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  • Writer's pictureRick Zumpano

Foundations

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” If you don’t believe this very first verse of scripture, your view of life and the world will be totally out of kilter. In this verse is the true view of life and the very foundations upon which anything and everything exists. Three primary truths explode out of this verse.


1) God is the Force behind the universe. He is the Power, the Mind, the Designer of the heavens and the earth. As such, we would expect to see the imprint of His character and wisdom stamped upon everything. The evidence for God will be readily apparent, and the evidence for the attributes of God will also be easily seen in the heavens and the earth.

2) Our world had a beginning. Space, matter and energy have not been around forever. God brought them into existence at a point in eternity which the Holy Spirit calls “the beginning.” Not only is this the beginning of the heavens and the earth, it is also the beginning of time as we know it.

3) The heavens and the earth were created by God. The word “created” here carries with it the ideas of “initiating something new,” and “bringing into existence.” Thus, we understand that what God did was to bring something entirely new into existence. He did not take some available materials and form or reshape them into something else. He brought the material (matter, energy) into existence out of nothing and then formed it into its various entities.


Understanding that God created the heavens and the earth, we should acknowledge that they belong to Him to accomplish whatever purposes He has intended for them. It is the responsibility of the creature (that’s us) to seek His purposes for ourselves as found in His word. If we fail to see that God is Creator of all, we will surely miss the purpose for which God made us, and our lives will have been wasted, lost. Investigate carefully.

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