Deepening Understanding of the Creation

Most know the Genesis account of Creation. What is not as widely known is that there are a number of other biblical references to the Creation that broaden and deepen our understanding of the world and our human condition. 

The Supremacy of the Son of God

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
– Colossians 1 verses 15-20


Origins – Darwin vs the Bible 

A wise teacher spoke years ago about the debate between Atheists and Christians in their methods of examining how things came to be.

The Atheist says,
“I must understand, in order that I might believe.”

The Christian says,
“I must believe, in order that I might understand.”

This can seem a frustrating thing, but both the Atheist and the Christian always starts with some kind of faith assumption, or pre-supposition, from which to build understanding.

If we choose the Atheist’s way, we plod along waiting for each piece of the puzzle to make sense. In Darwin’s case, each new piece of evidence served to erode his theory of origins.

If we choose the Christian’s way, we are ushered into revelations of the deepest inner workings of things, like the passage above in St. Paul’s letter to the Christians at Colossai.

My message to the atheists is, continue your research by all means, but please consider the invitation of of the gospel to fast-track your understanding of things through faith in Jesus Christ, while continuing your research into the countless scientific details. In believing, you will be amazed at what you come to understand. It will require faith, but not without reason.

 

 

11 responses to “Deepening Understanding of the Creation

  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

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  2. Thank you a great post almost like a morning devotional. A shinning light piercing the darkness with Gods Words.

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  3. traildustfotm, As I read this post I feel a calmness I needed very much, thanks.

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  4. johncloakey@hotmail.com

    I really never had a clear picture of the nature of creation until I really understood the difference between “young earth” and “old earth” theology. And, not just a “gap theory!” If Darwin, when growing up, would have had a Pastor that truly knew what occurred in Genesis 1 and 2, would Darwin have frustratingly left a proper understanding of creation to his final thoughts on life? If his parents had had a proper understanding…Sometimes it isn’t what you know, but who you know! Failure to see Genesis 1:1 will surely cloud ones understanding of what’s between that and Revelation 22: Z is the restoration, and more, of A, but what is A? Is it a deepening understanding…or will it lead to Darwinism?

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  5. I read a post by someone who was atheist, but due to the research of Dr. Henry Morris came to faith in Yeshua and divine creation.

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  6. This is truth and wisdom!

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  7. Pingback: Deepening Understanding of the Creation — Fellowship of the Minds – NZ Conservative Coalition

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