The word whodunit is actually in the dictionary. It means “detective story.” The most important whodunit of all time is the question of creation.
Some people wish the Bible said, “In the beginning, God wasn’t needed.” To them, it’s unacceptable to say, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1), or “Let Us make man in Our image” (v.26).
Instead, they believe that after an explosion of energy and matter, somehow an atmosphere conducive to life was formed. Then, single-celled organisms morphed into the exceedingly complex life forms we have today.
No need for God, they say, for it all happened naturally. On an earth and in an atmosphere not of anyone’s making, forces with a blueprint designed by no one joined together to place the earth perfectly for life to thrive.
What we do with “In the beginning God” is at the center of it all. We must either believe His Word—and everything His Word claims—or we must believe that our meaningless lives resulted from an accidental, mindless chain reaction. What a stark contrast to “Let Us make man in Our image”!
In the beginning. Was it God? Or was it chance? Our answer to this whodunit reveals whether or not we truly worship the awesome God of creation.
For Further Study
Why should we believe an ancient book? Does it conflict with science? Read Can I Really Trust The Bible? on the Web at www.discoveryseries.org/q0402
Only God could create the cosmos out of nothing.