“Whatever exists is far off and most profound— who can discover it?”
Ecclesiastes 7.24 NIV
The nature of reality and its reason for existence is a mystery to man without a revelation of God. Solomon recognizes the murkiness of being. Man cannot answer the question that inevitably forms on his lips, “Why am I here?”
God provides the answer in Christ: “these are only the shadow of the things to come, but the reality is Christ!” Colossians 2.17.
#reality #existence #VOTD
QUESTION: Where did the universe come from?
ATHEIST: Presumably, from whatever existed before the ever increasing expansion of our universe commenced. There are of course theories based upon observable scientific facts, but the minds which so theorize are far beyond mine with regards to such. My best guess is that the elements which make up everything are eternal, and are merely transformed on a constant basis. That process then at some point leading to and developing into the universe. But that is only a guess, and a fairly uneducated one at that.
CHRISTIAN: One’s best guess is no answer at all. In fact, this is a perfect illustration of the futility of atheism. One builds his foundation on this? In a recent article, “There’s No Such Thing as a Naturalist,” Dr. Jeff Miller (Apologetics Press) illustrates the naturalist “have to” acceptance of supernaturalism to even begin a study of nature. In the fourth paragraph, Dr. Miller comments: “It is a mystery to the naturalist answering how the laws of nature exist since evidence indicates that they do not write themselves. So again, it would be unnatural (i.e., supernatural) for a law of science to write itself. But the naturalist must believe that very thing happened in order for the Universe to exist. He believes in the miraculous.”
Like Job, we lament constantly that this world is full of evil, and it is. We wonder if evil is not increasing, and it may well be. We ourselves feel the effects of sin and injustice, perhaps more than others.
It seems then a paradox to affirm that this world, as we encounter it, is perfect. Continue reading