Bats: The Fingerprints of Creation, continued

"Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men." Proverbs 8:30-31

In the first verse of the Bible the Hebrew word for God is Elohim. Elohim is a plural noun implying more than one. The Godhead is a Trinity made up of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. We see God creating in verse one and the Spirit of God hovering over the waters in verse two.

The New Testament confirms that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and that He was present at the beginning as our Creator. THE SAME (JESUS) WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD (John 1:2). FOR BY HIM (JESUS) WERE ALL THINGS CREATED (Colossians 1:16). God in three Persons created the universe and everything that is in it.

God created man in His image and His likeness. Man was not an animal despite the fact that man has labeled himself the most highly complex mammal in comparison to the animals. God uniquely and specifically breathed into man alone the breath of life and gave him dominion over all of creation. Man was also created with a free will and he chose to rebel against his Creator. With this man alone brought sin and death into the world (Romans 5:12) and all of creation suffers (Romans 8:22). Because man alone was responsible for sin, death and separation from God, he must make atonement for his sin. Man broke it therefore man must fix it.

But man couldn't atone for his sins for we fail at every attempt. The Bible teaches that "there is none righteous no, not one" (Romans 3:10) and "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 6:23). For this reason God became a Man. Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God took on flesh and He was fully God and fully Man. He is the last Adam- the first brought death and the last brings life.

Jesus Christ died for our sins and was buried and rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures and is seated at the right hand of God. One day He will return to set up His kingdom, restore His creation and there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:1-4

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