From Pastor Tom - Is There A God?

Have you ever looked up into the heavens at night—and been filled with wonder?  The world is filled with wonder everywhere we look.

Who made all of this?  Did it just happen...or is there really a God who created it?

Can anyone really deny it?  If you say there is no God, then all the wonders around you are just an accident.  The billions of stars in the sky just happened to make themselves, generate their own power, and stay on course.  The land just happens to have topsoil without which nothing could grow.  The air we breathe—only 50 miles deep and exactly the right composition to support life—is just another accident in the “laws of physics.”

Did deposits of coal, zinc, gold and uranium get there by accident? And what prevents lakes from freezing solid—all the way down to the bottom—making it impossible for fish to survive frigid winters?  Why does the earth spin at a given speed without slowing so that we have day and night?  Who tilts it so we get seasons?  No one really knows the why and how of the magnetic poles.  Or think of the sun stoking a fire just warm enough to sustain us on earth, but not too close to fry us or too far away to freeze us.  Who keeps things constant?

Can you believe these things just happened?  Isn’t it more reason­able to believe that God is behind all of them and everything that exists?  But here is another amazing fact:

The Creator Entered His Creation                                                                 

Our Creator came to earth on a mission to change disaster into victory. The Bible says that we’re “dead in trespasses and sins” and “alienated from the life of God” (Ephesians 2:1, 4:18). Just as a body without physical life is physically dead, so anyone who is separated from God is spiritually dead.  So we need God’s forgiveness of our sin and freedom from its penalty, which is spiritual death—eternal separation from God in hell.  We all are in need of a right relation­ship with God.

That’s why God the Father sent Jesus to earth.  The Bible tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).  Jesus willingly paid the ultimate price to save us from the consequences of our sins!                                  

By His death on the cross – the sinless Jesus paid the debt of our sins that we could never pay. His resurrection three days later proved what He claimed was true: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).

That everlasting life will be yours if you acknowledge to God that you are a sinner and believe in your heart that Jesus is the only way you can ever be forgiven.  If that’s your heart’s desire, why not tell Him?


Pastor Tom