An author and speaker that I follow, Carlos Whittaker, shared a picture similar to the one above on his Facebook page. I was so taken with the simplicity of the message, I grabbed every Bible I own, and added the same message.
God created the heavens and the earth… Not Gena.
It really couldn’t be any simpler than that. I didn’t create the world, I didn’t go through six days of ordered creation, nor did I take a day of rest. I was not there in the beginning. I didn’t have anything to do with that process.
Yet, humanity continually tries to rewrite history and rewrite His order into a way that makes sense to our own understanding.
His ways are not our ways. His understanding is not His understanding.
We are a people entirely INCAPABLE of following the will of God (since the day man walked in the Garden of Eden with God), and yet some how we think that gives us the authority to change HIS creation, HIS order, and HIS statutes to fit the world and according to our standards.
In comparison to God, our standards are very low.
In comparison to God, our knowledge is very limited.
In comparison to God, our perspective is very subjective.
Our view of the world, and how we are apart of it, should never be based on how want God to fit into our own reasoning. Instead, we must put aside our own reasoning, and look to the word of God.
There is nothing new under the sun. Everything we deal with today, every sin and controversy, has been written about in the scriptures. Time and culture haven’t changed all that much. It is man who changes. The further we get from that direct relationship with God that early Christians knew… the more we want God to fit into our ways & beliefs.
God is unchanging. His response to sin and controversy in the scriptures hasn’t changed, because His word is true. If it was a sin then, it is a sin now. Period.