August, 2021

Good morning,

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1.1)

There it is! God's full disclosure—a universal proclamation of His intelligent design. As such, this is one of the most important verses in all of scripture. It clearly and simply states Who did what and how. It's as simple and as profoundly complex as that.

By opening scripture this way, God does two things: 1) He confronts the world's improbable notion that nobody times nothing equals everything. And 2), God gives readers a simple choice—either He is the creator of all, or He is not at all. It leaves no wiggle room.

Those who choose to deny Genesis 1.1 will attempt to prove God wrong—not unlike a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there.

However, in an effort to eliminate doubts, God downloaded enormous clues within His creation as divine indicators—from the minuscule to the massive.

"Since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen in the things that have been made. Therefore, they are without excuse." (Romans 1.20)

From the minuscule…
The human body consists of approximately 1oo trillion cells, and, with very few exceptions, each of them contain DNA molecules—the strands of life that house our entire genetic blueprint. If unraveled, each DNA strand is about six feet long, but only 50 trillionths of an inch wide. If put end-to-end, a person's DNA would stretch over 100 billion miles.

And, if that's not impressive enough, each of these DNA molecules contain billions of nucleotides—the tiny power plants that build and energize the body's cells.

"You formed me in my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb … for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139. 13-14)

To the massive…
According to evolutionists, our solar system began when a disc-shaped cloud of dust and gas—known as a solar nebula—collapsed upon itself, forming the sun. The remaining debris scattered out, creating the orbiting planets. However, if that's true, then…

  • Why is each planet so distinctive in appearance and design? And why aren't their compositions similar to the sun and to each other?
  • Why does Venus spin in the opposite direction, thus causing the sun to rise in the west and set in the east?
  • Why is earth smartly tilted at 23.5 degrees, which allows the perfect amount of sunlight at different angles to give us seasons and the ability to grow crops?
  • Why is Saturn such a lightweight? If we reduced the solar system to fit into a bathtub, Saturn would float like a rubber duck and all the other planets would sink to the bottom of the tub?
  • Why does Uranus roll around the sun like a ball on its side, while all other planets spin like a top?
  • Why does Neptune—the most distant planet from the sun (sorry Pluto!)—radiate more heat than it takes in?

"You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You." (Jeremiah 32.17)

Only an intelligent Designer could take something so staggeringly complex—whether it be miniscule or massive—and make it all perfectly systemized.

Throughout the ages the Creator has raised up men and women to remind the world of who He is, what He said and what He wants. You and I are among those chosen voices. Few scriptures are more effective—and more necessary—to accomplish that goal than Genesis 1.

What an honor we've been given! What a joy! What a responsibility!

"Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise. His greatness is unsearchable … and I will tell of His great deeds." (Psalm 145.3-6)

Enjoy your assignment!

Blessings,


 
Ron Walters
Ron Walters
Salem Media Group

P.S. One last thought; it took more time to research and write this letter than God needed to create an entire universe. 🙂

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