Ages Man has desired to know his reason for being.
He has asked himself,
-"What am I?"..."Why am I?"
That is the ultimate
question of all time.
It is the MYSTERY OF
Have you ever asked yourself these questions? As you
read this article, you are doing so on a tiny blue ball
called Earth suspended in a Solar System with other
planets revolving around a star we call the Sun. Not
only is the Earth revolving around the Sun, but it is
revolving itself, creating gravity, without which we and
everything else not anchored down would float off into
space. We seldom think about these things as we busily
go about our daily business, do we? This Solar System is
only one of a estimated 250 Billion in our Galaxy, the
Milky Way. The Milky Way is then only one of an
estimated 250 Billion galaxies in the known Universe.
Our Sun is 95 Million miles from
Earth. If we were a little closer all vegetation would
perish from heat, if we were a little farther away it
would perish from cold temperatures. My friends, we are
delicately placed for human survival in our Solar
System. Is this mere chance? A Cosmic accident? Or was
Man placed here by a loving and almighty Creator?
Was humanity created and put
here on the Earth by an intelligent and Almighty Creator
for a definite purpose? And if so, just what is that
purpose, and why is humanity so totally unaware of it?
There are two possibilities of the
origin of life on this planet. The Theory of Evolution,
which the world commonly accepts as true, and the belief
of a Supreme Creator who made all things for a reason.
Those who embrace the Theory of
Evolution still have to wrestle with the fact that in
this process something of a lower level of existence
must evolve into something of a higher level of
existence. It still does not answer the burning question
of how matter
itself came into existence in the first place. It begins after
the fact! It
cannot explain how life itself came into being.
Although Scientists don't always
agree on the age of the Universe, they do all agree it
did not always exist. It had a beginning. And if the
Universe had a beginning, then what or better yet, Who
caused it to be created? And what existed before this
spectrum of matter in which we humans find ourselves
No, my friends, Science does not
have the answers to these vital questions. But as new
better telescopes have allowed Astronomers to see ever
deeper into the far reaches of space, one
Scientist said, -"I think we Scientists all know,
that when we peer over that last horizon, we will find
what we knew was there all along, ..GOD!"
An Alien Connection?
As Man searches for the answers to the questions of
life, many have turned to the theory that we were placed
here as an Alien Space Colony thousands or millions of
years ago. This idea has spawned many television
programs and movies, such as "Stargate".
But my friends, consider that this belief, even if true,
does not answer the question of how matter came into
existence in the first place. One would have to ask, -"How
did the Aliens that placed us here come into existence?" If
they exist, -"Who created them?" You
are still beginning and dealing with after the fact.
After the Universe exists! Yet the Universe itself had a
beginning. Someone far above the realm of flesh and
matter has to be responsible for its creation. There has
to be a Supreme Creator. For a creation, there always
has to be a Creator.
Consider This Example
If you and I were walking along a sandy beach in Florida
and happened to come upon a wristwatch lying in the
sand, we would never assume that it simply came into
existence by itself. That through the passing of time,
and the ocean waves washing across the beach, that it
eventually produced a watch with all of its internal
parts functioning perfectly.
Your first thought would be that someone had lost their
watch while walking on the beach, wouldn't it? And when
you examined the watch it would never enter into your
mind that it was not created. In fact, you would
immediately look to see what brand it was, wouldn't you?
You would want to know who made it, because some brands
are made better and worth more, aren't they?
Likewise, we have found ourselves to be marvelously
made, with every internal organ and outward part of our
body functioning in perfect harmony to sustain our life.
And we have come to realize that everything in nature is
designed for a specific purpose. It creates what
environmentalists call the balance of nature. And when
this balance is disturbed, for example by the extinction
of an insect or an animal, it sometimes leads to others
becoming extinct. Nature is delicately balanced, with
each specie dependant upon another for survival.
If the Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and insects all
have various reasons for being, then what about Man?
Certainly Man is the Creator's crowning achievement on
the Earth. Man alone is able to really think, plan,
devise and actually bring his dreams to reality. Just
what is God's ultimate purpose for you?
A Brief History in Time
In 1995 I watched a program on the Discovery Channel
entitled, -"A Brief History In Time." It was a story
about the Earth, the Universe and its relationship with
Man. The main focus was on Man's relationship with the
vast Universe around him, but the program itself
centered around the famous Scientist Stephen Hawking.
Hawking is considered a genius in his field.
Unfortunately he is severely handicapped, being
paralyzed and restricted to a wheel chair. He is able to
speak only with the aid of a computer-generated sound
It was obvious that virtually all his waking hours were
spent contemplating the origin of Man and the Universe
that encompasses him. It is the burning need to know
WHY,...it is the wakening of a brilliant mind. A mind
that has been enlightened to the awesome vastness of the
Universe. New wonders in space have been brought to his
very doorstep through the eye of the telescope, yet he
knows that they can never be touched by mortal Man. So
he spends much time in meditation, putting every piece
of the puzzle he has together, trying to understand the
relationship between Man and the Universe around him.
And he made a very profound statement in a way that
perfectly illustrates his hunger for knowing the reason
for the Universe and his own reason for being. He
said, -"When we know WHY (the Universe exists) we
will understand the MIND OF GOD."
The Bible Holds the Answer
What did God have in mind when he created Man? According
to the Bible, a young shepherd boy who would later
become King of Israel, one of the great men in history
and a man who God loved deeply, pondered the same
question as Dr. Hawking.
I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the
moon and the stars, which You have ordained; WHAT IS MAN
that You are mindful of him? And the son of man, that
You do care for him? Yet You have made him a little
lower than the Angels, and do crown him with glory and
majesty! You do make him to rule over the works of You
hands; You have put all things under his feet."
David here limits man's dominion to the present, that
which God gave mankind at the creation of man, -the
earth itself. That is the dominion of Man NOW but in the
New Testament far more is revealed. Hebrews
that ultimately the entire Universe will be given to the
glorified children of God. These are those who will have
qualified to rule with Christ in the WORLD TO COME by
receiving the sacrifice of Jesus and faithfully living a
holy and obedient life to their Creator.
Several times in the Bible, converted Christians, who
possess the holy spirit, are called "joint-heirs with
Christ."Romans 8, Galatians 3 and Titus 3 for
examples. God has appointed Man to share rulership of
the entire Universe and beyond with Christ.
A small tract such as this can in no way explain the
divine purpose for which you were created. Our intention
here is only to get your attention, and to stimulate
your thinking. But you have the potential to actually be
born into the very family of God. Your existence is not
mere chance nor are you a product of Evolution. You were
created for a holy purpose. A purpose that transcends
the nature of Man. If you overcome sin, you are destined
to receive the very nature of God!
Your life today is only a
training ground for your eternity in the coming Kingdom
of God. Won't you begin your training now by diligently
submitting to the will of God as given in His Word, the
Heavenly Father is saying,- "Come home to Me my dear
child and share My glory."