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Who is God the Creator?

Updated on January 19, 2020
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James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

It's a big Universe out there
It's a big Universe out there

God the Creator

I find that much of the skepticism regarding God as the Creator of the Universe is the result of misunderstanding what science has discovered about the cosmos in which we exist. The Copernican Principle is a mistaken conclusion drawn from the Copernican Revolution. The Earth is the center of God's Universe regardless of the fact that it is not the center cosmologically. To understand this, we must first come to grips with the difference between Earth and any other place in our Universe.

We have been given a perfect Home
We have been given a perfect Home

Rare Earth

The Universe is utterly hostile to life. We have searched the heavens at minimum 13 billion light-years away (that would be 78,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away if I calculated correctly) without finding any evidence of any Life anywhere else whatsoever . (Some say this distance is really 42 billion light-years.) Meanwhile, the Earth is teeming with an incredible array of Life with more than two million species named by science thus far—having just scratched the surface. The Earth itself is a Living Organism with a heartbeat. This ought to tell something important to any thinking person.

What are the scientific facts that tell us how rare the Earth is? Mostly, these have to do with how perfectly God designed the Earth and placed it in the Universe. There would be no Earth filled with Life if any of the following were changed by one to five percent (at the most): The magnetic field; the size and proximity of the moon; the size of Earth itself; the size of the Earth's crust; the level of oxygen and nitrogen; the temperature; the atmosphere and atmospheric pressure; and our distance from the sun.

HUBBLE SPACE PHOTO "PILLARS OF CREATION"
HUBBLE SPACE PHOTO "PILLARS OF CREATION"

Slime or Design

Those who believe in the Copernican Principle fail to see that Earth is the perfect observatory for human beings to view the heavens. On no other planet we have found does there exist the combination of "coincidences" that provides us with a clear view of the Universe, including the chromosphere of our Sun and flash spectrums, as well as solar and lunar eclipses. Why such a great view from Earth? God is granting us knowledge of the heavens so that we might see His glory.

Please consider that there is not one person who is living now; who has in the past; or who will live in future with the exact DNA blueprint that created YOU—unless you are an identical twin. Some scientists estimate that well over 100 trillion humans have lived on this planet. However many there have been, you are unique among them. There has never been anyone exactly like you and never will be. So what do you think? Are you up from primordial slime or did God the Creator design you and the Universe you exist in at this moment? And if He did design you: What for? For a reason and a purpose of His. God did not create humans capable of discovering all of this astonishing scientific knowledge so we would turn into atheists and make man God. God is granting us scientific knowledge so we might glimpse His Glory and praise His Name.

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      PAUL BAKER UK 

      8 years ago

      WHAT IS THE ENTERTY GOD NOT OF THIS EARTH HE MUST BE AN EXTRATARESTIAL AN ALIEN

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Michael-Milec— Hello! I am still looking to read your very first Hub, my brother. Where is it!?

      :D

      You are welcome, my friend. Thank you so much for your blessings and awesome accolades, as well as, of course, the "voted up and useful."

      I must quote your brilliant analysis: "The world in opposition to the God of the Universe, deserves thorough information about the other spiritual force, called the "god of this world," which deserves the credit for the evil being done by his followers. While this side isn't exposed, the ignorant will always readily blame the God of love for all evil manifested."

      Superb and discerning!

      I surely appreciate your affirmation and ongoing encouragement. I am grateful that you read my work and send me such wonderful notes. God Bless You!

      James

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      Michael-Milec 

      8 years ago

      Hi James,

      serching for more available information to know more about The God, this you Hub , provides just that. And more.

      Thank you for persistent determination to present God , who He is and His awsome wisdom.

      While knowledge of God is systematically being pushed aside , all of us, users of this unfathonable gift called faith , have to encourage each other to be more outspoken in telling the truth.

      The world in opposition to the God of the Universe, deserves thorough information about the other spiritual forse , called " god of this world" which deserves the credit of evil being done by his followers. While this side isn't exposed, the ignorance will always readily blame the God of love for all evil manifested.

      Many previous comments confirm this paradox, the God whose existence is denied, still is being blamed.

      Voted up, and useful .

