God’s Power via Nature and the Bible
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been building a foundation for establishing truth based upon God as the Creator and thus authority in the universe. So I want to summarize what we’ve learned so far.
(1) Our universe and everything in it, could not have exist as a matter of chance. The order of everything, ie. orbits of the planets, laws of nature, even the reproduction of all life, establishes order by design, not chance, as in the “theory of evolution”. God introduces Himself in the Bible in Genesis 1 as the designer, along with His Son, and His Spirit assisting. Each step is mentioned and science agrees with the order necessary to maintain life as mentioned in that text. Life would not exist in any other order or arrangement. All were made as God designed and were spoken into existence, John 1:1-4, 14. We understand that Christ was the speaker of those words. Such power is almost incomprehensible for our finite minds. But the existence of our universe proves the matter, and the laws of nature defend the order in the design. While our universe demonstrates a designer with purpose in mind, it doesn’t give us the details of how the designer wanted man to function in a relationship with Him. To ask the question “Why does all this exist? For what purpose did the Designer make man, and everything to support
(2) He directed men by instruction. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, states this instruction is righteousness, and scripture is given, not only to inform, but to warn, correct, and guide mankind. It states God’s purpose for creating man, for that man to be just, “thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” He had intentions for man’s lifestyle. At the end of His Creation, He looked upon His Works, and said it all “was good”. Much has happened since then, as sin entered the world, through the tree God told man not to eat of, the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”, Genesis 2. Many events throughout history, took place because of men’s sins; the flood of Noah’s age, the 1st earthquake, the changing of time itself, etc., and all show His power over nature. Nature obeys His commands/Will.
Thus we find in the Bible God’s commands for how man is to live according to God’s designs. These are truths, just as vital for mankind, as the laws of nature themselves. We are expected to likewise obey these commands, as He guides us in the paths of “righteousness”. Man is a broken vessel, when we disobey our Designer. The specifications of repairing our life are given in these scriptures, and when we study all scripture, and apply it to our lives, we find ourselves functioning as He designed us. Life will be more enjoyable and less complicated. This is the purpose of our writings here, to fix our broken life by His guidance.
On May 7-10th, we will have a gospel meeting, and we invite you to come and study with us, and receive some of the guidance that comes from God. This is at the Church of Christ on Hwy. 63 south, beside Farmers Insurance office. The times are at 7 pm, Thursday thru Saturday, and 9 am to 11 am on Sunday. Please bring your Bible and study with us. Also, our website is: www.histruth.net. There you can find more instruction in righteousness. God expects us to know and obey His commands, and holds us accountable to them, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14.