“Who has created these things”? (Isaiah 40:26)


What shall we believe?

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). That is how the Bible begins. May we believe this?

A completely different explanation is often given by in media, in the school books, in the universities, by people who reject the Bible, by people who think they know there is no God.

What is their explanation? In the beginning there was a Big Bang that caused everything.

Thus, the Bible begins with God, unbelievers begin with an explosion. If we begin with God, many beautiful things can follow. Can something orderly come from an explosion?

If there were nothing but burning stars, hunks of rock and empty space, they might have come from an explosion. But there is more, much more. We could discuss the awe-inspiring biosphere, but for now we will ask:


What is the origin of man?

What do the Scriptures say? “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). May we believe this?

A completely different explanation is often given in the media, in the school books, in the universities, by people who reject the Bible, by people who think they know there is no God.

What is their explanation? On earth a long, long time ago, probably in a muddy pool on which the sun was shinning, possibly with a bolt of lightening as well, dead matter spontaneously formed itself into a little living being. (Spontaneously means, all by itself.) Thus, they believe in the spontaneous generation of life.

What else do they believe? After that, during a period of millions and millions of years, that little living being spontaneously worked itself up to a human.

What shall we believe? Did God create mankind? Or did a Big Bang produce a human?


Intelligent design requires an intelligent designer.

A creation proves the existence of its creator. “Every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4).

Creativity is the ability to make something new. Man can create something new, animals cannot. People can create because God gave them this ability. They are made in the image of their Creator.

In connection with the building of the tabernacle, God told Moses: “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship. And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you” (Exodus 31:2-6).

“I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans,” says God. No work of art can exist without an artist. No one could persuade you that a beautiful painting came into being without a painter. The universe is a masterpiece of God.

Someone who believes that unimaginably complex life forms could arise spontaneously is not thinking logically because through prejudice he has banished God from his thinking.

This is explained by Paul: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:20-22).

It is foolish indeed to believe that intelligent beings could arise spontaneously from mindless matter.

Do you really believe that a marvelous being like man with his intelligence, with his ability to develop complex systems, with his ability for example to design and produce a microprocessor, with his ability to love, do you really believe that such a being could arise from mindless matter? That is not logical!

Atheists like to think that God is a figment of man’s imagination. I once heard an atheist say: “If horses had a god he would look like a horse.” His first mistake is that word “if”. Horses have a God and He does not look like a horse at all, He looks like a Creator of horses!

Man can create marvelous things, but can he make a horse? If even a man with all his intelligence, with all his designing and manufacturing capability, cannot make a horse, how can anyone believe that mindless matter could make a horse?


Look around you and look up.

“Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things”! (Isaiah 40:26).

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. There is no searching of His understanding” (Isaiah 40:28).

“He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion” (Jeremiah 10:12). Since the expanding universe is being spread out by God, there is no need to run it back to a theoretical zero point.

God declares: “I have made the earth, and created man on it. It was I - My hands that stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded” (Isaiah 45:12).


Who has created man and the universe?

We only need to look around to know that a powerful, intelligent Being is behind all of this, the God of heaven and earth.

In a vision, the prophet Isaiah saw God on his throne, surrounded by angels who declare: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3).

In Revelation the same angels proclaim: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8). Twenty-four elders around the throne also worship, saying, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” (Revelation 4:11).


What have we learned?
- There is no design without a designer.
- God’s power and deity are evident from His works.
- All this could not have been caused by mindless matter.
- The creative power of man is from God.
- A person cannot make a horse.
- How could mindless matter make a horse?
- God created the universe and man.
- Let us thank and worship Him.

“Every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4).

Roy Davison

The Scripture quotations in this article are from The New King James Version. ©1979,1980,1982, Thomas Nelson Inc., Publishers.