Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!(Psalms 34:8) ESV
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
The universe has been created so that we can exist. Our existence is an opportunity to see for ourselves what God has revealed about Himself and make a choice:
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- Do we want to be with God in eternity,
- or not?
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned –(Romans 5:12) NKJV
The world was created in a corrupt state as a means to manifest free will. The Lord maintained the creation in a stable condition until the first act of disobedience. At that time he withdrew his physical presence from the Earth.
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My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.(Psalms 139:15) KJV
We’ve introduced gravity as the mechanism by which the creation will be purified and how light will be separated from darkness. Gravity was created on the second day. Matter, space and time existed before that.
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I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.(Isaiah 45:7) KJV
The purpose of creation is to separate good from evil. A reasonable question is: Why were they mingled together in the first place? If God is good, then the evil had to be created from good. The sinless became sin.
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But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:(1 Peter 3:15) KJV
Answering secular humanists who insist that a good God and hell can’t coexist isn’t impossible, but it’s going to take some work. That’s why the gospel is so simple:
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- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.(Acts 17:22-24) NKJV
It’s one thing to talk about God with Christians, they know God from the Bible. It’s something else to talk with people who don’t go to church and whose knowledge of God comes from atheist propaganda.
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“Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.(Jeremiah 21:8) NKJV
There are two issues that help us to understand the reason for why we were created with free will and how this is even possible given the nature of God as pure and holy, not to mention omnipresent and omniscient.
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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:1-2) ESV
A word frequently translated God is the Hebrew elohim. What’s interesting is that the word is plural, denoting more than one. It’s not a problem because we can resolve it with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.(1 John 5:7) NKJV
1 John 5:7 gives us the Holy trinity, Elohim. “The Word” is God the Son, Jesus Christ, whom we have resolved with the deep of Genesis 1:2. This is going to bother a lot of people.
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Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:(Isaiah 46:10) KJV
What is creation the verb, not creation the noun? The act of creation. Maybe we should say creating? Where does creating start? From nothing? Or is it the transformation of one form into another?
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