The Bible records actual history. We call it The History Book of the Universe. It is not made up. God would not lead us astray – after all, He has been here all the time – He has seen it all, and He does not lie!
Because we know this about God and His Word, we can trust it as our absolute authority. In other words, if you hear something that does not fit in with God’s history, then it can’t be true.
The evolutionary story of the world begins with a big bang, about 13 billion years ago. The earth supposedly formed about 4.5 billion years ago, and the first simple life forms arose about 3.5 billion years ago. From these simple life forms evolved all species of animals we have today, including man. This history is totally contradictory to the biblical account. Unfortunately, it is prevalent in our culture and increasingly found even in the church.
God’s history can be easily recapped with the Seven C’s of History. They start at the beginning of creation and end at the ending of this present earth. They are Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Six of these events are in the past; one is still to come. These events are actual historical accounts – Adam was real; he was created on Day Six of creation; his sin cast the whole human race into sin; the Flood was a real, global catastrophic event; the confusion at the Tower of Babel really occurred and was the beginning of different languages and people groups; Jesus Christ really lived, died, and rose again; and one day He will return. The Bible is true and its history can be trusted.
- Can we believe the “heavenly things” that the Bible speaks of?
- According to this verse, should we then believe the “earthly things” that the Bible speaks of? What are some of these things?
- Discuss how the following Old Testament and New Testament passages explain each of the Seven C’s of History:
- How does having a biblical worldview help us make sense of the world we live in?
- How could you use the Seven C’s to explain the gospel to someone?
Review the memory verse with your family.
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.
Thanks God for His Word that gives us the true history of the universe. Ask Him to help us have a truly biblical worldview – to see the world the way it really is. Ask God for opportunities and boldness to share the truth of His Word with others.