Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | October 25, 2011

What Does Creation tell us About the Creator? Part 1 – by David Bower

A Matter of Timing

Those of us born since May 25, 33 AD have had the fantastic blessing to live in the church age, the age of God’s grace. Those of us who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour have been placed into a special group called the church, the body of Christ; we have become part of God’s own family.

As a member of the church we are given the guarantee of our inheritance from God at the time of our salvation, God restores us to spiritual life and God the Holy Spirit comes into each of us forever; we become a living spirit as well as a temple of God, the Holy Spirit. We become an entirely new creation that did not even exist before May 25, 33 AD.

The reality of our restoration to spiritual life and our becoming a temple of the Holy Spirit can and should create within us a desire to know more about the one who has so blessed us and whereas now we can only see as through a mirror darkly, God has graciously revealed much of Himself to those who diligently seek Him.

Mankind is Unique

The Bible reveals to us an important detail that distinguishes us from all the rest of God’s creation; all but mankind were spoken into existence whereas we were created after God’s own image. We learn in Genesis 1:26-27 and 2:7 that Adam was formed from the dust of the ground and then God breathed life into the body He had created and Adam became a living soul, created in the image of God.

The Bible is obviously the clearest source of information on the nature and person of God, but can more information about Him be discovered from looking at His creation? I believe the answer to that is yes. I think it is even possible that we can look at fallen mankind and discern some of the elements designed into us as we were created in God’s image.

God’s creation tells us much about Him and I would like to explore a few ways in which that is done in Part 2.


Responses

  1. David,

    Where do you get May 25th from?

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    • First of all thank you for being interested enough to ask; that is always encouraging to one with a teacher mindset.

      This date is based on the research done by Dr. Harold Hoehner and described in his book “Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ.” The key date is established from history by calculating the dates involved in Daniel’s 70 week prophecy in Daniel 9. Using that information and carefully applying it to the calendar one can determine the date of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and from that calculate the other dates.

      I will send you a copy of my timeline on the Daniel prophecy by email for your consideration.

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