Monday, April 6, 2015
frame on creation
Here are some of my highlights from John Frame's Systematic Theology on the topic of creation...
"Christians would do well to meditate on creation. To trust God’s salvation is like believing in creation: By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (Heb. 11:3)"
"The point of comparison seems to be that in both cases, faith is directed to the invisible. Faith trusts God in the absence of sight (cf. 2 Cor. 5:7)."
"We can trust his Word, his promise, therefore, even when we do not see any visible evidence of the fulfillment."
"What scientists may learn from Genesis is that these methods do not work for objects specially created."
"My point is simply that any view of origins at all implies apparent age. If there is an origin, the things at that origin will appear to be older than the origin."
"...according to Scripture, all these actions are the result of thought. We saw that God performs miracles with distinct purposes in mind, and he governs the course of nature and history with a goal in view."
-- John Frame, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief.
Above: optical image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365.