The Testimony of the New Testament

Many passages show us that Jesus exists was the One who became JesusDhrist

Christ and His apostles fully accepted (John 1:1 -3,14). More than once the apostle the Genesis account of the creation. Jesus Paul explained to early Christians that God talked about "the beginning of the creation created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians which God created" (Mark 13:19; see also 3:9; Colosslans 1:16). Hebrews 1:2 tells us

Matthew 24:21). that God "has In these last days spoken to us

He once asked some who questioned by His Son, . . . through whom also He made

Him: "Have you not read that He who made the worlds."

them [Adam and Eve] at the beginning 'made Paul also told the Athenians that God made them male and female'?" (Matthew 19:4; all nations "from one blood" (Acts 17:26)—

Mark 10:6). Later the resurrected Christ re- all are descendants of Adam and Eve. Paul ferred to Himself as "the Originator of God's believed all that was written In the Law creation" (Revelation 3:14, Holman Christian and the Prophets (Acts 24:14), Including the

Standard Bible). creation accounts.

Many are surprised to learn that the Bible Finally, both the specifics and the tenor reveals Christ as the Creator! The apostle of Peter's last letter tell us that he, too, be-

John stated at the beginning of His Gospel lieved in biblical creation (see 2 Peter 3:4-7

that the divine Word by whom everything In particular).

m philosophers. For the next 1,300 years, covering roughly the medieval age, the view of those pagan philosophers became the standard for the Roman church's explanation of the universe.

Furthermore, ecclesiastical leaders adopted the earth-centered view of the universe held by Ptolemy, an Egyptian-born astronomer of the second century. "It was . . . from the work of previous [Greek] astronomers," says The Encyclopaedia Britannica, "that Ptolemy evolved his detailed description of an Earth-centered (geocentric) universe, a revolutionary but erroneous idea that governed astronomical thinking for over 1,300 years . . .

"In essence, it is a synthesis of the results obtained by Greek astronomy ... On the motions of the Sun, Moon, and planets, Ptol-

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