Faith From The Beginning 4/29/2023

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The Bible Is Easier To Believe

I SUBMIT to you that a comparison of the theory (not fact) of evolution against the simple record of the Word of God concerning the origin of man will show the folly of man’s speculations. God says:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. – Genesis 1:1.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him. – Genesis 1:27.

It is a thousand times easier to believe this statement of Genesis than to believe the so-called theories of science. As a matter of fact, God expects us to believe His Word. He will not condescend to argue with an infinitesimal speck of dust such as we are to explain the how and the why of a sovereign Creator’s dealings. What a silly and arrogant presumption to call into question the Creator, as though He would have to give an account to us of how and why and when He did as He did. His Word is: “In the beginning God created.” Take it or leave it. It’s not that we can’t have questions, but to question His methods or motives is arrogance and pride.

If we can believe that opening statement from the Holy Bible, in all its simplicity, then we can believe everything else in the Bible. If we can believe that God, all alone from a beginningless eternity, could suddenly speak one single word, and by that word create the universe out of nothing, and set it moving in order and precision with all the laws governing its course – if we can believe that, we can believe anything else that He says in His written record. Then we can believe that He could part the sea, walk on the waters, still the storm, cast out demons, make iron to swim, change water to wine, and make a whale to swallow a man and cause it to cast the man out alive after three days.

However, at this point you may be asking, “What has all this to do with Abraham?” I have laid this foundation to show you the reason that God gives such prominence to Abraham and his three generations of descendants in the Book of Genesis. I repeat, the Bible is a book of salvation, and it gives us a minimum of the past only so that it can deal predominantly with the future, the all – important future, eternity and the eternal life it promises.

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Adapted and modified excerpts from Studies in the Life of Abraham by M. R. De Haan (1891-1964)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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