“When we preach Christ crucified,
we have no reason to stammer,
or stutter, or hesitate,
or apologize.”
~ C.H. Spurgeon

IS ANYONE THERE?

This is the fundamental question.  If God does not exist, searching for Him is pointless: for he who comes to God must believe that He is (Hebrews 11:6).  [All words in italic type (other than book titles) are quotations from the Bible.]  While it is impossible to proveGod in a mathematical sense, the evidence is very convincing.

Take the existence of the universe.  To call it the result of an accidentraises many questions and answers none.  The same is true of the Big Bangtheory.  Where, for instance, did the raw materials come from?  Not even a big bangcan make something out of nothing!  The evolutionary idea is widespread but just as weak; how can nothingevolve into something,let alone earths amazingly complex life forms?  [This is a major and complex issue, impossible to discuss here.  If evolution is a genuine problem to you, read From Nothing to Nature, by Prof. E. H. Andrews (Evangelical Press).]

All other theories are equally fragile.  The only satisfactory explanation is this: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).  Our world is not the random result of a gigantic fluke involving ingredients that were always there.  Instead, the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible (Hebrews 11:3).  Creation had a beginning, and it was God Who brought it into being.  For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast (Psalm 33:9).

The only satisfactory explanation is this:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

John Blanchard

This is reinforced by the amazing order and design seen everywhere and by the universal laws which hold everything together, from the vastness of outer space to microscopic organisms.  But design demands a designer and laws a lawgiver — and God is both!  GodWho made the world and everything in it, since He is the Lord of heaven and earth (Acts 17:24).

But the strongest creation evidenceis man himself.  Unlike other living creatures, man has something we call personality; he makes intelligent choices, has a conscience, and can distinguish between right and wrong.  He is capable of love and compassion.  Above all, he has an instinct to worship.  Where did he get these qualities?  Neither evolution nor an avalanche of accidents could have produced them.  The clearest answer is this: And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7).  Man is not an accident; he is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) by the Creator of the universe.