DISCOVERING GOD (1)

(Message by Tanny Keng)

1. Discovering God

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:20 NIV)

a) A basic way to define God is the Creator of the universe. The complexity and order of the universe, and especially that of living things proves the universe exist by design not random chance. There must be a Creator. Evolution as an explanation of how everything came to be is extremely unscientific and demands more faith than believing in Santa Clause. There are very good websites by scientists who give massive evidence that the universe is created by design. There is no reason for us to have a discussion about that here.

b) If you are honest with yourself and believe that there is a Creator God the next question is who is God? There are things that we can learn about the Creator from the creation. The Creator must have a purpose for the creation. There is one Creation that stands out above all others, people. God must have a purpose for designing and creating you. Deep inside you have a desire to know the purpose for your life.

c) Another thing that is interesting about people is that each person has a need to develop a “life-philosophy”, what some people call a “religion”. A life-philosophy begins with a belief or a disbelief in God. Your life-philosophy is shaped by what you believe about God. Your life-philosophy guides you in making decisions. You use your life-philosophy to determine what you believe is right and wrong, good and bad. The need to have a life-philosophy seems to be a part of our design.

d) Humans are communicating beings. Communication is an important part of every person’s life. Think about how communication technology affects the world. If the Creator created people to be communicators, it is logical that the Creator is a communicator. If the Creator designed people for a purpose then it is reasonable to assume that He would communicate that purpose to people. It seems likely that the Creator has made Himself known and continues to make Himself known so that people could know their purpose.


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