So if there are two books that God has written – Creation and the Bible – how do they work together? That is, can someone who has never heard the truth that Jesus as God came to earth, lived a righteous life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, and rose again for our justification; can this person be saved? Can a person merely look at the beauty of creation and be saved?
Simply put: Creation is interpreted by the Bible. That is, creation attests to the work of God’s hand (thus no man has an excuse for not believing in the existence of God – Romans 1:20). However, there is no name under heaven by which someone can be saved – And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12 ).” That means, that tree nor clouds nor good living can save someone.
Call me narrow minded, but you will then contend with the ways of God. I will post more exclusivity later. Suffice to say: God has ordered the events of history in such a way that Christ is the only sacrifice and righteousness we can have in order to commune with God. Do not take this lightly. Do not scoff at the singular mind of God the Father to exalt the beauty and majesty of his Son.
Just as the names for things in creation must be taught to a child: Cow! No that is a tree. Car! No that is a bicycle. Who made this? God. Who is that? Let’s read the Bible…