Since man first began to ponder on the subject of where his forebears came from and how the earth was formed, there have been a multitude of ideas developed on the subject. Behind all of the ideas formulated by people who do not believe the simple record of creation the Bible presents, is the compulsive need to prove that the Bible is wrong.
Modern man yearns to be free of all restrictions in thinking and demands that his ideas be listened to and given as much credence as those presented through Moses and other writers of Scripture, who claimed they wrote as the Spirit inspired them to write and that includes their writings regarding the creation of the world and all things upon it. (2
That modern man is not about to listen to any proof the Bible can give us on all we need to know about creation, is very evident in most literature you read on the subject. BUT...the Bible does contain proof that God's word is true and can be believed, and because so many of the prophecies that the Father gave to His Scripture writers, came true, then we are obliged to take notice of what He tells us about creation.
Think for a moment on Deuteronomy 28 and 30 in which the history of the Children of Israel is written in careful detail, AND....it has all come true. In our days we see the positive and actual
fulfilment of Deuteronomy
30:3...."Then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and GATHER THEE FROM ALL THE NATIONS WHITHER THE LORD THY GOD HATH SCATTERED THEE." This 4,000 year old promise is being fulfilled before our very eyes, as the Children of Israel of the 20th century are regathered to their own land. There are many other prophecies in the Scripture which also came true and others which will no doubt come true. If this is the case why not believe the record of creation which is also in the Bible.
THE BIBLE WITNESS:
If we are inclined then, to ponder on the Bible's record of creation, perhaps there would no better place to start than with the words of the Lord Jesus written in the Revelation, 60 years after His crucifixion, words which were given to Him by the Father to give to the Apostle John. In Rev.
4:11 the Lord Jesus says quite simply...."O Lord......thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Many people claim that Jesus created all things, but, as you see, He did not agree with this proposition at all. He said the Father (Lord) created them. Mind you, this witness is no different to that of Moses, who wrote in Genesis
2:4..." The Lord God (Jehovah
Elohim) created the earth and the heavens". The interval of time between the two writers was about 1,600 years, yet they told the same story.
Whilst we cannot understand just how the actual earth came into being, once we accept that the Father created it, it does not matter at all just HOW He created it. David King of Israel put it very simply by saying...."The Lord (Jehovah) is a great God......The sea is his and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land."
(Ps. 95:3,5) David was a man blessed by God and described as a man "after his (the Lord's) own heart" (1 Sam
13:14) David was able to say regarding the creation of anything....."Thou sendest forth the spirit
(word.. Ps 33:6)...THEY ARE CREATED." (Ps.104:30)
It was no secret to David....he understood that the Lord (Jehovah) created things by the use of His (Holy) Spirit. In Ps
33:6 he simply recorded...."Bythe word (dabah) of the Lord were the heavens made and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth."
Psalm 148 can well be called the "creation Psalm" for there David ascribes all creation to the might and power of the Father in heaven.
WAS MAN CREATED OR DID HE 'EVOLVE'?
There is absolutely no proof that man evolved and there never has been, and two questions remain unanswered. 1. IF man 'evolved' from another species, why is there no evidence that such evolution is still taking place?. 2 IF man 'evolved' why is such evolution not still continuing past 'man?' There is only deafening silence attending such questions. But there is NO deafening silence from the Bible!
THE BIBLE SPEAKS:
It can be reasonably asserted that the last Biblical writer was the Lord Jesus Christ, for He instructed the Apostle John on what he was to write. In Revelation
10:5 we read..."And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And swear by him that liveth for ever and ever, WHO CREATED HEAVEN, AND THE THINGS THAT THEREIN ARE, AND THE EARTH AND THE THINGS THAT THEREIN ARE, AND THE SEA..........." These are the words the Father gave to Jesus to give to John (Rev.
1:1) and to those who fear God, they are a far more reliable better source of truth than the unprovable writings of the evolutionist, for God's word continues to come true in many ways.
THE WITNESS OF THE PROPHETS:
Isaiah foretold many happenings which came true and, as this is the case, why should we not listen to his thinking (inspired by the Father) on the matter of creation.. Here are but a few of his words on the subject:
Isaiah 42:5..."The Lord (Jehovah) he hath created the heavens and stretched them out. He hath spread forth the earth and that which cometh out of it. He that giveth breath unto the people upon it and spirit to them that walk therein."
Isaiah 45:12. "Thus saith the Lord , I have made the earth
and created man upon it."
The Prophet Malachi was the last (pre-advent) Prophet of God to Israel and he told the same truth about creation...."Have we not all one Father? Hath not one God created us?" (Mal
In Job 33:4 we read of Elihu speaking to Job....." The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life......v.6....I also am formed out of clay. In all of these witnesses it is plain to see the Bible viewpoint......man was created by the Father.....he certainly did not just evolve from something else, otherwise the Lord would have told us of it.
In Mark chapter 10 there is the record of the Pharisees trying to entrap the Lord Jesus by asking Him questions on divorce, but the Lord Jesus was able to withstand their probing and at the same time put the matter of creation fairly and squarely before them. His statement, coming as it does from the Son of God, supplies the ultimate answer to the origin of mankind...
"From the beginning of creation....
GOD MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE"