When Doubts Arise about Creation
The Christian world has been rocked by attacks by atheists and evolutionists. This has really shaken the faith of many. Many people believe that Science has somehow disproved the existence of God. Others think that man’s achievements has replaced the need for God. But the truth is that each discovery made by man is telling the world how little he knows about God’s vast universe.
Science, and all its achievements, has been made by finding out the laws of this universe which God created. And also by finding and utilizing the properties of matter which God spoke into existence: “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what was seen was not made out of what was visible” (Hebrews 11:3 NIV).
To those who doubt whether God created the world and its living beings in six days, this is God’s answer: “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. … For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy (Deuteronomy 20:8, 11 NIV)[author’s emphasis]
For those who still find it hard to believe that God created this universe, here is God’s final challenge and answer. Remember, He is “the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17b NIV). God says: “Behold, I will create a new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind” (Isaiah 65:17 NIV). And about that new world to come it is written: “He [God] will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true” (Revelation 21:4,5 NIV).
Yes, God is going to do it again. And all those who challenged him in this world are going to bow before this Almighty Creator as He creates a new heavens and a new earth; brilliant in splendor, magnificent in beauty, and spectacular in variety. This God has prepared for His children: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV).
Finally, this is what Jesus is doing right now. He said in His farewell address: “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” (John 14:2,3 NIV).
So wait in hope!