Do you believe that God created it all?

creation, God, man in God's image, faith In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

If God created it all and if we choose to not believe, what do you think will happen?

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.   For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools  and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.   Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.  They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.  Romans 1:20-25 (NIV)

Faith in Action

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.   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 11:1-3 (NIV)

What are the consequences for refusing to praise the Creator?  Are you aware of the created world around you?  Does the created world affect your understanding of God?  Does this creation story in Genesis 1 prepare you for talking with people about beliefs such as:

  • Atheist who believe that we are a product of “chance, time, and energy”?
  • Gnostic who believe that only the soul matters, as the human body and material things are decadent or non-spiritual?
  • Or people that read daily horoscopes believing that the position of sun, moon and stars ordain our personality and state?

The Key:  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

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