      Be blessed, and continue to be a blessing.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Paul Baker— Thank you for taking the time to read my article and post your comments. It is lunacy to assert that there is "nothing remarkable about the planet earth." What!? You must not have read my article, which irrefutably proves otherwise.

      The Universe is utterly hostile to life. We have searched the heavens at minimum 13 billion light-years away (that would be 78,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away if I calculated correctly) without finding any evidence of any Life anywhere else whatsoever . Meanwhile, the Earth is teeming with an incredible array of Life with more than two million species named thus far—having just scratched the surface.

      As for super smart aliens, I am amused that people who believe in aliens, which I don't, always talk about what geniuses they are. Why? Why wouldn't aliens just as likely be neanderthals as genuises?

      James :D

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      paul baker winsford uk 

      8 years ago

      we have now discovered planet's with atmosphere's orbiting other star's

      and we will in the not to distant future be able to detect life on them

      There is nothing remarkable about the planet earth i am convinced that our galaxy and universe is teeming with life

      There would be ALIEN CIVILISATIONS hundred's,thousand's'millions

      of years ahead of us we are just a speck in space and time.

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      James A Watkins 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      rayeesakhan— Thank you for that link. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community!

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      rayeesakhan 

      10 years ago from Saudi Arabia

      Miracles of the Quran - 5 Scientific Facts in Quran

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Miracles-...

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      James A Watkins 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      hemustincrease— Welcome to the Hub Pages Community!

      I share your firm conviction that Scripture is the inspired Word of God. I too believe the Genesis account of creation.

      I very much enjoyed your excellent comments. Thank you for reading my words. I appreciate the encouragement. And you are welcome.

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      hemustincrease 

      10 years ago

      This was interesting to me from the slant of considering Earth as the only planet providing a clear view of the universe. I am a firm believer in Scripture as the inspired Word of God and believe the Genesis account of creation to be the ONLY truth. Answers in Genesis and ICR etc have informed me in so many helpful ways as to the evidences for the Genesis account.

      "It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out."

      Proverbs 25:2

      I like this verse for a number of reasons. But in terms of creation, i consider that God has indeed hidden MUCH from us, but yet given us the desire and the intelligence to discover much also. And with each new discovery HE IS GIVEN THE GLORY as He should be. Because even when those who do not believe, make new discoveries, HE is still glorified by those who love Him.

      Looking from earth into the rest of the universe is certainly a 'searching things out'.

      Thanks for this hub.

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      DeBorrah K. Ogans— Thank you! This is one of my first three Hubs I think. Ah! John. I love reading the Gospel of John. So full of love and beauty.

      I agree with your comments wholeheartedly. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement. I greatly appreciate the beatific soul that is you.

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      James A Watkins, Interesting hub! I BELIEVE the SCRIPTURES describes as well as defines Him quite thoroughly and comprehensively... "In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD He was in the Beginning with GOD. ALL things were made through HIM and without HIM nothing was made that was made. In HIM was LIFE, and the LIFE was the LIGHT of men. And the LIGHT shines in darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not...."

      GOD is our Creator & Maker the Giver and Sustainer of LIFE! "HE is Alpha & Omega the Beginning & the end..." HE IS the GREAT "I AM," it is in HIM our true plan & purpose in LIFE resides....

      May His Grace and Peace be with you. Thank You for sharing, In His love & blessings!

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      satyam12— Thank you very much for your kind compliments. You have made a very interesting commentary. I've never been in a black hole. There is no telling what might be in there. You might be right. It could be a portal to another universe. Even though I am a Christian, far be it from me to dispute a lovely lady and her Hindu religion truths. I appreciate your visit and your comments. Go well and peace. And do come again. :)

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      satyam12 

      11 years ago from india

      first of all james i congrutulate u for this faboulous article u are descriptive as well as informative andur believe about god is great , but what will utell about this in hindu beliefs there are seven places createsd by god that aere yakshaloka, patallok,parilok means fairyland pichaslokmeans land of ghosts,bonalokmeans land of liliput and danavlokmeans land of demons and if earth is the only place where are this places recairnation is areality and people who have gone through past regression theraphy have experienced there past lifes, but ialso beleve that earth is aunique place burt what about multiuniverses and the theory of place and time isay that there are multiearths in the multiuniverses but they cant coorelate each other and the blackholes are the the paths to the other universes plz answer

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      Marliza Gunter— They surely do get angry, don't they. Thank you for reading my Hub. Welcome to HubPages!

