Our Skillful Creator | The Institute for Creation Research
Our Skillful Creator

“And his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean” (II Kings 5:14).

Many evolutionists, wittingly or unwittingly, impugn the character of the Creator by intimating that if He did any creating at all it was by a bungling, trial and error process. This, however, is inconsistent with Scripture. Jesus, The Creator of all (Hebrews 1:10), restored Naaman’s flesh to pristine quality immediately, and when He changed water to wine—it was the best of wine (John 2:10). We read about so-called “missing links,” but embarrassing admissions of fakery sometimes follow previously published claims.

But how do Christians account for defects such as blindness, disease, and death? If the Creator is really skillful, why do some animals grow two heads?

Mutations happen because “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain” (Romans 8:22). Our first parents willfully disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6), and death resulted (Romans 5:12). Death does not evolve life up a ladder; it moves things downward toward extinction. Disharmony in nature is the fault of bungling man.

This gloomy picture, however, is not the final picture. Adam’s sin temporarily turned things up-side-down, but Jesus, the final Adam, will make all things new. Naaman’s childlike skin and Cana’s best wine are precursors to “a new heaven and a new earth” (Revelations 21:1).

The Creator is not content with outward change only, however. He came to the cross to effect inward regeneration in the souls of people. Naaman dipped himself seven times in the Jordan River before the leprosy left him.

If sin is to leave us, we must humble ourselves at the foot of Christ’s cross, repenting of sin, and believe in Jesus. The “blood of Jesus Christ . . . cleanseth us from all sin” (I John 1:7). PGH

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