“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: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” – Colossians 1:16, 17
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” – John 1:1,3
Many Scripture passages clearly tell us that Christ is our Creator, yet some Christians think of Creation as a side issue, especially in light of the Gospel. Jesus Himself affirmed that “from the beginning of Creation God made them male and female.” [Mark 10:6] He also mentioned that “Noah entered into the Ark, and the Flood came, and destroyed them all.” [Luke 17:27] Speaking of the author of Genesis, He warned, “Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” [John 5:46-47]
The foundational basis of the Gospel is found in Genesis 3. The Bible tells us that the wages [or deserved earnings] of sin is death [Romans 6:23] and that “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men.” [Rom 5:12]
The Bible notes that death, suffering and thorns are the direct result of man’s sin. By contrast, evolution says that man is the result of a long ages of death, suffering and mutation. If evolution were true, this aspect of the theory would have fatal consequences for Christianity. Atheists recognize this:
“ If there never was an Adam and Eve there never was an original sin. If there never was an original sin there is no need of salvation. If there is no need of salvation there is no need of a Savior.”[Frank Zindler,Atheism vs Christianity video, Zondervan, 1996.]
But Christ did not die in vain! Our conscience and the Holy Ghost convict us of real sin [John 16:8;Rom 2:15]. We know that we do not always act the way we ought! [Rom 7:21] The wages of our sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life! [Rom 6:23] The Good News is that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures” [1 Cor 15:3] and that He rose again that we might have eternal life! [John 3:16; 1 Cor 15:22] We have this promise that if we confess the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, we shall be saved. [Rom 10:9] But there’s more! When Christ returns, the dead in Christ will rise and we will be with Him forevermore! [1 Thess 4:13-18] Christ will then restore His Creation and “the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death!” [1 Cor 15:26]
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