The World's Creator

God is the world’s Creator. We owe everything to Him: our wonderful body, the air that we breathe, the sun that gives us heat as well as life-giving sunlight to the multitudinous plant and animal life. Without those energy rays, this earth won’t have sustenance for the plants and animals; hence we won’t survive because we have to eat. And the earth has water without which we can’t survive.

And the earth is at the perfect distance from the sun, not too hot nor too cold which enables water to exist in liquid form.

We also have the moon which moderates the earth’s wobble on its axis which is why we have a stable climate. The moon’s gravitational tug causes predictable tides, the rises and falls in sea levels.

The earth’s constant gravity, the big proportion of oceans and bodies of water (compared to land), which support animal life which we eat, a protective magnetic field which shields us from cosmic rays and solar storms, a moderate climate in a huge chunk of the earth which make the earth habitable are among the major reasons why mankind has thrived on this planet.

 

 

 

God created man and later, came to earth in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

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God is far beyond our reach but God has revealed Himself in a personal way through Jesus Christ, His Son. Jesus lived more than 2,000 years ago. We have a record of Him, in the Bible’s New Testament which the Old Testament has predicted in many verses of its books.

 

The Bible Historical Accuracy

But then some may say, “wait, the Bible isn’t accurate, it’s not historically true. There are contradictions, mistakes, errors in transcription.”

And here, a prestigious institution vouchsafes for the Bible’s accuracy:

The prestigious Smithsonian Institution’s Department of Anthropology has offered the following official statement pertaining to the historical reliability of the Old Testament:

″ … the historical books of the Old Testament are as accurate historical documents as any that we have from antiquity and are in fact more accurate than many of the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, or Greek histories. These Biblical records can be and are used as are other ancient documents in archaeological work.”

That record therefore makes it possible for us to explore Him—explore what He has disclosed of Himself—in the same way as two people might seek to get to know one another (although God already knows us perfectly). Such exploration is essential to gain knowledge of another person. God is a person and if we would know God, we must seek to know Him as He has chosen to make Himself known.

Sir William Ramsay, who is well known to be one of the greatest historical scholars and archaeologists in history, decided to try to disprove the Bible as the inspired Word of God by showing that the book of Acts was not historically accurate.

After 30 years of archaeological research in the Middle East, Ramsay came to the conclusion that “Luke (the Gospel of Luke author) is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy … this author should be placed along with the very greatest historians.” He later wrote a book on the trustworthiness of the Bible based on his discoveries and converted to Christianity.

Sir William Ramsay

Sir William Mitchell Ramsay, (15 March 1851 – 20 April 1939) was a Scottish archaeologist and New Testament scholar. By his death in 1939 he had become the foremost authority of his day on the history of Asia Minor and a leading scholar in the study of the New Testament

Who Is God – Who Does He Claim to Be?
Who is God? He’s been described as everything from an impersonal life-force to a benevolent, personal, almighty Creator. He has been called by many names, including: “Zeus,” “Jupiter,” “Brahma,” “Ra,” “Odin,” “Ashur,” “Viracocha,” and “the Great Spirit” to name just a few. I see Him as my world’s Creator. And of course, the whole cosmos where I am a part of. He is my Savior, my Redeemer because I believe in the Trinity, the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit and they are One.

He’s seen by the Jews as Jehovah or Yahweh, by the Muslims as Allah. He’s seen by some as “Mother Nature” and by others as “Father God.” And some believe that there is no God. It’s hard to believe that this world just came to “be”. That it came out of nowhere. You would think that everything has a creator.

Throughout the Old Testament, His prophets acknowledged Him as Father by saying, “You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter.” God indeed created us and He created us in His image.

Who Is God – What Does God Care About?

Who is God in terms of moral attributes? What does God have to say about Himself in this regard? The answer to that is: God loves us so much that: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV, English Standard Version.

Justice and equity are very important to God. God is fair and always is. That’s why He sends rain to both the good and the bad. But He is also merciful and his grace is new every morning.

And so, while God will hold everyone accountable, each for their own lives, He extends His grace to the repentant sinner. God is always patient and kind. I’ve committed many sins but in Isaiah 1:18 ESV, it says: “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”

We see what’s happening to America right now, the prevalent crime, the discord, the hatred in the media. In the schools, you cannot teach anything about God. It’s so sad. Not too long ago, prayer and Bible reading was allowed.
What year was the Bible taken out of schools? When did school start teaching that the world’s Creator is just a figment of the imagination?
In two landmark decisions – Engel v. Vitale on June 25, 1962, and Abington School District v. Schempp on June 17, 1963 – the Supreme Court declared school-sponsored prayer and Bible readings unconstitutional. Almost 60 years ago.
Since then, we see how America had spiraled downward, according to Human Figurations.

After a three-decade free fall that spanned the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, Americans multiplied their homicide rate by more than two and a half, from a low of 4.0 in 1957 to a high of 10.2 in 1980 (U.S. Bureau of Statistics; Fox and Zawitz: 2007). The upsurge included every other category of major crime as well, including rape, assault, robbery, and theft, and lasted (with ups and downs) for three decades. The cities got particularly dangerous, especially New York, which became a symbol of the new criminality. Though the surge in violence affected all the races and both genders, it was most dramatic among black men, whose annual homicide rate had shot up by the mid-1980s to 72 per 100,000.

Indeed, if the schools teach our kids that God didn’t create us and much more importantly, that God doesn’t exist, who would students fear? From whom would they get their moral authority?

