New Testament Characters Who Believed In Creation
The order and design of the universe drive us to a definite conclusion: There is a First Cause who designed and created the cosmos
The following believed in creation:
Jesus: "But from the beginning of the creation, God 'made them male and female'" (Mark 10:6).
Early Christians: "So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: "Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them," (Acts 4:24).
Paul and Barnabas: "We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn from these vain things unto a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is" (Acts 14:15).
John: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made" (John 1:1-3).
Peter: "knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.' For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water," (2 Peter 3:3-5).
OT Men and Women of Faith: "By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible" (Hebrews 11:3).
Heavenly beings: "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created" (Revelation 4:11).
Newsweek ran a cover story on July 20, 1998, entitled "Science Finds God," which explored the idea that modern science increasingly provides opportunities for the coexistence of faith and science. In other words, science and faith do not have to be viewed as enemies. Bible believers have been saying this all along. While the Bible is not a science textbook, it contains statements that reveal a knowledge of how the universe operates. "The intention of (the Bible) is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how the heavens go" (Roman Catholic priest, circa 1633). Science addresses how the universe functions. The Bible addresses why the universe functions as it does (Psa. 8; 19:1-4; 50:6; Rom. 1:20).
More and more, the discoveries of science confirm the presence of our Creator and Sustainer. The order and design of the universe drive us to a definite conclusion: There is a First Cause who designed and created the cosmos (Prov. 8:12, 22-31).
By faith, we understand this to be the God of the Bible (Gen. 1-2; Heb. 11:3; Jno. 1:1-3).
Joe R. Price