Talk about a controversial subject. Why should we even bother discussing it? The debate over Creationism only gets people mad, and makes them think that Christians are backward thinking hicks. Is our view on this issue important to our walk with God? I want to take a few posts to weigh in on the subject. I think you’ll be surprised by some of the truths involved.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
A little while ago I did a series of posts on the subject of True Faith. I came to the conclusion that faith is a walk of discovery and response. That is, discovering God’s truth and how we respond to it.
What do we discover in this verse? Actually, we see the foundation of our walk with God. So often we discount the importance of this truth. We get wishy-washy because it’s so controversial in our society. In our desire to sound modern and relevant, we end up denying the very core of who we are as believers.
The hot topic in question is intelligent design vs. evolution. We seem to think it’s only a peripheral debate.
If that’s the case, then why does the enemy think it’s so important to attack? Why is it such a main area of discussion when atheists try to show how “foolish” Christianity is?
The reason is crystal clear. Faith understands that there’s a Creator. That concept is foundational to our walk with the Lord. If there’s no Creator, then there’s no purpose to life. We would also have no responsibility for our actions. There would be no such thing as sin and no need for forgiveness. In that case, there would be no final judgment. Following that logic, there would be no need for a Savior, the cross, or the resurrection.
Everything we believe rests upon the truth that there is a Creator-God, and that we were created by Him and for Him. That’s why the subject is so important to those who oppose Christianity. The Creation account is the bedrock upon which everything else we believe is built.
If my faith in God as Creator is shaky, then anything else I believe will be subject to doubt. I must get the foundation solid in order to stand secure in my faith.
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Question: How important do you feel it is to believe in Creation?