"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1).
The Bible does not set out to prove the existence of God. It makes that assumption on the very first page. But, not all people are ready to make that same assumption. If God didn't create the heavens and the earth, how did everything get here?
MADE ALL THIS STUFF?
If we go back far enough and look for the "first cause," we see only two choices. One, there is a self-existent God or two, there is a self-existent universe. In other words, either God created the universe or the universe is both its own cause and effect.
BANG AT IBM
Do you think that if there was a large explosion at a computer factory, the computer that you are at right now would have been created? Would it continue to improve itself over the years? If that were true, there would be a larger hard drive and a lot more RAM in my PC!
Just as we cannot imagine the modern computer being the result of a random explosion, it is just as unlikely that the universe was created as a result of a random big bang. It is also impossible that you could have evolved from a one-cell creature whose origins are unknown and unexplained. Even Darwin noted that he had problems understanding how the human eye could ever evolve.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end." (Ecclesiastes 3:11). We won't have all of the answers while we are on this earth. But, God has plans for your earthly life and the life that you will live in eternity. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11). How about considering taking a Journey?
DISCUSS THIS TOPIC
Please join others who have commented upon this and other topics in our Discussion Group.