“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Genesis 1:1 NLT
I believe in God! The scripture says that the fool has said that there is no God.
“Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!”
Psalms 14:1 NLT
This same verse is found in Psalm 53:1. Both chapters are almost identical.
To deny the existence of God is like a house denying the existence of an architect or a builder, like a car denying its engineer, like a product denying its manufacturer, like a song denying its composer, and like a book denying its author. Nonsense! All of these are directly dependent upon, and a result of, someone's creative ability. We are like our Creator in that sense.
A story was once told about a boy who attended science class at public school. The teacher was an avowed atheist. In the class, the teacher hammered away at the theory of evolution. This young boy was reared in a Christian home and was, himself, a follower of Jesus. The class had been given a science fair project as an assignment. The young boy wanted to make a statement of his belief in God as the Creator of the world, without having to argue with his teacher. He decided to spend his every free moment sculpting a model of the planet earth. After a lot of work and meticulous detail he placed the model in the classroom during after school hours so no one would know who had placed it there. The next morning the teacher addressed the class and sought to determine who had created this masterpiece. When no one claimed the work he frustratingly stated "I know someone created this masterpiece because it didn't get here by itself". The boy then spoke up and said "that's what I wanted you to realize".
This world is here because God created it. To believe otherwise is to insult ones own proper reasoning. To believe in evolution as the means of our existence is utter ignorance!! Take a piece of freshly manufactured steel and place it outside in the yard. Will it improve itself or will it begin to rust? If evolution were true, wouldn't it improve its state rather than decline? This is called "entropy". Sin has caused corruption and has eroded our existence.
Does anyone seriously think that we came from a line of monkeys?
Has an explosion ever created a masterpiece with complex order? Imagine retrieving many auto parts from a salvage yard and placing dynamite among the pile. Do you think that exploding the dynamite will create a car? Of course not!!
Why is it so hard for man to humbly admit that there is a God? Because of his sinful, arrogant pride! His heart is wicked and foolish!
“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”
Jeremiah 17:9-10 NLT
Consider the comprehensive and complex nature of the world we live in. Look at all of the things that are so precise. The distance of the earth from the sun (93 million miles). This is the precise distance needed for life to exist. Any closer, we would burn up. Any further away, we would freeze. Consider the axis of the earth. Precisely what it needs to be for equal global distribution of the rays of the sun, which allows the food chain to exist. The moon controls the tide of the ocean. Look at the beauty and grandeur of the world. What about the sheer complexity of the human body? The human body is God's apex (peak) of all creation. Billions of cells, miles of blood vessels, and many organs that work in sync to perform the necessary task for life to be given to the body. Take a step or two further than just the body. What about the soul? Why do we think and process information and feel emotion? Why do we yearn for relationship? What about the simple realization that we have a will? We can choose, act, etc.
What about the spirit? Why is there a longing for eternity? Why do we hate dying? The answer is simple: God made us to live eternally, not die.
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT
Sin has corrupted our lives and we desperately long to be free. In our struggle, we either deny Gods existence or we blame Him for the evil that is in this fallen world.
God wants us to look to Him for redemption, not reject Him. He has given us redemption in His Son - Jesus Christ the Lord! He is the Creator and the Re-Creator!
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 NLT
I choose to believe!! I am Re-Created. I find my recreation in the Re-Creation. I am born again! Eternal life awaits me and all who have been called by the Holy Spirit, responded in faith in the Lord Jesus, repented of their sins, and received salvation in His name!
Do you know the Creator and Re-Creator? Let Him have the time of your life and you will have the time of eternal life!!
Curtis R. Norris
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Rev. Curtis Norris