Sound Evidence for Believing
in Creation of the Universe and Mankind.
A question I have been asked is how did all that we see and know of the universe come to be?
The evolutionists says everything has come into being as a result of a Big Bang. That is a cataclysmic collision of matter in the void of space. This raises a bundle of questions .
Where did this matter in the void of space come from, and how did it find other matter with which it collided? The evolutionists says that universes were a result of that collision. Was the matter that collided composed of all the elements that make up what exist? Or were they the result of the Big Bang? If so how were they generated from nothing? It is clear the Big Bang theory has no answer to these questions all are left unanswered by the evolutionists. The bottom line of the presumption behind the Big bang theory is all that exist is a matter of chance. Is there evidence to support that conclusion?
The answer to that question comes from the observation of what is. So let's examine what we find. If one is to observe the universe from a telescope or from a space station ,we would find planets revolving around stars and moons revolving around the planets. All moving in space by the same laws of physics as the protons and electrons and other particles of matter are seen under an electron microscope are observed. Amazing is it not, that from the tiniest of particles of matter to the largest of universes the same laws keep them in place. This loudly proclaims something about the formation of all that exist, as the laws of physics are not derived by chance. Therefore there must be intellect behind the laws that exist! The evolutionists have no reasonable answer for what is clearly observed.
The question that arises is what is the origin of the intellect for the formation and design of matter and all that exist. The evolutionists has no answer for this, so rejects the thought of it. That appears to me to be an abandonment of true scientific thinking, which is to examine all possibilities and look for the facts that support or repudiate them.
We must first define what we mean intellect to be. Intellect the ability to think and analyze, to plan and design. This process has only been found to be associated with the human brain and mind. However it would require a super human, one beyond our understanding to be the creator of all that exist.
So let us look at the possible sources of intellect for the formation and design of all that exist. Could that intellect be a super cosmic force of some kind, that existed before all that we know exist? There are religions that espouse that concept of a god. Many a science fiction novel has been written following such line of speculation as well, but there is no evidence for supporting such speculation.
However there is an answer found in the history of Judaism that answers these questions and then some. One called the living God makes such claim. The source of the claim is in the Bible, lets look at the claim then the reasoning for creation of all that we know to exist.
Consider: Genesis 1:1-25 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13And the evening and the morning were the third day. 14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
Here we see the clear reasoning for creation, was for an environment for life. Was there a particular kind of life in mind?
"26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them".
We now see the source of the intellect behind creation was a living being called God. Furthermore God created an environment for one made like himself.
"28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."
Was there a rationale for this God creating mankind? Consider the following: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth....[God singular]. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: We are faced with the fact that this God is speaking to others like himself. " Gen. 1 :1,1 :26 This is born out by the very name from which the word God is translated from, which is ELOHIM a duel plural word conveying the thought of one person being more than one. This is an attribute that differentiates God from mankind. Mankind can have and live as multiple personalities, but only God lives as multiple persons. Described as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All having the same attributes that only God can have. That of being eternal, all powerful, all knowing and omnipresent totally self-sufficient.
Remember: we are still looking for the answer for this God making an environment for life, and one made like Him. Why did God do this, was He just bored with His existence, and looking for something to do?
Consider the fact of God's eternality, in the light of His divine attributes of character. There was no one in all His creation like Himself with which He could relate to. How lonely He must have been. Perhaps you are thinking that there was God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. You are right and they all exercised love to one another. But to whom, or how, could God manifest his infinite undeserved love, mercy and grace. Not within the Godhead, for they all have the same attributes of power. They are all worthy, none in need of God's mercy, or undeserved grace. There was no one He could share His heart with in all eternity past! It is easy to understand this immeasurable loneliness and frustration to exercise His wonderful character motivated His saying; "let us make man in our image and likeness. "Yes, God's nature and character gave Him a need to have someone to relate to, care for, be a friend to, and share His heart with, so He made Adam. (By the way He made you for that same purpose).
Consider: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7. "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." Psalm 33:6
"The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him." Zech. 12:1
As God is a triune being, and man was to be in His image and likeness, He made man a triune being also, having a body the material part of man to house the soul. The soul being the nonmaterial part of man, which is the real person that lives inside the body, having intellect, emotion, and will. Then God gave man His Spirit when He breathed into man to give life to his soul.