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      Marliza Gunter 

      11 years ago

      lol...sjoe!! but the people can get angry over a Lovable and Giving God...

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      Kebennett1— Thank you very much for your insightful commentary. I so appreciate you for taking the time to read my Hubs and leave these affirmative remarks. :-)

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      Kebennett1 

      11 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      James, wise words from a wise man who has strong faith and strong convictions. Stand firm. God is the Creator and man is the destroyer by God given free will. Only when we all choose to use our free will wisely, for the good that God intended will the self destruction we have begun here on earth change. If these are the last days, it will not change, because man will not change as it is foretold in Revelations! Need, I say it again? Keep writing James! You reach people!

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      Alexander Mark— You are welcome! The affirmation was well worth the wait, my friend. I appreciate you.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      11 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Sorry for the repeat comment, had a bad connection and it posted twice, feel free to delete.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      11 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks again for a simple reasonable and Godly perspective. I wish I had been able to participate in the comment debates, but it took me a while to work my way to this hub. As always, love how you write the truth. It's solid and Biblical.

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      bernie1936— Thank you for your fine angle on the subject. If you come across a garden in the midst of a wild field, you just know there is a garderner, right? I appreciate you coming by.

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      bernie1936 

      11 years ago

      To those who believe that we somehow evolved from some slime, I have a question. Where did the slime come from?

      I'm a practical thinker.I have a mechanical mind. I look at a chair. Somebody designed it and made it. That chair did not evolve from a tree on its own. There was a creator behind it.

      The biblical account of creation makes sense.  The problem is we humans are screwing it up.

      Thanks James

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      frogyfish— I love The Truth Project! After I brought the DVDs home I watched again 4 times. Thank you for reading and commenting. I am glad it brought you pleasure.

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      frogyfish 

      11 years ago from Central United States of America

      Enjoyed your hub, and enjoyed skimming through the many comments and discussion. I did see The Truth Project last year too and thought it was tremendous!

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Carrie Bradshaw— I appreciate your ongoing encouragement as well.  I hoped, with these first three Hubs about God, to establish He is there; without getting into religion per se.  Later, I will write about the Way.  Nice to hear from you!

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Jmell— Your words offer great encouragement to me.  I thank you for reading and leaving your thoughtful comments. 

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      AMEN, Jmell!  Thus, the reason we write, not for our glory, but for His and for His purpose ~ that those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will repent of their sins and enter into His mighty grace and love for all eternity! He is our Father and He loves us, and like Him we share His love with others!

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      Jmell 

      12 years ago from El Paso, Texas, USA

      James....a wonderfully well spoken Hub! Your powerful and thoughtful responses warm the heart - hold fast to them, the game isn't over yet.....and some are convicted by your seeds.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Ms. Bradshaw— We have a tie! You both win the grand prize! Eternal Life!

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Charles Crosby— We have a winner!

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      Charles, yes that is truth. Because we know in John 1:1 that in the beginning was God and the Word (Jesus) was with God and the Word was God, we know that God SPOKE to create everything.

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      Charles Crosby 

      12 years ago

      Who is God The Creator? Answer: The Lord Jesus Christ

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

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      David Walli 

      12 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Thanks. That is cool that you met Ravi. Will check out the truth project.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      lefseriver— I have indeed seen that incredible DVD. And I had the blessing of meeting Ravi here in Orlando a couple years ago. He did great work for one of my favorite sets of wisdom in the postmodern world—The Truth Project. Check it out.

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      David Walli 

      12 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Another interesting site is called Project Wittenberg, which has doctrinal articles from a Lutheran perspective.

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      David Walli 

      12 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      'books or writings by men of great faith such as C.S. Lewis; Kirkegaard; Sir Isaac Newton; Francis Schaeffer; Os Guinness; Augustine; William Wilberforce', you have a great selection of authors there. Very interesting hub, and great discussion... Have you seen the video The Privileged Planet? I think it is well done. We really are fearfully and wonderfully made. A great Christian apologist also is Ravi Zacharias.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Frieda— I sure appreciate you for saying so. Thanks for coming by. It's nice to meet you.

