Guest Post By Paul Laso In an age of individualism, relative thought, and pluralism, there could never be a greater need for an authoritative Word. Reliable information is a disappearing luxury in our society. We live in the height of information: News Apps, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs, and countless television channels. Where can we find a credible source of reliable and authoritative information? If you were to begin your search you’d quickly realize that taking in today’s information is like standing in front of an open fire hydrant. Or like standing in crowd being pulled in what seems like every direction. Where do you go? Where do you start? May I suggest source that’s been around for the last 2 millennia: The Gospel. At the center of the Gospel lies every bit of authority we need to combat today’s lack of credible information. “Hit the brakes,” you might say. “How can this message be that reliable? Isn’t it thousands of years old?” The message of the Gospel gains its strongest form of credibility because of its source: God. Laced within message of the Gospel is God’s amazing character. One of the best ways we can see His character is to start from the very beginning! Literally, when The Bible states, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and Earth” (Genesis 1:1). But you might ask, “How does knowing that God created the Heaven’s and the Earth have any bearing on the compass of truth?” Glad you asked! In a world of ambiguity it’s refreshing to know that we can find clarity rather than formulas: simplicity rather than confusion, significance rather than chance. With 9 words (in Genesis 1:1) we can determine a number of different thoughts, however, here are a few:
- God is All-Powerful (with His own words He created out of nothing – ex nihilo – the Heaven’s and the Earth).
- God is good because he provided a location that we call home today – Earth! Of course, this isn’t our final destination, but it is certainly a good place that God provided.
- God is All-Knowing. Who else could have created such a complex yet seamless world like Earth, whereby animals and humans can live in harmony with its atmosphere? Where we have sustenance, breathable air, water, and seasons (Acts 17:25)? Nowhere in this universe is there a place so unique like Earth. Our own galaxy testifies of the magnificence of what God created!