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A Matter Of Belief

By Richard Johnson, September 7, 2012:

Atheistic and materialistic science proposes two major theories for our origins. First the big bang theory to explain how the universe came into existence, and then evolution for how life began. More and more evidence is being uncovered that indicates the universe and all that is in it was the work of an intelligent designer, not chance. The truth is that the theories of the big bang and evolution are not as factual and convincing as their proponents pretend.

Because neither of these theories nor the belief in the Creation being wrought by God can be observed or repeated under observable experimental conditions, they are all belief systems that remain within the realm of faith. It comes down to what—and whom—you choose to believe.

Neither Creation nor big bang/evolution can be conclusively proven by scientific methods. So whether you choose to believe in Creation or big bang/evolution, it takes faith. And for faith to be sustained and grow, it must eventually be rewarded with some evidence, however small. Here is where creationists—and Christians in particular—are at a distinct advantage. Proponents of atheistic theories have their faith bolstered every time a new discovery is made that seems to support them, only to have their faith shaken when that new “evidence” is proven scientifically unsound. Creationists, on the other hand, have their faith rewarded every day. From the synchronization of the cosmos to the wonders of nature and the intricacies of the DNA molecule, everything points to the hand of an intelligent designer behind this universe of ours.

And that’s not all. Those who have made a personal direct connection with the Designer through His Son, Jesus Christ, can experience His loving presence. Through the answers we receive to our prayers and through the truth and freedom He reveals to us through His Word, our faith is continually rewarded and strengthened. Just as truly loving human relationships engender faith and trust between the parties, all that we receive from God helps us to trust Him and take Him at His word. Because the other things He tells us in the Bible ring true, we are able to view the Genesis account of Creation from a position of faith—not the faith of a gullible simpleton, but that of a thinking, sensible person who bases his or her decision on the character of a close and trusted friend who is the author of the account.

If you don’t yet know the Creator but would like to, you can start now by accepting Jesus as your Savior and inviting Him into your life. Simply pray:

Jesus, I want to know You personally, so I invite You to come into my heart. Thank You for dying for me that my sins may be forgiven and so I can have the gift of eternal life in the world to come. Amen.

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