“Heathens, by inquiry of natural reason, have discovered that the world had a beginning and that it could be the workmanship of no one but God.
What resource could man possibly have in his reading and learning to enable him to write the history of the creation? Heathens, by inquiry of natural reason, have discovered that the world had a beginning and that it could be the workmanship of no one but God. But how does their discovery compare to the compiling of a distinct history of how God worked to produce the world, the order in which every creature was made, and the time involved? To be qualified for such a task a man would have to be preexistent to the whole world and an eyewitness to each day's work. And man, who was himself created on the last day, cannot do this.
Yet there is history even more ancient than the creation in Scripture, where we find what was done in heaven before the world began. Who could bring up reports of the everlasting decrees then resolved on, and the Father's promises to the Son of eternal life for His elect at the given time?
Some human authors accurately preserve the history of others, reflecting their faults and weaknesses as well as their accomplishments. But where are the men who objectively record the blemishes of their own house? At this point the pens often refuse to ink the whole truth. They can make a blot in their history but not on their own names; and even if they should mention any scars these will be found in extremely fine print.
But none of this self-love appears in the history of Scripture. The writers are free to expose their own shame and nakedness to the world. Thus Moses impartially branded his own tribe for their bloody murder on Shechem. Nothing escaped his pen--he chronicled the proud behavior of his sister and God's severe chastisement of her, and even the incest of is own parents Exodus 6:20.”Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell. http://www.moodypublishers.com/pub_productDetail.aspx?id=41823&pid=53617