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Did Mankind Come into Existence through a Supreme Creator?

Is There a Real Purpose for Human Life?

Does Your Life have Real Meaning that you have Never Realized?

Was humanity created and put here on the earth by an intelligent and Almighty Creator for a definite purpose? And if so, WHAT IS THAT PURPOSE? And WHY is humanity so totally unaware of it?

TWO POSSIBILITIES

There are two possibilities for the origin of life, the theory of evolution and the belief in a supreme Creator who made all things for a definite purpose.

Those who accept evolution must still wrestle with the fact that in this process something of a lower level of existence evolves to a higher level of existence. It still does not answer the mystery of how matter itself came into existence.

Evolution begins after the fact, it does not attempt to explain how something could come from nothing. Although Scientists don’t always agree on the age of the universe, they do all virtually agree that the universe has an age. It had a definite beginning at some point in prehistory.

Some find it extremely difficult to believe in a Divine Creator that they have not seen with their own eyes. Yet could something suddenly come from nothing? That PHYSICAL MATTER suddenly appeared where there was NO PHYSICAL MATTER, and that LIFE sprang from NON-LIFE? And not only something from nothing coming into being of itself simply by chance with no intelligent force involved, -but then must accept that as this happened it produced perfect order and balance,. . .by itself?!

THE SPLENDOR OF IT ALL

When one looks around at the beauty and splendor of the earth, the plant life, the animal kingdom and the realm of man, the inquisitive mind can’t help but wonder WHO placed them in such perfect balance and harmony.

In his monumental book The Two Babylons Alexander Hislop wrote:

“There is this great difference between the works of men and works of God, that the same minute and searching investigation which displays the DEFECTS and IMPERFECTIONS of the one, brings out also the BEAUTIES of the other. If the most finely polished needle on which the art of man has been expended be subjected to a microscope, MANY INEQUALITIES, much ROUGHNESS and CLUMSINESS will be seen. But if the microscope be brought to bear on the flowers of the field, NO SUCH RESULT APPEARS. Instead of their beauty diminishing, NEW BEAUTIES and still more DELICATE, that have escaped the naked eye, ARE FORTHWITH DISCOVERED.”

It is obvious that the creation around us is awesome and far superior to anything the mind of man can design and the hands of man can make. And everything that was made, was made for a definite purpose.

UNIVERSE IS GOVERNED BY LAWS

Given the fact that the universe shows itself to be governed by fundamental laws that keep it hanging in perfect balance and order ... is it more REASONABLE to believe that the universe just happened by chance? Or is it MORE REASONABLE to conclude that there is a DIVINE MASTER MIND at work which transcends the dimensions of time and space?

MANY SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IN A CREATOR

Perhaps because the teaching of evolution has been such a staple in the classroom for some time now, many harbor the erroneous concept that only the “simple-minded” and “uneducated” could possibly believe in creation.

But in reality, this is not true at all. In fact, many of the most brilliant scientists of the past 150 years were convinced that it is more reasonable to believe in a Creator than not.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

“Quantum Mechanics is certainly imposing, but an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the SECRET OF THE OLD ONE. GOD does not play dice.”

STEPHEN HAWKING

“We could still imagine that there is a set of laws that determines events completely for some SUPERNATURAL BEING.”

SIR JAMES JEANS

“The existence of objects arises from their subsisting in the mind of some ETERNAL SPIRIT ... GOD is a mathematician and the universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.”

SIR FREDERICK HOYLE

“A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a SUPER-INTELLECT has monkeyed with physics, as well as chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”

WICKRAMASINGHE

“The probability of life forming from non-life is like having a tornado whip through a junkyard and creating a fully functional 747”.

EJOSE N. REYES

“The probability that life should exist due to random processes is incredibly small, one may say impossible, yet here we are! What are we to conclude? When considering the formation of the universe, it is reasonable to believe that an intelligent Creator acted to set its initial conditions and control parameters.”

WERHNER VON BRAUN

“To be forced to believe only one conclusion-that everything in the universe happened by chance would violate the very objectivity of science itself. What random process could produce the brains of a man or the system of the human eye?”

