THE HEAVENS DECLARE HIS GLORY
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1
This is one of the foundational truths of Scripture and life. The world that God has created testifies to His greatness. It is natural for a thinking person to see God’s reality and might in the world that surrounds us. One of the first changes some of us noticed after our hearts were made right with God had to do with this subject. We began to notice in a new way how obvious the Creator is seen in His creation. But this awareness is not peculiar to Christians; it is there for all to see. Psalm 19:2, 3 state, “Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.” The creation continues to show His glory day and night, testifying to every language group in the world. Even where people have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ or read a verse of Scripture in their language, they are able to understand the existence of God and His glory.
The subject that we are considering makes it clear how destructive the lie of evolution is to mankind. Evolution is the fruit of man’s desire to free himself from his accountability to his Creator. The humanists of recent generations have clung to this ridiculous theory of evolution as a means to declare themselves the centerpiece of the universe. The teaching of evolution to generations of children has caused them to doubt what should be intuitive and natural, that God designed and created the world that we live in, and that He is a God of order and power. Parents should not allow their children to be taught such a damaging doctrine.
The problem with man is not that he cannot see God in creation; the real problem is that man does not want to see Him. The Bible says, for instance, in II Peter 3:5, “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old.” They are willfully ignorant. Romans 1:28 says, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind.” When a person says, “I do not believe in God,” what he is actually confessing is “I do not want to believe in God.” The world around us should inspire within us glorious praise to the great God that we serve. This praise is completely due to God, not to the creatures He has made.