‘The God Who Made The World And Everything In It…’ Acts 17;24
Our Universe is believed to be more than twenty thousand million light years across- that is, Light Travelling at 186,000 miles per second takes more than 20,000,000,000 years to cross the universe.
In it there are perhaps one hundred thousand million Galaxies, and maybe ten thousand million million million stars. Where did it all come from? Why is there ‘Something’ instead of ‘Nothing’? The Bible’s answer is the one that Paul Proclaims to the Greeks: God Made It.
The Universe did not always exist. ‘In the beginning, God Created the Heavens and the Earth.’ We know when we see a watch keeping good time. That the watch had a designer and a Maker. God is the Designer and Maker of The Universe.
That Makes Sense. The Universe is obviously here, and there are only three possible explanations for that: One is that, It has always been here- It is Eternal. That seems unlikely, and many scientists- perhaps most- tell us that it is Impossible.
Second is that the universe created itself- which is obviously contradictory. For that to happen, the Universe would have to exist before it Existed!
The only remaining possibility is that the Universe was created by an Infinite and Eternal Outside Being- A Being that has Always Existed and Never had or needed a Creator.
That Being is What The Bible Reveals To Us As God.
God was Always There – He is an Eternal God. Eight times the Bible describes God as ‘From Everlasting’. In fact, He is ‘From Everlasting to Everlasting’- Without a Beginning and Without an End. All Created Things Have a Cause; but God is Uncreated, and the Cause of All that Happens.
Most Remarkably, the Bible Insists, too, that the God who made the World is Jesus. He is the Eternal God; Jesus Himself Claimed it. For example, Abraham was the ancestor of the Jews and lived two thousand years before Jesus was Born, so Jesus must have been claiming to be Eternal when He said, ‘Before Abraham was Born, I Am.’
Even More Clearly, The Apostle John calls Him, ‘The Word’ and Declares, ‘The Word Was God’, and the Apostle Paul Speaks of Jesus as ‘ God Over All, Forever Praised.’
He is God Alone, From Even Before Time Began! He is God Alone, He is On the Throne!
We Are, Because He Is.