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God Is the Creator of the Universe

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

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God created the universe

God created the world, meaning everything we can perceive and everybody you will ever meet. I think a look around tells us He is incredibly creative as evidenced by the number of species we continue to catalog; the perfect balance of the earth's life-sustaining capabilities unique in the unfathomable vastness of the universe; and that the universe appears to be equally infinite through a telescope or a microscope. God also sustains all life, and the plane of existence we are in, through His awesome powers.

ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH OF DNA

ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH OF DNA

God created DNA

People have a tendency to take Him for granted or outright ignore Him when all is well. There are some who deny He exists. According to them, human beings and all life came to be through some sort of random, cosmic accident; even though it is virtually impossible mathematically for this theory to be true. God says He spoke this universe into existence in an instant and the Big Bang Theory confirms this.

People exist in time and space that is full of great mysteries. Faith is required to believe in any worldview. Darwin speculated that humans evolved from monkeys and that all living things evolved from other simpler forms of living things. Most children are taught in public schools that this is fact, but theories are not the same as facts.

I wonder why, in at least six thousand years of written observations by humans, no one has ever seen anything change into anything else—not even once. And why do primitive forms of life such as alligators persist? God said He formed the first man from dirt and biology confirms we are made of dirt (and water). Science now agrees all humans had one common ancestor.

HUMAN BABY IN ITS MOTHER'S WOMB

HUMAN BABY IN ITS MOTHER'S WOMB

God formed each person in the womb

Mankind's highest calling may be the search for Truth—or the search for God. God says He is Truth so that would make either search the same search. God says He is Love and very few people disagree that Love is the most important thing in Life. God says He is Life and we know how important Life is to all species of living things. The will to live is the most powerful force on earth.

God says He formed every person in the womb to be who He wanted them to be and each with a purpose He planned out for them to accomplish. He granted people free will to accept their purpose or not. I have friends who think everything we do has been planned out for us and everything that is going to happen has been planned out by God—all predestined. Others think God just watches as events unfold and doesn't interfere.

Some think certain people have been pre-selected before they were born to live forever in Heaven after they die but that most people are born to burn up in Hell after death and that there is nothing any of them can do to change this destiny. Others hold that Eternal Life is available to all human beings—and that it can be had and then lost through "backsliding."

Love, Hope and Faith

Does God ever change His mind? In particular, can fervent prayers cause God to change His mind? It is one thing to say that God knows what is going to happen—even if He did not directly cause it to happen. On a cosmic scale this would be because space and time were created for us to experience but He exists where there is no time so one could say everything happens at once for Him.

In a simpler way, maybe He knows what we are going to do because He knows us so well. I know that if I open my front door right now my dog will bolt out and run down the street because I can usually predict his behavior. Is God ever surprised?

I don't believe everything is predetermined because if it was we would be similar to robots or worse: pawns in some kind of celestial game. It seems to me the middle path makes the most sense, that some things are predestined and some things are decided by the free will of human beings; that sometimes God allows people to decide their own fate and sometimes He steps in to alter that fate; that sometimes He changes things based on prayer and sometimes He doesn't.

For instance, if one had a saintly person in their family who prayed incessantly for the Salvation of a particular child or grandchild in their family God could decide to honor His Saint by taking an active role in forcing the action in that case. If God wants you, He is going to get you. You can go quietly (recommended) or you can resist and force may be applied. If a whisper works, great, but with some people God has to shout to get their attention and this shouting can be quite painful to experience.

It does seem as if God has His favorites and that sometimes that is because of the relationship He enjoyed with a parent, grandparent or other ancestor. It also appears that God favors entire nations that honor him—Divine Providence. God enjoys the relationships He develops with people and works through those who love Him to bring Love, Hope and Faith to the world.

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James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on December 02, 2019:

T ~ Yes, well, I am not saying it is impossible that angels physically mated with human women. I just don't think it likely. What I think more likely is that demons can enter and possess human men and 'have' human women vicariously, using the human man's organs, and who knows, maybe in such cases the child born is a 'demon seed,' or somehow spiritually deformed.