"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.. .15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. 18And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.. . 21And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." Genesis 2:8-10, 15-18, 21-25
Now God knew that He had to give those that He had made in His image and likeness a free will, if they were to have true fellowship with Him. These that he had made could then choose to love and serve Him, not just because He was his creator, but for what God is as a person, for His loving and caring for them, meeting their needs. Consider how God made the heaven and earth as an environment for man, planted a garden to provide all of man's needs, and even gave him a wife. Beyond all that the earth was the place for man to live and fellowship with God. God revealed His glory to them as they walked and talked with Him in the garden of Eden. God was their friend and they were His. What a beautiful relationship that must have been. What joy it must have brought to God's heart, but not for long.
Those that God made to be in His image and likeness, that He could care for and fellowship with, broke God's heart, through disobedience. Man put the fellowship of his wife above his wonderful and glorious God, who created him to be in His image and likeness and for His fellowship. Man chose to serve himself instead of God and lost the image likeness of God when God's Spirit departed from him. The result was spiritual death, and man's fellowship with God was broken. , Genesis 2:16-17 "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." . . . . chapt 3:1-6 "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat".
How that must have broken the heart of God who was seeking a friend, a man after His own heart. All through the ages we have chosen to live our lives apart from God, in the image of our own making. Having fellowship with the world in place of God, just as our father Adam did. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God," Rom. 3 :23
Praise God, though man can break God's heart, he cannot negate the will and heart of God for man! God gave Adam a promise of a Saviour. Genesis 3:15 "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." Furthermore He demonstrated His great love, mercy and grace to them when God killed an animal and made coats of skin to cover their sin. Showing them the price God would pay to redeem them. (Gen.3:2) I believe that animal was a lamb, a picture of Jesus Christ the promise of God.
In the New Testament we find the fulfillment of that promise.
"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. " John. 1:29 Spoken of again to John by God as ".....the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." Rev. 13:8
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life......For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. "Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.—For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." Romans 5:8-10, 17-19
Consider: 1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Again we see the depth of God's loneliness for fellowship by the price He was willing to pay for it, namely that of the suffering and death of His Son. Yes, today He is still seeking men after His own heart, to be a friend to and fellowship with. He found it with such men as Enoch, Moses, Abraham, and David in Old Testament times, and perhaps the Apostle John, Lazarus, Mary and Martha in His day.
Yes, we lost His image and fellowship, but praise God in Christ we can regain it. "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God". John 1 :12-13 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. " 2 Cor. 5: 17 " For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God bath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephes. 2: 10.........And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." 4:24 And have put on the new mar', which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:" Col. 3 10
In these passages we have seen a logical explanation of the means of creation of the universe and the earth in particular That of the supernatural power of an eternal God, being a person having intellect, emotion and will. This is the only rational explanation for source and intellect necessary for the complexity of the physical properties and laws required for universe and life on earth that makes sense.
We have seen a logical explanation the purpose of creating that environment for those made in His image and likeness. That of being a place where God and mankind could live and fellowship together.
Beyond that we have seen the character of God revealed demonstrating His love mercy and grace for those that He made by the promise of a Saviour from sin and death.
Further more the life Christ confirms the reality of our one true living God. The scriptures give witness to Him as our creator and Saviour. "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Col. 1:14-17
The miracles Jesus Christ preformed were His credentials of being our creator and that of all that exist. As such he demonstrated His power over the physical elements by walking on the water, Stilling the wind, He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and raised the dead to life proving His creative powers, and control over His creation. He also cast out demons demonstrating His power over the spirit world. By and through these demonstrations Jesus manifested His emotions and character, of love mercy and grace, while maintaining His qualities of holiness and righteousness. All of which is recorded in the gospels by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Therefore having such a God compels me to love and serve Him. I pray it does you as well.
Apart from a living being having power and intellect to plan and design the universe and all that exist as well as the physical laws that control them, there is no satisfactory explanation for them at all.
Indeed all the questions concerning creation of all that exist, as well as the purposes for which it they were created are answered in Christ.
All other explanations fall short of answering all of the vital questions raised, concerning our origin and purpose of living. To speculate all that exist is a product of chance is outside of sound reasoning and logical thinking.
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