We should never underestimate God’s love
Published 11:00 pm Friday, November 11, 2022
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Dear Rev. Graham: I struggle with the claims of the Bible in light of intelligent and well-educated people who have studied human nature and the history of the world. Why shouldn’t evolution be believed as a viable way for mankind to come into existence? — H.B.
Dear H.B.: Why should people trust what mere humans say rather than what infinite God declares: “So God created man in His own image” (Genesis 1:27)? The entire educational system is rampant with evolution, trying desperately to disprove God. Universities that were founded upon Scripture now teach atheistic or theistic evolution, producing skeptics, agnostics, or atheists with little or no regard for God. Biblical creation is the only answer that has stood the test of time because it’s founded on the absolute truth of God’s Word that never changes.
Higher education teaches the lie that evolution is accomplishing progress and that a new day is about to dawn. A new day will dawn, indeed, when Creator God will send His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, back to Earth to make all things new.
It’s difficult for mankind to fully understand the creation of the world and the human race. To comprehend the power it took to bring into being the billions of stars that astronomers are still discovering with their telescopes is overwhelming to our finite minds. Imagine the wisdom it took to develop the complex laws that would govern the whole creation and give it order — from the smallest subatomic particle to the swirling galaxies of outer space.
The Bible tells us, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen” (Romans 1:20). To underestimate God’s power is foolishness. Nor should we ever underestimate His love. Faith in Him for His unfathomable love for His creation — mankind — will empower belief to trust Him as Savior of our souls. “All things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)