Saturday, 27 September 2008
Hello again folks! What wonderful weather we are having here in England this September; all the more reason to thank God for our blessings every day. I was pottering about this morning and this scripture came to mind:-
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse; Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." [Romans 1:20-25]
This is what came to mind: there are [amongst all the other] words in this passage of scripture three  that spring out; namely CREATION, CREATURE, CREATOR. What is my point here? If there ain't a Creator, there ain't no creation and there ain't no creatures! On the other hand - if there are creatures then there is a creation that they are part of and there is a Creator.
Now; please follow my train of thought: How many animals did you see, hear, touch, smell or feel today? Do you realise that, every day, you and I enjoy with the five  senses God gave us the creatures that God created in His creation. Let alone the plants, fauna, rocks, water and sand. Have you seen the sky, the clouds, the heavens at night [we can see Venus and Mars shining brightly in the night sky sometimes as well as the moon]? All around us we see the evidence of the hand of the Creator. So when Paul wrote his epistle to the True believers in Rome; he reminded them very early in the letter that all around them [and us] is the evidence/proof of a Creator-Redeemer God. Therefore no-one has an excuse in denying the One True God or their own lowly, fallen state. Because the creation is fallen [later on in the letter, as Paul put it, it is groaning [coming apart at the seams]; awaiting redemption - then so are we. The evolution heresy denies not only the Creator God but the Redeemer God - Jesus Christ. It denies the creation [and by extension the fall of man] and it denies the need for True salvation. It is very difficult in my opinion to receive the True Gospel if you don't understand what sin is and what a sinful state one is in. It is like accepting a ladder to get out of a pit but not remembering or knowing why one is in the pit in the first place! So; the next time you hear the word CREATURE uttered forth by David Attenborough; Richard Dawkins; any atheist; your Pastor; your neighbour; your family; your friend; your enemy - anyone - they are attesting to the creation - whether they like it or not. Creatures are created by a Creator. Full stop. End of story. Why not make a note of the number of times that you read or hear the word "creature" this week? It'll amaze you folks! God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 27-Sep-2008