The Gospel founded upon the creation
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:1-4
The beginning passage of the Scripture provided the foundation of the gospel. The gospel hinges upon God’s nature and character. The phrase “In the beginning God...” provided a clear description that no one compelled or instructed God to create. There was nothing in space and time in existence before God. It was in His Sovereignty and rule that everything came into existence. Before anything existed, it was only known in His mind. God knows all things! God is not bounded by space and time. That is why He could be anywhere any time. He is far and above all the creation. It was in His goodness that everything was created. “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). Because of God’s nature and character, He deserves adoration and praise. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). Yet, man in his rebellion did not recognize God and His goodness. Instead, they went on their own way pursuing their own selfish desires. Man failed to recognize the Lordship of God over everything and one’s life that this resulted to punishment. “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Romans 1:18-20). However, the Psalmist realized that when he ponders upon God’s creation, the more he realized how much God cares for humanity. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” (Psalm 8:3-4) It was because of God’s love that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was made. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). It is only by having Christ as Lord that rebels like us could be saved from the holy wrath of the transcendent Creator. “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved” (Romans 10:9-10).