I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. -Abraham Lincoln.
There is a profound sense of truth to this. As we look unto the things of the world, suffering, pain, anguish, war, disease, selfishness, and hate…it would be easy for someone to surmise that the “Good God” of the Bible is unbelievable. Fortunately, the worldly things of this age were and never are meant to be the focus of our explanation.
The cornerstone of our focus is to be Jesus Christ, the living Word of God in the Flesh. (John 1:1, 14).
1) The Creation of the Heavens & the Earth testify to this being truth…
“that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse”. -Romans 1:20-21
“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” -Psalm 19:1-2
The creation of the heavens and earth point to the authority and majesty of a Holy, Loving Creator. This Creator not only perfects His creation…but has the authority of perfection in His Word.
2) This Word of God testifies to the truth within it….
“The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” -Psalm 19: 7-11
They also declare their source as a Someone that we can know and who has made Himself known to us.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” -John 1:1, 14
“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me” -Jesus Christ, John 5:39
The Word of God is Perfect and gives testimony to us that in their perfection…they point to the Living God and His authority as Jesus Christ (btw Christ is not Jesus’ last name, Christ = the Greek word “Χριστός” which means Messiah or Anointed One).
- The Heavens are the testimony that God is & He exist, which is important for authentic faith (Hebrews 11:1,6).
- The creation urges us to seek to know the Creator through trusting His Word. The creation is such a powerful testimony that we are without excuse for seeking to know the Creator of it. (Romans 1:20-21)
- The Word of God is perfect because of its source and it brings us understanding. In understanding the Word of God we discover the truth of the Gospel through the grace of Jesus Christ.. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:17-18)
- Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the promises of the Word of God. (John 3:14-18)
Look & See…
If you have questions, do not set your focused gaze on the things of this world that have no true authority. Focus instead on the Word of God and the Person of God, Jesus Christ.
His own words are…
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” -Matthew 7:7-8
“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” -John 8:31-32
Look & See…