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Creation: (Article continued from "Intro")

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Everything in this life points to a creator. If we just look around it is obvious that the universe and all that is in it was formed by intelligent design, not chance. There is an undeniable order to the universe, like a computer program executing commands from its code. There are laws by which all things are governed and controlled.

Can matter come from non matter or order from disorder? Naturally speaking, can something really come from nothing? Is it truly believable that there was a “big bang” from nothingness, for no reason, and from this everything was formed? Friends, there was a big bang, and there was creation, but both came from God. Is a man created for a house or a house for a man? We were not created by the universe; the universe was created for us.

Evolutionists say that man evolved from apes. Is this truly believable? They say creationism is irrational, however is evolution really rational thought?

If man evolved from the ape, then the ape would have had to evolve from an animal lower in the so called chain of evolution, and so on until the first form of life. Evolutionists generally agree that the earth is about 4.5 billion years old. If evolution began at the smallest stage of life, why do we only find fossils of different species in their fully developed stages? For example, we have fossils from fully developed turtles and fossils from fully developed alligators but what about the fossils of the supposed in-between stages?

What about fossils from say an alligator to a lion and a lion to a horse and horse to an elephant? Where are all the transitional fossils? If evolution is true why do we only have link 1 (e.g. the turtle) and link 1000 (e.g. the alligator) from each transition? If the earth is 4.5 billion years old there would be trillions of transitional fossils. There are none however.  There have been rare findings of fossilized creatures with deformities that some will try to use as evidence for evolution, but a handful of deformed fossils does not prove anything.  If evolution were true we would not have a handful of transitional fossils, but an abundance of them.

God created each animal after its own kind, and man at the head of all creatures. God is the only uncreated being. His origins are the only unexplainable origins. God has always existed. It is impossible for us to fully understand this however because God is Spirit; He is supernatural and eternal.

Now I know some will say I have made a contradiction here. Before, discussing the creation of the universe, I said something can’t come from nothing. Now however I say that God is the only uncreated being. I have not made a contradiction however and here is the reason:

The universe in which we live is in the natural realm and we have natural minds. With our natural minds we understand natural things. If our minds are natural, how then can we fully understand things that are supernatural?

In other words, in the natural world, it's really not even plausible that the universe came from nothingness; something cannot come from nothing in the natural world we live in. In the supernatural realm however the laws of nature do not apply, therefore it is plausible and in fact more believable that God, who is supernatural, is an uncreated being and always existed.

What is impossible in the natural realm is not in the supernatural realm, therefore without contradiction I can say that it is impossible that the universe was formed by a “big bang” from nothingness, but it is possible that God has always existed.

Our minds were not created to discern supernatural things, our spirits were. Your mind may reject the notion of God and creation, but your spirit recognizes the truth even if you won’t admit it to yourself.

From God extends all things and by Him all things were created. We know God exists because the entire universe bears witness of Him. Again, everything points to intelligent design. The universe wasn't a freak accident or mistake, it was on purpose.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and man in His image or likeness. Adam was created first, and then Eve from the rib of Adam. Both were created flawless. Genesis 2:25 states man’s perfection and innocence: “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” Understand that where there is no sin there is no shame. It was not God’s intention for Adam or Eve to die at all. They were created perfectly, and were in a direct connection and relationship with God in the Garden of Eden. At this point they were not subject to death as we are now. Of all things God had created in the Garden of Eden, He only forbid Adam and Eve of one thing: the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:17) God gave a commandment which was to be kept. Keep in mind however that God created man and woman with free will.

Now like satan or the devil is present today, he was also present then. Satan is a fallen angel that led a failed rebellion against God before Adam and Eve were created. Satan was kicked out of heaven at that time, and hell was prepared for him and his followers.

The Bible tells us that through a serpent, satan deceived Eve into disobedience to God: "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die (if you eat of the tree God commanded you not to): For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." (Genesis 3:4-7)

This was man’s fatal mistake (literally). This was the first act of man’s willful and open disobedience to God. When Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they literally, though not intentionally, made satan their God. They disconnected themselves from God and connected to satan. The power and dominion over the earth Adam was given by God was now forfeited to satan.

This action in turn disconnected them from life (which was intended to be eternal) to death. Death (which God warned them about) entered into the world by their sin. Now because Adam and Eve sinned, since they were the first created, we have all been born into sin, the curse of death, imperfection and separation from God.  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12)

Therefore from this we can see many things. First, it was man’s own fault that we became separated from God; it was not God’s fault. Man inherited hell for himself by joining in satan’s rebellion against God; hell was not God’s original plan for us. By joining in satan’s rebellion however we became joint-heirs with him concerning his fate.

We chose death over life. Death, disease, corruption and all evil entered into the world because of man’s sin, therefore death, disease, corruption and evil is not to be blamed on God, but on satan and our own foolishness. In addition it was our disobedience to God which gave satan dominion on this earth to cause the pain and suffering the human race endures now.

Article continued on page 3: "Our Dilemma"

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