Elstree and Borehamwood to become a Christian Community
To understand what takes place at the end of time it is important to understand what happened at the beginning and the events which followed. So with this in mind I want you to read the chapter 1 down to verse 19 of Genesis. And then meditate on what you have read. What did you notice?
Here are a few thoughts for you to consider.
God does not attempt to prove His existence. As Psalm 14v1 says, “the fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” Genesis begins with an account of creation. If you think of the heavens, the Apostle Paul says, “One star differs in glory from another.” (1 Cor. 15:41). How did Paul know? When I look at the stars they all appear much alike. Astrology has shown that they don’t all rotate the same way, not all are the same colour and much else. What about the incredible complexity of the Fauna (animals) and Flora (plants)?
Atheists would have us think that an inanimate object grew in complexity until it became a man. Yet the 2nd law of thermodynamics tells us, as does your own observations, that objects decay and do not grow more complex. Throw a pile of bricks on a rubbish heap and it will never turn into a modern house. Yet a modern house will eventually turn into a pile of bricks! Everything in nature screams out that it had a designer!
The Atheist might point out that in the Bible plants were made before the sun, and plants need light. They overlook that God created light on the first day, He didn’t need sunlight. In any case plants deprived of light for one day are not going to die.
Did you also notice that v2 refers to the ‘Spirit of God hovering over the waters’ and v3 the Word is spoken. John’s Gospel , chapter 1 v1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” To understand how the Word can be both ‘with God’ and also ‘be God’ you will have to wait for a future episode.
We are introduced to the knowledge that God is complex. We speak of a bunch of Grapes. Immediately we are using both the singular and the plural to describe the same thing. Likewise God is preparing us to understand that whilst God is one yet He is a triune being, i.e. a Trinity.