For the LORD is God, and he created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos. “I am the LORD,” he says, “and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:18 NLT)I wanted to post the above scripture because it is a simple and direct rebuke from God of those who hold to the belief that the world was not created by an “intelligent designer” (man’s phrase not mine). Our esteemed schools insist on vehement denouncement of anyone who would dare to suggest that creationism be taught because there is no "proof". The sun hanging above their heads everyday providing light so all can see apparently is not enough "proof".
I for one have taught my children that God is the creator and sustainer of all life…period. The above scripture is plain speaking and unambiguous. If one wishes to argue this point, they will not be arguing with me but the God of all creation. The God who created them. The God who allows them to wake up every morning. The God who gives them the air that they breathe. The God who gives them ability to move their limbs. The God who provides for the food they eat. And the God who protects them each and every minute of every day from the Devil who is trying to destroy them all the time. Oh I know that most who scoff at this position also claim that they don’t believe in a Devil either. However he knows who they are and he and his millions of satanic messengers are always trying to destroy our lives…but for the grace and protection of the living God.
On this last point, I believe the following scripture written by the Apostle Paul is most fitting (2nd Peter 3:1-10 NLT):
This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory. I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles.
Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.
They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed. But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.