It’s how God does things…
June 25, 2019
A Biblical worldview places the believer in direct opposition to the prevailing thought regarding the origin of the universe, earth, and all that is in them.
We are just beginning to consider the mechanics of space-time. But our world view credits the establishment of space-time firmly in the hands of God.
When God considered creating the humanity that he loved it wasn’t millions of years ago, it wasn’t yesterday, nor was it tomorrow or 100 years in the future, it was all these things and none of them.
See God created us as linier creation. We had a beginning. God put together a marvelous book which starts out ‘In the Beginning’. As common that bit of knowledge is, beginning wasn’t a common thing when the ‘beginning’ began. No, the beginning was a brand-new concept that God came up with and inserted it into a linier bubble we refer to as space-time.
See… God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit have no beginning. They have no end. They have what we would consider an ‘always’. They have always been; they will always be. They have no beginning point and no point at which they will have an ending.
Humanity was a unique concept invented by God and executed in perfection; an eternal being with a beginning, but like their creator, no end.
There is a saying there are only two things you can’t avoid; death and taxes. God broke the mold on that one too. From a humanistic position you’d agree with Benjamin Franklin. A secular worldview would say, Ben had it right. But Ben was wrong.
What this founding father of the United States failed to acknowledge was even when we die, we live. Our choices we make before we die physically, determines where we will exist in forevermore.
The secular world view misses another new thing that took place during the creation event; stuff.
That’s right stuff.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1 (NET)
We tend not to grasp the gravity of this statement. Prior to this, there was nothing in that ‘space’. God determines it is time to begin creation (there is that beginning thing again) and suddenly there was the earth and heavens, out of nothing.
The secular worldview will swear up and down that the universe and the earth were the result of a chaotic event called the ‘Big Bang’. This is a theory. It will likely remain a theory until God disproves this, because it is so difficult to reach back in time and determine what the causation of any known phenomena is.
If there was a Big Bang (and I’m not going to say there was), and it was the result of infinitely dense matter exploding, the big unanswered question is where did the matter come from? For a mass to become infinitely dense it requires lots and lots of matter scrunched together and compressed. The more it is compressed, and the more material added to the mass the more dense and more compressed it becomes.
The other thing about this massive amount of matter compressed down to a speck is that the greater the density and mass added the more gravitational force is exerted on everything around the infinitely dense material, the more it sucks in everything in its vicinity, and still greater the gravitational pull and density of the object.
Two questions that have never been answered even in a theoretical manner are:
1) where did all this matter come from that made up this infinitely dense mass?
2) How and what would cause this speck of ever-increasing gravitational force, which is swallowing up everything in its attraction field, to explode.
It defies imagination, how something that was sucking in everything around it suddenly rejected everything it had fueling this big bang. What made it go bang? How could it go bang? Isn’t it more likely that it would implode rather than explode and if that were the case and it was infinitely dense there would be nowhere for it to implode to; there wouldn’t be any internal space in the mass to implode upon?
This is the world opinion of how we came to exist. As a result of a cataclysmic cosmic event, steeped in chaos.
It defies imagination to accept this as fact. It defies imagination to consider that it is thought out well enough to be a theory. Yet everywhere there is a discussion of the Big Bang you see people nodding their heads in agreement simply accepting that this story tale is scientific fact.
If there was a bang it had to be fueled by something, what was that something that was so powerful and where’d all that mass density come from? Big problems for the Big Bang.
You may be thinking we drifted a ways away from what we started talking about related to righteousness.
just as it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one, there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God.
Romans 3:10-11 (NET)
If there is none righteous, then why are we encouraged to be righteous? It’s pretty simple really.
God wants to make something (us) righteous, out of nothing, actually out of less righteousness than nothing. He wants to instill righteousness in us, via his grace and mercy. Jesus attributes his righteousness upon us.
You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man who has been created in Godʼs image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth.
Ephesians 4:22-24 (NET)
We find ourselves laying aside all that isn’t righteous so we can put on the new man (or woman) who is created in God’s image; righteous like he is.
Effectively once again God takes our nothing version of righteousness discards it and where there is nothing, he imparts his righteousness.
Nothing we can do to earn it, we don’t deserve it, but we have it. You could even think of our make-believe righteousness is so unrighteous that it would amount to negative righteousness.
So, God does more than create something out of nothing with us. He takes a negative something and produces “Something Out of Nothing” again!
In the Grace of Jesus!