Science estimates that our universe started 13.7 billion years ago with a “big bang”. However, no cause for this bang has been suggested. It just happened.
Scientists say that humans and all animals evolved from some sort of primordial ooze. No mention of how that “ooze” started. It just happened.
Scientists now say that humans, in their infinite greed and lack of care for the environment, are killing the earth. They say that “climate change” is caused by humans using fossil fuels and not protecting the environment.
Compare that with the Biblical story of creation in Genesis. God formed the world, the sun, the moon, the planets, the waters, the earth, all animals, and finally, humans. There was darkness over the whole earth until God said, “Let there be light”. God then separated the light from the darkness to create Day and Night. From that point on, each day saw a new phase of creation. At the end of each day, God saw that what was created was good. At the end of six days, God had completed the creation of the world with all its vegetation, animals, and humans. He rested on the seventh day.
Sin came into the world when Satan, in the form of a serpent, tempted Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. God gave us the ability to make decisions that were not necessarily in our best interests. He gave us free will. With that free will, we can choose to follow Him, or not. He doesn’t force us.
Because of sin, some choices that are made are selfish and self-centered. We can choose to help others, or not. We can choose to take care of our much-loved pets, or not. We can choose to raise our children to become thoughtful, caring adults, or not. Those same children can then choose to be thoughtful and caring, or not.
We can choose to use God’s gifts wisely, or not.
The end of the earth is foretold in Revelation. The first heaven and the first earth pass away and there is a new Heaven and a new Earth. There is no time frame for this rebirth, as only God knows when the end times will occur. However, with the preaching of the Gospel, we are in a time of preparation for these end times.
We are called to listen to the Word of God both in our own Bible reading as well as in fellowship and communion in the church. The Bible gives us a history of the world, much of which science has been able to confirm. There are many archeological sites that have confirmed Biblical accounts. There are also sites that have raised questions that we have so far not been able to answer.
When we read the Bible and listen to the Word of God preached without it being taken out of context, we can look at our own lives to see how we measure up. (We usually fall far short of what God expects.) Jesus, however, is our advocate with the Father. When we believe in Him, when we rely upon Him, He intercedes for us. God has mercy on us for Jesus’ sake.
We need to look at ourselves and our actions. Are we taking care of God’s creation in a way that is pleasing to Him? Are we living our lives as God’s people? Are we willing to listen to Him? Are we giving Him thanks and praise for His goodness and love toward us?
Or do we say that we have done it ourselves. That we are here because of some primordial ooze that just happened?