I am a Christian and I believe in the Genesis account of creation and in the Bible.
I used to be on the fence about the issue, spent many years reading on New Age ideas, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. I literally tried to figure out a way
to not believe, really...couldn't do it. Reason itself dictates a creator, IMO.
Creation....well, the truth is, evolution is a theory because the idea has numerous flaws. Any serious scientist admits that. No fossil record to back
up the idea of transitionary periods. Carbon dating has so many problems that it is laughable. Evidence thrown out that supports a young earth because
it doesn't support the old earth hypothesis. Dinosaur bones found buried with soft tissue present, an impossibility after millions of years in the
ground. Massive evidence that a worldwide flood happened. Also, if you mathematically extrapolate from the beginning of man to the current population
of the earth, legitimate models show that man had to have appeared on earth over the last six to twelve thousand years. And yes, that is taking into
account wars, plague, etc. Can't remember the exact number, but I believe that the number of people today would be around forty to fifty billion if
evolutionary models were true.
Many non believers have given up on arguing evolution and instead they choose the idea that we were planted by aliens. If I wasn't a believer in God,
that would definitely be a much easier idea to swallow.
I believe in Christ because there is too much evidence for me not to believe that he existed, that he fulfilled every prophecy in the Old Testament
about his coming, and that he died and rose from the grave. This idea that Jesus and the entire Bible are simply made up stories based on earlier
stories from Egypt and other early mythology has been debunked and debunked, yet those with pagan belief systems simply keep saying it as if it will
make it true, lol....that somehow the Bible is based on the sun and the moon, and astrology, etc. Archeology in the Middle East has proven beyond a
doubt that the cities and landscape of the Bible is accurate. Israel and the Jewish people are real, Jesus was a real guy, he isn't some figment of
fantasy created by some secret society.The churches that Paul wrote to were real, the apostles existed. These are facts, no matter how badly pagans or
atheists want people to believe differently. Now, they can argue that Jesus was just a great teacher, and not God, and that the Resurrection was a
hoax or something. OK. If that is true, I simply have no earthly explanation why Christianity has survived to this day with it's message of truth,
hope and love. IT is so much EASIER to not believe, and to live in a fantasy world where there is magic on the earth, and where people are pretty much
good, and where we can solve all of our problems by gathering the greatest human minds....
Except wait. Human beings are fallen, just as the Bible says they are. Hedonistic creatures looking to satisfy themselve by doing whatever they want,
when they want, masters of their own domain....the human heart isn't good, it is filled with deceit, lies, treachery....why IS that? We are the only
creatures on this earth with the ability to know right from wrong, with the intellect to make decisions based on morality. Why IS that? Because God
gave us that ability, free will. Man sinned and the world was cursed.
Reason dictates a creator. Think about the computer you are looking at right now. Or a rock on the ground. Now, can either of these objects create
themselves outside of themselves? Spontaneous creation? No. NOTHING can. Nothing that exists in our plane of existence could have created itself, that
is simple reason. Nothing can exist before it existed. Please take a second and think about that. Now, how can God exist, you ask, because I just said
that nothing can create itself? God has always existed, and he exists on a different plane of existence....Heaven, as we call it, where He is the
radiating source of power. Logic and reason have no problem with an eternal creator. None at all. OK, you say, why can't the universe be eternal? One
word....MATTER. This universe that you and I live in is composed of matter. What does matter do? It decays. Matter does not exist eternally. The
proponents of the Big Bang know this, and they have mathematically shown that the entire mass of the universe, all matter, was compressed to the size
of an atom. They have no idea what existed before that, because beyond that point you reach mere speculation. Probably why some scientists have said
that when they got the top of the mountain, they found the Theologians already camped there.
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