Man Didn’t Create This
Acts 17:28-30 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by human art and imagination, or anything constructed or invented.30 Such [former] ages of ignorance God, it is true, ignored and allowed to pass unnoticed; but now He charges all people everywhere to repent (to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins),
There is no imagination, creation, piece of art, or literature that could ever create or construct the Godhead. We are his offspring and through covenant relationship we are co-creators, fashioning, subduing, and managing the earth with him but man DID NOT create God. It has been written about and most eloquently expounded upon but the manifestation of God in the flesh and the impartation to man through the Holy Spirit could not be an aberration of humankind’s imagination.
This is not a debate on whether or not you believe God is real but more a revelation that in him I live, I move, and have my being. My reliance on him is real and necessary.
For man to say he/she has created God is like the poem telling the poet I wrote this. It is like the paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel saying to Michelangelo these are my brush strokes, or the child telling his/her parents I procreated myself. Before we were created in our mother’s womb God knew us, we are his creation and to glorify him for it is the beginning of wisdom.
The God Debate
The Richard Dawkins Foundation published a debate between Rick Warren pastor of Saddleback Church and Sam Harris neuroscientist and atheist. The debate covered the usual territory between a believer and an atheist until Pastor Rick said, “One of the great evidences of God is answered prayer.” It is the one aspect of a believer’s faith that only includes God and that believer. It becomes a personal truth that does not need clarification, acceptance, or justification from anyone else.
The question everyone must ask himself or herself is who speaks to your heart and soul during adversity.