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Creation or Explosion? How did you get here?
What do you believe happened?
Is it possible that life started just because of an explosion? This possibility for life is just a little bit bizarre to me. I need something more concrete for my beginning, like a creator. Some believe that humans evolved from primates, and others believe in the big bang theory. I just talked to someone that believed that the two (2) theories go together. I asked the person "who created the the ape" they said that the big bang theory caused a cell to be formed, and then everything came in to being. I asked "how did the cell have the knowledge to form all the different things, and how did the Ape become intelligent? Can an Ape plan for tomorrow? Does the Ape know what tomorrow is? She told me that intelligence came about through evolution. I thought it hard to believe that someone could believe in that. Just look at all the things around you, and in you. Can you really think that? Who created the big bang? I then asked who created the universe? I said that someone had to create the universe a big bang didn't create the universe. I got no answer to that question, hmmmm. No matter where a person is in the world someone will have his or her own theory on how life began. What teachings are correct? Is there just one way life began? I believe life was introduced here on earth by only one way possible. In order to find out what the truth is one needs to choose a place to look for the answer.
We can look to the Bible for answers.
Well, another dilemma, where does one begin to look for an explanation? I will use the Holy Bible as the basis of where I got my information. Millions of people over thousands of years have depended on the Bible to live their lives. Obviously the people who believe in the Holy Bible believe that someone inspired the writing of the Bible. One of the books of the Holy Bible, 2 Timothy 3:16, states "All scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness." Who is this God that can inspire man to write a book for him? According to the scriptures of the Bible, God has a name which is Jehovah.
Exodus 6:3, another book of the Holy Bible, tells us "And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but as respects my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them." This scripture was God speaking to his servant Moses.
We can also look at Psalms 83:18 which tells us "That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth."
Catastrophic happenings have been recorded in places other than in the Bible
People referenced in the Holy Bible have also been documented in secular historical records for example: King Herod, King Solomon, and King David just to name a few. Major occurrences have been referenced in the Bible, such as whole cities being destroyed. The Holy Bible has solid credentials as to its authenticity. To me and many other people the credentials for this wonderful book give us a real reason to have faith in the words of the Holy Bible. As the Bible book of Hebrews 11:01 aptly states, "Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld."
When the Bible says in the book of Genesis 1:01 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth," and at Genesis 2:07 "And Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life,and the man came to be a living soul," we can be sure of its truth.
The Bible lets us know that God created man and woman, and so that we can trust that information God also let us know that he is indirectly the author of the Bible as recorded in 2 Timothy 3:16. God made man from the very dust from the earth this is how man came to be on earth. God created man after he made the earth to where man could live on it. At Genesis 1:1 “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” God started with talking to his son Jesus about what he wanted to create. Jehovah wanted a world of people who would love and worship him. But, he had to create a habitat that would be perfect for man.
The Earth first, and then man was created
Genesis 2:4--”This is a history of the heavens and the earth in the time of their being created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.”
I will give here three (3) different Bible translations of the scriptures below:
New World Translation: Genesis 1:26,27--26 And God went on to say: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth. 27 And God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.”
King James version: Genesis 1:26-27—26 And 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...27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them..... “
Good News Bible: Genesis 1:26-27---26 Then God said “And now we will make human beings;they will be like and resemble us. They will have power over the fish,the birds, and all animals,domestic and wild,large and small... 27 So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female...”
With these three translations it shows that the thought is still the same. In any Holy Bible you will find that the translation recorded is about how God made man in their image. That image is of God and his son Jesus. Pretty compelling I think. That different persons can translate the information and get the same idea.
Our instruction manual to guide us perfectly.
Why would some of the Bible be factual and other parts fictional? Would it make sense to write a book of books giving credit to a wonderful loving and caring creator just to make him something not real? And, why would he have his son Jesus come to this earth to die for a people who want to pick and choose what they want to believe in his word the Bible? What was Jesus real purpose for being born to a human couple? These are questions that can all be answered in this wonderful book of books the Holy Bible. There has been a purpose from the very beginning for mankind, and all this is answered in the Bible. There is a wonderful hope for mankind, and it is all outlined in the Bible. The Holy Bible is our manual that God has provided for our good. When we follow the instructions in the Bible we will all run smoothly like a well tuned car.