Thursday, October 11, 2012

How did our world come to be? What is the reason for the whole universe's existence?

An artist's illustration of our
world's divine origin
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John 1:3 - "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

Questions:  How did "our" world come to be? What is the reason for the whole universe's existence?

Answer:

Perhaps, the "meatiest" of all Scripture is contained in this 1st chapter of John's Gospel. The last posting dealt with the first 2 verses, having to do with "in the beginning." This emeritus Christian pastor did not even delve into the name given to Jesus Christ as the "Word." Such explanation  study and detail could be contained in a future "The Christian Message" website topical message in the future and then linked to this Gospel of John questions and answers.

John 1:3 - "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

In simple straightforward language the Bible tells us finite human beings that our world and everything came into existence, by the creative action of Jesus Christ. All that we sense, feel and witness; and even all that we can't comprehend  such as unlimited outer space, had its beginning in the person of Jesus Christ:

[Note: Click on the Scripture reference itself to view the New King James Version translation]

Revelation 4:11 - "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." - KJV 

Heb 1:1-2 - "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds." - KJV 


Colossians 1:16-17 - "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." - KJV 

The natural question is often asked:  

"I thought God created everything. What's this about Christ creating everything? Doesn't it say in Genesis 1:1 that God performed it all? Is the Bible contradicting itself?"

Certainly God created all; because His divine revelation (which, by one of its own definitions) cannot lie. But, here in the Christian New Testament, God's Word says that God's Son, Jesus Christ, created all. There is no contradiction; as Scripture does not contradict itself. For those "competing" type of Scriptures, (such as Genesis 1:1) those Scriptures really don't compete with others; they only accentuate; and the humble soul must relegate questions which seem to have no human answers, to God Almighty, its holy author. - Deuteronomy 29:29

Also, one must keep in mind, that Jesus Christ is the second person of the "Trinity," - The Triune God. Hence, it is no contradiction to say one time that God created all; and then, another time to say that Jesus Christ created all.

Please note some "Principles of Biblical Interpretation" in the following message:

"Understanding the Bible – Reasons Why Non Christians Don’t Comprehend the Holy Scriptures" - thechristianmessage.org/2012/02/

Furthermore, we must realize that many seeming contradictions, are only paradoxes. For instance; God is a God of love; but, at the same time, He hates sin, and will punish sin to the fullest as witnessed in many Scriptures; - Matthew 25:31-46, being one of them.

Evolutionist's avoid belief in
Creator Christ.Instead they choose
to believe in a theory which never
has been evidenced or proven by
genuine science. They choose to
believe that they are not special
creations of God, but rather
descendants from the animal
kingdom.
Finally, for those who have been snake charmed by the pseudo scientific explanation of what we see, hear and smell; please access the following topical messages:

"Evolution:" Rejected by Jesus Christ - thechristianmessage.org/2011/02/

Trusting a Theory or Trusting the God of Human History - thechristianmessage.org/2012/02/

Please also note three creation websites:

Institute for Creation Research - icr.org/

Answers in Genesis - answersingenesis.org/

Creation Ministries International - creation.com/

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Please notice: The above verses quoted out of the King James Version. However, by placing your computer cursor over the Bible reference; you may read each individual verse in the New King James Version [translation].

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