September 24, 2018 on 12:39 pm | In REVELATION FOR BEGINNERS | Comments Off on

REVELATION, CREATION, & EVOLUTION

Did God really make the earth and everything in it in six days as it states in Genesis 1? Or did God use evolutionary processes to do the job over millions of years as some suggest.
Others even go so far as to say that chapters 1-11 of Genesis are not literal–that section never actually happened as written. Is that true? It depends on whether you believe the Bible is accurate or not. This assumes that you even believe there is a God at all. This website takes the position that there is a God as the Bible describes Him. But what about those who believe in God but not as described in Genesis 1-11?
To me, the clearest statement of what happened is found in Exodus 20:8-11. Let me review it here, keeping in mind that this comes from the center of the 10 commandments, written on stone by God Himself. This is as direct as it gets. God didn’t even trust this document to dictation. “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, not thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor they cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” How could it be any plainer? While some declare that God did this in millions of years, God Himself said He did it in 6 days. Or is God a liar? The Bible says He isn’t (Titus 1:2). It is interesting to note that after Moses shattered the tables of stone when he saw the idolatry of Israel, God told him to bring some more stone and He would write the same words on stone again. (Ex. 34:1 and Dt. 10:1-5) So twice God wrote those same words on stone. It sounds like He indeed wanted these words to be remembered for posterity. If you can’t believe these words coming from God, why would you believe Him anywhere else in the Bible? It reminds me of Satan in the Garden of Eden when He got Eve to disbelieve the clearest command of God (Genesis 3:4, cf. 2:17). So, whom do you believe?
Some have suggested that each day in creation was in reality a long period of time, such as a thousand years, or even millions of years. But notice what the text says–the seventh day of the week was to commemorate the creation of earth in 6 days. And in Deuteronomy 23:32 it proclaims, “from even unto even shall ye celebrate your sabbath.” In other words, this was a 24 hour day. So if the seventh was a 24 hour period, then it stands to reason the other 6 days were the same length.
As I have read the Bible through over a dozen times, I have found the Scriptures reminding me over and over again that God is the Creator of all things, and quickly, designing all for our benefit. Notice Psalm 33:6, 9: “By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth…For He spake and it was done, He commanded, and it stood fast”. Nothing long and drawn out here.
This theme runs throughout Scripture. Even Jesus said, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female.” Mt. 19:4 See Genesis 1 and 2 for a more complete description of this event. Again, John 1:3: “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” See also Colossians 1:16: “…by Him all things were created….”. You get the idea.
But what does Revelation have to do with this idea? Does it have any indication that this will be an important issue in the last days? I believe so. Check out Revelation 14:7: “…Worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of waters.” The implication is that it may be a controverted issue in the end time, so much so that God has to remind them not to worship anything else. We can see the problem developing today. Even some Christian churches are accepting the evolutionary concepts in place of the clear Biblical teaching of creation. Once more in Revelation 4:11, 24 elders worship God and say,” You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For you created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created”. So do we have a bunch of liars in heaven, or truth tellers?
For one thing, the Bible says liars don’t make it to heaven (Rev. 21:8, 27). So that just leaves truth tellers.
The Bible says God is love. Out of that love He created this earth and the Garden of Eden for mankind. He wishes simply for us to acknowledge that and appreciate what it means to have a loving relationship with Him. He even created a day in time (the Sabbath) to give us opportunity to reflect and rejoice.
Where do you stand? Think about it.

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