The Logician from then to now on on November 27, 2019:

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Well then how can you see that God could reproduce with a human?

Oh, yeah, He is God lol!

Well, I didn’t see it either but when Gentry points out the distinction between “angels in heaven” as opposed to angels not in heaven it does create the possibility that angels not in heaven may have 23 chromosomes to provide. As he points out we when in heaven (who have 23 chromosomes to provide on earth) will not reproduce in heaven.

Doesn’t the Bible give account of angels appearing on earth as humans? Wouldn’t in that form they likely have chromosomes? Who knows?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on November 27, 2019:

T ~ Thank you for the link I am listening to it right now. I think Peter IS talking about the angels who fell with Lucifer, personally, which your host denies.

I really like the presenter though, Dr. Gentry. He us learned and yet humble and gracious.

I just don't see how angels could have penises capable of provided 23 chromosomes to reproduce with a human woman.

The Logician from then to now on on November 23, 2019:

Yeah, I felt the same way about Nephilim, too little info but Dr. Gentry’s take was illuminating and similar to what you just said (no surprise there). That link I gave you featured this video but it appears SBTS changes the featured videos on the link. But here it is:

https://youtu.be/qKtHwc3mMY8

My wife works with Dr. Gentry and has great rapport with him. For his notoriety and confidence in his field he is quite a humble and down to earth person.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on November 23, 2019:

T ~ I have some friends who are really into the Nephilim, some with elaborate ideas about them. It has never been my cup of tea. I looked at it a few times and was unsure what to think really. So I just left as something I probably will not understand on this side of the Great Beyond.

Your link pulled up an article about marriage. Was that the right one? An hour long video?

One of my study Bibles says the word means 'heroes' and is being used sarcastically to refer to vicious warriors. Moses reminds us that such men also existed in his time, men who filled the Earth with violence.

Others refer to the Nephilim as giants who were bullies and tyrants.

Some seem to think they are angels who bred with human women but if so I would have to think they possessed human men who bred with women while under demonic possession because demons and angels are spirit beings that do not reproduce.

What do you think?

The Logician from then to now on on November 20, 2019:

James, I’ve been looking through your hub pages for something pertaining to the nephilim but haven’t found anything yet. I have always been curious about their reference in Genesis and was wondering what you think about it. I recently found this by Dr. Gentry who is a world renowned Hebrew scholar, you are probably familiar with him. Just listen to how he interprets scripture, views I haven’t heard.

https://equip.sbts.edu/

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on March 04, 2019:

T ~ You are most welcome. I hope you enjoy the book. I sure did. A Hub of Great Books is a good idea. I have read so many. And I always have a few going. 'From Dawn to Decadence' by Jacques Barzun is an awesome book. Anything by Roger Scruton, Paul Johnson, or Erwin Lutzer is top notch. The 'Politically Incorrect' series are all brilliant books.

The Logician from then to now on on March 03, 2019:

James, thank you for the book recommendation, "Eternity In Their Hearts."

I see that there is a revised edition I can buy on Amazon used for less than $10 shipped so I ordered it. Looks very interesting.

I learn so much from your Hub Pages and books, I just want to tell you that your efforts and time spent in writing is an investment that is paying off in my life and so certainly in the lives of everyone you touch - keep writing, it's so inspiring to read what you write knowing it comes from a perspective of diverse worldly personal experiences and astute research and not from someone with a hidden (or not so) agenda like we get from today's left wing "journalists" and "book" writers (IOW propaganda).

I know the Bible (Believer's Instructions Before Leaving Earth :-) is top on your list but I'd like to see a list of the books you have read that most profoundly affected your life and why, maybe make a good Hub Page?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on March 03, 2019:

And I thank you, T, as well for the link to the fine article by Answers in Genesis, one of my favorite websites although I had not seen that particular article before.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on March 03, 2019:

T ~ I had not seen that particular video, no. but I was aware that the Chinese, as well as men everywhere, once knew the One True God, before the myths of man confused the issue. The video is very interesting and I appreciate you giving me the link to it very much!

