I Didn’t Make Myself


Truthfully, I don’t think I have ever heard of anyone who claimed to have personally created themselves.  There are self-made people, but that has to do with who they are not their very existence.  The evolutionist, those who believe evolution is real, wouldn’t dare claim that they created themselves.  Something else did.  Actually, someone else did!

In the movie “Expelled” by Ben Stein, you know the teacher from the movie “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off” and the show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” he talks with atheist Richard Dawkins.  Interesting conversation.  Dawkins believes that there is the possibility of an intelligent designer, but rejects the idea that this intelligent designer is the God or a god of any sort.  It cannot be the Hebrew God, the Christian God, the Hindu god or gods, or any possibility of god, a non-personal or a personal god.  He totally rejects that.  He wouldn’t want that!

I reject the concept of “Mother Nature.”  Nature is God’s creation.  The God of the Bible, the Hebrew and Christian God.  Nature is not our creator, or even a god over us.  The Bible rejects the notion that there is no God and teaches there is only one true God.  “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1); “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1).  The forever existent, self-existent being — GOD!  Hmm!  Pre-existent to creation, existing outside of time and space and existing beyond the end of the world and time.  Everlasting God is who He is.

So, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). From that point God created time (day and night, the seasons, the week – 7 days long) and created various aspects of what we have on this planet (land and sea, plants and animals and sea-creature, the sun, moon and stars) and human beings and you and I are related to Adam and Eve the progenitors of all humanity (Read Genesis 1).

I was created through conception and birth, a picture of the creation of man in my mind.  I didn’t make myself.  God made me and gave me breath and life.  Now, I can take my life (that’d be pretty bad) and I can ruin my life and I can run from God and deny him if I please (which is also very bad).  God gave us that prerogative; free-will, the freedom to choose right and wrong, the freedom to obey or disobey God.  In that, I guess I could be a self-made man, but I choose to let God’s creating continue in me.  To recreate, to renew my life through faith and hope in Jesus.

My physical make-up shows me without having to look into some high-powered microscope and see the depth of the detail of my cells and the molecules that make up my body.  It’s natural functions, breathing, eating and digestion, etc., tell me that there is a God and Jesus reveals who that God is (Romans 1:19-20), Yahweh the creator God who is Lord of creation and the whole world.  He rules from a throne in the spiritual realm and enters the physical world through Jesus, through messages from angels and prophets, through his Holy Spirit who is in the Christian, remaking me every day into the image and likeness of Christ who is the image and exact representation of God.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” Colossians 1:14-17, NIV.

I am his because he created me and because he has recreated me through Christ.

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