“What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:4)
Series: Back to the Beginnings
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
Stephen Hawking: "Aristotle, the most famous of the Greek philosophers, believed the universe had existed forever. …The motivation for believing in an eternal universe was the desire to avoid invoking divine intervention to create the universe and set it going. … This is still the picture in the mind of many scientists today. However, in 1915, Einstein introduced his revolutionary General Theory of Relativity."
Steven Weinberg: “In the beginning there was an explosion,” …an explosion which occurred simultaneously everywhere, filling all space from the beginning with every particle of matter rushing apart from every other particle.” Within the tiniest split second, the temperature hit a hundred thousand million degrees Centigrade. “The universe,” he said, “was filled with light.”
•“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)
Robert Jastrow: “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
Stephen Hawking: ‘Almost everyone now believes that the universe, and time itself, had a beginning at the Big Bang.’
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26)
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
“then the LordGod formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” (Genesis 2:7)
· Struggle with existence
“Then God said, “And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”” (Genesis 1:26)
“Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.” (Psalm 8:5–8)
There are some people who are just drifting through life.
Take charge of your life.
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31)
“And God blessed them.” (Genesis 1:28)
““I will bless those who bless you, … and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”” (Genesis 12:3)
Paul writes: “Those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham.” (Galatians 3:9)
You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.