The God of the Bible: The Creator

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

Genesis 1 tells us that God created the heavens and the earth. At first, the earth was
empty, dark and covered with water. Then we read about the seven days of creation in Genesis 1:3-31 and Genesis 2:1-3. Notice how everything follows in the right order. For example, the plants and trees were not made until the third day, when the dry land was ready for them. Animals were made on the sixth day, when there would be food for them to eat.

“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31)

Every day we see God’s excellent work around us. People have invented some wonderful things, such as aeroplanes, medicines, mobile phones and computers, but the skills needed to make these are nothing compared with God’s power that created the universe. Just think how the spinning of the earth and its movement around the sun never changes, so that day follows night and season follows season. Everything God makes is perfectly designed to suit its purpose. Even the smallest flower has amazing detail that is reproduced in its seeds. Birds have wings perfectly designed for flight, and some find their way thousands of miles around the world to their winter homes.

“O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” (Psalm 104:24)

Throughout history people have seen the wonders of nature. But instead of worshipping God who made these things, many have worshipped the things He made! People have worshipped the sun, the moon and the stars. They have imagined that spirits were living in the water and the wind and worshipped them. People have even worshipped images of animals in wood and stone, because they imagined that spirits were living in them. Read what the apostle Paul says about this in Romans 1:20-23. Notice especially verse 23: “… and (they) exchanged the glory of the immortal (undying) God for images resembling mortal (dying) man and birds and animals and reptiles.”

The worship of false gods or idols is wrong and is condemned by God. The Bible tells us that the Lord God in heaven is the only living and true God. When people prayed to these false gods there was no answer, because their idols did not live and could not think. False gods or idols like these do not exist – except in the imagination of people!

Although the Bible tells us that God created all things, it does not tell us how He did it. If it did, we would not understand. W e have to accept God’s word in faith. W e cannot believe the Bible teaching that God created the universe and everything in it, and at the same time believe that the world came about by chance.

“By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.” (Psalm 33:6)

spaceThe wonderful things of nature show us something of God’s power and wisdom, but they do not tell us about God Himself. No-one has ever seen God. To learn about God we must read the Bible and especially look at the life and example of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us all we need to know about God. It is the only reliable way we can learn about Him and His purpose with the world.

Interested in God’s Plan?

The future is something all of us worry about, whether it be for ourselves, our families or even life on Earth.

You may be surprised to find that the Bible, which some dismiss as a vague history book, is in fact about the future of this planet! It is true that the Bible has a historical content but this forms a part of God’s guide book for life and blueprint for a perfect world – the world of the future!

This generation has reached the highest point of civilisation yet the lowest point of godliness. Things are advancing to a critical point; if we do not blow ourselves up then we are likely to destroy our natural resources to the point where life is in jeopardy.

This may sound rather depressing, but the future as revealed in the Bible is very different!

100_4686The Bible is a very down-to-earth book, far from the feeble sentimentality so often wrongly attributed to it. Throughout its pages it speaks of a day that is coming when all that is wrong will be put right: when the sickness of society will be healed.

This will be achieved when the Lord Jesus Christ returns. He rose from the dead some nineteen hundred years ago and will soon come again to take over the government of the whole world: literally; politically; personally!

God’s plan is to establish a real kingdom on Earth with Jesus, His son, ruling as King from Jerusalem: “The God of Heaven shall set up a kingdom (on Earth) that shall never be destroyed.” The Bible is packed full of the promise of the coming kingdom, remember the Lord’s prayer, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

The purpose of God, as revealed in the Bible, guarantees a fresh start for mankind under the Kingship of Christ.

This is the future God has planned, now is the opportunity to make it your future too! But, hurry, the signs are that it will not be future for much longer!

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