The Bible tells us that God is the cause of the existence of the universe and everything in it.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
One of the most important and essential concepts that we can believe and understand is that God exists and that God created all things. All doctrine is built upon this foundation. If we do not believe in the existence of God, nothing else matters. The scriptures do not attempt to prove that God exists. Instead, we see by creation itself that there must have been a creator (Rom. 1:20).
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse
There are three explanations for the existence of the universe:
- It has always existed. This requires the universe to be eternal, making the universe itself God.
- It came into existence by itself. This is a self-creating universe, which also requires the universe to be God.
- God created it. This requires the existence of an all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere-present God.
None of these explanations can be proven scientifically; however the evidence points toward the universe being spoken into existence by an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent being. It is more logical to believe in a creator than to believe that the universe has always existed or created itself from nothing on its own.
The universe itself points to a designer. The vast complexities of the planets, elements, life, laws, and the orderliness of the universe could not have happened by random chance.
Here are just a few examples of why evolution does not work:
The law of Biogenesis says that life can only come from life (Moehlenpah, p.47). The idea that life can spontaneously generate from non-life has never been observed, repeated, or verified, which means it is not scientific (Moehlenpah, p.47). There are also genetic barriers that will not allow one type of animal to slowly become another type of animal. The information in the genes is simply not there for a horse to grow wings and no amount of small variations (small variations are scientific) or harmful mutations (which are a loss of information- not a gain that is needed to evolve) can help (no matter how many years you give it). It’s not that there is a ‘link’ missing. The ‘whole chain’ is missing.
The first law of Thermodynamics says that matter cannot be created or destroyed (Moehlenpah, p.52). This means that nothing new is being created by evolving (Moehlenpah, p.52). This also means that nothing came into existence without God, for God is the only being or power that can overcome the first law of Thermodynamics. Matter could not come into existence on its own by any amount of wishing, dreaming, or imagining on the part of evolutionists.
The second law of Thermodynamics shows that everything moves toward disorder (Moehlenpah, p.52). No amount of probability and randomness is going to bring order to chaos on the level that would be needed to create a universe full of stars, planets, and life on Earth. It takes intelligent input to bring order to chaos. Random energy will not change a chaotic state to the state of order that we see in the universe. My PC was built from intelligence- not from placing electronic components in a room for a hundred years and hoping they would form into something useful. My car was built from intelligence- not from an explosion in a metal shop that by random chance happened to make a car. Rubik’s Cube can be twisted and turned at random for 1000 years, but it is impossible to accidently solve the cube (let alone see all 43 quintillion combinations). However, with intelligently designed patterns, Rubik’s Cube can be solved within seconds. It takes intelligence to bring order to chaos.
Arlo Moehlenpah says it best: “True science has never discovered anything that contradicts the Word of God” (Moehlenpah, p.52). The Word of God is scientifically sound. And the Word of God proclaims that this universe was spoken into existence by our loving Creator.
Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
If we do not believe that God created all things, we call God’s word a liar. The Bible declares God as the creator. The Bible says that God created everything in the universe in six literal days (Ex. 20:11).
Exodus 20:11 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.
The scriptures further declare that Jesus is the Creator.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Colossians 1:16-17 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: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
This does not give room for man’s teachings of evolution and the universe being billions of years old, which is non-scientific since science is something that can be observed and tested. Creation is a past event. All we have are the results of creation. No one can go back in time and witness the creation of the universe, but we do have the word of God that proclaims God as the creator of all things, and the evidence backs up that claim.
Man was created in God’s image. Man’s moral nature shows that we have a conscience and a sense of morality (Rom. 2:15).
Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another
We can see the proof of God’s existence in our lives. Many have lived better lives because of God’s influence. Many have had a personal relationship with God that can’t be explained any other way. God has performed miracles and healings, and has given the Fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit as evidence of his work in our lives.
Above all, we accept God’s existence by faith (Heb. 11:6).
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Belief in creation by an intelligent being is a religion- not a science. Belief that the universe and everything in it evolved from nothing on its own is a religion- not a science. Creation cannot be proven scientifically. Evolution cannot be proven scientifically. Those that want science to prove creation do not fully understand what science is. Those that want science to prove evolution do not fully understand what science is. Science cannot prove anything. Science can test. Science can predict. Science can support ideas. Evolution defies known scientific laws. Science does not support ideas that contradict known scientific laws. Creation requires a supreme intelligent designer. The evidence supports this belief. I will except by faith that God is the creator of the universe. I don’t have enough faith to believe in evolution.
Moehlenpah, Arlo (1998). Creation verses Evolution. Scientific and religious considerations.
Chula Vista: Doing Good Ministries
Arlo Moehlenpah Creation vs Evolution