L. A. Marzulli
(an oldie but goodie!)
John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
In most of the world the theory of Darwinism is taught. It is taught as fact, as if there were irrefutable proofs laid up like bricks in a wall of scientific certainty. Unfortunately, Darwinism is nothing more than a theory. In fact, it has never been proven and as we continue our scientific journey there are many in the scientific community who are starting to embrace Intelligent Design, as the complexity of life reflects the handiwork of a designer!
What does the Guidebook to the supernatural i.e. the Bible tell us? Why it informs that, all things were made through Him and without Him nothing that was made was made.
If you are a student at a university and you proclaim your belief in that He, Jesus, created everything, ex nihlo, from nothing, you will be perceived as a Neanderthal. How’s that for what I call, intellectual Fascism? In other words we must all think alike, and proceed in lock-step fashion, together, and embrace Darwin! There is no God. There never was a God and to believe in such shows that he or she is nothing more than an ignoramus!
I am born again. Before I became born again, I believed in Darwinism, to an extent, but I also believed that God started the evolution process. This God was a force, like the one in Star wars, impersonal, capricious, sometimes malevolent and far off. All that changed when the spirit of the Living God entered into me, some 30 years ago. That event, of being born again, changed everything.
I now believe what the word tells me, not in faith alone, but because I know, from experience, how He is able to change events and situations in people’s lives. He can heal, make new, set right, restore us and create in us a new heart, because He created it all in the first place!
The Universe is his creation. He set the planets spinning, created the stars, and solar systems. He constructed the complex DNA, the double helix, in which are the building blocks of life, and set everything to reproduce according to its kind. In the midst of this He made man a little lower than the angels and set him in a garden. When man fell, through temptation, He came and offered Himself as a sacrifice, once for all, to restore us.
All things were made by Him. Nothing in the entire universe is in existence without His direct approval and His design, nothing. Yet, we have free will. We can choose to accept Him and the sacrifice of the cross, or deem it foolishness. We can choose to worship Him who is our redeemer, or we can turn away.
The creator of the universe, both the seen and the unseen, will at some point return. He has to, because this world is still under the sway of the evil one.
He has made us in all our mind-numbing complexities that we take for granted. We are set in these bio-body suits, and we can think, plan, run, jump, see, create, and all of this we take for granted. All things were made through Him. He is the grand designer, the one true God.