The Caring Capacity of God

John 1:1 – 5

If you have a seemingly unmanageable problem and need the help of a God dealing with it, the Scripture passage is for you.

John’s Gospel begins: “In the beginning was the Word…” The term Word translates the Greek “Logos.”  To understand the meaning of a word, it is helpful to see what it meant at the time of use.  Philo had used the term Logos meaning all that is known or knowable about God.  Thus, Jesus is all that is known or knowable about God.

John further describes Jesus as being “in the beginning.”  The Greek text literally reads “Before time began to begin the Word was.”  Two things are apparent.  Jesus is God who has always existed in eternity.  Second, there was an instant when time began.

Evolution, which is the opiate of the atheist, argues against such divine origin by such a loving Creator.  More and more scientists who are evolutionists are maturely conceding that theirs is a theory lacking in proof.

Robert Jastrow, noted astrophysicist and agnostic, in an address to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1978), gave an address entitled “God and the Astronomers.” Therein he said, “” we see the astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world.”

He further wrote: “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream.  He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”  Thus, he is saying the answer is theological.  The writer of the Gospel of John gave us the answer a long time ago.

Honest agnostics who have intellectual integrity make such concessions.  It is for other reasons persons want to deny the God of the Bible and the creative power of that God.

Physics professor, T.L. Morgan of Cincinnati U. wrote: “To talk of thought evolving from sea slime to amoeba to self-conscious, rational thought means nothing.  It is the lazy answer of a thoughtless brain.”

God did not create a universe apart from His loving care for the supreme joy of creation . . . human beings. “For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish.”

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (John 8: 32)

That is the God who does not immune us from difficulty, but enables us to manage it. Ask Him for help, and trust Him to bless and guide you. He is able.