What I Believe the Bible Teaches

Let’s look at Creation

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display their knowledge.
There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out unto all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.” Psalm 19:1–4

So wrote an observer of the skies about a thousand years before the time of Jesus Christ. To that observer the silent heavens spoke of a Creator, a Divine Maker, who left mankind a message in His creation. A thousand years later, a follower of Jesus Christ used this passage from the Old Testament to further his argument. He wrote,
Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:
‘Their voice has gone out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.’ ” Romans 10:17–18

When the Psalmist penned his words there were no telescopes. They had no spectroscopes or modem instruments to tell them how vast the universe is. They had no way of knowing, for example, how inconceivably big is the star Betelgeuse. It has a diameter almost 1,000 times larger than our own Sun. If our Sun was replaced by Betelgeuse its outer edge would extend between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They had no microscopes. So they knew nothing of the intricate detail and complexity of even the simplest living cell. Scientists such as Galileo, Newton, and Pascal, to name only three, were compelled by the evidence to believe in the existence of a God.

When the Psalmist penned his words there were no telescopes. They had no spectroscopes or modem instruments to tell them how vast the universe is.

Blaise Pascal, a French scientist and philosopher (1623–62) wrote:
The evidence of God’s existence and His gift is more than compelling, but those who insist that they have no need of Him, or it, will always find ways to discount the offer.” Pensee’s #430

The Psalmist wrote:
The fool says in his heart,
‘There is no God’.
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
There is no one who does good.”
“The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
All have turned aside,
they have together become corrupt;
there is no one who does good, not even one.” Psalm 14:1–3

Again, the Psalmist generalised concerning the relationship of mankind with
their Maker,
In his pride the wicked does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” Psalm 10:4

Believing in God

To understand the Bible message, one must believe that God exists, and therefore one must endeavour to understand Him and recognise that the Holy Bible is His message to mankind, and that this vital message is contained in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. This requires faith, for it is impossible to prove the matter conclusively. The writer of the New Testament book of Hebrews had this same conviction.

Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

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