Some time back, I began a series of essays regarding Global Warming, Ecology, and related topics, titled “Is God Green.” The next installment begins here as we consider the creation of the universe.
First things first. (Read Gen. 1:1, 11, 21, 27; Mark 13:18-19; John 1:1-3; Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16). If we are to believe the Bible (and I do), then we need to start from the fact that God made everything. He is the Creator. He made the atmosphere, the trees, the rivers – everything. Is God Green? You betcha. Darwin did not create the earth. Nor did Al Gore or Michael Moore. Aliens are not responsible for all that has been created. God did it.
Christians have long accepted this. A study of the creeds of the church will show this. For instance:
- “It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, in the beginning, to create or make of nothing the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very good.” (Westminster Confession of Faith, Ch. 4).
- “In the beginning of time, when no creature had any being, God, by his word alone, in the space of six days, created all things….” (Irish Articles of Irish Episcopal Church, 1600)
- “. . . In this one God, who ‘worketh all in all,’ we believe. Him we confess as the Creator of all things, visible and invisible; who in six days created and prepared ‘heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein.'” (Dordecht Confession – Mennonites, 1632).
So, that’s the beginning. That’s the foundation. God created the earth, the planets; the solar system. Now what? Maintenance. Who’s job is that?
NEXT TIME, friends.