As I took notes and edited the sermon, Pastor Jerry and his wife read the entire creation story from Genesis chapters one and two.Today is celebrated by many main line churches as Trinity Sunday. Although the word Trinity is not found in the Bible, we do find God the Father, His Beloved Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit through out the Scriptures.
Even in Creation there was a presence of God in three persons. God Created, The Spirit moved upon the waters, and God said let US make man in our own image. God was speaking to someone when he said let US. John Chapter 1 identifies this further as Jesus.
John 1: 1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Pastor told a joke about a young child who asked his dad how the human race began. His father said, God made Adam and Eve and told them to produce and we have the human race. Not satisfied by that answer the child went to his mother with the same question. His mother said, “We came from monkeys.” Returning to his dad, the child told him what mom said, and the father answered, I told you where my side came from and she told you whence came her side.”
Science has stories that are taught in our schools, but if we believe the Bible we need to remember - - 1 Corinthians 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
Most cultures have a creation story and from ancient paintings and writings the story is similar to Genesis.
The creation took six days and then God rested. At times we struggle with rest, for often we are frantically filling our days with activity and are too busy to rest.
This world is extraordinary and we are stewards of this God created world. Many have abused our earth and we are thankful that past Presidents have saved the redwoods, and set aside forests and parks. We humans get in the way of preserving God’s creation.
Seriously – literally what is true – exact and definite? We might have questions, because we do not check our brain at the door of the church. Search the scriptures for in them is life.
Then believe the Bible - - God’s word for it is true.