“God is great, God is good; let us thank Him for our food. By His hands we all are fed. Thank you Lord for our daily bread, Amen.”
Many of us have grown up learning this and then either forgetting it later in life or just moving away from it entirely as we get older. But, isn’t it said in the Bible that we are to come to Him as little children?
Jesus told His disciples: 14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
The truths in His teachings cannot be explained away by science and theory. Truth is truth and there is no way of getting around it any more than you can nullify gravity or the speed of light.
Is it possible for us to look at the world in such a way that there is no logical reason for anything that we do? I don’t think so. The same could be said of living life without truth or even a moral compass. We all know right from wrong whether we are atheists or Christians or Muslims. Choosing what to believe for each of us is our right and that right was given to us, not by natural selection but by God.
Yes, you can argue that there is so much evil in the world so why does God allow it? Or that there have been so many innocent people killed by disease or wars or even drunk drivers, why does God allow all of this too? I cannot answer these questions for you except to say that war was created by man. A person who drinks to excess and then drives a car is a drunk driver, again man-made. Much of the atrocious behaviour that goes on in the world is the direct result of a decision made by a human being. Whether you believe this or not is not up to me, it just is and it happens every day.
God allows us to have choices because if we didn’t, then our lives would be meaningless. If we didn’t have a choice in our lives about believing in Him or not then what would’ve been the point of Jesus dying on the cross? God gave Adam and Eve a choice in the garden about living by God’s rules and not eating from the tree of knowledge or not. We all know what they chose, but without that choice life would truly be meaningless. We would be little more than robots in a sense, and yet God even gave the angels a choice and some of them chose to rebel against Him.
If, for instance, there is no God and no morality in our world..what kind of world would we have? Utopian living and being good are not possible without God. Mankind cannot live the way that is depicted in “Star Trek”, our future would be more like “Mad Max” or “Water World”. It would be every man for himself with no laws being enforced. How would you like to live in a world like that?
Think about it.