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      Frieda Babbley 

      12 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Interesting thoughts here James.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      jshaiju— All I can say to that is: AMEN!

      Thank you for reminding me.

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      jshaiju 

      12 years ago from Chennai, India

      I am reminded of Philippians 3:10. To know the power of his resurrection in our human nature should be our prime pursuit. The rest are secondary.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      AMEN!

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Ms. Bradshaw— My motive for devoting hours and hours of my limited time on earth is definitely not to get puffed up. It is to get to know Him as best I can with my small understanding before I die.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      COOL! That would be awesome for so many like myself (and of course, ME!) LOL We do need knowledge to best fight this spiritual war, as God says "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Josea 4:6). Though some study merely to be "puffed up" (1 Cor 8:1), that is truly not my motive. Thank God He led me through the group of "swine" last week ~ He brought back to my remembrance scripture after scripture (John 14:26). And I believe, His Word (in truth) does not return to Him VOID (Isaiah 55:11). AMEN.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Ms. Bradshaw— Maybe I'll do a Hub about book recommendations for those who seek a deep theological Truth. It would require a lot of thought to narrow it down to maybe a dozen.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      I wish I could have a career in the history of Christianity, Doctrine and Theology! Because we don't do this type of study or ministry for financial provision and because I am the provider for my daughter (and homeowner), this is not possible....YET....:-) But I LOVE it and will continue to study and support others in the family of God, as well as challenge (in love) those who desire to seek Him.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Ms. Bradshaw— I am a big fan of Clive Staples Lewis. And Francis Schaeffer, too. I am blessed to have an extensive library of books about the History of Christianity, Doctrine and Theology.

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      Oh, the greatest gift ~ COMPASSION! C.S. Lewis did, too!!

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      You are welcome and thank you! I struggle with smoking, too. :D

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      I relate to Carrie's character in that she struggles with smoking and writes her deepest thoughts and observations. Ratings aren't my priority here; I just love having a place to write and am very blessed to have fans, including you. Thank you.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Ms. Bradshaw— (By the way—I haven't seen "Sex in the City" in years and did not know you were born again. That's awesome. But probably not good for ratings.)

      We are truly blessed! Thank you for reading and commenting—with Scripture! I love it!

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      Carrie Bradshaw 

      12 years ago from Manhattan

      You are blessed! We are blessed! This is why the verse Romans 1:20 is sooooo TRUE: "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse." GOD IS I AM. Fabulous!

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Gabriel— Thank you for your succint commentary. H.G. Wells influenced American thought greatly toward this sickness we call Scientism. I appreciate you for reading my post and I hope to read posts from you soon.

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      gabrielv 

      12 years ago

      "ONLY SCIENCE GIVES RELIABLE TRUTH"

      This modern slogan seems reasonable at first.  Many people think knowledge begins and ends with the scientific method. Anything else is mere opinion and unsubstantiated belief, a view sometimes called "scientism". However, those who hold this view will be surprised to know that it self-destructs. 

      Consider this dialog:  

      "I don't believe in Intelligent Design" (or God, or religion)

      "Why not?" 

      "There is no scientific evidence for it."  

      "Then you shouldn't believe in science either." 

      "Why not?" 

      "Because there is no scientific evidence for it."

      Therefore, to say that "Only science gives reliable truth" is a statement "about" truth that also purports to "be" true, in the same way that the statement "All English sentences are false" claims to be true. 

      As it turns out, this claim is not a fact "of" science. It is a philosophical assertion "about" science that itself cannot be proven by the scientific method and would therefore be unreliable. 

      Great article James!

      -Gabriel

      The Order of Christian Knights

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      ReuVera— Thank you very much! It seems as if each of us had a blueprint. All blueprints are created by someone. It is indeed a miracle. And a blessing that God has left us these proofs if we will see them for what they are.

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      ReuVera 

      12 years ago from USA

      It was a tremendously interesting article. I agree with k@ri so much. I am taking some course right now that I have to study Body Structure and Function class. I can't help wondering how perfect our body is created. Every little tiny part has a perfect task and function. The most amazing is our reproductive system. The whole genetic heritage, all genetic material is enclosed in a tiny tiny DNA molecule. What is it if not a miracle that God shows us?

