Creation theories are numerous and vary depending on who you speak with. Some, who prefer the scientific approach, believe the ‘Big Bang’ was the source of our universe commencing. Some even see certain star groups in the cosmos as the source of our creation, while Scripture tells us God created the world in six days.
All the creation theories seem to have a starting point, prior to which everything is ‘unknown’. For example, who created the stars or who instigated the ‘Big Bang’. If it was God who started creation rolling, then who created God? Many people of different faiths throw their hands in the air and are prepared to accept that it is a big mystery that can’t be understood.
As human beings we like to think everything has a ‘beginning’ and many accept the terms ‘forever’ and ‘everlasting’. If we can readily accept these terms, then perhaps we might even look beyond the word ‘beginning’. If we were to believe in a loving God that ‘always was’ and ‘always will be’ as Scripture tells us, then this would make the acceptance of our Faith so much easier.
Some people live an exemplary life and feel that should there be a life hereafter, their good deeds will be recognised. However, those who don’t believe in a life hereafter may question the purpose of their living?
Because we are human. We often fall. We get ourselves up again and keep on going. I feel sure our creator doesn’t expect us to be perfect, but we can be really good triers.
For those who believe in a life hereafter, our life here on earth must be seen as a preparation for that time when death for them will become a reality.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s faith