“I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker…”
The idea that God is the “Maker” is ordinarily the first thing that most people think about God. People would expect to find on God’s resume something to the effect of him being the Creator. And even if the Bible told us nothing else about God, we could get a lot of mileage out of this one thought.
“In the beginning, God created…” is the first sentence in the Bible. Creation is God’s calling card. God expects people to recognize his existence solely on the evidence of what they see around them. “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them,” says Romans 1:19. The verse goes on to say that we are without excuse before God, because his power and divinity is so clearly evident in creation.
If you find a calculator lying on the floor, no sane person would conclude that that calculator was the product of millions of years of undirected, blind, random evolution. 4.5 billion years ago there was a great explosion, and out of that explosion came a tiny, almost undetectable microchip, that sailed across empty space picking up energy and amino acids. Millions of years later, suddenly out of the blue, the microchip said, “3+3=6”, then a few million years later, the microchip said “3X3=9”. Until the day came when suddenly there existed a fully functioning calculator, that eventually came to rest – randomly – on a Walmart shelf.
We are without excuse before God, because his power and divinity is so clearly evident in creation.
If you would say, “But that’s absurd,” of course it is. How much more is it to look on the form, function, order and symmetry of a human being powered by the magnificent computer of the brain and say, “This just randomly evolved into being, without direction or design or intelligence.”
Can you begin to see why the Bible says, “The fool says in his heart, there is no God”. Clearly we have a Maker.