A Solid Foundation in Creation
“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
What does the Bible’s teaching on creation have to do with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Well, let’s see what happens to Christ’s work of salvation if creation is untrue and God actually used evolution. Death in the animal kingdom must have come into the world long before the first man and before sin. If death is not a result of sin, why did Christ have to receive the penalty for sin by death on a cross? So, in challenging man’s origin, evolution challenges the origin of sin and its effect on man. Thus, evolution challenges the very heart of Christ’s work! The Bible tells us that all Scripture was given to make us wise unto salvation. That includes Genesis. John’s Gospel tells us that all things were created through the Word Who became flesh.
We see that Word in action in Genesis One when we read, “That Word Who made us and everything is the very same Word Who came and purchased our salvation.”
So Genesis, right from the very first words, is actually the beginning of God’s revelation to us of the Person and work of the Son of God – our Savior, Jesus Christ. If we reject God’s revelation about His Son in Genesis One, we have only part of a Savior – and only part of Christ is no Christ at all!
Lord Jesus, many in our world today attack You by denying Your work of creation, hoping to deny Your wonderful saving work for sinful mankind. This even happens in the church. Give Your people eyes to see the truth and not be led into error and left with a powerless word of man in place of the gospel. Amen.
Photo: The Rylands Papyrus is perhaps the earliest New Testament fragment; dated from its handwriting to about 125. This portion contains the Gospel of John.