I have some very straightforward opinions on how our world, galaxy, and universe came to be. I make no secrets about it. If you’ve read my articles much at all, you’ll know I’m a young earth creationist. I have no qualms saying God designed the universe and everything in it simply by speaking it into existence. He took only 6 days to do it, and because He’s able to do that which far and away exceeds things we can even comprehend, it was “very good”. You can disagree with me, and we can discuss our differences, but here’s a key question: What if I’m right?
If you’re an evolutionist, atheist, agnostic, or you fall into some other category that denies the existence of the God of the Bible, we could certainly talk about that. And I’d be glad to show you the mountain of evidence for the hope that lies within me. I’ve had plenty of good times and challenging times in discussions of this kind, but the question I believe merits much more thought from an unbeliever remains…What if I’m right?
I tell people who are on the fence about this issue that if I’m wrong…if I’m putting my faith in some silly worldview that doesn’t have a foundation in reality…then I’m a fool. Why spend a life denying myself all the earthly pleasures if I’m just gonna die and enter blackness…or merely end up in “a good place” where everyone goes after death? How foolish would that be? After all, this life doesn’t last all that long. And if it’s all there is, I’d better grab all the gusto I can. Right?
But what if that’s not true? What if we do exist forever, but the location all depends on a choice we make in the here and now? What if the paradise mentioned in the Bible really does exist and we make a choice to not go there? Well, who’s the fool then?
I say that choice is real. You can say I’m wrong…but what if I’m right?