Summary: God created all that is, and if there's a big bang, it's still to come, and it will happen to those who reject their Creator! Link included to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.
When God Became a Man, pt. 2
Babe Ruth played from 1914-1935. He was the first to hit 60 homers in a season, and a total of 714 in his career. The popularity of baseball increased so much that in 1923 they had to build a new stadium, dubbed, The House that Ruth Built.
When we look at the earth, it is far unlike any other planet. It's the one Jesus built.
v. 3 Yet when Jesus returned to the earth He created, He was not well received. He was rejected.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
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:
v. 11 His creation said, "We don't want you here!"
Last time we saw:
1. Jesus' Revelation
v. 1 Jesus is the Word.
3 words about His revelation:
v. 14 'made flesh'
v. 14 'and dwelt among us'
v. 14 'and we beheld his glory'
2. Jesus' Rejection
Let's talk about creation first of all. I believe God created all that is, and if there's a big bang, it's still to come, and it will happen to those who reject their Creator!
Atheists and evolutionists say: "You creationists believe what you believe by faith. WE believe what WE believe based on reason."
Let me tell you something right now! We all believe what we believe by faith...because none of us were there! I'll admit that I must not have as much faith as those who believe that it all just spontaneously happened. Fact is, people can believe in whatever they WANT to believe in, and evolutionists must really want it badly because they actually cast reason aside. Let's see, what could be their motive? Could it be so that they don't have to admit there's a God? Could it be so they don't have to answer to Him for their sin?
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old...
Why don't they believe? Because they don't want to!
Evolutionists claim it is science. But it is not. It is a theory. And creationism isn't science, it is a theory. It is important that we are able to admit that. The laws of science say to prove something you must be able to observe it, and reproduce it. None of us can truly do this.
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: [includes such concepts as evolution, global warming, and high altitude Denver Debate Deficiency Disorder]
The origin of all that is is at best Historical Science. And historical science is made up of two main witnesses: The first is a historical account from someone who was THERE! The second is evidence left behind.
Truly shocking is the war currently going on in the Science community, because the evidence is overwhelmingly proving the earth to be thousands, not millions and billions of years old. And the debate is separating scientists of conscience from those whose goal is not to uncover the truth, but to prove their theory, to keep their jobs, and to not be laughed at by their universities who have long claimed evolution to be proven true, and yet cannot offer proofs.
Let's move for a bit from sermon to science class, and see how things which show design MUST have a Designer.
Our planet was created with great design. It is the perfect size for gravity to be just right for us. Our atmosphere couldn't exist if it were larger or smaller. We are at the perfect distance from the sun. Even a fractional difference and we would be doomed. Our magnetic field shields us from the sun's harmful rays. That will likely be removed in the tribulation and Revelation says men's flesh will be scorched. Our rotation and orbit are perfect, as is our axis tilt of 23.5 degrees. If any of these variables were different, life would cease to exist.
Our moon is 1/6th of our size, perfect for our tides which cleanse the earth.
Your body is amazing [thank you very much!] You are made up of billions of cells, each a universe of its own, and each more complicated than the Space Shuttle. The DNA code in your body is a language so complex that if you wrote it out it would fill 48 library shelves.
ill.--pretend it really is contained in a library and someone asks where it came from. You answer that the local newspaper office exploded and all the contents fell into place, forming those books. That's the likelihood of one human cell falling into place, and that says nothing for its capability of then reproducing itself!