January 5, 2021 — When God Speaks

When God speaks, things happen: galaxies appear, life explodes, and we ought to listen.

Many seem apologetic about the first few chapters of our Bible, as if one is anti-scientific to believe them. Nothing is further from the truth. Listen carefully to Genesis 1, verses 3-5: “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.” Don’t be fooled by the seeming simplicity of these words. They are what Oxford scientist John Lennox calls “very sophisticated.” The so-called new atheists mock them as childish. But as one author opined, “If people insist on reading the Bible like a children’s book, maybe they should stick to children’s books.” Have you noticed, for example, that the order here exactly matches modern science? Space, stars, planets, water, plants, sea creatures and birds, concluding with land animals and human beings! Notice also that man is made from pre-existing materials. Scientist Lawrence Krauss, suggesting we are made of stardust, mockingly said, “Forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.” But hasn’t he read Genesis? Our bodies were made of dust—but our souls came from the breath of God. Notice, too, those repeated words: “and God said.” This is information transfer. After thousands of years, scientists now know that, beyond chemistry and physics, there is information, and behind all information is intelligence. The longest word in any language is DNA, with 6.4 billion letters! But God not only spoke in creation; He spoke in Christ, the living Word. He says, “He who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life” ( Jn 5:24). Believing God is the best thing you can do!