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A Great God

God is there and we can know him! We have few enough nights when we can sit outside and look up into a diamond-filled sky but when you get a chance look up and think about the vastness of everything; the order and sheer beauty of what you see. Such amazing sights provoke our minds with questions about purpose and meaning.

Scientists scrape at the surface of all this but the little they can observe shows up more ignorance than knowledge – we have severe limitations of understanding. I believe that God made everything we see out of nothing – that is the very essence of God’s creative power and at that point there is strong disagreement. I remember a radio programme some years ago when two people were debating the origins of the universe. One argued from an evolutionary position while the other believed that God created everything. The debate was heated at times and at one stage, the evolutionist said to the host; this man is teaching that God made everything out of nothing! He thought he had destroyed the creationist position but the quick answer was more devastating; this man is teaching that NOTHING made everything out of nothing! Which of those positions requires the greater faith –to believe that an Almighty God made everything or to believe that nothing made everything? The former position answers questions of purpose and meaning, the latter promotes a pointless existence.

The argument is simply put. If God created everyone then we are accountable to him as created beings. He has a right of rule over me and I am not free to act as I want to! Romans, chapter 1 and verse 18 -20 gives us the purpose of creation. The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

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