Note: The human eye contains a hundred million nerve cells which work together perfectly to allow you to see close up, at a distance, and in color.

DR. VON BRAUN AGAIN

“Atheists all over the world have called upon science as their crown witness against the existence of God. But as they try, with arrogant abuse of scientific reasoning to render proof there is no God, the simple and enlightening truth is that their arguments boomerang. For one of the most fundamental laws of natural science is that nothing in the physical world ever happens without a cause. There simply cannot be a creation without some kind of SPIRITUAL CREATOR.”

Notice that the distinguished Dr. Von Braun (NASA Director, and father of the American Space Program) realizes that there is an intelligence working in the universe that transcends the four dimensions of scientific understanding,—a CREATOR who is SPIRIT by nature.

THE BIBLE’S PERSPECTIVE OF GOD

The Bible’s perspective of God does describe a Being who transcends our four dimensional space-time concept.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2 Peter 3:8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Isaiah 46:9 For I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning.

Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

The Bible reveals that God created much by speaking,—”Let there be light, and there was light,” - “Let dry land appear, and it appeared.” (Genesis)

Could it be that several billion years ago an awesome Creator living in an existence of spirit and timelessness with other lesser spirits called angels, determined to create a universe from another substance we call matter? That one day this Creator spoke the words, “LET THE UNIVERSE APPEAR IN ALL OF ITS SPLENDOR!? And with blinding light and unfathomable power, in an instant it appeared?

EVERYTHING WAS DESIGNED FOR A PURPOSE

The following examples are from “The Collapse of Evolution”, by Scott M. Huse:

Gardening Ants: A fascinating relationship, which has been observed in nature, concerns the Bull’s Horn Acacia tree of Central and South America. This tree is furnished with large hollow thorns that are inhabited by a species of ferocious stinging ants. Consequently, the ants get food and shelter from the tree. The tree, for its part of the bargain, receives complete protection from all animal predators and plant competitors.

The ants viciously attack any and all intruders. But the truly remarkable aspect of this symbiotic relationship is the fact that these ants are gardeners! They make regular raids in all directions from their home tree, nipping off every green shoot that dares to show its head near their tree. As a result, this particular tree always has plenty of sunlight and space which is a rarity in the tropical jungle where the competition for such things is intense. Experiments have shown that when all if the ants are removed from one of these trees, the tree dies within 2 to 15 months!

Evolutionist casually label this type of symbiotic relationship as an example of co-adaptation. Of course, they never attempt to explain just how such an intricate relationship might have developed through the evolutionary process. Hence, the evolutionary viewpoint continues to be a matter of faith or presumption, not science. But how much more reasonable and logical is the faith of the creationist who perceives that these wonderful relationships are the purposeful and intelligently designed handiwork of an omniscient Creator.

WHAT IS MAN’S PURPOSE?

Everything that has been created was designed for a specific purpose. If the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom and the insect world have their own reasons for being, then what about man?

Certainly man is God’s crowning achievement.

Man alone was created with the ability to think and plan to bring his dreams into being.

Just what is God’s ultimate purpose for man?

The amazing truth is that you and I were created to become what God is, to actually be born into the Divine Family of God which consists now of the FATHER and the SON, both God, one Family. God is expanding His family to soon include what once were human beings.

Yes man is destined to not only be like Christ but share in His glory and inheritance. Jesus is the first-born of MANY SONS God is calling to glory, honor, dominion and eternal life.

Romans 8:29-30 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to BECOME CONFORMED to the IMAGE OF HIS SON, that He might be the FIRST-BORN among MANY BRETHREN; and who He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, THESE He also GLORIFIED.

Now notice this from the beloved Apostle John:

John 3:1-2 See how GREAT A LOVE the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called CHILDREN OF GOD; and SUCH WE ARE. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are CHILDREN OF GOD, and it HAS NOT APPEARED as yet WHAT WE SHALL BE. We know that, when He (Jesus) appears. WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM, because we shall see Him just as He is.

If we are faithful and obedient to God, we will share in His likeness and glory. Our appearance will ultimately take on His glorious appearance as described in Revelation 1:14-16,- “And His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire; and His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.”

