Wednesday, July 04, 2018

"when he heard of Jesus" - God in the Universe and the Bible

Tokyo Station

God in the Universe and the Bible

One concrete and definitive fact is that this universe was generated or created about 14 billion years ago.

Of course, there were no human beings 14 billion years ago when the universe was created.  And, it was 4.6 billion years ago that the earth was formed.  Of course, there were no human beings 4.6 billion years ago when the universe was created.   And it is believed that it was just 200,000 years ago that the current human beings were established.  And, it was just 2,000 years ago that Christ Jesus appeared among human beings as the Son of God.

If the purpose of the God was to create human beings to which He should send His Son, why did He have to take this long and complicated process from the creation of the universe to creation of the current human beings who deserve receiving the Son of God?

Anyway, this universe has been existent without human beings and their faith in God for almost 14 billion years, whereas we had faith in God through Christ Jesus only for 2,000 years.  So, God is so patient to achieve His goal to see the faith in Him among the human beings.  But of course, the sense about time  is different from the human beings and God.

The time between the creation of the universe and the appearance of Christ Jesus might be just one hour or two for God.  And He might already see the future of the human beings and the universe.

Nonetheless we have only the Bible with which to think of God.  If we observe anywhere in the universe and explore any past era in the history of the universe, we cannot see God except in the Bible.  In addition, Christ Jesus said that human beings could access God only through Him.

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Luk 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
Luk 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
Luk 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: