“The Faith Walk” … Today we’re considering foundational faith… starting point faith! … Here is what the Bible says… “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3)
Gotta say… that runs totally counter to everything secularized science would tell us! That, however is NOT what God’s word tells us! Don’t want to choose? Sorry, you’ve got to choose! It’s foundational!
You see, once you embrace the possibility of the supernatural – the miraculous – the Genesis account of origins is not a problem at ANY LEVEL! (And furthermore it opens a wonderful doorway to incredible living… life filled with wonder, adventure, and possibility! … “All things are possible to the person that believes!” (Matthew 19:26; Luke 18:27)
Oh, I’m aware of the scientific arguments – the apparent contradictions… but I accept the Genesis account in a straightforward reading of the text (the way the first audience would have read it… the way it was intended to be understood)! I’m not attempting to accommodate the Genesis account of origins to ANYTHING or anyone’s opinions… If I don’t accept Genesis 1-2 as an accurate account everything else that is miraculous in the Bible becomes negotiable as “myth” and the target of rationalistic arguments and explanations (including the resurrection). Not going down that road… So here’s where I’m at…
-God exists! (read vs. 6)
-God created the universe out of NOTHING!
-He did it by speaking it into existence! (just as described in the Bible).
-I embrace that by FAITH!
It’s foundational! My faith walk begins with that and moves to everything else… and everything else suddenly becomes possible!