The following is an excerpt from the book “Nothing But the Gospel (Action Faith Books Press, October 2014, Amazon: http://amzn.to/1EzgJyk).
Faith in the unseen reality enables us to understand seen reality and its order as from God. Evolutionists depend on seen reality. They cannot to come to grips with the material world as created. Their faith resides within the scope of the material world and cannot reach beyond it without the Creator giving the understanding that He created all things…
While we perceive the world and gather knowledge from it, God alone informs us of Himself and that this world comes from Him. The letter to the Hebrews confirms God’s initiative when its writer states,
“By faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of the things which are visible” (Hebrews 11: 3).
Understanding of the divine requires faith. Perception, human wisdom, or reason cannot bridge the gap between that which we see and God. Perceiving unseen reality requires an act of God in the human mind and heart. Knowledge and discernment of the world and of spiritual realities need divine enlightenment or spiritual understanding.
Consider an illustration. Evolutionists would not draw the same conclusion as the writer of the Epistle of Hebrews. Atheistic evolutionists would disagree with the understanding that the “worlds were framed by God.” They would reach a very different understanding. Rather than claiming faith in God gives understanding, evolutionists would claim science gives understanding. That is, a Big Bang occurred apart from any God and eventually produced the worlds in space. The evolutionist begins with what one sees and draws the conclusion about evolution and the origins of the universe. Such an understanding is devoid of faith in the God of the Bible. Rather, it is faith in seen reality. Faith in unseen reality gives understanding of the origins of creation – God.
Hebrews offers a stunning conclusion. Faith in the unseen helps us grasp and understand even what we see – the created order.
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