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Elynjo— I am pleased you find it so. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Elynjo 

      12 years ago from Sin City

      A very fascinating hub, made me regret quitting Premed :-)

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      k@ri— I am so glad you enjoyed it! Phew! An OR Nurse!? Tough job; God Bless You for doing it. You are in a unique position to witness God's handiwork. It is wonderful that the Spirit has revealed the Truth to you.

      I appreciate you for taking the time to read and to comment.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      12 years ago from Ohio

      I really enjoyed reading this! I am an OR nurse, and each body is very different. Textbook rarely happens! Each one is different and unique. Not only nature proves that we are not random, but the human body proves it to me also. There is no way all of it could work so well together and be random. I am continually amazed at what people can overcome! I strongly believe we are here for a purpose! I do not really believe in coincidence. :)

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Ivan- You are welcome. And thank you for your intelligent commentary. BTW—you bear a striking resemblance to Boris Gudonov!

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      Ivan the Terrible 

      12 years ago from Madrid

      I am happy that you are so positive in your beliefs, but I have seen incidents where people die for cause that is not what they believe it to be.  I am not here to tell you that I think you are wrong to believe what you believe, just to say that for me it makes little sense.  The plural "you" is meant that christians and other people of other religions believe in their sacred books but most of the time, apart from anecdotal evidence have little else to prove to me that their beliefs are worth examining.

      I appreciate the whole idea of faith, and I guess I was born without a faith gene because I need to know that something is true, or at least has a chance of being true, before I devote a portion of my few days of life to believing in it.  In short, I have yet to see anything that convinces me, and simply believing it to be true is not good enough for me to accept the idea.  I could just as easily believe in any of the Greek or Norse myths, but I don't give them much credence either.

      So I am glad that you have the basis for your faith, but again, I just can't follow that path. and thanks for replying to the questions I posed. I am not trying to trick anyone, just to get replies to my questions. Thanks!

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Hello Ivan- Since I didn't quote any scripture in this post, this is a Red Herring, but I'll take the bait anyway.

      You have sensed that the Bible is the primary source of my personal faith in God and that is true but it is far from the only source. There are also the hundreds of books I have read besides the Bible by Christian thinkers and writers written over a period of 2000 years, most of all of whom were exceptionally bright people who lived exemplary lives and were convinced of the Truth of the Message.

      The martyrdoms of the 12 Apostles; the martyrdoms of countless Christians under Roman rule until Constantine; are a source of Faith for me. (You don't see people willing to be burned at the stake over fairy tales.) The persecutions and martyrdoms of Believers throughout History—of which I am a keen student as well—including today in Asia and Africa show me a belief system at least worth investigating thoroughly before I shut my mind to it. (And I am not referring to blowing up busses of women and children—those are murderers, not real martyrs. Real martyrs were killed for confessing their faith and refusing to recant it. Remember, these were real people, just like us, not fictional characters.)

      Then are the books on philosophy that I have read written by virtually everybody who is considered important in that field including some atheists and of course, modern deconstructionists.

      I have also studied other religions and they do not have the same meaning unless you are referring to basic morality written on most all human hearts (Common Law).

      Then there is the community of Believers that I am an active part of in my daily walk and that gives the opportunity to see Faith played out on the battlefield of the soul rather than merely in books.

      I also have an advantage many do not (these days) in that I grew up as a part of a large extended family of mostly strong Believers and I was able to learn from a young age why they believed what they did and how it affected their lives and even more—the lives of those around them. I also have witnessed the results in hundreds of lives of people I know who heard the Message but rejected it as you do—and have seen the effect the lost have had on those who tried to love them.

      To cap it off, I have personally witnessed miracles and known prophets.

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      Ivan the Terrible 

      12 years ago from Madrid

      Actually I think much of the confusion comes from people who believe in god. You have basically one source for your beliefs, the bible, and you use it over and over again to prove that the bible is right. By quoting scripture and verse you ignore that simple fact that no book can prove itself to be the truth. Yes, you believe it is the truth, and that is great for you, but for the rest of us who seek knowledge, science holds a better chance of proving something either true or false. Is there any source besides your bible that gives proof for your beliefs, or is it all 100% bible based? If that is so, why should anyone believe you over Islam or any other religion? After all, they are all preaching the same basic premise: believe me because it is written here in this book.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Satyam- You are welcome! I am glad you read it and liked it.

