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The earth and the moon
The earth and the moon, seen from space. But where is God???

The stars, which we see as points, are in reality enormous globes of fire, mostly much larger than our earth. But also there we don't see God.

Is there a God?

In the Netherlands a children's song goes: "Higher than the blue skies, and the little stars of gold, lives the Father in Heaven, Who loves all children."

But ... if God is really further away than the stars, of which some are located at a distance of millions of light years, then God is very far away! For: A light year is 9.467.000.000.000 kilometers. If we still multiply this number millions of times .... it is completely beyond our understanding. God seems to be then unreachable far away. However: In Psalm 139 is written:

3. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
5. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10. Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
(King James Version of the Bible)

So God is everywhere! The children's song is thus also right. We can continue to sing it with joy! But God is also very near! However we can not perceive Him with our five senses. But how do we just know, that there is really a God?
In the first place by nature. There is quite a lot of debate on the question whether there was an evolution or not. On the base of the first chapter of Genesis in the Bible the evolutionary theory is not acceptable. But even leaving that aside: The reduplication of the living beings is and remains a gigantic miracle! Not any God-denier can deny this, at least if one is fair. People bring forth people and animals bring forth animals, which are of the same species as the parents. How is that possible, if there would be no God? It is true: In the cells all genetic information is already recorded in a microscopic order in the genes. And this information, which determines all physical properties, is brought over to the offspring. But who takes care of it, that in that offspring all genetic information is recorded in the cells again? How great and wonderful is the Creator and Sustainer of all life on earth!

The genes in an X- and an Y-chromosome The genes
Picture 1 of these 2: Simplified representation of the genes in an X- and an Y-chromosome, as occurring in the body cells of all living beings. Picture 2 of these 2: The genes, further enlarged. In these all physical attributes are set in an encoded form.

In nature there is a number of established laws: For example the law of gravity and the law of inertia (by this a stone flies away, if we have at first swung around it on a rope and then release). But there is also a law that everything tends to chaos, if there is no intelligence and strength to keep things in order or to improve them. This means: On earth and in the entire universe there would grow a huge chaos, if there would be no Intelligent Power, Who carries and maintains all. And this Intelligent Power has revealed Himself in the Bible as God. In Job 12: 9 is written: "Who knows not in all these that the hand of the Lord does this?"
All creation, both on earth and in the universe, bears witness to God's greatness and glory!

The people who want to seize the theory of evolution to explain away God, have moreover no explanation at all for the beginning of the first biological life. How can dead matter ever become a living organism (even when it is only a single cell animal or plant), if no higher Power comes by, Who Himself raises to life that dead matter? And then that first animal or plant must also start reproducing itself immediately, otherwise it is dead again after a short time. It is completely impossible, that this starts suddenly from dead matter! So there must be a creative God! And the Bible tells about Him.

In the Bible we read for example (Genesis 2: 7) that God formed man from the dust of the earth and subsequently blew the breath of life into him. Some people say then: "But who created God?" God however has been made by nobody. God has no beginning and no end. He has always been there and always will be. If there would have been a time in which God did not still exist, then God would never have arisen. For from something dead can never arise something alive, unless a higher Power Himself gives life from His own abundance.

For our limited human mind the idea that Somebody has always been there can feel strange. But this idea is typically something human. If God did not exist, even from eternity, then we humans would not exist also! Nor the animals, the plants and the trees, just all we can see around us.

From what else can we know that there is a God?

1. Because prophecies, which are in the Bible, came true. Click, to read more about this, at    Fulfilled prophesies
2. By divine miracles, healing miracles for example. Click, to read more about this, at    Miracles

But .... if there is a God then, can we automatically assume, that that God is favorable to us?
Is He willing to forgive all our sins, even though we deserve punishment? Click, to read more about this, at    The person of Jesus
Otherwise God will always remain vague and incomprehensible to us, if we do not know Him personally. We begin to know Him really by reading the Bible prayerfully. This means that we, when reading, continuously ask of God to make all things clear through His Holy Spirit. Only then it will become increasingly clear to us who He really is. Then we can get deeply impressed by His omnipotence, love and glory! But our knowing of God will remain always limited in this earthly life. He is for our human mind much too great to be able to be fully understood. However we can sing of Him, for example with the beautiful song "God and God alone", that you can listen by clicking below. (There are even 2 possibilities).
(Each video takes about 4 minutes. A malfunction or problem with the video or the video player you can always report by e-mail to the editor: Mail to the editor ).

Video song 'God and God alone'

Video song 'God and God alone'

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