Foolish for Christ

Marc Nuessen, August 10, 2014
Part of the Other series.

Foolish For Christ
1 Cor 1:18-25 The message of the Cross is foolishness to the worldly
Stephen Hawking
““When people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the big bang, so there is no time for god to make the universe in. It’s like asking directions to the edge of the earth; The Earth is a sphere; it doesn’t have an edge; so looking for it is a futile exercise. We are each free to believe what we want, and it’s my view that the simplest explanation is; there is no god. No one created our universe, and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization; There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that I am extremely grateful.”
1 Cor 2:13-16 Without the Spirit guiding them the worldly cannot understand the spiritual
1 Cor 4:9-13 The disciples and apostles were made fools for Christ’s sake as proof of conviction
1 Cor 15:12-19 If the resurrection of Christ is not true then we are indeed the most pitiable of fools
2 Cor 11:16-31 Being seen as a fool to point out how much a fool Paul is if he was wrong
” because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.”
If the universe was created because of a Big Bang singularity event caused by a law such as gravity, and in that creation matter came into being that exhibits the law of gravity, wouldn’t matter had to have existed before the Big Bang in order for the law of gravity to have caused the first singularity?
If matter existed to cause the singularity, where did it come from?
If humanity is the result of a random coincidence of the collection of atomic building blocks in just the right order and we are no different than a rock other than how our molecules are organized, then do the concepts of morality or even the concept of self truly exist?
If the concept of morality doesn’t truly exist then why shouldn’t we just kill, rape, and pillage like the animal kingdom?
If the concept of self doesn’t truly exist then why should even Hawking be grateful of anything?
If there is no need to be grateful, there is no hope, and without hope who truly is more pitiable?

Tags: Big Bang, Foolish, Hope, Random

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