The Creation Gospel
July 12, 2012 Leave a comment
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:18-20
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm 19:1
Job was able to refute the religious falsehoods of his peers without the use of the Holy Bible, by only using the oral law or traditions. The Old Testament wasn’t even written until centuries later. There was enough evidence surrounding Job and his friends in creation to come to the many conclusions about God. This is called the “Creation Gospel” and it is described in Hugh Ross’ book: “The Finger Print of God”. (Hugh Ross. The Finger Print of God, Pages 181-182 Promise Publishing Co. 1982).
The Creation Gospel Goes Something Like This
The Creator must have awesome power and great wisdom. The quantity of material and the enormous power and resources within our universe are truly mind-boggling. The information and intricacy that is manifest in any part of the universe and especially in a living organism are beyond our ability to completely comprehend. What we see is only what God has shown us within our dimensions of space and time.
The Creator must be loving. The simplicity, the balance, order, elegance and beauty seen throughout the whole of the creation demonstrate that God must be loving and caring. Furthermore, the huge capacity and desire to nurture and protect seen in so many creatures only makes sense if the Creator possesses these same attributes. It is apparent that God cares for all of His creatures, for He has provided for their needs.
The Creator must be just and require justice. Upon inward reflection and outward investigation we affirm that human beings have a conscience. When human conscience is violated, guilt is incurred and shame is felt. The conscience reflects the reality of right and wrong and the necessity of obedience.
Each of us falls hopelessly short of the Creator’s standard. We incur guilt when we violate any part of God’s moral law in our actions, our words and our thoughts. Who can keep his thoughts and attitudes perfectly pure for even an hour? If each person falls hopelessly short of his or her own standards, how much more so of God’s?
Because the Creator is loving, wise and powerful. He must have made a way to rescue us. When we come to despair over our helpless imperfection, we can begin to understand from the creation around us that God’s love, wisdom and power are sufficient to deliver us from our otherwise hopeless situation.
If we trust our lives totally to the Rescuer, we will be saved. The one and only path is for us to give up all human attempts to satisfy God’s requirements and to put our trust solely in Him and in His means of our redemption.
The Lord God has revealed Himself and His attributes sufficiently enough for people to make the right decisions for Him. That is why no matter where you go on the planet you will find natives attempting to worship some kind of god. Satan has distorted Man’s desire and quest for God through a multitude of false religions. But the fact remains, in the heart of Man there is an internal awareness of God’s existence and a vacuum that only He can fill.
Excerpt from – “It Really Is God’s Book”
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