“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.“
The first test of faith starts in this verse of the Bible. None of us saw it happen. Nor could we fathom how it could even be possible. Yet, here we are, in a beautiful world. And there starts the journey of faith.
Supernatural makes it possible for natural
There are people who do not accept the existence of any supernatural being. Logically, however, there is no possibility of a physical world without external supernatural power. It is inconceivable for a natural thing, even if it is the minutest of a particle, to have existed perpetually. And that is something none of the atheistic models can answer – how did it all begin? For the world to begin, there needs to be something outside the boundary of time and space, which is extremely powerful and wise. God is the cause of the existence of the physical world. Everything has a beginning except God.
Scientific models discuss the formation of the earth without any clarity about the beginning or the cause behind it. In Genesis, God is giving the logical statement that He exists beyond the beginning. The creation He began is the starting point of time, space, and matter. It is the beginning of the physical world. “So they are without excuse,” Apostle Paul writes in Romans, “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (1:20 ESV). The creation attests to God as the supernatural being who brought into existence the natural world.
What would you believe, God or randomness?
Whether one believes in God or not, the existence of this world is a test of faith for everyone. Either you believe that God thoughtfully and purposefully created this world or you believe that the earth is formed randomly over the course of time without any supernatural power.
To me, there is only one thing that is more logical than all other claims and assumptions about the beginning of this universe. It is the straightforward and undeniable statement,
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
This short meditation is the first of a series from the Book of Genesis, particularly the first four chapters, hoping to be published in the coming days.
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