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Opinion / Religion - December 9, 2019

Mike's World Views

by Mike Henry

Time is a curious thing. It consist of past, present, and future, but is always experienced in the present. As created beings we can perhaps conceive of eternity future, but not eternity past. Where did God come from? The answer is: God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) has always existed; He is eternal. That's what makes the incarnation so amazing. Eternal God (the Son) enters time like all of us through conception and birth, bringing eternal life to all who believe (John 3:16).
Interestingly, the elites (those who think they're smarter than God) tell us the earth is millions of years old, yet we only have decades before it's all destroyed by man-made global warming. I think their numbers might be a little off. Recorded history only goes back about 5,000 years to the early Mesopotamian civilizations; beyond that is just speculation. The elites speculate from an evolutionary world view. Christians speculate from a Biblical world view.
Some find a six-day creation 6,000 to 10,000 years ago simply unbelievable. Well, no more unbelievable than molecule to man by mutation over millions of years. Since none of us were there in the beginning, allow me a little sanctified speculation. It could be that God spent many years (even light years) conceiving and planning His awesome creation and then produced in only six days to serve as a pattern for our week. Those in manufacturing know that the real work is in the planning and preparation. Once that's done, you can turn out the product in relatively short order.
So, how long do we have, or how long does the earth have? Jesus said in Acts 1:7, "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father has put in His own authority." Do the math: a few short years here compared to eternity there. That's why we are admonished to redeem the time and give heed to the one who said, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him that thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God." (Revelation 21:6-7)


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