During research for my first book, 'Jesus in the World: The First 600 Years,' I read 'Eternity in their Hearts.' Highly recommended. Check it out.

The Logician from then to now on on March 02, 2019:

James have you ever seen this?

https://youtu.be/YjGUC9GNqfE

When I first saw "Genesis Code Hidden Within The Ancient Chinese Language" I wondered if this was a hoax or just biased or poorly done research so I searched for an explanation and anything I found negative was cursory and without depth.

This however, as most everything I read from "Answers in Genesis," I found to be the best commentary on it.

https://answersingenesis.org/bible-history/do-chin...

What do you think?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on February 28, 2019:

T ~ Thank you for the video to that outstanding video. I enjoyed watching it. God Bless You!

The Logician from then to now on on February 27, 2019:

James, this is interesting. The more science reveals the closer it moves to a creator in spite of the scientific community's rejection of God.

https://youtu.be/7reR-zAYYVw

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on February 27, 2019:

SirDent ~ I apologize for not responding sooner to your comments, Virgil Newsome. I somehow missed the notification. I love the way you explain what God did in your remarks below and what is our place in His Cosmos. Well said, brother. Thank you for visiting and I appreciate your gracious compliments.

SirDent, (Virgil Newsome) on November 22, 2017:

Very well done, James, not that I would expect anything less. I have been reading your articles for a few years now. You have explained it quite well to those who do not understand.

I do have something to say to those who believe some are predestined to go into Heaven. Man was not created to go to Heaven. He was created to take dominion over the Earth and care for it. The Garden of Eden was the dwelling place made for man in particular.

Man gave up his rights to paradise when he ate the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. He gave the devil dominion over the earth.

Atheists speak of facts, facts, facts, but they never consider how the age of the earth and the universe keep changing as time goes by. The fact is, the age is being increased because they realize that what they theorize needs much more time to work out the way they presume.

God created and hung the moon and stars on nothing. He never used a nail or a pin. He didn't use a level or a square, but everything He created was good.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on November 12, 2017:

Shahidur Rahman Sikder ~ Thank you for your wise comments. I agree with you that God imagined the Universe before He spoke it into existence. Of course, no one created God. He has always been.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on November 12, 2017:

Thank you ever much, Vladimir, for taking the time to read my article and leaving your gracious compliments.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on November 12, 2017:

PAUL BAKER ~ I am sorry you feel that way. I suppose you believe that life suddenly came from non-life by accident and that this universe sprang into being all my itself one day. How did that happen according to your faith?

Shahidur Rahman Sikder on May 30, 2016:

What was God doing before He created the universe? Answering of the question: As I see it- Before creating the universe, the God Imagined about it.

God Created Everything, Who Created God? Answering of the question*******

The God or That the field of single dimension or dark energy or nature how occurred? In or under no circumstances: In that case there is no answer because it is not possible to take our imagination power or philosophical reflection before it.

Vladimir on August 28, 2013:

Brniaillce for free; your parents must be a sweetheart and a certified genius.

PAUL BAKER from winsford on April 19, 2013:

A cartoon - - excerpt from the Zeitgeist depicting a dinosaur saying can you tell the way to the ARK!!! . Just about sums up the logic of

religion to me

Paul Baker Winsford UK

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on April 12, 2012:

Stella B.— You are right on! Thank you very much for sharing your wise and discerning words.

I appreciate the visitation! God Bless You!

James :-)

Stella B. on April 11, 2012:

Typical question "If God created the universe, who created God?"

My question "If a hot mass created the universe, what created the hot mass?

Think people!!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on January 10, 2012:

murli— Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article. I appreciate your thoughful and insightful remarks.

I agree with you totally that we should fulfill our true purpose in life and not do bad to others. Wise words indeed.

