by John Barnett

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God Created the Heavens (2 of 12)
Series: Paradise Lost
John Barnett

Have you thought about God lately?
I mean, about how big and powerful He is?
This morning we are going to look at four words in our Bibles.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

In an instant, and from nothing God made everything. Have you thought about how big a statement "In the beginning God " really is?

To start with, science can take us back to the Big Bang, but knows nothing of what existed before that bang. But here in utter simplicity we find the explanation in seven Hebrew words and ten English words.

God has no beginnings. The Universe does, we humans do, but God the subject of this verse, has no start nor finish. He is God!

Some have scoffed that the Bible, and especially Genesis 1 is so un-scientific. Really now, is it. Think if you can remember back to High School chemistry when we learned about chemical symbols. Since I'm not a scientist may I quote a long standing British professor of Chemistry. This is what Frederick A. Filby says in his testimony recorded in a book Creation Revealed.

The sciences which probe most deeply into the ultimate facts of matter and life are probably astro- and nuclear physics and biochemistry. But these sciences are written no so much in languages as in symbols. It takes many symbols to discuss the nature of a single atoms of hydrogen. . . a single virus . . . would take a 200-page book.

If the scientific description of a single hydrogen atom, or of a virus too small to be seen without a microscope, takes a book, what hope is there of ever giving a scientific account of the creation of man and the universe? Yet Genesis 1 in its original form uses only 76 different root words. If Genesis 1 were written in absolute scientific language to give an account of creation, there is no man alive, nor has there ever been, who could understand it. If it were written in any kind of scien ...

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