Many people find themselves torn over how the universe came into existence. The Bible does not, in the slightest, beat around the bush on the matter. It states, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Gen. 1:1).
The entire first chapter of Genesis is filled with creation statements identifying God as the creator. The account concludes, "Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished" (Gen. 1:31 - 2:1). And just a few verses down, "This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens," (Gen. 2:4).
Numerous additional passages of scripture declare God to be the creator. The psalmist identifies God as He "Who made heaven and earth" (Ps. 115:15). He is "the creator of the ends of the earth" (Isa. 40:28). It is He Who created all things and brought man to life (Isa. 42:5; 44:24; Zech. 12:1). God being the creator is basic to the gospel message (Acts 14:15; 17:23-24). These are but a sampling of the scriptures that could be cited.
There are many in the fields of science that deal with the origin of the earth and life thereon who reject out of hand the Bible's creation account. They hold to various theories as to how the earth came to be and life came into existence. They see the Bible's creation account as something akin to myth. They view their theories as virtual fact. But if a theory was, indeed, a fact, then it would not be a theory. Fundamental to the meaning of the term theory is the fact that it has not been proven. While some facts may lay at its base, the ultimate formulation of a theory has to do with extrapolation, supposed inferences and conjecture on the unknown, the key word being unknown!
The current popular theories as to the origin of the universe and life on this earth are not only unproven but unprovable. An objective case can be made that they're not even scientific. To say that they're fanciful would be an understatement. Many of their staunchest defenders are agnostics, skeptics or outright atheists. In other words, they come from a mindset of little, or no, belief in God.
A great many people who believe in God have been conditioned to accept these theories as being true. What does a person who believes in God do with a theory that denies God? Some, trying to find a compromise, have suggested that God may have created the universe by means of the "Big Bang" and used evolution to bring forth life on the earth. But this compromise theory does nothing to solve the scientific problems with the basic theories themselves - they make no sense, scientifically or otherwise!
Nothing comes from nothing, and life does not spring forth from inanimate matter. There had to be a creative power in the beginning. That power is God! A huge number of scientists have come to recognize this reality. How did the universe come into being? - God! How did the earth take shape and become the life supporting environment that it is? - God! How did life begin on this earth? - God! Where did man come from? - God! God is the creator, and God did not need a big bang to get things going or an evolutionary process to develop life. Design demands a designer, and God is the designer of the universe. To accept God as God we must recognize Him as the sovereign creator...
Gary L. Hutchens