Today we celebrate the most important event in history—the incarnation of the Creator of the universe as a human being; as one of us, experiencing what we experience.
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1: 1-5.
The Creator God came to live as one of us, in the midst of His creation. An incredible thought by itself, but then consider that He came to His creation with the most important possible purpose: to restore our relationship with Him for eternity.
Please see the post I penned five years ago for the reasons why my wife and I stand in awe of His first coming, and why we Iook forward to His second coming, not as a baby, but as the conquering King, when every knee will bow and acknowledge His rule.
As we come together this year as Christians to celebrate the birth of our Creator, I am pleased to let you know that there is a new book out by Zondervan which examines in detail the process by which “all things were made” by Him.
The book is Four Views on Creation, Evolution and Intelligent Design. I’ve been looking for a book like this for quite a while. For a long time I have not believed that Darwinian Evolution could possibly have produced the diversity, irreducible complexities, precise chemical/physical conditions, and intricate cellular codes, all of which we now know are required for life to exist. What I have wanted is a debate between Christians who believe that God created everything, and that the Bible is inerrant, but differ on the details about How He did it, and how He now sustains it.
This book delivers that discussion. All four of the authors are Christians, people of good will, and well known experts: Ken Ham, Hugh Ross, Deboarah Haarsma and Stephen Meyer. By a process of individual Essays, Responses, and Rejoinder, each position is clearly defined and well defended.
If you are as interested as I am in how Scripture and science converge, I recommend this book to you.
The One who created us also told us, as believers, to renew our minds and to test all things. This book is a great way to do both! Merry Christmas and Happy 2018 from our family to yours.