The Bible’s opening words at Genesis 1: 1 “In the beginning God Created the heavens and the earth. ” You may ask why? and Colossians 1: 13 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;” says of Jesus. So do we conclude that God was lonely?
No! 1 John 4: 8 explains that “God is love” his desire to create life comes from that unselfish love. With our limited capacity and direct knowledge we can discern that it is similar to the desire to become a parent. Very few of us think that we are perpetuating the human race by having children, we have a family because something conceived in love or out of passion gives evidence of that love we share.
Therefore, humans are an expression of God’s love. As are Angels, the Universe and everything he does.
This draws millions to serve him, to share bible truth and explain just what God’s purpose is for humankind.
What did God Create?
We’re told he created the earth to last forever, he put the first humans and animals in a beautiful garden, that paradise home known as Eden.
All of the natural cycles that keep our home clean, our air breathable, our planet producing all that we need. Nothing left to chance.
Therefore, we know God created everything.
So what went wrong?
One Angel looked at the relationship humans had with God and decided he wanted to have some of the glory, based on his desire he reached out to Eve and deceived her, Adam responded to the news that Eve had eaten the fruit by rebeling against God.
It wasn’t imperfection it was a decision bourne of self interest and without regard for those who would follow. That single act of rebellion established a challenge, that we as individuals only serve god for what we get out of the relationship. The account at Job 1: 7 “Then Jehovah said to Satan: “Where have you come from?” Satan answered Jehovah: “From roving about on the earth and from walking about in it.”8 And Jehovah said to Satan: “Have you taken note of my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth. He is an upright man of integrity, fearing God and shunning what is bad.”9 At that Satan answered Jehovah: “Is it for nothing that Job has feared God?10 Have you not put up a protective hedge around him and his house and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his livestock has spread out in the land.11 But, for a change, stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your very face.”12 Then Jehovah said to Satan: “Look! Everything that he has is in your hand. Only do not lay your hand on the man himself!” So Satan went out from the presence of Jehovah”.
Yes Satan asked this question not just of Job but all humans “Is it for nothing that Job has feared God?” It is an issue that involves each one of us.
Now even in a sinful state God blesses his servants but Satan is saying that this is the only reason why people want to worship him.
None of us can satisfactorily answer that challenge because we all sin. Therefore, we need to find someone who will redemm us.
This is the greatest act of kindness – God sent his only begotten son as a ransom for humans, living now, in the past and those who have the promise of life in the future.
This is a the “Good News” Christ died for our sins so that we can be reconciled to God and once again enjoy the relationship with the Creator Satan and Adam spurned.
To accept this redemption price we need to know the key issues and how we are to address them. John 17: 3 “This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” is the key for our research.
Move away from theology, the views of those who claim to be educated – you know the ones that sap every grain of hope from our hearts. They focus on research over feeding the poor, there is enough money in circulation to eradicate food shortage and famine even when crops fail. Greed and self interest make the moral response impossible. On the one hand Governments finance weapons and the population finance the relif work and rebuilding through acts of charity. The logic of putting money into weapons that perpetuate warfare rather than putting the equivalent into the public services just demonstrates how warped the reasoning is of those who educate and lead us.
So go back to the beginning, why did God create when he was complete? what did he expect? what is his purpose? is there more to life? find the answers in the bible.