My friends, do you begin to comprehend WHY YOU WERE BORN? JUST WHAT YOUR ULTIMATE DESTINY IS? YOUR VERY REASON FOR BEING?

God knew you before you were born.

He planned the day of your birth.

He saw your form before you were in your mother’s womb.

And it is His desire that you fulfill your ultimate destiny of being a part of the ROYAL FAMILY OF GOD, born of spirit, composed of spirit and blessed with eternal life.

God only knows the things He has planned for us in eternity. The Bible says that it has not entered into man’s mind the wonderful things God has planned for him.

BUT IT IS NOT AN EASY THING! You must lay down your will, your selfish wants and desires and submit to God’s will, your heavenly Father knows best.

God was willing to lay down His very life for you, in order to bring you to eternal glory, are you willing to cooperate with Him by submitting to His will in your life?

God, the Son had to come to earth as Jesus, a mortal man. Why? In order that He may die for you and me and for all who will believe and accept His sacrifice. Why? Because we broke the rules, and breaking the rules is called sin by God. Sin requires a penalty, and the penalty is eternal death (Romans 6:23). Because God loves us so much, the Father willingly sent His Son to die in our place, and Jesus, the Son willingly laid down His precious life for that purpose. You see, Jesus, the man, also had a purpose to fulfill while on the earth.

ENLIGHTENING SCRIPTURES

Philippians 3;20-21 For OUR CITIZENSHIP is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; WHO WILL TRANSFORM THE BODY OF OUR HUMBLE STATE INTO CONFORMITY WITH THE BODY OF GLORY, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.

Revelation 2:26 He who overcomes, I will grant to him to SIT DOWN WITH ME ON MY THRONE, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Romans 8:14 & vs 17 For all who are being led by the spirit of God, these are SONS OF GOD.” ... “And if CHILDREN, HEIRS ALSO, heirs of God and FELLOW-HEIRS with CHRIST, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be GLORIFIED WITH HIM.

Romans 8:19-23 For the anxious longing of the CREATION waits eagerly for the REVEALING of the SONS OF GOD. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be SET FREE from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the GLORY of the CHILDREN OF GOD. For we know that the WHOLE CREATION groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for OUR ADOPTION AS SONS, the redemption of the body.

Isn’t that absolutely incredible?!

The entire creation has been suffering since the beginning because of sin, and is now anxiously awaiting the revealing of the glorified children of God who will set it free from corruption.

We see in the prophecies of Isaiah (Chapters 2, 11) that even the animals will drastically change at that time. The Lion will eat grass and will lay down with other animals of the herd. The pain and suffering will come to an end. The Lord declares, “There will be no harm on My Holy Mountain.”

WONDERINGS FROM LONG AGO

A young shepherd boy who would later become King of Israel pondered the mystery of man:

Psalm 8:3-6 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place; WHAT IS MAN, that you are mindful of him? Yet You have made him a little lower than the angels (for a while) and do crown him with glory and majesty. You do make him rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.

“WHAT AM I?”

“WHY AM I?”

You are the workmanship of the Divine Creator, God. You are living in the flesh in order to learn to submit to the will of God. He wants you to be a part of His family, His team. He wants you to share in His glory and receive eternal life.

You have two choices, Life and Death.

God will not allow those who choose rebellion against His government to receive eternal life.

They will suffer the second death in the Lake of Fire.

Contrary to what you may have heard or been taught, you do not have an immortal soul, you are mortal.

Right now you are being tested to see if you have the “right stuff’ for adoption into the Divine Family. God desires that all would change and submit to His will, but He knows this will never happen, but the door is open for you. You don’t have to be a part of the many who will perish in the flames of the Lake of Fire.

Jesus said:

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and MANY ARE THOSE WHO ENTER BY IT.” “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to LIFE, and FEW ARE THOSE WHO FIND IT.

Through MAN, GOD IS REPRODUCING HIMSELF!

HE IS EXPANDING HIS FAMILY!

This is your very purpose for being.

Please don’t miss the opportunity.

Your heavenly Father, and indeed the whole creation is awaiting your decision.

Choose Life.

The End
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