The vastness of the universe always leaves me in awe when I look into space. I can’t help but think how it increases my awareness of eternity; and just how short our lives actually are.
When I write, I tend to assume (perhaps incorrectly) that everyone is concerned with the hereafter. If we could learn the truth about its’ existence, would we take the time to find out if there really is an answer to the question of eternal life? While people are interested in the topic, my gut tells me no, I don’t think so. We’re usually too pre-occupied, and people thinks it’s too hard to solve!
Man cannot scientifically prove or disprove God’s existence. However, as Stephen Hawking said in his book A Brief History of Time, “Today we still yearn to know why we’re here.” Meaning: “What caused us to be here?” In the earlier days of science and philosophy the question of why brought us to a place of theory and mathematics. Today, as Hawking asserts “scientists are too occupied with theories describing what the universe is.”
The scientific view of our creator has moved away from God to “first cause” (That is, everything that was “created” are the effects of earlier events).
Today the sciences are moved by government and business for prosperity and defense, as they should! However, I feel the sciences have left “God” out of their equations. That’s unwise! To me, scripture and science go hand-in-hand, as we will attempt to reveal in later articles.
Today the goal of science is to pursue what is known as a “Grand Unified Theory” incorporating all aspects of physics into one main theory. That’s great! But what about the question “why are we here?” as in: “how did we get here.” Well, it has (in large part) been put on the back burner. If that’s so, maybe now we can ask another question: “Where are we going?”
For now, why not just assume that God or “first cause” has already created? After all, we’re already here!
Today, we can use the sciences and archeology to find out where we’re going; spiritually, that is. Clearly, science doesn’t know these answers. Worse yet, science and many of the associated technologies have led the human race to the brink of destruction, and we hover there still, today. This also causes us to ask, “Where are we going?”
Interestingly, archeology has now provided new insight into the validity of scripture. And if we use logic we can thoroughly investigate this thread of thought to its conclusion.
Today, literally everyone knows that Jesus Christ is savior (at least supposedly). If He visited the earth, lived, performed miracles, died, resurrected and ascended into heaven as the historic documentation shows, then all people are responsible to investigate the possibility of it’s truth and follow it accordingly without excuse.
Why are we here? Part 2