God’s Revelation through Creation (Introduction)

In my previous posts I have sought to show that God demonstrates His own reality by revealing Himself by a number of different means.  One of these means is through creation, the physical world around us.  The Bible states that “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1).  This revelation is “clearly seen” so that mankind is “without excuse” (Romans 1:20).  One does not need to see the author of a book, the composer of a symphony or the creator of a statue to know that these individuals existed and to know something about them through their self-expression in these works.  Even so, God’s creative handiwork shows not only His reality, but His “eternal power and Godhead” (Romans 1:20).

However, one may easily argue that we know by all our experience that books, symphonies, and statues are created by humans.  There is absolutely no evidence that these things can come into existence apart from human activity.  We do not know if universes and worlds and plants and animals originally came into existence by supernatural activity or natural activity.  This is a fair objection that has to be taken seriously.  In fact, my proposed methodology does just that.  I propose that we compare models to explain what we can observe.  I have already pointed out that this is normal scientific methodology; what is different is to propose a supernatural model.  Now I know that in operational science we should not, and no one actually does, look for miracles or other supernatural explanations; however, I have shown that the debate over origins is actually a comparison of world-views between naturalistic/materialistic worldviews and theistic or God revelation models.  To rule one model inadmissible based on already accepting the other model is illogical question-begging.   I have previously shown that there is no real logical reason to deny the possibility of God’s existence.  A reasonable person should be willing to at least compare the models.

What I will do is look at several areas to compare the models.  I cannot cover every area of comparison.  There are many books and seemingly countless articles from all sides dealing with the comparison of these models.  I want to look at what I think are some of the clearest revelations of God seen in creation.  I want us to consider that there is something and not nothing, the order and consistency seen throughout all creation, the origin of life, and the origin of the information and the information system found in DNA and its functioning.  In these areas I want us to consider whether a wise personal Being is a better explanation for what we can directly observe than random, unguided activity.

All I can do is to point to what I consider and the Bible states as being God’s revelation.  I think that, since it is possible that God does exist, that if what we can observe is best explained by the existence of God, then we should be willing to accept that conclusion.  However, it is the work of the Holy Spirit to convince any reader of the validity of that revelation.  I only pray that God would use what I will post to that end.

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