Summary: It is about the fact that when God speaks things happen!
Intro: THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!
1. Some people call the President of the United States "the most powerful leader in the world," but more than one former President would disagree. Ex-Presidents have confessed that their executive orders weren’t always obeyed and that there wasn’t much they could do about it.
For example, during President Nixon’s first term in office, he ordered the removal of some ugly temporary buildings on the mall, eyesores that had been there since the World War I era;
When journalists began writing about "the imperial Presidency," Nixon called the whole idea "ludicrous." Presidents may speak and sign official orders, but that’s no guarantee that anything will happen.
2. However, when God speaks, something happens! "For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast" (Ps. 33:9, nkjv).
3. The Speaking of the universe into Existence.
Trans: We can never overestimate the importants of these first few versed in Genesis.
"a. God’s existence disproves atheism and skepticism or agnosticism. Atheism is the belief that there is no God, no Supreme Being. Skepticism or agnosticism is the belief that a person just cannot know whether or not there is a God. Atheism and skepticism are wrong.
The Bible, God’s written revelation, declares unequivocally: "In the beginning God"—God does exist. He is the Sovereign Majesty of the universe, the Supreme Being of the universe.
"The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good." Psalm 14:1 (NASB)
b. God’s existence disproves pantheism. Pantheism believes in God, but not in a personal God. God is nothing more than the force and energy of the universe, the basic, underlying force and energy of all things.
Stated another way, pantheism says that God is not a person, but rather that God is within everything, within everything as the force and energy that gives life and being to all things.
For example, take a tree. The force and energy that makes a tree live and grow is said to be God. God is nothing more than the impersonal energy and force that gives life to the tree and causes it to grow.
The Bible strongly denies this belief. The Bible unequivocally declares that God is a person, the Supreme Person and Majestic Lord of the universe, and that God existed before the universe.
God existed before the forces and energies of the universe ever came into being or were activated. Therefore, God is above and beyond all matter and all energy. God is both before the universe and supreme over the universe.
The Bible make a definite distinction between Creator and the creation.
c. God’s existence refutes and destroys polytheism. Polytheism is the belief that there are many gods. But the Bible is clear: "In the beginning God." There was God and God alone—one God, not many gods. The Lord God is one God. He and He alone is the Sovereign Majesty of the universe.
Polytheism is not the same as the concept of the Trinity. There are not three Gods, but One God in three Persons.
"4 Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that "an idol has no real existence," and that "there is no God but one." 5 For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"— 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist." 1 Corinthians 8:4-6 (ESV)
d. God’s existence disproves and destroys materialism. Materialism is the belief that the universe is all there is; the world and the things of the world are all that exist. The basic, underlying energy and force of matter, whatever it is, is the supreme energy and force.
Materialism says there is no god, not a personal God. The greatest and most supreme thing in the universe is the very basic energy and force that causes all matter to exist and function. Therefore, the universe and its forces and energies are all there is. Beyond this universe, beyond the material and physical world, there is nothing. There is no other world, no spiritual world, and no heaven or hell. There is only this world, only the material and physical world.
The Bible declares "In the beginning God." God existed prior to the material and physical universe. The declares that matter is not eternal, but was created by God at a specific point in time.
e. God’s existence disproves and destroys humanism. Humanism is the belief that man himself is the ultimate being in the universe. There is no God, no supreme being who rules over man and the universe.