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God In Action

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Text: Genesis 1:1-2

This is our first glimpse of God from eternity past. A God that is creating (v.1) and a God that is moving (v.2). Here, the Spirit of God is in an ACTIVE state. It seems that Theistic Evolution presents the role of God as passive with creation. They seem to think that God was just watching and allowing nature itself to unfold and evolve to what it is now. But the word CREATED and MOVING certainly pictures God's role in Creation in an opposing view. God is in an active presence when creation happened. It means that He has an active part in it.

Some may wonder as to why God has not given a more detailed description of creation, like something that would pacify the inquiring mind of non-Christian scientists today. For God to do so would mean that the creation chapter alone would need a million or more pages of books for a detailed account (scientifically). But creation is not the central message of the Bible. Neither is it the center of God's plan and purpose. Jesus was the center and much of the Biblical account is devoted to him... directly or indirectly.

It is no wonder that until today, when much should have been said about Jesus Christ, men still wrote of Him. Books are still written for Him, because of Him, and even against Him. The world will never stop writing about Jesus Christ. Men's pen will never run out of ink to write anything that can be said of Him. Whether it be for worship or for blasphemy, there is still much to be said about Jesus. He's still the HEADLINE. He's still the best story.

The active presence of God implies some things that we should consider:

1.) It implies that God has a purpose and a plan when he created the earth. God only moves for a reason.

-  God has a purpose for all He does and that purpose, granting its divine origination, must be non-contradictory, self-consistent, systematic, and knowable. This is not to say that all God’s purposes are intelligible to human beings or even are communicated to them but that those purposes incumbent on them must be so.[1]

2.) For God to take an active role in creation, implies that He was determined with His plan and purpose. The Spirit of God was hovering (moving for a while in waiting for the perfect time to start creation and His plan.

-  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? 20 [2]

-  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.[3]

3.) His active presence also implies that God is on the offensive with regards to His plan. He initiated the act of creation.

-  He was always ahead of time and always ahead of every circumstance.

-  He calls people to accomplish his plan even before they call on Him.

-  In the battle between the salvation of men, Satan is always on the defensive. Even in the last days, Satan will always be on the defensive.

4.) And by His Unlimited power, God can and God will finish His plan and purpose that started with creation.

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[1]Zuck, R. B. (1991; Published in electronic form by Logos Research Systems, 1996). A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament (electronic ed.) (10). Chicago: Moody Press.

[2]The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995 (electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version.) (Nu 23:19). Bellingham WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[3]The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995 (electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version.) (Is 55:11). Bellingham WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

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