The seven most important questions... –Ray Comfort
I was going to die and there was nothing I could do about it. The only unanswered question was "When?" But I wasn't the only one. Every human being had the same terminal prognosis. As far as I knew, the mortality rate among the world's population was 100%. Death was a huge and unwanted elephant in the room that we were all supposed to quietly accept as a fact of life. No one was to question why death existed and or even ask how we could avoid it. It was bizarre.
I decided that I would at least visit my doctor to see what I could do to prolong my precious life. He was sitting behind a desk, gaunt, smoking a cigarette. He died a few years later. I wondered if science could help me. But it seemed that they were too busy trying to place a man onto the moon to worry about trifles like death.
So I was left with the inevitable. I was terminal and there was not a thing I could do about it.
Every year (in the United States alone) 562,340 people die of cancer (that's 1500 every day), 40,000 annually die through car accidents, and 100,000 are helped out of here through hospital-related infections (dirty hospitals). If dirty hospitals don't get you, incompetence may take you out--"between 40,000 and 100,000 people die every year because of doctors' mistakes, including surgical mishaps and drug mix-ups." Starvation, murder, heart disease, hundreds of other diseases, suicides, earthquakes, drowning, etc., wipe out around 150,000 world-wide each day. That's an astounding four and a half million human beings dying each month; human beings just like you and me, with the same fears and concerns. Despite these horrific odds of survival, most of us think that we will make it through this day and eventually die of old age, one day. So it's not a pressing issue.
But perhaps you are reading this because your situation has the elephant weighing heavy on your mind. It is a pressing issue, so let me give you some relief, and then we will deal with the details. Way back on April 25th, 1972 at 1:30 in the morning, I found my answer. To my unspeakable relief I found out why we die, and what we can do about it. I can't express to you how wonderful it is that (as a Christian) I know that I have everlasting life. Death has lost its sting. I am no longer terminal.
So now, you have to decide if I'm deluded, or if I'm speaking the truth. Let me present my case over the next week, and then you decide if it makes sense. We are going to look at what I believe are the seven most important questions you can ask.
To be continued.
 CBS News 1.28.2010--source: American Cancer Society.
Seven of the most important questions you will ever ask...
1. How Do I know God exists?
It's amazing how many people think that God's existence is a matter of "faith." They think that we choose to accept that an invisible God exists, without any real evidence for His existence. We just "believe."
Could you believe that a soldier's barracks had no builder? Obviously someone put it together, because buildings don't happen by themselves. The fact that the building exists is positive proof that there was a builder. Who could believe that a building-with its doors, windows, heating, air conditioning, carpet, electricity, etc., happened by accident, made from nothing?
Its design adds to evidence of a designer. For example, the door is made for a man to walk though. It has a handle and hinges. Windows are made for him to see through. The air conditioning keeps him cool in summer, and the heating keeps him warm in winter. The lighting helps him see when it's dark, and the carpet is for his added comfort. The building was intended specifically for his use.
In the same way, creation is proof that there was a Creator. Keep in mind that we can't create anything from nothing. We don't know how to begin. If you disagree, then make me a seed--from nothing. Make it living, so that it grows into a plant that produces an edible fruit, and make it with the ability to create more seeds within the fruit, so that you can plant them and make more plants and more fruit. So if we can't even make one seed, how intellectually deceitful is it for any rational human being to believe that nothing created everything?
But there is more. The evidence shows that this earth upon which we live was intended for our use. We have lighting during the day so that we can see what we are doing. The sea breeze keeps the air fresh and cool, and the warmth of a massive ball of fire in the sky keeps us warm and dry. Cows give us succulent meat to eat and leather to wear. They chew grass and give us milk, and from the milk we get cream, cheese, butter, yoghurt, and ice cream. Sheep give us mouth-watering meat to eat, and wool from their back gives us warm sweaters, and supplies carpet for our comfort. Chickens lay eggs for us to scramble, and sacrificially provide finger-lickin' meat on our plates.
We have oceans that are rich with tasty fish for our dinner; the soil yields juicy fruits for the table and a huge variety of vegetables to keep us healthy. Trees breathe out oxygen for us to breathe in, and we breathe out carbon dioxide for them to breathe in.
We have eyes to enjoy the beauty of this amazing creation, ears to listen to melodious music, as well as hear the song of a myriad of beautiful birds that usher in the morning light. We have a mass of taste buds to relish mashed potatoes and gravy.
Add to this the wonder of man being made for woman and woman for man, and the fact that dogs give man enjoyment and keep him company. He has brilliant white snow upon which to ski, massive waves upon which to surf, the joys of blue skies, green grass, and white beaches with amazing and crystal-clear water.
On top of all this, gravity keeps his feet firmly grounded so that he doesn't spin off into space, as this massive ball of dirt upon which he lives spins around at the breath-taking speed.
The amazing design all around us screams of the unspeakable genius of an incredible
No wonder the Bible calls the professing atheist a "fool."
So there is no question as to whether or not God exists; which brings us to the second question.
To be continued...
A comment on the above:
"Here we go with another verse of "Creation is proof of a Creator" the song that means nothing but never stops. Ray, if the earth was intended for our use, how come so much of it is unfit for human habitation?" MollyKnits
Good question. This is because it is under the Genesis curse. You are right--much of Africa and Australia are barren desert; Russia and other countries are continually covered with freezing ice and snow. The whole earth is filled with weeds, disease, pain, suffering and death:
"We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God's sons)" (Romans 8:22-23--Amplified Bible).
Those who love God are waiting for a "new heavens and a new earth" where the curse is removed. We "inherit" this whole incredible earth. This is provable. Simply humble yourself, repent, and trust the Savior. He will reveal Himself to you (see John 14:21) and confirm the truth of His promises.
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