I am grateful for your visit and your comments. :D

murli on January 09, 2012:

this universe has been created by strong centralised force...I agree that and we humans dont have capacity to know completely about it...hence we give it a name and call it as "GOD"....so instead of thinking how or what he would be (even christianity express that no one should test the ultimate lord)..we can play the role given to us in a good way without doing bad to others..:)

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on August 30, 2011:

ronnie— Thank you ever much for these spirit-filled comments. I am glad we are in agreeance. I appreciate this visitation from you. God Bless!

ronnie on August 28, 2011:

You are absolutely right , GOD only created the universe and for Him nothing is impossible . No one created God , He was from the beginning................ and Jesus will come again to save God's children from sin..................

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on August 14, 2011:

m.t.— Hello! Thank you for visiting my Hub. I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful, insightful comments and I am grateful for the compliments.

I so enjoyed your outstanding ruminations. You wrote: "Truth is the most noble pursuit. There's so much to consider. Christ Jesus said you'll know the truth and the truth will make you free."

Amen! Well done!

m.t. on August 12, 2011:

Hello. Great commentary. Truth is the most noble pursuit. There's so much to consider. Christ jesus said you'll know the truth and the truth will make you free. First. What is truth. Second. What is free. Third. What do I need to be free from. It is clear that jesus was referring to himself when he said you'll know the truth. So one should thoroughly be familiar with how all scripture points to him. Then how creation points to him. Then how the father points to him. Then how the holy spirit points to him. Then how history points to him. Then how opposers point to him. Most importantly one must know all the symbols that point to him. For the vast bulk of knowledge about jesus is hidden in occult knowledge. May we never be satisfied till we come into the full knowledge of the truth that is hidden in jesus. Amen!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on February 22, 2011:

Shahidur Rahman Sikder— It is my belief that something more than a mere physical brain exists in human beings—a soul, a mind, a spiritual self that transcends the matter which makes up a brain.

I am not certain what you mean by your emphasis on "imagination." In fact, your entire post is hard for me to understand. I will pray for enlightenment.

Thank you very much for coming back to visit. I do appreciate your extraordinary commentary.

Shahidur Rahman Sikder on February 20, 2011:

James A Watkins, Himangsu Sekhar Pal & All are- With due respect, I would like to stress upon viz. request yours esteemed organization to exactly evaluate and uphold the sketch of the present universe in the midst of mankind of the Universe. There is no denying the fact that it is possible to feel or assess it through the depth of our brain and nothing else i.e. no other means. Hence, it is crystal clear that our very brain is the only specimen or sample or cent-re or key of the Universe.

“Earth is present before us, likewise just at this time it is again submerged into the depth or the past from another place of space” In this way- we are looking everything has creation yet same event or very moment, from the nature is nothing creation in the universe thought that imagination. That is to say- at this event whatever shall be received through imagination for any borders on the spiritual of the universe shall be vanished at this very moment i.e. nothing creation- in reality- early and play of imagination i.e. in everything of the nature’s plan is the imagination. Hence, we can take the decision that- happening of lifeless position is something happen- Nature’s plane is another universe from her another imagination through that 3rd Universe. So see- Allah/God/creator is at once and always omnipotent, omnipresent, omnivorous or united in all things.

Yes Mr. Pal- Remaining a question may be arisen that the field of single dimension or dark energy or a black hole or a source or originating cause or first cause or omnivorous or nature or creator how occurred? In or under no circumstances: In that case there is no answer because it is not possible to take our imagination power or philosophical reflection before it.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on November 14, 2010:

Himangsu Sekhar Pal— Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic message here. I savored each word, as I nodded my head and thought "yes!" You are surely a wise one. It is my privilege to treasure these words and provide a place for them to be exhibited forever on this page.

James

Himangsu Sekhar Pal on November 13, 2010:

IF GOD CREATED THE UNIVERSE, THEN WHO CREATED GOD?