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      Satyam7 

      12 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a wonderful article. God's wisdom has made this world to understand in scientific terms. Thank you.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Deltachord- Thank you! Thank you very much!

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      Deltachord 

      12 years ago from United States

      I applaude your article, James. Those trying to argue that science disproves the existence of God haven't fully considered the scientific facts you listed and deeply thought about the implications of them.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      cheaptrick- Thank you for contributing to the conversation.  No doubt time has a beginning and an end.  The argument for design has been around since man began to write but I was mostly commenting on newer developments in science that bear out those ancient thinkers—not in contradiction to them as one might expect from a scientific community predisposed to be anti-God. 

      I call God a "He" because He does.  Jesus said to address God as "Father" and I am willing to trust that Jesus—knowing what I do about the rest of his Character—knows what He is talking about better than I—or you. 

      You are right that a finite being cannot really know, or maybe even look at, an infinite being such as the God of all reality.  I strive to learn as much about Him as I can in my lowly position.  I think His personality is about the same as the personality of Jesus, and Him we know a fair amount about. 

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      12 years ago

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      cheaptrick 

      12 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      first of all,time is variable because it is entwined in space.if time is variable there must be a beggining and an end.second,the argument for proof by design has been around for ever.it is an illusion brought about by lack of scientific observation and understanding of the evolution and addaptation of all things.third,it is the hight of arogance to humanize god in any fassion(why is god a he?).god by nature must be infinite,we are finite,these are mutualy exclusive and cannot comune without a bridge of some sort.the word that comes to mind is "hope"sustained by "faith"that our hope is accuarate.everything written by men is influenced by men and therefore suspect.how can the finite experience the infinite?,it is mathmaticaly impossible.so we are left with "hope" and "faith"....peace...

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      shreekrishna- You are a deep thinker and you express yourself well. Thank you for your thoughful remarks. I enjoyed them.

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      shreekrishna 

      12 years ago

      god ,

      we cant define it in words ,

      it is beyond real , unreal everything we know ,

      becoz it itself made real and others.

      after god , times come that is also a creature of god ,

      which cant stop , most people say that , we have a limited time.

      but in actually time is only human's thought.

      life has no relation with time.

      becoz time has no stopage , so humans count their life with time.

      the actuall meaning , target of life cant be understood by us.

      becoz we still dont know what is life.

      if you know , then ask once again.

      great article , nice to meet you.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Robert- Your first sentence lifted my spirits greatly. 

      I appreciate the facetiousness in this line, "unless . . . living in a perfect world for eternity . . . "  That brought a big smile to my face. 

      A lot of people are searching because they have not been taught as children. 

      Thanks for your wise words.

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      Robert Jonatzke 

      12 years ago

      James,

      Truly you are a man of great faith and your rewards are waiting for you. Those who choose to dispute Intelligent Design do so out of fear not knowledge. It is a sign of our free will yet they can not see it. If they employed pure logic in thier life they would living the way God had intended. There is no downside whatever in not killing, not stealing, not committing adultery or not having any other God. You can live and die believing and suffer no ill effects unless of course you count living in a perfect world for eternity an ill effect. Let them ponder but when their time comes they will call to Him.

      Keep on Bloggin'

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      You are welcome. I hope there are no hard feelings. I don't think Hitler hated Jews because of their religion. I think he hated them because they controlled the gold.

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      issues veritas 

      12 years ago

      Logic dictates a relationship on events like Hitler trying to expunge the religious element of Jews that threatened his power.

      The fact the Angels are non human and are higher up on the scale, indicates design flaws in creation and therefore in the Creator.

      I can see that you and I will continue to disagree without resolve.

      So thanks for your hospitality.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      issues veritas- Stalin and Mao did kill many religious people but to blame their actions on religion is illogical. You can blame it on their religion—Atheism! Besides, they also murdered millions for other reasons such as political dissent. Stalin killed many of his inner circle of other atheists just because he was a paranoid freak inhabited by a demon. Both of them starved millions to death just so they have less mouths to feed.

      People are capable of incredible cruelty and evil; they are also capable of awesome goodness and mercy and love. I just don't see this as a defect. I see it as we have a wide, wide range of possible actions and we get to choose. If we choose evil that is not God's fault it is our own fault.

