Have you ever stopped and thought about the unimaginable magnificence of God? I mean think about it for a second…
We can never know for certain how life began, for no human was there to observe it happening. Reason can be used to support any belief about our origins, so, without hard evidence, whatever we choose to believe will ultimately be based in faith. We thus place our faith in one of two simple choices. Either the universe was created, an act of purpose and design which would require incredible intelligence and power, or it happened on its own as a natural phenomenon, meaning we are all here by chance. The foundation of our faith really reduces down to this simple choice:
Intelligence created matter or…matter created intelligence…
God is the beginning – some people cannot accept this. I was talking to someone today, and it came down to this simple point: our universe is physical and had a beginning. What we know of God says that He is spiritual and eternal, so the same conditions for a beginning need not apply.
The world as we know it is not some random combining of the right chemicals…it is a beautiful creation by one Creator.
The simple fact that there is a creature, namely man, that can conceive of the concept of a divine Creator suggests there must be one. Why would every culture be born with a burning desire to know Him if He didn’t exist and wish for us to earnestly seek him?
God created the largest animal in the world – the blue whale, as well as the smallest living organism, a nanobe (they are 1000 times smaller than the smallest cells in a human body).
God created the Atlantic Ocean and The Sahara Desert. God gave each individual human a separate set of DNA, different fingerprints on all ten fingers of each person, and he even knows the number of hairs on our heads – although some with far less than others ;).
I think that if you would ever stop to reflect on the beauty of nature or the sheer complexity of your own existence, you will feel an almost overwhelming feeling!
There are also some things that are not explainable by adaptation…Innate and unique characteristics of human beings which are not readily explained by adaptation, such as artistic creativity, a sense or moral right and wrong which often contradicts “survival of the fittest” and a desire to seek answers about God, even among those who say they do not believe.
One last note to end by: Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. (1 Corinthians 3:18-19)
It all really comes down to one very simple, often over complexed thing…”In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Makes you wonder what else is out there…in those “heavens”