Putting Life In Perspective as I inch closer to my end. Our span on earth is quite short, but getting through it seems long and grueling. The learning curve for some consists of ongoing trials and tribulation bringing hardship. Others conquer and flourish bringing peace and harmony. On one hand, the spirit will embrace the challenges and succeed. On the other hand, the spirit will break (a hardening of the heart) bringing harshness and bitterness of living.
In retrospect, one thing comes to mind, how the heck did I ever get to the age I am now? Realistically speaking, I’m either one of two things: incredibly very lucky in life (happenstance… circumstantial) or God had a hand in it, Providence. I prefer the latter. Without going into detail, I base my analogy on certain facts from my youth to the present. Many instances have occurred where my life force was in jeopardy of being cut short, somehow, the sting of death passed by. Coincidence one may say, but in my heart, I know otherwise.
What Is My Purpose For Living?
I can remember at a very young age, think around 5 years old, there was this probing wonderment to know why I was here and where I came from. Fast forward! As my knowledge increased through the folly of teen years into the middle ’20s, that childhood intrigue periodically popped up. I knew if I didn’t pursue an answer on the subject it would eventually drive me nuts. So, in my family circle and acquaintance with different people the question was brought up, “is there a God and where is He?” The replies were never satisfactory and only stirred up more questions. Fortunately, I never let the thought go and continually begged the question, does God exist or not.
In my early 30’s the argument was finally presented in the form of an invitation. I could just believe and ask God in prayer to show me He is present. In my understanding by certain testimonies from people who witnessed to me, I’m here as a result of design through love spoken by a creator ( Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness Gen:1-26 ). In that respect, I do have a reason for my being and if there is a reason, my conclusion is, there must be a purpose, too. ( And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth Gen:1-28 ) After much contemplation, in my conviction, I took a huge leap of faith and chose to say, “yes!” accepting that invitation. As a result of my conversion, a new attitude brought forth renewed life leading up to my testimony, therefore, giving me reason and purpose to carry out the proclamation of Gods salvation to a disbelieving and dying world.
Is Life A Gift From God?
The declaration of the world says, “I’m just a coincidental accident”. With no convincing evidence, by mere chance, out of nothing the universe came into being. Poof! or “voila” as the French would say. The world views it, “The Big Bang Theory”! (Amazing How Bible Writers Wrote About It“) The cosmos were set in motion and over billions of years, as the clanging of matter accumulated into planet-sized objects earth was formed. Many eons later… life haphazardly appeared in forms of microscopic organisms. This appears as true through scientific study. Then many more eons later, through the process of evolution, the human species diverged from chimps or orangutans. Really! In a nutshell, that’s the emphatic theory progressive science from the left will have you believe. Not all true, especially the part where humans evolved from chimps or orangutans.
According to the Holy, Bible life is a gift from God. Men who were moved by the Spirit of God wrote, God had a plan for life and created everything in six days (including a man from the dust of the earth, not by evolution) and rested on the seventh. Hugh Ross (an Astrophysicist) gives a great explanation of the six days or long periods of time. So, there are two distinct hypotheses for the universe or “universes” and the existence of life.
Either, God created everything and all life according to scripture or things just happened by chance. Out of nothing, somehow, everywhere in the universe particles of matter (where did matter come from, what created matter?) scientifically congregated, heating up to tremendous temperatures then powerfully produced an explosion sending elements flinging through space. In due course, atoms formed and condensed into galaxies, planets, and stars in their respective order with all their complexities over 3 1/2 to 13, or however many billions of years ago, depending on whatever report you may believe in. Then life on our planet transpired from a simple cell (molecule) which appeared at random. Thus, the chaotic world we live in today!
Does Science Argue for or against God?
Does Science Prove The Existence Of God?
Gerald Schroeder is a scientist with over thirty years of experience in research and teaching. He earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees all at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with his doctorate thesis being under the supervision of physics professor Robley D. Evans. This was followed by five years on the staff of the MIT physics department prior to moving to Israel, where he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science and then the Volcani Research Institute, while also having a laboratory at The Hebrew University. His Doctorate is in two fields: Earth sciences and physics.
Gee! What’s next in our evolution?
Will people finally sprout wings in the next billion years?… or will life be extinguished from the face of the earth at the hands of evil greedy ego-driven dictators waiting to push the nuke buttons? The assumption is, after the annihilation of the planet, certain life forms will remain and evolve into some crazy species to rule the earth again… (not according to the Bible. The human species will still be around, but with glorified bodies after resurrection. )
The Bible says God created this planet to be inhabited Isaiah 45:18 and ruled by people created in His image, not to be destroyed! A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.” Ecclesiastes 1:4 God will, however, purge all the evil doings and restore everything back to righteousness… perhaps not in my lifetime, but according to all the prophecies in scripture (look at history), we are heading that direction.
As for me, I will serve the Lord to my end!