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“You don’t need to light a candle to see the sun.”
Werner von Braun
Since it’s mathematically impossible for life to create itself from non-living matter, Darwin’s unscientific “speculations” are also impossible without a self-created living cell to launch the process—even in millions of deep-time years. “Impossible” suggests never-was.
A “tiny blue dot”
Equally absurd is the unproven conjecture that a tiny dot of something, originating spontaneously from some unknown source, exploded from some unexplained cause, generating a range of atomic particles defined in the periodic table of the elements, forming billions of cosmic bodies, floating in space, in a synchronic pattern of perpetual motion.
The “Big Bang”
Crown this evidence-deficient flawed imagining with the extravagant title, “Big Bang,” and the question of our origin is allegedly solved. Really?
Suggesting the magnificent beauty of our intricately designed universe happened accidentally makes no more sense than suggesting a masterpiece of literature originated from an explosion in a print shop. What about empty cosmic space? Where did space come from? How did it originate?
Can an explosion in deep time, somewhere in space, logically explain perpetual motion? Human minds have tried, and failed. Planet Earth, hanging untethered in space, moves perpetually in three, coordinated dimensions: rotating on its axis; simultaneously orbiting the sun; and moving in space, as a Solar System component—with minimal, if any, sign of motion sickness among Earth’s occupants.
Not only is this motion perpetual–it is precise. Earth’s exact location can be pinpointed thousands of years into the past or future. And here comes a “big bust” to the “bang:” not only are cosmic objects in constant motion, billions of stars and planets move in synchronic unity, each within its own circuitous route. Remarkable result for a mindless explosion; by a small dot of unknown content; from a nowhere time in the past!
The Better Idea
The honor for being the oldest and all-time best-selling book in the world belongs to the BIBLE. The writings of an estimated forty authors, preserved over a period of 1500 to 1600 years were compiled and published as the Scriptural canon around 392 A.D. The first words of the first book stated the Universe was governed by a Supreme Being, “someone bigger than you and I.”
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,
and the man became a living being.”
Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:7
After merchants of hate destroyed the life of Jesus, God’s “only begotten Son,” by cruel crucifixion, He was resurrected from the dead within three days. Cunning detractors spread the word that despite a sealed tomb guarded by Roman soldiers, somehow his disciples had managed to break through armed guards, break the seal on the tomb, roll away the stone, and steal Jesus body, so they could claim, fraudulently, that He had defied death and been resurrected. In reality, the disciples were in hiding, fearing for their lives. In reality, Jesus had returned, briefly, to His Father in heaven, before returning to Earth for forty days.
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas and then to the Twelve.
“After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.” The words of Paul, the Apostle: I Corinthians 15:3-8
There it is. Not wishful thinking, conjecture or speculation but historic fact. Life’s origin, purpose and destiny defined in the treasured wisdom of the best-selling book featuring the actual Divine source of power that created Planet Earth and all its life forms while promising life eternal for all who “obey the commandments of God and remain faithful to Jesus.” Werner von Braun’s insight seems relevant: “you don’t need to light a candle to see the sun.”
To worship and honor Almighty God, creator of the Universe, Planet Earth, and human life in “his own image,” the Creator rested on day seven of the creation week, sanctifying in for all time, guaranteeing mankind’s remembrance of the life-giving power of the living God.
Honoring the pagan sun god, on the first day of the week, ranks as a phony sabbath, a dead-end rabbit hole, diverting human attention from worshiping the Creator of the universe and all life on Earth.
Resting on God’s sanctified Creation Sabbath guarantees a spiritual walk with God, and a welcome physical rest while building a bulwark against slavery or any other exploitation of human labor.
Our Creator God is only a prayer away.