Summary: Some people have said that the subject of History is actually “His Story”…the story of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. From the dawning of time, when our Creator, scooped into the dust of the earth and made man, it’s been all about Jesus.
History is “His Story”
Chuck Brooks, Pastor-Teacher, GraceWay Church January 17th, 2016
Some people have said that the subject of History is actually “His Story”…the story of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. From the dawning of time, when our Creator, scooped into the dust of the earth and made man, it’s been all about Jesus.
The language in the first chapter of Ephesians attests to this truth:
Eph 1:4 Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before him. Because of his love
Eph 1:5 God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children---this was his pleasure and purpose.
Eph 1:6 Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son!
Eph 1:7 For by the blood of Christ we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven. How great is the grace of God,
Eph 1:8 which he gave to us in such large measure! In all his wisdom and insight
Eph 1:9 God did what he had purposed, and made known to us the secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ.
Eph 1:10 This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head.
With this as a backdrop we turn to the first chapter of God’s Holy Word. The first verse of the Bible tells us that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
We could spend the next few months dealing with just this one verse! The scientists, naturalists and philosophers of this world would rather ignore what the Bible says about the creation of the universe and teach their fictitious and rather nonsensical version of how it came into existence.
The predominant cosmological model of the universe’s origin is the Big Bang Theory. Listen to the following statement, made by a scientist upon the launching of the Hubble telescope in 1990: “Fifteen to eighteen billion years ago the universe exploded into being.”
But anyone who has a brain that works would ask the question, “If the universe did not exist before the explosion, what was it that exploded?” Well, they have an answer to that. Their model suggests that all energy and matter previous to the explosion had been condensed into one tiny little point of singularity. At some point, and for some reason, that infinitesimal point of singularity exploded, and the results of that explosion are still reverberating throughout outer space.
Now this raises a whole host of questions. From where did all of this matter and energy originate? Why did it all condense into that infinitesimal point of singularity? What started it all?
Newton’s first law of motion states that an object at rest, tends to remain at rest, unless acted upon by an external force, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. There has to be an outside force for anything to change, move, or come into existence.
What is the force that scientists ascribe as the cause for the Big Bang and therefore the cause for all existence?
The naturalist or evolutionist also have an answer for that question too. The answer is chance. Chance becomes the great innovator and initiator of the universe. What are the chances that anything can happen by chance? The answer is: not a chance! Chance has no influence on the result. Chance cannot do anything because chance is nothing. For something to act it must first be. Chance has no being; it is no-thing. To say that the universe was created by chance is to say the universe was created by nothing.
Someone has said that “chance” is like the excuse our children give when they knock over and break something in another room. You ask, “Who broke my lamp?” And all the kids respond, “Nobody.” This is the same lame and irrational excuse for the beginning of the universe that worldly scientists and philosophers give: Nothing + chance + time caused the universe to come into existence.
The truth of the matter is that that which has a beginning in time must have something preceding it or it could not begin, and so we read: “In the beginning…God.”
There is nothing in the Scriptures that tries to prove or make a case for the existence of God, there is just the bold declaration for God being the sovereign Author of all and everything that is.
God stands alone and outside of all other things. Evolution states that the universe was self-created; which is a logical impossibility. Anything that exists, either exists in and of itself or is caused by something else. God is the uncaused cause; He is the self-existent, eternal being.