â€œThrough faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.â€ Â (Hebrews 11:3)
This is the very first object and example of faith in the Bibleâ€™s great â€œfaith chapter,â€Â Hebrews 11. This fact strongly argues that any truly meaningful and effective faith must be founded, first of all, on the revealed fact of special creationâ€”creationÂ ex nihiloâ€”not creation through some protracted, naturalistic, imaginary process of evolution. All of the â€œworldsâ€ (GreekÂ aionâ€”that is, the â€œspace/timesâ€â€”the continuum of space and time which constitutes the physical cosmos) were simply called into existence by Godâ€™s omnipotent Word. â€œHe spake, and it was doneâ€ (Psalm 33:9). In no way did He have to start with some chaotic form of matter already in existence. Jesus Christâ€”the Word of God (John 1:14)â€”created space and time as well as matter/energy. â€œBy him were all things createdâ€ (Colossians 1:16). â€œWithout him was not any thing made that was madeâ€ (John 1:3).
Right at the end of the previous chapter, the apostle asserts that â€œthe just shall live by faithâ€ (Hebrews 10:38) and concludes by speaking of those â€œthat believe [literally â€˜have faithâ€™] to the saving of the soulâ€ (v. 39). Following immediately then is his definition of faith, and after that the great progression of objects and examples of faith inÂ Hebrews 11. Heading the list of these, of course, is faith in the special creation of all things by the Word of God. The necessary conclusion is that a â€œlivingâ€ faith and â€œsavingâ€ faith must be founded, first of all, on the fact of supernatural creation of all things by God in the beginning.
Evolution is also based on faith, but it is contrary to Scripture and to true science. â€œTheistic evolutionâ€ is a false faith, and those Christians who believe such things should carefully examine their hearts in the light of Godâ€™s Word. HMM