Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Discipleship and Creation
Excerpts from "Determined to Disciple" by Henry Morris III, D.Min.:
Surely it is beyond biblical argument that Jesus Christ is the Creator (John 1:1-3;Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2), and as such, His work as Creator is the foundational premise upon which all faith rests (Hebrews 11:3). Perhaps it is necessary to point out that one cannot be a disciple of Christ unless one believes who He is as well as what He has done. The authority and power to save us is inextricably bound up in the omnipotent and omniscient Being who spoke everything into existence (Psalm 33:6-9;Psalm 148:5).
The holy, loving, and merciful God revealed to us in the Scriptures is hardly consistent with the awful eons of death and chaos of evolutionary naturalism. If the Creator misled us when He spoke of how He created the heavens and the earth, then it makes absolutely no sense to trust Him for our eternal destiny! In fact, if the evolutionary scenario is accurate and death and chaos are the “facts” of science, then sin is not the cause of death (Romans 5:12) and Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was a totally wasted and unnecessary martyrdom that has absolutely no efficacy for salvation. If evolution is true, then the gospel message of the Bible is false and Christian disciples are of “all men the most pitiable” (1 Corinthians 15:19).
More than that, if we cannot trust the historical accuracy of the book of beginnings, then there is little reason to trust the rest of biblical teachings. Discipleship becomes a false learning process, rather than a fundamental liberty through the truth of God’s Word.
Surely, part of the “all things that I have commanded” includes the great Ten Commandments that were written with the very finger of the Creator Himself (Exodus 31:18). All Scripture is inspired, but the Ten Commandments were inscribed by God (see 2 Timothy 3:16).
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