      It is not my experience that people are "weighted" toward the bad. On the contrary, the vast majority of people I know—and I am blessed with many friends and acquaintances—are good people. Everybody misses the mark, of course.

      I believe Scriptures are inspired by God. Perhaps Shakespeare was, too.

      I didn't mean to skip over your brief mention of Angels. I believe in angels and demons. Apparently they have free will, too, and perhaps 2/3 of them choose to be on God's side so that means they were weighted towards the good by a 2 to 1 ratio.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      marinealways24- I see that I missed an earlier post from you. If we are alone in this universe—and I believe that we are but I am not certain—this should not make us arrogant. It should make us humble and grateful. Why would God make such an astoundingly enormous universe with life only in a little corner of it? To show us who He is as the Creator God. To display His creativity. When Rembrandt created a painting he wanted it to be the best he could come up with. God made an amazing universe here. I think we should give Him His props.

      I certainly believe it is possible there could be life on other planets. I do not think we will ever be able to study every part of the universe. I know the search for extraterrestial life has been going on with ferver at great expense because we want to find evidence of it. Whoever finds it will have made the greatest discovery of ALL TIME. But I am struck by the fact we see nothing but hostile space, incapable of sustaining life except: this little blue ball with the absolutely perfect conditions for life to flourish. I am only asking folks to think it over.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      marinealways24- Hobbes had a theory about life: "Life is nasty, brutish and short."

      You ask excellent questions.  I can't say I have a strong insight into these things that trouble you (and most everybody else).  God says he causes rain to fall on the wicked and the just and the sun to shine on the righteous and the not-so-righteous.  So, all people receive some blessings in life—in addition to life itself.  And all people experience hardship, too.  But none of us suffers as much as Jesus did.

      The hardest to understand is why a little baby would die.  That is a good question that I don't have a ready answer for.

      Maybe God sees that the baby will somehow come to a terrible end as an apostate and it is better to call it up to heaven now.  Maybe there is a great lesson to be learned by those who love the baby that can be learned no other way. 

      If God illumines my mind with better answers, I will let you know. I do know that God does not think as we do or behave as we would wish Him to. His ways are not our ways. The story of Joseph in Genesis is a good example of how what is terrible in human terms—while it is happening—in God's ways it is a wonderful thing because it is the only way the story could have turned out as it did.

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      issues veritas 

      12 years ago

      James,

      Muslim terrorists are killing for their religion.

      Dictators, like Stalin, Hitler and others kill to prevent religion from interfering with their power.

      So all of these are still religious related.

      James you keep avoiding the Angels and my contention about putting out bad products.

      There are no scriptures or documents that give you or anyone else any idea why the Earth needs billions of people. And then to contend that God has a plan for each of them.

      People are no different today than they were 4000 years ago.

      Human nature is a design defect, where the normal condition is weighted towards the bad side.

      Scriptures are made made much like the writings of William Shakespeare.

      If God's plan was to have Hell on Earth, then the plan is working very well.

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      marinealways24 

      12 years ago

      As far as innocents dying, I must ask, "Who is innocent?"

      Innocent = Healthy mother having a healthy baby that dies at 2 weeks old. Crack head mom having 5 kids with a healthy mom being infertile? Did God favor the crack head mom over the healthy mom? How about a man in jail who has just died from lethal injection? Lets say this man was convicted and killed when he was really innocent of the crime. Do you have a theory on these things?

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      marinealways24- God made each of us for a specific reason or purpose but does not force us to fulfill that purpose. We have to decide to choose our own path or His path.

      If I may be the observer of the obvious—there are many things we will never understand on this side, in this vale of tears. Unless we are referring to natural disasters, most innocents die at the hands of other men. The reason for natural disasters might be to remind us how fragile life is, in the hopes we will do something with our lives while we have the opportunity.

      The reason for suffering is that we learn lessons through suffering that we learn no other way.

      As far as innocents dying, I must ask, "Who is innocent?"

      Anyway, we all die, innocent or not. It is a question of when. Considering the span of time our human race has been on the earth, the number of years one person lives is overblown in our shallow perspective.

      I think how long we live is not as important as what did we do while we were alive.

