As noted in yesterday’s blog posting, I recently watched on Netflix the 2009 documentary “God of Wonders,” but people can also see the entire program on Youtube.  The awe-inspiring cinematography coupled with stunning facts about our amazing world and universe show that, without a doubt, there is a Creator and that He does love us more than we can ever comprehend.  As the film shows, the beauty, complexity, and order of creation all display God’s love of beauty, His amazing power, His limitless intelligence, and, perhaps best of all, His tremendous love for us.  There can be no doubt about His great love for us since He has provided all this for our enjoyment as well as to teach us about how great He is and how far He is above us in His character, wisdom, etc. 

Given all the wonders of creation, it is amazing that there are still people who doubt that there is a God, but some day, we will certainly all stand before this Holy and Righteous God and will be required to give account of our lives (Romans 14:12).  I would hate to stand before Him without the covering of the Blood of Jesus.  Yet, there will be many that will be there in that very situation (Revelation 20:11-15).  But their lack of belief will be without excuse according to the Bible.  We are told in Romans 1:20-21:  “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,  because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

As this passage explains, God reveals evidence of His existence and His love everywhere in creation.  Anyone with an open mind who is seeking the truth, even if they are born in the furthest uninhabited corners of the globe and don’t have the benefit of a modern education or scripture, they will still be able to figure out that there is a Creator from the abundant evidence that God provides everywhere in nature.  As I’ve written in previous blogs, the ancient Greeks figured out the incredible complexity and order throughout nature and figured out that such order required causation, and they subsequently determined that there had to be a Higher Being behind it all. 

From the study of the ancient Greek philosophers during the middle ages, many scholars learned of the Greek’s determination that there had to be a “first cause,” although the Greeks didn’t know His name.  From Wikipedia:  “'the First Cause is also the Prime Mover of the world; and, since motion is a fact revealed by the senses, the Prime Mover must exist by necessity, a being unable to be otherwise than it is. Consequently, it is also perfect and thus the ultimate object of desire, or the ‘Supreme Good’. And, since nature operates for a purpose, the Prime Mover must also be intelligent. Being eternal it is divine…' and we now know of it as ‘God.’ The ultimate cause, or source, of all natural phenomena occurring in the natural world had been discovered.”

Moreover, many Native Americans even figured it out through the wonder and beauty of nature without the aid of scripture.  Consequently, many of them worshipped what they called the Great Spirit

I pray that you will know this Supreme Being today in a personal way through the doorway to God, His Son Jesus (John 10:9 and John 14:6). 

 


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12/25/2016 3:52am

Indeed. As we all are the creature of God and He has sent us for a reason. So, we should do noble deeds and be fair with the creature of GOD. Walk on positive path and your eternal life will be beautiful.

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02/05/2017 8:24am

Praise our Lord - creator of all that you can observe with your sight. this was a titanic work!

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    I'm a retired soldier, having spent 23 years of my life serving our country, actually 30 years when you count the reserve and National Guard time as well.  I believe in servant leaders, following the example of our Lord, and I believe in giving back to the troops once one has attained a certain status or level of success in life.  But I also believe in fighting back against corruption and incompetence wherever you find it if it hurts people.  Our national values were worth dying for.  They are also worth living for.  A man or woman can actually live a life by these principles of humility, service, love, duty, and honor, and have a significant impact on the world around them...if you have the dedication to see it through. 

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