January 23, 2009

Thinking About God

Some thoughts I wrote down at the end of the day:

From the beginning of time, humans have always had a conscience knowledge of a Divine Creator. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are completely surrounded by (and even made up of) the beautiful art of a Supernatural Being, all of which sing billions of crystal notes, declaring without apology, the glory of this great God. The Bible is a book about God, and it does not hesitate to speak of a personal relation to Him as a fact of creation. "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1). Some no doubt scoff at this, but they might as well scoff at billions of eye-witnesses testifying before them in a courtroom. There have been so many throughout history who have had real encounters with the living God, despite the naivety of such scoffers.

At some point after God created him, man stopped trusting and started trying to get his own way by believing a serpent's lie. So God cursed the land, along with all people afterward (including you and I), to an eternal judgment. Therefore, in His mercy, the Lord promised a Savior who would one day come and make it all better than before. God requires one thing, that we believe in the one He sent (John 6:29). This new man would be the incarnation of the Holy Divine Being, sent to reveal the Father's love in the power of the Spirit by the sacrifice of Himself on a cross. The story of redemption is a story about love, and this love is all about one thing... God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Praise His mighty name!

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