“In the beginning God” is how the story God tells begins. It is a statement of His existence. But what do we know about it? Well, to start, we know that we are here in want is called existence; and we know other stuff exists that we are not the origin of; and we know that us and the other stuff are dependent on things like an extremely specific oxygen level and the Sun and it being at an exact distance from us. And we know that human beings have an extraordinary capacity to reason that separates us from all else that exist. So, if all that is known to exist is this complex, and the possibility of the design of the very proteins that are the building blocks for the formulation of the human genome, that make possible DNA, is 1 in 10 to the 400th power… basically saying existence itself is extraordinary and intricately designed… the question is who designed us? And it has to be a ‘who’, because ‘creating’ is a choice, and since mankind has an extraordinary capacity to reason, who created mankind and the existence he resides in, must be of greater capacities… for a lesser thing cannot produce a greater being.
At this point we have established the basis for two separate and distinctive categories… the Creator (God) and the created (what exists separate from God).
What do we know from this? From Einstein’s theory of ‘General Relativity’ we know that space, matter, and time came into existence at one singular point. Therefore what ’caused’ (Creator) the existence of space, matter, and time (created) must be ‘spaceless’ (without form or limitation), ‘matterless’ (or spirit), and ‘timeless’ (or eternal). Therefore, God exists.
Is that enough? Maybe not, but it is a powerful and irrefutable start.
“For us there is but one God, the Father, who is the source of all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things [that have been created], and we [believers exist and have life and have been redeemed] through Him…
Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created and brought into being.”
(1 CORINTHIANS 8:6; REVELATION 4:11)
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Written by David Brown: David Brown is a husband, father, and grandfather with a Masters of Religious Studies and a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions. Dave is a member of Pemberton’s First Baptist Church.
Daily Quote: “God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.” – Martin Luther
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” – Romans 8:26