Earlier it was impossible for us to give any satisfactory answer to this question. But modern science, rather we should say that Einstein, has made it an easy task for us. And Stephen Hawking has provided us with the clue necessary for solving this riddle. Actually scientists in their infinite wisdom have already kept the ground well-prepared for us believers so that one day we can give a most plausible and logically consistent answer to this age-old question. Let me first quote from the book “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking:

“The idea of inflation could also explain why there is so much matter in the universe. There is something like ten million million million million million million million million million million million million million million (1 with eighty zeroes after it) particles in the region of the universe that we can observe. Where did they all come from? The answer is that, in quantum theory, particles can be created out of energy in the form of particle/antiparticle pairs. But that just raises the question of where the energy came from. The answer is that the total energy of the universe is exactly zero.”

Here the question stops. So the clue is this: if we can ultimately arrive at zero, then no further question will be raised, and there will be no infinite regression. What I intend to do here is something similar to that. I want to show that our God is a bunch of several zeroes, and that therefore no further question need be raised about His origin. And here comes Einstein with his special theory of relativity for giving us the necessary empirical support for our project.

God is a Being. Therefore God will have existence as well as essence. So I will have to show that both from the point of view of existence as well as from the point of view of essence God is zero. It is almost a common parlance that God is spaceless, timeless, changeless, immortal, and all-pervading. Here we are getting three zeroes; space is zero, time is zero, change is zero. But how to prove that if there is a God, then that God will be spaceless, timeless, and changeless? From special theory of relativity we come to know that for light both distance and time become unreal. For light even an infinite distance is infinitely contracted to zero. The volume of an infinite universe full of light only will be simply zero due to this property of light. A universe with zero volume is a spaceless universe. Again at the speed of light time totally stops. So a universe full of light only is a spaceless, timeless universe. But these are the properties of light only! How do we come to know that God is also having the same properties of light so that God can also be spaceless, timeless? Scientists have shown that if there is a God, then that God can only be light, and nothing else, and that therefore He will have all the properties of light. Here is the proof.

Scientists have shown that total energy of the universe is always zero. If total energy is zero, then total mass will also be zero due to energy-mass equivalence. Now if there is a God, then scientists have calculated the total energy and mass of the universe by taking into consideration the fact that there is also a God. In other words, if there is a God, then this total energy-mass calculation by the scientists is God-inclusive, not God-exclusive. This is due to two reasons. First of all, even if there is a God, they do not know that there is a God. Secondly, they do not admit that there is a God. So, if there is a God, then they have not been able to keep that God aside before making this calculation, because they do not know that there is a God. They cannot say that they have kept Him aside and then made this calculation, because by saying that they will admit that there is a God. At most they can say that there is no God. But we are not going to accept that statement as the final verdict on God-issue, because we are disputing that statement. So the matter of the fact is this: if God is really there, then total mass and energy of the universe including that God are zero. Therefore mass and energy of God will also be zero. God is without any mass, without any energy. And Einstein has already shown that anything having zero rest-mass will have the speed of light. In other words, it will be light. So, if God is there, then God is also light, and therefore He is spaceless, timeless. So from the point of view of existence God is zero, because he is spaceless, timeless, without any mass, without any energy.

Now we will have to show that from the point of view of essence also God is zero. If there is only one being in the universe, and if there is no second being other than that being, then that being cannot have any such property as love, hate, cruelty, compassion, benevolence, etc. Let us say that God is cruel. Now to whom can He be cruel if there is no other being other than God Himself? So, if God is cruel, then is He cruel to Himself? Therefore if we say that God is all-loving, merciful, benevolent, etc., then we are also admitting that God is not alone, that there is another being co-eternal with God to whom He can show His love, benevolence, goodness, mercy, compassion, etc. If we say that God is all-loving, then we are also saying that this “all” is co-eternal with God. Thus we are admitting that God has not created the universe at all, and that therefore we need not have to revere Him, for the simple reason that He is not our creator!

It is usually said that God is good. But Bertrand Russell has shown that God cannot be good for the simple reason that if God is good, then there is a standard of goodness which is independent of God’s will. Therefore, if God is the ultimate Being, then that God cannot be good. But neither can He be evil. God is beyond good and evil. Like Hindu’s Brahma, a real God can only be nirguna, nirupadhik; without any name, without any quality. From the point of view of essence also, a real God is a zero.