Bible reading challenge day #4

Today’s text I picked is Genesis 1:3

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Genesis 1:3

If you believe that the Bible is true, than you cannot deny the truth of this verse. What I mean by that is that in my opinion this verse very clearly states that God spoke the world into existence, without any passing of time.

Notice what it doesn’t say. It doesn’t say “And God said, “Let there be light,” and a star started to form. God waited for a few millions years before the star started to shine some nice light and heat before He could go on to the next stage of creation.”

You see, if you believe that the Bible is God’s word we have to believe that what the Bible states is true. I shouldn’t be a hypocrite, though, because the theory of God inducing an evolution that formed the universe as we know it seemed to be very appealing to me. To me it seemed like a nice golden mean between Creationism and Evolutionism, but after a while this concession didn’t seem to be the truth.

Now I don’t want to say I don’t believe in evolution, not at all. I believe God is a creative God and therefore His creation is dynamic and renewing. But this verse, in my opinion, is very clear that God spoke, and is was. ‘What about all the fossils we find?’, someone might ask. Some say it would’ve been rather deceptive of God to put fossils in the earth that never walked on it, but I don’t think God wanted to play jokes on us. As it turns out fossils might as well be formed much faster than we think. (https://answersingenesis.org/fossils/how-are-fossils-formed/). But before I turn this into a useless Creationist vs. Evolutionist discussion, there’s another point I want to make from the Christian perspective.

God is Almighty, I think most of us agree on that, right? So why would He not be able to create the whole universe with a few words? Did Jesus not teach us to have child-like faith in Matthew 18:1-4? (for more on that check out this article on gotquestions.org: http://www.gotquestions.org/childlike-faith.html). It is good, in my opinion, to be critical with the Bible at times, but at other times we have to believe that what the Bible says it true, that God is God and we are not.

3 thoughts on “Bible reading challenge day #4

  1. Great thoughts Henri. When you want to talk creationism vs. evolution I think your foundation should always be your last few phrases. We are His creations. How can the creation transcend the creator?

  2. Great thoughts Henri. I think, when you want to talk Creationism vs. Evolution, your foundation always should be your last few phrases. We are his creations; how can the creation transcend the creator?

    1. Thanks for your input! The creation can’t transcend the creator, but still we try so hard. Think about us trying to extend our lives with modern technology. Even though it is a good thing that we improve the quality of life, we can’t expect it to be eternal! We’d be equal with God because we would’ve conquered death itself.

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