As Christians, we encounter daily a dilemma. Do we trust in the Lord, and his Word, or do we compromise with the world. For instance, do we trust the Word of God on how and why He created the Earth, or do we trust science in its explanation?
The Bible, in the Book of Genesis, makes plain that God created the world through his will, by speaking it into existence:
Book of Genesis
1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
As a Christian, we are immediately at odds with the world. If you tell a scientist, or college professor, or just about anyone you do NOT know, “I believe the World was created by God, and He spoke it into existence”, you will be derided and scorned. This is because Satan has done everything he can to make the world forget God. It is a free-will choice, to be sure; but one that a vast majority have done.
In Psalm 33, we read:
33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
Not much room for confusion there. God SPOKE the world into existence. The creation of the world was not some independent, random and chaotic process that, by some infinite miraculous chance, became an inhabitable place over millions of years.
God Himself, SPOKE the world into existence, for HIS pleasure, and He created Man to inhabit the earth, and, along with Woman, to be caretakers.
As Christians, we should be very wary of falling into the trap of conformism with the world. We all have a decision to make, either conform to the Word of God, or conform to the world.
It is not in vain that the Bible tells us we are sojourners.
Psalms 39:12 – Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
Book of Chronicles 29:15 – For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding
And finally, to not be conformed to the world by it’s pressures and enticements:
Romans chapter 8:
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.