Richard Dawkins repeatedly asks the question: if God created all of nature, who created God? Scripture never answers that question. It only says that God (the Trinity), is eternal. 1 This is the ‘blank’ in the Bible. Genesis 1:1 merely says, ’In the beginning God created….’ Nothing more!
God created nature
God as the Creator gave us the ‘science mandate’ in Genesis 1:28: rule over creation. It means, investigate it and apply the principles you discover, to invent benefits for mankind. That is science. Science’ is not evolution (speculations about the past). Evolutionary investigations don’t lead to practical applications for every day life, as operational science does. It does not invent advanced medicine, media and mechanics. Evolution’s only value is to teach people there is no Creator God who rules over the universe.
God created the Bible
God also tells us that the Holy Spirit is the ‘Creator’ of the Scriptures. 2 That means we have to do the same as with creation, investigate and study. The principle remains, don’t worry about origins. Study how to apply the Bible in real life, for our benefit. Debates about origins of Bible books like, was 2 Peter written by Peter, who wrote Hebrews, Kings, Chronicles, or whatever, has nothing to do with the Bible’s ‘operational’ message.
God doesn’t want us to waste time trying to find the origin of nature and Scripture. He tells us He created them. In both nature and the Bible, it holds great benefits to concentrate on how it ‘works,’ rather than where it comes from.
God is silent about His origin, and no investigation will reveal where He comes from. He doesn’t answer questions about it. The same applies to the origin of the universe and Scripture. To investigate it leads nowhere. It is a trap of the devil to waste our time. God is the eternal, omnipotent Creator of both the universe and Scripture. Concentrate on application of sound scientific principles and sound doctrine.
- Genesis 21:33; Isaiah 40:28b
- 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:10-13