The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
By understanding He established the heavens.
Prov. 3:19

Creation Theology: The Good News of Redemption

By Stephen M. Hladky

The Bible states that "The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens." Yet most will summarily dismiss the biblical creation account as being a foolish and naive myth. But Paul the Apostle writes, "For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe." And again, "the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men." Herein is a look at why there is wisdom and understanding behind the creation event.

The foundation of Scripture

Recounted in the first chapter of the Bible, the creation account cannot be isolated from the rest of Scripture. It forms a foundation upon which the gospel is based. It is inextricably joined to the doctrines of the Bible. In His wisdom and understanding, God structured the creation of the universe to prepare and support the gospel message, and then began that message with the creation account.

Figure 1 (next page) shows the context of the creation account in the gospel message.