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      marinealways24 

      12 years ago

      No disrespect, would it not be arrogant and selfish to say this universe is "only" for us? If you believe in God, you believe "all" is possible? If all is possible, how can you rule out "other" life. The airplanes we build can be destroyed by a single bird. Do you think we have the capability of studying every planet in the universe?

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Estan- thank you very much.

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      marinealways24 

      12 years ago

      If God has "reason" for all in your idea, what is your theory of innocents dying?

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      ESTAN FULLER 

      12 years ago

      Your articles are mind boggling especially for a ole countrty boy like me.Since I have spent 32000 hrs. in the air, I truly believe that all you say is true,there was a master creator and his name is God.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      Johnnie- I do feel privileged to be alive and grateful for the incredible blessings that have been bestowed upon me. I deserved nothing but I received much. Thank you for your comments!

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      Johnnie Hennessee 

      12 years ago

      "Nature itself does teach there is a higher power" All we have to do is look around us and see the beauty and magesty we are surrounded by and know that none of it happened by chance. God, in all his infinite glory, chose to put us on his planet and we should all feel privledged to be a part of such a wonderful creation. The wonders of this world are only eclipsed by the wonders of our loving God. Kudos, on another great hub...I always enjoy reading them.

      Johnnie

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      If we were merely products we would be robots. Humans are much more—you know that. We have free will, sir. Free will—get it?

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      issues veritas- I respectfully disagree about religion resulting in violence unless you believe Muslim Terrorists are really practicing their religion when they blow up buses full of women and children.

      100 million people were killed in the 20th century as the result of 3 atheists: Stalin, Mao and Hitler.  Maybe atheism results in mass murder?

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      issues veritas 

      12 years ago

      Jim

      No I mean that you can only be as good as you are created to be.

      If you are created poorly than you will act poorly.

      Just like any product.

      A defect in design causes the product to fail.

      We have no idea who created the Angels or maybe you do, in any case they have problems and they aren't human. The nature of humans appears to be counter of what you say God expected of us.

      Most of the violence and deaths in the world today are the result of religious differences. That alone is ironic, killing in the name of their God.

      Thanks for your query.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      You mean that if our creator gave us complete free will, it is His fault what we have done with it?

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      issues veritas 

      12 years ago

      We are only as good as our creator made us.

      Remember, even the Angel didn't all turn out good, and we are certainly not Angels.

      "natural bridge" not bridge.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      issues veritas- That is OK. Not everybody will join the party. I know that. You make good comments and I will address a couple of them, if I may.

      To say that faith and intelligent thought have no bridge between them is, well, pardon me for saying so: ridiculous. Having read books or writings by men of great faith such as C.S. Lewis; Kirkegaard; Sir Isaac Newton; Francis Schaeffer; Os Guinness; Augustine; William Wilberforce; Dr. Johnson—to just name a few of the top of my little pointed head—I think a conclusion that these men had no intelligent thought is nonsensical. Let's be for real.

      You may note that I never said the Creator is proud of the Earth as it is—in the hands of the human race He granted free will to make of it what they will. If anybody should be ashamed it is us.

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      issues veritas 

      12 years ago

      There is also life in a petrie dish, but I wouldn't brag about it.

      Big numbers don't make a case, that have no facts.

      Even life on Earth is not in the form of humans, so to say there is no other life in the universe is not valid.

      You have your beliefs and I don't want to change them.

      Faith and Intelligent Thought have no natural bridge connecting them.

      Any Creator that is going to take credit for the Earth today, should be ashamed of it. This is not a shining example of success. It never has been and it doesn't look like that will ever change.

      Sorry, I couldn't join the party.

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      James A Watkins 

      12 years ago from Chicago

      mdawson17- Thank you for taking the time to read my post and your comments alone make it all worthwhile. You are gracious, loving and loved by The Father. May you always abide in Him. You get it!

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      mdawson17 

      12 years ago

      What a hub!!! I praise God every day and It is when I read something as such as this hub I thank God for such expressive and detailed writers as you!! You were able to break down the many scientific beliefs and turn them back to the truth

      "THE MAGNIFICANT WONDERS OF GOD"

      Great Hub!!!!! Awesome work!!!!!

      Thank You

      James

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