the subject – God – said so.
We see evidence of God’s fingerprints all over his creation.
Sir Fred Hoyle’s statement
Using computer technology, he tested various aspects of the evolutionary hypothesis. He discovered that the chance of life evolving from non-living matter was one in 10 to the 40,000 power!
The chance that complex organisms could have evolved from simple ones was not very much different from zero.
“The scientific world has been bamboozled into believing that evolution has been proved. Nothing could be further from the TRUTH.”
He said, “The CHANCE that complex organisms could have evolved from simple ones was the same as the chance that “a tornado sweeping through a junk yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.”
“It’s like looking for a particular grain of sand on all the beaches of all the planets in the universe – and finding it.”
We as human beings have made jet aircraft, radar systems, electric lights, suspension bridges, air conditioners, large dams. Did these things happen by blind chance?
R.C.Sproul – “For something to come from nothing it must, create itself. This is an impossibility”
Nothing anywhere, anytime can create itself.
Mathematicians say that there is absolutely no chance of one creature changing into another, even over billions of years.
“After their Kind”
Genesis 1:21,25 –The Lord created life and said that it should bring forth AFTER THEIR KIND. The whales, every living creature that moves, every winged fowl, every beast, the cattle, and everything that creeps upon the earth AFTER HIS KIND
There are a variety of dogs, different sizes, colors, etc, but dogs always bring forth dogs.
DNA is in every cell of every living thing. DNA is found in structures of the cell called chromosomes.
DNA is the material that carries all the information about how a living thing will look and function. For instance, it determines what color the eyes are and how the lungs work, etc. Each piece of information is carried on a different section of the DNA.
DNA, this extremely complex building block of life, is a confirmation that we have a God who created all things.
ALL OF CREATION IS TO GLORIFY GOD
Colossians 1:15,16 – Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for THROUGH HIM God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. HE MADE the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. EVERYTHING WAS CREATED THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM.
JESUS CHRIST – THE WORD OUR CREATOR
John 1:1-3 – In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.2 He was present originally with God.3 ALL THINGS WERE MADE AND CAME INTO EXISTENCE THROUGH HIM; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? 13Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor? 14Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding? …. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,THE CREATOR of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
help from our creator
Psalm 124:8 – “Our HELP is in the name of the LORD, THE MAKER of heaven and earth.”
JESUS THE BUILDER
Hebrews 3:4 – “For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.”
Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers flames of fire his servants. He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them.
You set a boundary FOR THE SEAS they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth. He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.
You MADE THE MOON to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set.
O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them ALL; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number – living things both large and small.
Sea creatures beyond number… 242,500 different marine species have been recorded and every year almost 2,000 are added.
Largest mammal – blue whale and can grow to 30 meters and weigh as much as 24 elephants.
Whales communicate with each other through a series of “songs”.
Evidence Supporting Biblical Creation
Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution
(See “Creatures That Defy Evolution” 1-3nseries on youtube… links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loj3FSDFCuU; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGPaxwVk4uQ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdtTJu1QsHA)
Bombardier Beetle; Woodpecker; dragonflies; glow worms; Pacific Golden Plover; Penguin; Octopus; and many more…
Please check out the youtube series above to see & hear about more amazing details about these fascinating creatures.
The Stars Show God’s Greatness
Psalm 33:6-9 – By the word of the Lord were THE HEAVENS MADE, and all their host (the STARS) by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; He puts the deeps in storage places. Let all the earth fear the Lord [revere and worship Him]; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
The Sun is just one of the stars in our galaxy. The planets in our solar system orbit (revolve) around the sun and the sun orbits around the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy has 100-400 billion stars. There are at least 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe. Each of these galaxies has billions of stars! (Can these numbers begin to help us comprehend how huge the universe is?)
Nehemiah 9:6 – Ezra said,” “You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and ALL THE STARS. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.
Psalm 148:2 – Praise him, all his angels, praise him all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, ALL YOU SHINING STARS. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and THEY WERE CREATED.
Job 26:7 – He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; He suspends the earth over nothing.
Sir Isaac Newton (famous/renown scientist), “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and domain of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
Isaiah 40:25,26 – “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Psalm 147:4 – He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
Psalm 8:3-5 – When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars you set in place— What are mere mortals that you should think about them? Human beings that you should care for them?
Psalm 19:1-3 – The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork…
(No wonder most astronomers believe in God!)
FAMOUS QUOTES FROM ASTRONAUTS
“To look at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is impossible.” – Astronaut John Glenn
“I felt the power of God as I’d never felt it before.” – Astronaut James Irwin
GOD CREATED MANKIND
Psalm 139:13-16 – YOU MADE all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex. Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
(The Hebrew word Ostem refers to the embryo stage of growth, from the fertilized egg until organs have developed. In this stage it is stated that all the humans are recorded in the book of God: Psalm 139:16 –You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.)
OUR AMAZING BODIES
The body has: 263 BONES; 600 MUSCLES; 970 MILES OF BLOOD VESSELS; 400 CUPS ON THE TONGUE for taste; 20,000 HAIRS IN THE EARS 40 POUNDS OF JAW PRESSURE; 10 MILLION NERVES and branches; 3,500 SWEAT TUBES TO EACH SQUARE INCH of skin; a COMMUNICATION SYSTEM that relates to the brain instantly any known sound, taste, sight, touch, or smell; A HEART that beats 4,200 times in an hour and pumps 12 tons of blood daily.
THE EAR & THE EYE
Psalm 94:9 – Does he who implanted the EAR not hear? Does he who formed the EYE not see?
Proverbs 20:12 – The hearing EAR and the seeing EYE – the Lord HAS MADE both of them.
The human eye develops in the womb from a single fertilized cell. God makes many different types of cells, skin cells, heart cells, brain cells, eye cells. But the eye and the ear are not simple. They are incredibly complex.
The EAR and the EYE are great examples God’s creative handiwork.
Our IMMUNE SYSTEM
The immune system protects us from deadly pathogens and parasites through antibodies which again shows how we’re fearfully (marvelously) and wonderfully made.
MORE CREATION WONDERS
Atmosphere… the troposphere is the only layer that can support life; perfect temperature of the earth…
Weather patterns, typhoons, tornados,…
60-100,000 species of trees; 390,900 plants known to science…
Lightening; volcanos; gravity …
One celled wonders. There are approximately 65,000 different kinds of protozoa.
God is the Creator of Everything
By studying more of nature, we’re enriching our understanding of God.
Francis Colllins, “By investigating God’s majestic and awesome creation, science can actually be a means of worship.”
Albert Einstein, “The more I study science, the more I believe in God.”
Robert Boyle – Physicist and chemist who is considered to be the founder of modern chemistry, “God is the Author of the universe, and the free establisher of the laws of motion.”
Robert Jastrow, astronomer and physicist – “Astronomers now have proven, that the world began abruptly in an ACT OF CREATION to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. •And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover… That there are what I or any one would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think a scientifically proven fact.”
Why I Believe in Creator God
The Creation vs. Evolution debate is really about what man chooses to believe. Both are presuppositions accepted by faith.
It takes more “faith” to believe the ridiculous theory of evolution than to believe scientifically backed Creation from the Book of Genesis.
Evolution – NOT based on Factual Evidence
Modern man has tried to take God out of creation. Some have tried to say that the theory of ‘evolution’ is the science of Creation. This is NOT TRUE – it’s just a theory!
Anyone who believes that the amazing variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of evolution is simply ignorant or in denial of absolute truth!
God has made it clear throughout Scripture, as He repeats it over and over, “I AM YOUR CREATOR”. He says it! I choose to believe it!