Wednesday - Lord of Creation
by George Volpe
In 1 Kings 3 two women came to Solomon each claiming they were the mother of one child. When Solomon threatened to cut the baby in half, one mother spoke up, sacrificing her rightful ownership for her love of the child. Solomon had found the real mother. The truth prevailed.
But what if the woman who was lying had her way? What if her lie became “the truth,” the “fake news” that was reported and believed? Satan, the father of lies, is constantly encouraging the spread of lies to destroy as much truth as he can. He encourages people to misunderstand and reject Jesus Christ. This is the lynchpin of his wicked plan to send as many people as he can to hell. Without the truth, people will make all the wrong choices.
If Jesus is not God, but just a nice man or a gifted teacher, then we have serious problems. How does a mere man raise the dead? How does just a man walk on water, or calm the wind and the sea, or feed 5,000 with a boy’s lunch? His words, His works, His life, His death, and His resurrection were visibly witnessed by many who died to stand for the truth. The biblical record of Jesus Christ is as true today as it was when He walked on earth.
Scripture is clear that the Son of God is responsible for creating everything.
“In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.” (John 1:1-3 HCSB)
“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:” (Colossians 1:16 KJV)
The big lie is that everything was created by chance or a process that God had little or nothing to do with. This is one way the world shakes a fist at God.
Here’s how the lie is formulated: Ignore the origin of matter. Say it just “appeared.” Declare massive and unobservable amounts of time as the “process” for chance and “evolution” to develop an intricately ordered universe. Make up a scientific sounding excuse for how inorganic matter like rocks and water somehow comes to life. Finally, get ungodly but intelligent sounding men to support these ridiculous arguments. Based on this thinking, given enough time, a pile of junk turns into a swiss watch. Really?
The word of God is trustworthy and true. Jesus is the Creator.
Bible Reading Plan - Day 63