"A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: "What you have told us is rubbish...
In a world like ours, where the Christian teaching on creation has been broadly replaced by the teaching of a purposeless process of evolution as the explanation for our origins, the belief in God as the author of creation involves great importance.
We as human beings have become so self-sufficient that we have forgotten where we have come from. We have theories about everything, even how the world began. One theory is that it all happened by chance. But that doesn't seem to measure up with the evidence we have.
The concepts of creation and salvation are linked inseparably. Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, is the Creator of all things. His role is not exhausted in bringing about salvation. He has also created us and has a personal interest in each one of us.
As we see God's power in nature, may it remind us of the power of God we can experience in our own lives, to become His children. Not power to argue for a particular viewpoint whether in science or theology, but power to care about those who touch our lives. Not a form of godliness, but the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Three Angels' Messages: An Adventist Imperative
L. James Gibson | 17 minutes
The year 1844 was an important one. The Millerites experienced the Great Disappointment, leading to a thorough restudy of the prophecies concerning the Second Advent. The increased understanding of the Scriptures that resulted from that study led to the establishment of the Seventh-day Adventist church. That same year, Charles Darwin completed a summary of his ideas on evolution by natural selection. He called it an abstract, but it was more like a small book.
We can rest secure in this life, and the reason is, God, our Creator, had a good plan for this world, and though human actions derailed that plan, because of what God has done in the life and death of Jesus Christ, His plan will be realized. His promised future is secure.