How did we get here? The only way to know for sure is to have a reliable eyewitness account. The Bible is that account. The Bible records that God created everything (Genesis 1:1). Now, you might say “I don’t believe in miracles.” With all due respect, everyone believes in miracles.
After all, evolution teaches that nature created itself. Nothing supposedly created matter, despite the First Law of Thermodynamics. Eventually, non-living chemicals allegedly created a living organism. This violates the Law of Biogenesis. On top of that, natural selection is thought to have made this living organism more complex. Of course, natural selection reduces genetic information over time, because the genes which aren’t selected are eliminated. Overall, none of these beliefs can be explained by natural laws or observed processes. So, by definition, these are ‘supernatural’ explanations. Since no one saw any of these events take place, these ‘miracles’ are accepted by faith. How do you know they happened, and what if you’re wrong?
The biblical account of creation, however, is the belief that God supernaturally created the universe. Although God’s creation was originally perfect (Genesis 1:31), that’s obviously not the case today. What happened? Well, God told the first humans, Adam and Eve, not to eat the fruit of a certain tree. If they did, they would immediately die spiritually and begin to die physically from that day on (Genesis 2:17). They rebelled, because they wanted to be God (Genesis 3:5-6).
Unfortunately, Adam and Eve’s sinful nature has been passed down to us. We have all lived by our own rules, rejecting God’s authority and rebelling against Him. Indeed, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Well, the Bible says “Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Have you ever told a lie? All liars “will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone” (Revelation 21:8). Have you ever decided not to do the right thing? The Bible explains “to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4:17). On top of it all, if you sin just one time, you’re guilty before God (James 2:10).
Fortunately, the Lord Jesus was without sin, and He became a sin sacrifice on our behalf, that through faith in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). God is love (1 John 4:8), and He “demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Jesus “died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). On the Cross, Jesus suffered for our sins, so that we wouldn’t have to. Run to the Lord for mercy. Turn from ignoring His authority, and surrender your life to Him. Ask the Lord to save you from your sins by the blood of Jesus. Ask Him to empower you to leave behind your sinful ways, so that you can live for Him.
Why are we here? Simply put, we’re here to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and serve Him out of love (Mark 12:29-31). If we receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior, our lives become His. Our old way of life passes away, and we are freed to serve and follow Him in love.