In The Beginning, God (1 of 6) by Stan Coffey
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INTELLIGENT DESIGN VS. EVOLUTION
If you believe today that the word of God is the inspired, inerrant word and if you believe all of it is God's word, that it is without error, then you have something that is unshakable. The book has been unshakable by every attempt ever made to shake its truth. It has stood the test of time and so we can count on its promises.
We come this morning to the very first verse of the book. If you can accept the first verse of the Bible then you have no problem with the rest of the Bible.
If you can accept Genesis 1:1, you have no problem with Jonah or any of the miracles of the Bible because if God can do what it says He did then you know that God can do anything but fail, that nothing is impossible with God.
Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
We are going to talk today about this God of creation.
I. THE GOD OF CREATION IS THE GOD WHO IS PRESENTED.
It's amazing the Bible doesn't begin with an argument for God. It doesn't begin with a philosophy for God. It just begins with His existence.
You see, God is not argued. The nature of God is not explained. He's just presented -- "In the beginning, God."
We will say today that there are evidences for God, but no proofs for God. What I mean by that is, we've mentioned some of the evidences for God -- the fact that man has an innate desire to worship, the fact that the heavens declare the glory of God, the earth shows His handiwork.
Even so, we couldn't say that these would be absolute truths. They are evidences for God. Now, there is more evidence that there is a God than there is evidence that there isn't a God. In fact, there is not evidence that there is not a God, and much evidence that there is a God.
A person who is an atheist has to be an atheist by blind faith. He has to accept by faith that everything happened. He can explain it by the theory of evolution or ...
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