Evolution is the prevalent view today. That there is a God who created the universe is almost universally rejected. But the Bible says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3). Is the Bible advocating a leap in the dark? No! Faith has a rational and reasonable foundation. Real faith is based upon evidences. Faith is not a leap in the dark. Faith is a leap into the light.
Let’s take art as an example. People who study paintings know an artist leaves his or her imprint on the masterpiece. The artist is known by his or her work. The same is true of creation. The universe is a veritable masterpiece. God reveals Himself through the creation. “His invisible attributes, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made” (Romans 1:20). When we study the universe, we come to grips with the eternal God. More than one scientist has had to admit this is the case. Then they embrace God as the creator. This is what we mean by faith.
But this is the first level of faith. You see, the Bible assumes the existence of God because there are two great books revealing the living God. The first is the book of God’s creation. This is a more general revelation of God. The second is the Bible. The Bible gives the plan of God which is played out upon the stage of creation. So the one builds on and compliments the other. But if you do not accept God who reveals Himself through the creation, you will never accept God who reveals Himself through the Bible.
Now listen to today’s podcast, “The Testimony of Faith.”