The Expository Files


 Belief in God - Some Implications


The Scriptures tell us that belief in God is necessary. We read that “without faith it is impossible to be pleasing” to God (Heb. 11:6).  But along with belief in the Creator comes responsibility - it does little good to believe in God and then not allow belief to have the appropriate effect on one’s life. In Eccl. 12:13 we read, “This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God and keep His commandments. This is the whole duty of man.”

Not everyone believes in God. Instead, they believe that our universe came to be by some other method than special creation. The odds against it are staggering - way beyond human comprehension. In fact, the odds against the formation of even one protein molecule are far beyond hope. And all this is assuming that you already have something to make that molecule out of, but without God, you do not even have that.

 This is truly a blind leap of faith - to assume that everything exists by chance. In fact, if you begin with nothing, there is no chance you can ever have something. It would be like adding zeros all day and thinking that if you added enough of them you would finally find that that they equaled something other than zero. No... at the end of the day you would still have zero.

The “big bang” theory is not really a theory about the origin of the universe. It assumes that all matter already exists in some form and is compacted into a tiny dot. It really does not seek to explain where the matter came from, and you cannot get something from nothing. That is all one would ever have apart from God - nothing! The answer is found in the first verse of the Bible: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1).

By Jon W. Quinn
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From Expository Files 20.8; August 2013