Man can, through diligence and careful attention to detail, uncover much about the things “made” and “shaped” by God during creation. Indeed, man was given the authority to “rule” and “subdue” the earth by his Creator, and those disciplines that we call science and technology are the methods by which we uncover much evidence for the functioning of the creation. What can we know about creation?
What Can We Know About Creation?
The “how” of the beginnings remains far beyond a finite mind. To believe that such knowledge is obtainable is to believe man can obtain equality with the Creator.
The insatiable drive to achieve such equality would be inexplicable apart from the event of rebellion against the Creator recorded in Genesis. Those who shared an open relationship with the Creator, i.e., Adam and Eve, were willing to risk death to acquire evil knowledge, so that they could “be like God” (Genesis 3:5).
The idea that the Creator used power, processes, and programming, for which we have neither current knowledge nor the ability to gain such knowledge, makes many people very angry. Why? Because the Bible insists that man’s mind is both corrupt and powerless to grasp the creating power of God. Denying that limitation has become the rallying cry around which a majority of humanity has become united. God may exist, some might declare, but if he does, he is absolutely removed from any involvement in human affairs.
Consider the fact that those who reject Genesis 1:1—that God created anything at all—have by every means possible sought to disprove this fact. Naturalism is the archenemy of this concept. Darwinian evolution has as its chief presupposition the disbelief of God and creation.
And although the creation declares and speaks of God’s glory,
the “law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether” (Psalm 19:7-9).
That which is created tells us something about the nature of the Creator.
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