Whether we believe in God or not, all of us must make certain assumptions (Presuppositions) about the world, how it came into being and ourselves. In other words, all of us have to assume certain things to be true without necessarily being able to directly prove them true. The question is, “what assumptions do we make and why do we make them?” Are our assumptions reasonable or unreasonable? Are they based on any evidence other than just how we feel or our own opinions?
Where do we start when we think about God, the universe and ourselves. We can go either one of two directions, but we must go toward one of them. Either one course or the other is true. Which assumptions do you believe?
How Do We Explain Our Universe?
- Either something exists or nothing exists.
- Eirther something has always (eternally) existed or somehting came from nothing.
- Either something that’s always existed is personal and non-physical (spiritual) in nature or something that’s always(?) existed is impersonal and physical in nature.
- The eternal personal being who is responsible for creating the universe and all that is in it is the God that is revealed in the Bible. Acts 17:24-31 or ?
ACT 17:24 “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
ACT 17:25 neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all life and breath and all things;
ACT 17:26 and He made from one, every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation,
ACT 17:27 that they should seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
ACT 17:28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said,’ For we also are His offspring.’
ACT 17:29 “Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.
ACT 17:30 “Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent,
ACT 17:31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead. ”
By Gary Hunt