A Look at Life-Part 2
The Creator of Life
September 12, 2008
One question which many people love to ask is where did life come from? We know that individual people are the offspring of their parents, but who were the first parents, who made them? Mankind is so curious about its origins that it has created many theories as equally unproven as the next that are accepted regardless of significant proof. However, there is one idea which is older than them all, and doesn’t rely on inconclusive studies, but a simple choice of faith. This is the idea that God created the world and life itself.
This particular devotional is not going to discuss why we should believe the Bible’s account of God’s creation. The reason for this is that unless a person is open to the idea of an all powerful God, any idea that keeps a “God” out of the picture is better than an “ancient book which can’t be trusted.” However, as this devotional series is attempting to look at a life and how to live it as a Christian, it is important to decide for yourself which of the following paths is for you. There are only two choices, either God created life, or God did not create life. So let’s see how each path affects a life in Christ.
God Created Life:
In Genesis 1:1, the Bible starts to teach of how God created the heavens and the earth. Then throughout Genesis 1 the writer of the book tells of how God continued creating all that is on the earth until Genesis 1:26 where God decides to make one of His final creations, Man.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
God’s word states that God is the creator of life. For a Christian who believes in God’s son, Jesus the Christ, as their savior, it is much easier to accept God’s gift if we are already willing to accept that the rest of the Bible is true, including this account from Genesis 1. Accepting that God created life also allows a Christian to accept that God can save our life if He chooses, which is why a Christian believes God sent Christ. You see, it’s hard to accept Christ and not accept that the one who gave Him the power to save us is also the one who made us in the first place.
God Did Not Create Life:
Well, first off, if God did not create life then it is only logical for a human to ask what else is not true about God. If God did not create life, how does He have the authority to save lives through his son, Jesus? Most of all, if God did not create life, why does He have the power to tell a human what is right and what is wrong?
To believe in Christ and not believe in God as the creator makes no sense. God would only have the authority to tell us what sin is if He had made us to begin with. It’s just like parents only have the right to discipline their child because they have authority over it. If God did not create life, then He has no right to declare anything sin, and then we have no need to be saved from a life filled by it. What good is it then to believe that Christ saved you from your sins if you did not need to be saved to begin with?
Think About This:
Christianity becomes pointless if we do not accept that God is the creator. If you are a Christian and you struggle to believe how God has created life, then there is little doubt that you struggle with your faith as well. For the life of a Christian to have the meaning we all seek, it starts by accepting that God created life, yes even your life, and that He is in control of it. You can decide what to believe, but if you believe God didn’t create life, it’s only a matter of time before you also find yourself believing you don’t need Christ as well.
Written by Timothy Hegerich / Edited by Vicki Hill
The truth found in this writing can be found in God’s Word.