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We are NOT Our Own Origin Story

Creation/Creationism Purpose Image of God

Source: I'm a Star - Song lyrics from the Disney film Wish

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Contributed By: David M Crowe | Date Posted: 2024-02-26

Scripture: Psalms 100:3 ; Genesis 1:1

Author: David M Crowe
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ILLUSTRATION

There was a new animated Disney movie that came out last year that did not perform too well at the box office. Named Wish, the film included a song that tried to explain all of the deep mysteries of the universe. Questions such as - Where did we come from? Why are we here?

The answer - according to the song - is for us to realize that we all came from the stars.

From the song, I’m a Star:

Have you ever wondered why you look up at the sky for answers?

Or why flowers in the wind are effortless and eloquent dancers?

What forms the rings in the trees? Turns a pine from a seed?

What's passed down generationally, to you? (And to me?)

And why our eyes all look like microscopic galaxies?

Have you ever wondered why you look up at the sky for answers?

If you really wanna know just who you are

You're a star (yes!)

The song packed a very surprising punch that the music was careful to build up to:

Here's a little fun allegory

That gets me excitatory

This might sink in in the morning

We are our own origin story

APPLICATION

Are we our own Origin Story?

The Bible’s explanation for us is dust - not stardust - but the dust of the earth. The Bible makes it clear that we are NOT our own origin story - but we have an origin in our Creator. 

The Bible tells us: 

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is HE that hath made us, and NOT we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:3, KJV).

So - are we just the random accident of chance and a byproduct of stardust, OR are we the product of an intelligent creator who placed us here for a purpose? According to the Scripture, "In the Beginning, God Created the heavens and the Earth" (Genesis 1:1). 

What Is Man?

Creation/Creationism Man Grace (Pictures of)

Source: NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Facebook Page, post by Astro Physics, retrieved 1/6/24

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2024-01-06

Scripture: Psalms 8:4 ; Psalms 8:5

Author: Astro Physics (Facebook profile)
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ILLUSTRATION

A recent FB post makes these "astronomical" oberservations:

Want me to tell you something that will blow your mind or make you lose sleep?

Well, look at this picture.

Each of those dots you see is a GALAXY ...

And each GALAXY has roughly 100 BILLION STARS.

Also, each STAR has at least 1 PLANET.

Now how many galaxies do you think there can be in that picture?

And this is just a photograph of a very little parcel of the universe. — Astro Physics

APPLICATION

The post continues ...

This makes me lose sleep, thinking about how so insignificant we really are.

Insignifant to whom?? To God? Never!

"When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God [the angels] and crowned them with glory and honor." (Psalm 8:3-5, NLT).

Perfect Puffer Fish Creation Points to a Perfect Creator

Creation/Creationism Apologetics Wrath

Source: Video "Puffer Fish Constructs A Masterpiece of Love" published by BBC Earth, retrieved 4/17/23

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2023-04-17

Scripture: Romans 1:18 ; Psalms 19:1

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

The inconspicuous, boring looking little Puffer Fish is perhaps nature’s greatest artist. “To grab a female's attention," reports BBC Earth, "he creates something that almost defies belief.”

With only his fins as tools, he “plows the sand” on the ocean floor with “mathematical perfection,” creating an artistic masterpiece to entice and impress potential mates. 

BBC Earth concludes, "Nowhere else in nature does an animal create something as complex and perfect as this. If this doesn't get him noticed, nothing will." 

Click here to watch a video of this awe-inspiring artistry.

APPLICATION

Complexity and perfection in nature shouldn’t "defy belief," as this narrator suggests. Rather these marks of "mathematical perfection," intellegence, and design should drive us to an unequivocal belief in the Creator behind all this beauty, complexity, and perfection.

Truly, how can one see this and NOT see God?! To paraphrase the words of the narrator, "If this doesn't get God noticed, nothing will."

Yet people look at the amazing creation all around them, refusing to see God in it. In so doing, the book of Romans condemns them as “supressing the truth in unrighteousness."

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse" (Romans 1:18-20, NIV).

This is true throughout all of creation.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world" (Psalm 19:1-4, NIV).

Don't slience the voice of all creation ... Worship and serve the Creator!

The Mystery of Mystery Hill

Apologetics Science Creation/Creationism

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2022-02-19

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Science Declares The Glory of God

Creation/Creationism Science Awe

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2021-10-19

Scripture: Psalms 19:1

Author: Richard Swenson / Illustration Exchange
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A Soul-Satisfying Cosmology

Creation/Creationism Science Apologetics

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2015-12-16

Scripture: Genesis 1:26 ; Matthew 5:16

Author: Richard Swenson
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Keeping in Fashion

God's Care Creation/Creationism God's Image

Contributed By: Anthony Edwards | Date Posted: 2014-12-29

Scripture: Psalms 139:16

Author: Anthony Edwards
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Darwin's Dilemma

Evolution Intelligent Design Creation/Creationism

Contributed By: Tom Halloran | Date Posted: 2014-09-17

Author: Tom Halloran
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Sizing Each Other Up

Judging Man Creation/Creationism

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-09-17

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 4:5 ; Matthew 7:1

Author: Richard Swenson
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Apologetics Reagan Style

Apologetics Creation/Creationism Man's Knowledge

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-08-23

Scripture: Job 38:4

Author: Ronald Reagan
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