Convinced: From What He Has Made

“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (Hebrews 11:3)

However you think about the creation/evolution debate in your own head and heart, the final question always comes down to faith: Do you believe the universe was formed by God’s command out of invisible stuff? Are you convinced he made it?

convinced_350I can respect honest disbelief in the creator God, but there is no way to have the God of the Bible if he is not also the God who made the universe. The stakes are high for those who refuse to see him in what he has made. Romans 1:20 says they are “without excuse.”

God means to be recognized—by faith—through the “plain” evidence (v. 19) of a world so teeming with life and color and scale and light that it must have required His “eternal power and divine nature” to exist at all. (v. 20)

The debates will rage on, but everyone will understand by faith—or not—for themselves eventually. Are you convinced?

Think: Do you think it makes any logical sense to believe in Jesus as the Son of God who died for your sin without also believing that God created the universe? Why or why not?

Pray: Thank God for using his eternal power and divine nature to form the universe at his command out of what is not seen.

Do: Read Romans 1:18-23 – and then continue reading verses 24-32 to see what follows for a society that rejects God as creator.