Thorough investigation of the Scriptures tells us we cannot mix God’s Word with what ‘science’ confidently tells us is true (we refer to the big bang). What Scripture tells us is unchangeable, ‘ The Word of God stands forever.’ 1 God only has the rights of a Owner if He is the Creator.
# If the big bang created the heavens and the earth, what right does God have to live in the heavens? The Scriptures tell us, ‘The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth.’ 2 Why would other gods not have the right to claim access to heaven if there was some common ‘creator?’ Yet God says, ‘These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’ 3 God created the heavens, and the earth and they are His. Final!
# We see God’s right to inhabit what He created in the last book of the Bible, “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down [to earth] out of heaven from God…And I heard a loud voice saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them.’” 4 God the Creator of the heavens and the earth, who inhabits the heavens, will come down to the renewed earth and live in the midst of His people. This is because the heavens and the earth are His property. He alone created them.
# Because God is the Creator, He has the right to do with the heavens and earth as He sees fit. He wants an eternal Kingdom of peace and happiness. It is written, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ 5 Nobody can change His plan, just as a puny labourer cannot walk into a big business and begin to demand changes. The boss will just smile, and ask for psychiatric help.
The big bang ‘creation’ does not give God exclusive rights to the heavens and earth. However, Scripture tells us God has all the rights of an owner, because, ‘By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of His mouth [in 6 days].’ 6
- 1 Peter 1:24
- Psalm 89:11
- Jeremiah 10:11
- Revelation 21:2
- Isaiah 46:10b
- Psalm 33:6