Genesis 1:1-2 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” NKJV
The time changed last night and the March winds are howling this morning, but it is a great day to be alive and my time with the Lord this morning has been inspirational. From time to time the Lord reminds me of encounters with people from various walks of life I have had and one, in particular, came to mind that I want to talk about today. It was a conversation I had recently with a College Professor about CREATION.
That individual has 2 Ph.D.’s in areas of science and is a devout evolutionist but also claims to be a devout Christian. Our conversation led to many areas but finally, this individual said, “You just need to study the Tree of Life.” I replied, “I have studied the “Word of Life and my name is in the Book of Life, so I believe that I understand the Tree of Life that God has established.” The response was, “Oh the Bible, that outdated, error-filled book of fables and myths.” Okay, now I have a problem with one area of devoutness in this person’s life and it’s not regarding their devotedness to the theory of evolution. This person denies the validity of the Bible and questions the very existence of the God of the Bible but believes there is a higher intelligence but it’s interwoven in nature and is not a single entity.
I won’t mention the church this individual is a part of because I know some another folk who attend there and that’s not their view. This reminds me of a college professor I had years ago with whom I got into several debates and disproved his theories and assertions in class and ended up being forbidden to speak in class else I would fail the class. I have no doubt that many in Academia and the “so-called” intellectual community believe as this individual. I have no doubt that there are those taught by our public school system have been fed this type of fallacy and do not believe or are not sure what they believe about creation and evolution. I don’t fall into that category, I know exactly what I believe, and it begins, “IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED…”
Therefore, believing the first verse of the first chapter of the Bible, I can go on to believe the rest of the Bible. I believe that Jesus came in the flesh, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for us, rose again on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the throne of the Father and now makes intercession for us and is coming back like He said. With that settled, I have received Jesus as my savior, repenting of my sins and have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into God’s marvelous light. I am BORN AGAIN! My eternal soul will live forever in the presence of the Almighty God, the God of the Bible and I am at perfect peace with that. It doesn’t matter what happens in this world that will not change. They may, at some point in time, separate my head from my mortal body but that won’t change my faith only my location. I will then be absent from the body but present with the Lord! I rejoice in Genesis 1:1 and the door it opens! Rejoice, my friends, rejoice redemption draws near!
May the richest of God’s Blessings flow to and through you as you enjoy this wonderful day He has prepared.