“In the beginning”. The Holy Bible starts with these three words. Maybe no other three words are more important to the beliefs of human beings than these. Believers in God and non-believers have pondered the “beginning” since the Bible became available. When was the beginning? For believers, the beginning was when God created all things. For non-believers the beginning is purely mystery with many possible answers. The basis of believing in God or not, bubbles up from the questions of, when did we begin and how did we begin. The Holy Bible goes on to detail how God created all things. It says He created all things in six days and rested on the seventh day. Non-believers will say that the beginning, whenever it was and how it began, just happened and took a lot of time. So what is the correct answer? The answer is for each one of us to decide. It is a multiple choice question. You must decide either,
- To believe there is a God.
- To not know what to believe.
- To not believe there is a God.
There is a way to decide what to believe through reasoning. In a single word the tie breaker is “Love”. Love is the universal emotion that resolves all issues in life. It begins with Self Love. It extends naturally to Love of others and other things. All humans experience Love. Without love, the universe could not exist. Think about it. The universe is held together by physical attraction of one body to another. Good and evil both depend on Love. Even evil happens out of distorted Love. Love is eternal because we love ourselves. We want to make our Self Love eternal. Simply stated, because we love ourselves we also choose to believe in and love God: Logical answer, (a). The belief in God extends Love and makes it eternal. The belief in God offers eternal life. It is this belief that frees us from death and completes the desire to love. In this way God created us and all things and bonded them with Love. This does not mean that answers (b) and (c) do not include Love. It only means that they do not understand eternal Love. To choose to believe in God is to want to share in his eternal Love. To choose not to believe in God or to not know what to believe is to live without the desire to share God’s eternal Love. Choosing to believe in God is to have true Self Love.
This first post is intended to explain on the simplest level, the need for God. Following posts will build from this post to bring deeper understanding to those who desire to know God and bring Him into their lives. May God’s Blessings be always with you.