Do you realise that the whole idea of the existence of a god or gods is arbitrary? Like, it is so random that someone would wake up one day and think or believe that there is some supreme being behind everything they see… Without any revelation of God, if such a being never made itself known, there should be no reason for humans to think, let alone believe, that the whole world and universe was made by a divine power.
Everything we know about our world, we had to discover. Even the things we thought or imagined existed, they remained imaginations or theories until they could be proven by investigation and experience. The big idea about how our world and humanity came to be is generally understood through the hypothesis of The Big Bang and the Theory of Evolution. But the whole idea that something came from nothing…no, that INTELLIGENCE came from absolutely nothing, in some kind of cosmic accident that needed MATTER, but claimed to have none pre-existing, is quite a stretch to believe… Yet, that’s the leading hypothesis in Humanism.
But just as hard to comprehend is the existence of a being that has always existed, that was never created but created everything in nature, and that never ages, and actually exists beyond time and space… That’s mind boggling! And even more incredible is the idea that such a thing, such a being, would want to have a relationship with us… How did the human mind devise the existence of God? Because, as long as the world has been in existence, humans have wondered as to their existence and how everything came to be, and many have leaned on the idea that a Supreme Being was and is behind it all…
This is what I think…
Because we have a scientific and analytical mind, I don’t think we came on the idea of God on our own. I think that God Himself put that idea there… That wonder, that expectation, that hope… And He put it there so that we would seek Him.
But in our search, we fell short and settled for less. Many worshipped the sun and the moon, even creating idols as their imaginations and limited understanding caused them to err. You see, without God’s help, we could not find Him (Jer 29:13).
Somehow, these idol worshippers knew they owed worship for their existence. They desired to worship. But to whom it belonged, they did not know. Without knowing, we all satisfy our craving to worship God by worshipping other things…even ourselves.
God desires our true worship (John 4:23). He wanted to be known, but as one that exists beyond our realm, He could not be discovered…He had to REVEAL Himself. And that is exactly what He did, as written in scripture. He revealed Himself first through prophets, and ultimately through Jesus Christ of Nazareth (Heb 1:1-2).
So, the idea we had that there had to be more, there had to be someone or something behind all that we see, has been confirmed by the revelation of God to man.
We could not have imagined Him, because such does not even make sense to our imagination. We could not have discovered Him, because He doesn’t abide within our realm of experience. So, He manifested Himself; He chose a people to be His light on the Earth…and He Himself, came down to show us that truly what was written about Him was FACT, and that He really does want to lead us… He has great plans for us – humanity.
We would not know Him if He did not reveal Himself. So, as arbitrary as the idea of God sounds, when He has revealed Himself, the idea of His existence is no longer random or strange; it’s truth. We may not fully comprehend it, we may not fully know Him, but He is no longer an idea. He is as real as any other discovery…
If we can appreciate the vastness and intangibility of the Internet, made by man, surely, we can begin to appreciate how there exists an unseen and uncontainable force, who, as a Being, made us in His likeness.
Those who believe His revelation are awakened to a truer reality than those who stumble in the dark, looking for proof of the One that was never created and for which matter, space, and time can neither contain nor explain.
So, do you believe God is real? I KNOW He is.
“You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth…” (John 4:22-24).
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