People have a lot of questions when it comes to where humanity and life on Earth came from. Did life originate in a Martian comet that crashed into earth billions of years ago? Did We come from a pool of primordial ooze? Did God create it all in 6 days from nothing? Did God create things a little at a time, over many, many years? Well, its a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
I don’t like to use the word “scientists,” especially in the context of “scientists said…” in order for the next words to sound authoritative. But, I don’t have the time or brain power to search the internet to credit the correct individuals; at that point, I may as well be writing a book.
Jesus uses the seed as a way to teach people, such as the mustard seed comparison and the Parable of the Sower. In Jesus’ time, most people grew food of some kind so the seed was very relevant to their daily lives. God creates trees and plants that give us food, clothes, and shelter, and they come in these tiny carrying containers, ready at a moment’s notice to begin sprouting into a life-giving entity. Some seeds can wait to be planted for decades, if not hundreds of years, if kept in the right conditions. And, when they are given the right amount of water, soil, sun, and heat, the seeds open, and the plant grows according to the directions contained in the seed. We do not need to do anything; God designed seeds to be automatic. So, when it comes to creating a Universe, doesn’t it make sense that God could have used a seed?
Let’s look at it this way: God takes a Universe seed and “plants” it into emptiness. Just like how we see in the Big Bang Theory, the seed explodes, like a puffball mushroom baking in the sun, and stuff goes flying everywhere. That stuff, the materials that became electrons, protons, atoms, molecules, rocks and cells, planets and horses, dark matter and black holes, people and even the Internet, everything we know came from one Universe seed. As the stuff goes flying, gravity causes these materials to come together, forming chemical bonds. The way that this condensing happens determines what will be created, such as a galaxy, a star, a planet, etc. All this happens over millions of years. The sheer magnitude of our Universe is infinitely small compared to the capabilities of God.
God plants a seed, it sprouts and grows, 14 billion years pass by, and we are here. His seed grows into the most beautiful physical thing humans will ever be capable of knowing. I know what the Bible says. and I know what mankind has said God has said on the subject. But, if we are to look at Creation as evidence for the Creator, then it is apparent that God did not create the Universe less than 7.000 years ago. There are things that are demonstrably older than that, and God will not create a world where we are deceived by its very nature – if that is the case, then there is no reliable basis for reality, and nothing matters if the building blocks of our physical environment are designed to deceive us.
About 14 billion years ago, God took His patented Universe seed and planted it, and, just like every other seed, God’s seed contained all the materials and directions on how the Universe was to begin, grow, evolve, and die. God’s Universe did not start out looking like it does, today. It has gone through many changes, but, internally, it has always been in a constant cycle of birth, growth, life, and death. Within each life and death cycle, things change a very tiny bit, and the instructions for creating the next generation get rewritten a very tiny bit each time. The next thing to be born is little bit different, more adapted to survive its environment. If we look to the Universe as the example of how our solar system formed, and the solar system as an example of the Earth’s formation, and Earth as an example of how life began and evolved, we can begin to get a deeper understanding of how humans came to be as we are, today.
Consider this: we can actually watch bacteria evolve in a laboratory, so the Theory of Evolution is right on some level. We can see the Universe in various stages of evolution, and we can see that the Earth is constantly changing (volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes). Everything around us is constantly changing, albeit the change can be very slow, but this is how God does His best work – in His own time, because to God, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day. God is outside of the physical constraint that we call “time”; He created time for us. God is eternal, which means that God had no beginning and has no end, unlike time, which will one day cease to exist when the Universe completely dies.
This should leave you with more questions, and that’s a good thing. Feel free to comment, below or find me on social media. Later, I will write about how people got to where we are, today, the fact that humanity is still evolving, and why we may not be as intelligent as we want to believe.