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Where Did I Come From

QUESTION: Where did I come from?


The quest for knowledge has been a driving force behind much of our actions, beginning with the Garden of Eden. In order to understand many of our fundamental components, we must understand our origins. For this reason we often ask, "Where Did I Come From?"

We are unable to observe our creation, however we can study physical laws, which we assume have been constant throughout the existence of the universe. An understanding of these laws helps us to gain an understanding of how our beginnings occurred. One example of these constants is gravity. The gravitational constant is 6.67 x 10-11 Nm2/kg2. If this number were just one part in ten thousand billion billion billion off, humanity could not survive.

Many of the laws of physics are set at a precise value, and if they were to be the slightest iota off, we would not exist. The constants in physics, which are apparently unrelated, are exactly the values required for a universe capable of sustaining life. Albert Einstein said, "God does not play dice." The laws of physics govern our universe, so that humanity can exist.

If you decided to take a vacation to Antarctica and you came across a biosphere and found a control panel that delegated various components in the sphere (such as temperature and humidity), you would assume that an intelligent designer created the dome. Furthermore, if the dials on the panel were precisely the settings required for life, you would assume that an intelligent being set those dials. The universe has the exact dials set for optimum conditions for humanity to survive.

God modified the universe for our existence and he created the space-time continuum. This equates to time and space being meaningless to God. Our creator has planned every molecule in the universe and its direction before we were ever born. Your existence is not an accident, regardless if your parents planned for you or not.

As God has given us physical laws that govern our universe, He has given us spiritual laws to govern our spiritual life. And just as we do not give ourselves these laws of physics to live by, we cannot live by our own laws of spirituality and expect to have a thriving spirit. Eventually we descend into spiritual death. Our physical needs are met because God meets them. Our spiritual needs are also met by God and through His effort, and through continually turning to Him we can abide by His laws. We cannot meet our own physical needs; it is laughable to assume that we can create our own gravitational force. It is equally laughable to assume we can abide by His laws on our own. Life's ultimate question is will you allow your creator to continue to provide for you?

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What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, I want to follow Jesus

I am a follower of Jesus

I still have questions

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