“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (NIV)
The main character in the Creation story is Our Heavenly Father Himself. We were not created randomly. Our Heavenly Father had a heart for us. We were created for a purpose!
It’s true that it takes faith to believe in creation. Those who believe in the Big Bang Theory, however, need even more faith to believe that out of nothing, life occurred. How is this even possible? I know of someone collecting car parts. He left them in his yard. I wonder if he hopes that eventually, out of nowhere a car will come forth? He will have to wait quite a long time, for the natural order of the universe is towards the disorderly (entropy), not the orderly.
None of us have ever experienced life coming out of nothingness. If it were a daily, a yearly or even a millennial occurrence, no faith would be needed; but this is not the case. The case for the Creator, however, clearly shows that life comes day in and day out. Seemingly out of nowhere, babies grow inside their mothers’ wombs. The same is true with tiny, fragile-looking seed. How could they grow? Still it happens, over and over again. Trees continue to multiply, and they don’t even move. During the winter they look completely dead, but once spring comes forth, leaves sprout forth, and before we know it, seeds fall on the earth. These eventually germinate and grow into huge, strong trees. Life is abundant on our world.
All of this indicates that there a Creator who has put life within us, life to be reproduced over and over again: “Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:11-12 (NIV)
To experience life coming forth out of nothingness, however, is a bit like sowing coins into the ground, ever hoping that more coins would be produced. No life is in these coins, and no life will ever show up, no matter how long we wait. Thus, those who don’t believe in a Creator require way more faith than those who believe in the Most High.
Personally, I’d rather put my faith on my Creator, the One I have personally experienced. We know where we are heading. We have a bright future. I have no doubt about it! Unfortunately for believers in evolution, they don’t have that assurance; they believe that death is their end. In such circumstances, does life have any meaning? Instead, who else could proclaim: “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:55 (NIV)
There is meaning in life, abundant meaning. I believe in real life!
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