The schools being silent about God, teachers even teaching there is no God, and their thinking that since we have no concrete evidence that God created the universe, it’s better to think like “I don’t know.” Or it’s even easier to say that He doesn’t exist.

I still stick to the credo, “there’s no something out of nothing.” Look around you, look up to the sky, look at yourself. It’s eternally easier to deny God’s existence than to believe it to an atheist. It must be easier to just not to think. It may be easier to just dismiss God. but oh! His handiwork is all around us. And you could say that it came out of nothing and that would be preposterous to anybody with full senses and an open mind .

It’s so sad to witness, in full view of cameras, how some people violate God’s commandment Thou Shalt Not Steal. It used to be like it was okay as long as they don’t get caught. Now, they do it in full view of many and cameras and not even afraid of getting caught or seen. How sad!

God is the Ruler of the Universe

God is the Ruler of the universe and always will be. He is the Lord of All Creation from the beginning and the end of it all. He created you and me. He has created everything that you can or can not see.

God was in the time before the beginning of the universe. It is an astounding concept for unbelievers. Where was God before time? According to Scripture, God created everything (Gen 1:1) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.“and apart from him nothing was made (John 1:3). “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”  And this means God existed before creation, before the universe, before you and me and, before all time. 

He has guided and ruled when all there was in the whole cosmos was void and without form until the present and in the distant future when God forbid, time itself will end in just five billion years—coincidentally, right around the time our sun is slated to die – National Geographic.

What I know is that the world’s Creator had been with me through all the short time that I’ve been on this earth. That time is just  a fraction of a nanosecond of the existence of this universe which according to scientists had been around for 13 1/2 billion years. He has ruled the world during its prehistoric and historic time, through its peace times and tumultuous times, during the First World War

as well as the Second World War…

Through numerous wars and conflicts and yes peace, of world history. God always had been in control, He had His Hand on our world affairs, on individual countries’ events, and the totality of the earth’s existence.

It’s always a deep comfort in my heart to realize that He always looks for me as well as you. If He knows the number of the hair on your head, “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12: 6-8, then what is there to fear.

It is very interesting how in those days when for instance the Book of Jeremiah was written between 630 and 580 B.C., there were no telescopes in the world yet. People back then probably had no idea that there are more stars out there. The first telescopes were created in the Netherlands in 1608, about 2,500 years later. Yet only seeing with the naked eye several thousands stars across the entire sky, the Bible said that the stars (host of heaven), are innumerable. How did the Bible say that? Jeremiah 33:22: “As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

 

Now consider this: In Genesis 22:17, God told Abraham “…in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the seashore…”

According to The Oklahoman, “Scientists estimate the number by measuring the average size of a sand grains, then calculating how many sand grains it would take to fill, say, a gallon jug. Using the latest geological studies, they calculate the total volume of sand on Earth. Scientists estimate that Earth contains 7.5 sextillion sand grains. That is 75 followed by 17 zeros. That’s a lot of sand. Astronomers calculate the total number of stars in the universe by studying nearby galaxies, ones in which we can count the stars, to see how many it takes to make a galaxy shine. Then, based on detailed counts of galaxies we can see, and making conservative estimates of how many we can’t see, they estimate the total number of stars in the universe. Our universe contains at least 70 septillion stars, 7 followed by 23 zeros.”

 

A team led by an Australian astronomer calculated the number of stars in the known universe to be 70 sextillion. Seventy sextillion is 70 followed by 21 zeros; so 70 sextillion3 is 70 followed by 21 zeros x 70 followed by 21 zeros x 70 followed by 21 zeros (or 343,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)! One scientist made the statement that this unfathomable number is “more than 10 times the grains of sand in every beach and desert on earth!” That’s according to astronomers Geller and Huchra in the website: My Redeemer Lives.

There are more stars in the sky than sands in all the beaches of the oceans of the world!

So there you go, an unfathomable God, the world’s Creator Who always had been with me through my short-lived existence is also the Ruler of this Universe.

You can have everything but without God, you have nothing. I might have nothing but if I have God, I have everything.

It humbles me, a nobody, to realize how God loves me. I feel it in my deepest being. That’s also what the Bible teaches. And I believe the Bible.

The Bible is God’s Journal, a story of how He created and ruled the cosmos. Through the inspired writing of prophets, nation leaders, fishermen, kings, a queen, a royal cupbearer, shepherds, a tax collector, a doctor; on three separate continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe; in three distinct languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek; over a period of 1,500 years under the direction of the Holy Spirit it was put together in the sixty-six books of the Bible.

I remember very early memories when I was 5 years old looking at a creek close to my home and wondering about everything around me, watching as the water passed by and questions in my young mind about the world. I remember asking my mother about God and her usual answer: “You always ask a lot of questions.”

Growing up in a picturesque place of blue skies unblemished by pollution, dark nights full of stars untainted by electrical lights, rivers and streams clear and pure from factories’ pollution, I grew up with those questions in my mind. And like a small child collecting twigs to build a small structure, my mind started collecting bits of information about this world’s Creator, who is He?

I thanks my circumstance of growing up in a Christian family, and those Sunday schools growing up answered some questions. But I digressed and meandered and revolted against my father. But I never lost my belief in God although I had been disobedient in so many phases of my life.

And I guess many take those side roads and left turns. For the remaining years of my life, I’d like to search for Him through prayer, read the Bible more and study it, ask questions, investigate, find friends who love Him more than I do, and most of all, follow Jesus.