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November 24, 2007

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Is creation falling apart?

Many people ask, “If God is an all-powerful Creator, how could He let His creation fall apart like this?” The implication is that God somehow has lost control of Earth, that He is not sovereign.

But the Bible tells us exactly what God the Creator is doing. He has removed some of His sustaining power—but just temporarily. When God judged Adam’s sin in Genesis, He also made the earth to begin to decay. Romans 8:22 tells us that the whole of creation is groaning and travailing in pain. Everything is running down because of sin. God has given us a taste of life without Him—a world full of violence, death, suffering, and disease.

But the Creator’s hand is still obvious. The book of Romans tells us the invisible things from the creation are clearly seen, even His eternal power and Godhead. Our very presence on earth is evidence of God’s sustaining power.

In fact, if God withdrew all of His sustaining power, the creation would cease to exist (Colossians 1:16–17). Instead, the Creator is allowing things to fall apart as a consequence of sin. But Jesus stepped into history to die on the cross to save us from what we did, promising to restore His Creation and return us to a perfect relationship with Him for eternity.

So, let us remember to:

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness;
     Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the LORD, He is God;
     It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
     We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
     And into His courts with praise.
     Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
     His mercy is everlasting,
     And His truth endures to all generations. (Psalm 100)

For more information, see “Why Does the Universe Continue to Exist?

Breaking News: Stem Cell Breakthrough

Two research groups have published findings that they have been able to turn ordinary human skin cells into stem cells that behave much like embryonic stem cells. AiG’s own Dr. Georgia Purdom examines the issue from a biblical and scientific perspective. Read more.

News to Note Quick Look

Noah’s Flood and Farming: It may surprise many readers that the secular press is acknowledging the Genesis Flood. Of course, what’s not so surprising is that the acknowledgment is only a reference to a hypothesized local flood that doesn’t match the biblical account. More.


Florida Evolution Battle: The Lakeland (FL) Ledger reports this week that a majority of Polk County school board members support supplementing public school evolution education with discussions of intelligent design. Polk County is home to more than half a million people, and thus an evolution education battle in the county could draw major media coverage. More.


Also: Stem cell breakthrough and Ken Miller’s culture war. Read more.

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