Everything is Spiritual
By Paul Hayden
November 25, 2019
Everything is spiritual. Not in a "heeby-jeeby" sort of way. But everything is related to the spiritual.
What is the best understanding of the most learned of men of all time for some very basic questions?
Why doesn't the earth just get pulled into the sun?
How do electrons keep their rotation inside of every atom?
What keeps gravity functioning?
How does life form?
How do two cells coming together inside the uterus of a woman instantly start the formation of a new intricately complex human being?
Why is there pain and suffering?
How and why do you even consider these things, or think, or love?
Mankind through the ages has tried to understand our beginnings, where we came from, why we exist, the purpose of life. It goes back to the very nature of life itself. There is matter, and there must be something that is "spirit."
God (Who is Spirit) created everything - from nothing. There is no better scientific understanding than this. The best minds through all of history cannot come up with any better statement concerning the world we live in. "The big bang" - created everything from nothing? Where did the "big bang" come from? And I bet it was indeed a "big bang" when God Himself did it! Where did all this "stuff" come from? Did it just appear from nowhere, from nothing? That is infinitely more difficult to believe than that there is a God Who created us and everything we see.
"Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." (Genesis 2.7)
And what holds it all together? What makes us alive? What is life?
For He (God) rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son (Jesus), in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1.13-17
Understanding is spiritual. Our world is held together by that which is truly "spiritual." We do not have to understand everything around us. But when we need understanding, we can ask God, our loving creator and sustainer, for wisdom, and for peace of mind when we do not fully understand things.
"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth," Jesus said.
He confirmed that the greatest commandment in how we relate to God is that "you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind." And related to that, "you shall love your neighbor as yourself."
If you had these two foundational "laws" of life as the basis for human relating, do you think it might just work out better than it seems to be by doing it "our way - the human way?" Maybe we should try it for, say, a thousand years or so.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6.12
"God is Love."
If you are finding it hard to find God or see God in your life, perhaps you are not looking in the right places. It says in the Good Book (the Bible), to "seek, and you shall find." "In the day that you seek Me with your whole heart, in that day you will find Me."
Keep this in mind as you go through your days. And be thankful to God for creating you, and giving you life, and sustaining you. You will be blessed.
There is a wonderful little book by Dr. Richard Swenson, called More Than the Eye Can See, which is a beautiful collection of glimpses into the wonders of God's creation, and how things are made and work together.
If you would like a real treat, simply do an internet search on "creation - big bang."
Here is one of the first results:
Here is a quote that begins the article:
"The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflated over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today."
It goes on with big words and theories and speculations. Personally, I like the Bible's explanation.
I am not against trying to understand the creation. But I find it quite amusing, as must God, when people try to understand God's creation without acknowledging God, and without seeing His hand in everything.
Paul Hayden is a Christian believer, and an American patriot, necessarily in that order. He is a student of the Bible, and is avidly interested in our role in the context of history, as understood through the heart and eyes of faith. Paul has lived and traveled somewhat widely, and now lives in the heartland of the U.S. (central Illinois), with his wife Donna - they have five grown children. Since December of 2016, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of www.ConservativeTruth.org.
"I was raised by a Christian minister, Kenneth Hayden, until his death when I was 10. Then my mom married a farmer. So I was raised in a very down-to-earth home. My faith has grown through the years, but both in conjunction with the institutional church and through small groups and individuals, including books as well as group settings, where deep, sincere faith is shared that aligns with Biblical truth."