I’d like to leave you this evening with two thoughts concerning the creation of the Word by God through Christ. The first, is that in Jesus, we have hope, meaning, and purpose in life:
17Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. (1 Peter 1:17-21, NIV)
I submit that part of this ’empty way of life’ handed down to us was, in part, the empty Darwinism that was around long before Darwin since it is ultimately a rejection of the Word of God. However, it is this empty way of life that Darwinists are trying to reinstill in us by their continual rejection of the Word of God.
And, from Hebrews 1 (NIV):
1In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
5For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son; today I have become your Father. Or again,
“I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”?
6And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”7In speaking of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire.” But about the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.”10He also says,
“In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.”
13To which of the angels did God ever say,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet”?
14Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end (goal) of creation. He sustains all things by His powerful Word, He laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of his hands. What a powerful picture! What a glorious truth! We are not here due to some random, meaningless chance. We do not sustain things by our own ingenuity. We do not create. Man is not the measure of all things. His Name is Jesus! He is the King and the glory in which we have put our hope.
But I also notice how our redemption is tied tightly to the power of Jesus as Creator and Ruler of this universe He made. This is one, and enough, reason to sustain an ongoing belief in the Scriptures when they attest: “In the beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth.” Thanks be to God!
Soli Deo Gloria!