“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). The Bible begins by stating God is. It does not argue for the existence of God, but simply accepts it as a fact. Why? Because the evidence is overwhelming.
Paul wrote, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20). Creation reveals the reality of a Supreme Being, a Creator. The Hebrew writer said, “For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God” (Heb. 3:4). To believe that a home is built by an intelligent, rational being (man), but deny that the universe, infinitely more complex than a house, was created by an intelligent, rational Being (God), is the height of foolishness (Psa. 14:1).
While creation reveals the existence of God, the Bible reveals the nature of God. God is loving, kind, and merciful (Jn. 3:16; Psa. 103:8). He is also righteous, just, and wrathful (Rom. 1:18; Psa. 7:11). “…consider the goodness and severity of God…” (Rom. 11:22). We also know the mind of God through His revelation (1 Cor. 2:9-13). The mind of God cannot be discerned through the sun, moon, or stars, nor through water, trees, or wind. Thus, we must turn to the Bible to learn about God’s will for us. For further study on this subject, read Psalm 19.
Steven F. Deaton