God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. – Genesis 1:31
Just as God Himself is holy, righteous, just, true and perfect, realize also that the Bible states that God’s initial creation of this Earth (and the Garden of Eden, and mankind as well as all animals and plants) was also perfect, without sin, suffering, disease or death.
God is love; He declared that His creation was “very good”. God would not declare anything “very good” if it were not perfect in His own mind, which must also reflect His own character.
You may be thinking to yourself: “But what I see around me shows disease, suffering, killing and death!” You’re also probably thinking: “What I’ve learned and seen proof of is that it clearly took millions of years for things to evolve to this point.” Additionally, you may be thinking: “Well, what I see around me doesn’t match what is in the Bible!” But as you keep reading, you will see that the world we see around us does exactly match what the bible says!
For the longest time (many years, decades even), I also didn’t believe in a God because of what I see around me in this fallen sinful world; I see the disease, suffering, wars, and death among many other evils. Friends, don’t make the same mistake I did, and realize that what we see around us today is not what God initially created.
In fact, what we see today is but a mere foggy glimpse of what initial creation was like, as if looking through a dark and dimly lit veil. What we see today is a result of a “curse” being put on creation by God; but, even that was done for our benefit: so that we would not live forever (by taking and eating of the Tree of Life that was in the Garden of Eden) in a sinful state of separation from Him.
The Bible clearly explains all this and in the next few chapters of this book you will see why this is (hint: man disobeyed god, and sin resulted), so please don’t blame God for creating what we see around us today. Please keep reading…
False Teaching(s) You Will Encounter:
- The “Theory” of Evolution and “millions of years”
- Satan (the devil) is just a myth (or a cartoon character)
- Science disproves the Bible (see next chapter)
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. – Genesis 1:31
The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” – Genesis 2:8-17
“The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and upright is He. – Deuteronomy 32:4
And one called out to another and said,
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.” – Isaiah 6:3
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting. – 1 Chronicles 16:34
But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children, – Psalm 103:17
For His lovingkindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the Lord is everlasting.
Praise the Lord! – Psalm 117:2
God is love. – 1 John 4:8