Does that make sense?



Okay. Obviously, you've come here asking: "Does what make sense?" Well, if you're like me, you've probably at some time in your life had someone approach you and go to great lengths and in to great detail in an attempt to explain something to you, only to follow it up with the question: "Does that make sense?" Usually we respond by saying something like: "Oh yeah, yeah, I get it." There is one subject matter, however, that now - looking back particularly to the days of my public-school education - I'm really disappointed that I was never offered the courtesy of being asked that question. Had I been asked, I would hope that I would have emphatically replied: "No, that makes no sense to me at all." What I'm referring to is the teaching of the theory of evolution - and more specifically the "Big Bang" theory that supposedly initiated the evolutionary process billions of years ago. Setting aside the obvious question as to "where" did these elements that caused this "Big Bang" come from, I want to focus on the result. Any reasonable, thinking individual would naturally ask: "How did we get the order, beauty, precision and symmetry we see in our universe . . . from an explosion? That makes no sense whatsoever. For example, let's suppose that after the explosions caused by those airplanes that flew in to the twin towers in New York City on September 11, 2001 we decided to do absolutely nothing. Let's say we let the fires burn out naturally and just left the debris and human carnage to lay there and decay. Would it then be reasonable to expect that 500 years from now we could go back to the scene of that horrendous explosion and tragedy and find another "northern rendition," if you will, of the magnificent and majestic Magic Kingdom (Disney World) like that which exists in Orlando, Florida? "That's absurd" you'd say . . . and you would be right. Why then, on obviously a far grander scale, do we accept this same kind of logic when it comes to the origin of our universe? My friend, do you realize that as you read these words the earth on which you're standing is spinning on its axis at a speed of over 1,000 mph? At the same time, the earth is also revolving around the sun at a speed of 67,000 mph. That's beyond incredible - and you don't feel a thing, do you? Consider your human body for a moment. Did you know that - on average - your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood per day to keep you alive? Did you know that at any given time your liver contains about 10 percent of your body's total blood volume, and that it filters 1.4 liters of blood every minute? As we like to say today: "Just Google it." No wonder the Psalmist said: "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." My friend, you are not the product of an explosion. You are the product of a wonderful, awesome, majestic and infinite creator whom we call God. The Bible says: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The Bible also says: "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork." The Bible says that only a fool would say "there is no God." God - through His creation, His Word (The Bible), and the birth, ministry, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ - has left us ample evidence of His reality and power. If you would like more information on how you can come to know this God - and His Son Jesus Christ - in a more personal way, then I would encourage you to take a few additional moments to follow this link. Keep in mind, it's not like you can just say: "No thanks, God - I'm good" . . . and then just go on your merry way. There are consequences to your rejecting God's offer of forgiveness through His Son Jesus Christ. The Bible says: "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." God loves you. He does not want to pour out His wrath on you. He wants to save you - but you must seek Him. He is certainly seeking you.

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