“You are a king then?” Pilate asked.
“You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.”
“What is truth?” said Pilate.
Indeed, what is truth?
The earth sits in the universe at the precise distance from our sun so that we have four seasons with nights and days. We do not burn up, like we would if we were on the planet Mercury, nor do we freeze to death like we would on Mars. Why?
The Lord designed our home with the following critical factors: our optimal distance from the sun, the positive effects of the moon’s gravity on our climate, plate tectonics and continental drift, the right types of metals and elements, ample liquid water, maintenance of the correct amount of internal heat to keep surface temperatures within a habitable range, and a gaseous planet the size of Jupiter to shield Earth from catastrophic meteoric bombardment.
God planned the place we were to be in – perfectly. He gave us an atmosphere that gives us wonderful clean air to breathe, and a filtering system that causes clouds that become rain and fall to the ground, and are purified through the ground. The rain feeds the rivers, oceans, seas and all our plants, animals and yes, us too! The Book of Genesis explains that God created the heavens and the earth, and all that is concerned with it!
You cannot look out your window of life and not notice the beauty and majesty of what He created, that gives us a temporary home until we go home to be with Him.
The enormous complexity of it is astounding. Elohim is the Creator.
Most are not familiar with the name of Elohim, but it is the Triune God of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Most High God. One way to explain Him is to picture a three-leaf clover. It has three distinct leaves, yet it is one clover. God has three distinct personalities, yet He is One God.
When God created man, He designed him in His image. Genesis 1:27. He took the dust of the earth and formed Adam, and then breathed into him Life.
What is the “dust”? Dust is even finer than silt, about 2 microns. Considering the size of our DNA (the nuclear volume of an entire sperm cell containing an entire molecule of DNA, is only about 30 microns) the use of dust to identify man’s body in Scripture is significant. DNA has a crystalline structure. DNA, absent any of the other biological systems that make for a living cell, is nothing more than dust.
Thousands of years before the cell was discovered, the Bible explained that we are made up of microscopic particles.
When He made Eve, He took the rib of Adam and formed a woman, and breathed Life into her.
We are a three part being. We have a mind, will and emotion, which are the soul realm. We have a body, which is the flesh we have as a vessel to operate in, and we have the Spirit. We were made in His image!
When a man and a woman are joined to produce a child, it takes the sperm and the egg – and also the breath of God, to begin a life.
Once again, we are a three part being, produced in the image of God.
In a study published in Scientific Reports, Northwestern researchers have discovered that when the human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, an explosion of zinc sparks erupt. The size of the eruption is directly related to the health of the egg and its ability to develop into a viable embryo.
Elohim created all of this – to give Himself companions, to share the Universe with Him. He made us unique and wonderful creatures, with the ability to share with Him our love and joy.
The Bible, the Word of God, tells us about our Father God, His Son Jesus and Holy Spirit. It is the inspired Word from God. It was written over long periods of time, and by many writers, and yet is perfect in all ways. Many philosophers and scholars have studied the Word, some to try to discredit it, but could not help seeing that it tells the Truth.
For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
God made plans before the foundations of the world. His son Jesus was already dedicated to come to us in the flesh as a baby, live a servant’s life for mankind, and because of the sin of Adam and Eve. He suffered persecution, was crucified and died on the cross to pay the price for the sin of all mankind, for all time. He arose on the third day, and was seen by many in the city before ascending to His heavenly throne. This is a God who loves us. Do you know any other God who would do such a thing?
Isaiah wrote about the birth and death of Christ over 600 years before He came on the earth. How did he know about Christ? He knew through the Holy Spirit who was giving him the words to write. His words came to pass – exactly.
When the Christ Child was born, the wise men of the east came to follow the new star in the night sky, and they followed by the inspiration of the Living God whose Holy Spirit lead them to the baby. They were bearing gifts to present to Him. How did they know? Through the writings of the Word of God, and the move of the Holy Spirit that was upon them.
Josephes was a historian during the time of Jesus walking on this earth. He followed His story and wrote about it. Josephes was not a believer, but he wanted others to know about Jesus, and about all that was happening at the time.
He gives us great insight into the times and how life was at that time. These are his words, as quoted in Agapius, “The book of the Title”:
“At this time, there was a wise man who was called Jesus. And his conduct was good, and he was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship. They reported that he had appeared to them after his crucifixion and that he was alive; accordingly, he was perhaps the Messiah concerning whom the prophets have recounted wonders.”
There are archaeologists who have unearthed many treasures of the history back in those days, and of the life of the Messiah, Jesus. We have discovered, over the years, many things to back up the stories of the times.
One of the most important items was the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were written between 150 B.C. and 70 A.D. and hidden in large pots in caves to protect them from those who would destroy them. Why would God leave them hidden for such a time as this?
It was done this way to keep them for proof – that His Word is True!
If you are not sure that you are saved, you can accept Christ into your life right now, by praying:
“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”