How Essential Is Believing in Creation and a Creator?
Creation isn’t just taught in the first two chapters of the book of Genesis. Both the Bible and history reveal what happens when people or a nation turn against the Creator. What did God create that man cannot replicate? God created life. This same God gives eternal life.
God, in the Holy Bible, makes astounding claims. It is in the Bible we find that God reveals Himself, His Spirit, His Son and His plan. He, alone, tells us that by His Word the worlds were brought into existence.
He alone makes the claim:
I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it. Jeremiah 5:22
He alone says:
“Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands? I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host. Isaiah 45:11-12
Because of His authority and proven power, He is also able to send an angel to command:
Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Revelation 14:6-7
When a person recognizes the Creator, they are on a path that leads to Christ, the One who has destroyed death. (2 Timothy 1:10) Satan, our adversary, doesn’t want us to find Christ. Knowing Christ means knowing the God who created life and who gives eternal life.
Now this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. John 17:3
Only a being who is capable of great deception is able to convince a person that this is a bad thing. This is, however, what Satan does to many. There are those today who think it is bad to say there is only one way to be saved or that the Biblical account of creation is true. They are blinded and deceived.
Just how important is it to teach our children and our nation about creation and the Creator?
Please listen to this message by Dr. John MacArthur. Thousands of years ago, the prophet Jeremiah told the people what they did not want to hear. People today do not want to hear that there is One God and One Way. Still, we need to proclaim this truth so that a remnant may be saved!
Consider for a moment, if one acknowledges that there is a Creator, it then follows, this person must acknowledge there is One God. This is a tremendous revelation. Knowing this is a step toward knowing Him. It just isn’t possible to receive Christ and the eternal life He offers while rejecting the Creator because:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:16-17