Where did I come from?
A question of origin.
Every person will ask this question at some point in their life. Every significant worldview has an answer to this question. This is the existential question.
Answers to this question are numerous and they range from random chance to God and everything in between.
Fortunately, the Bible answers this question clearly and completely.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…”
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Genesis 1: 26a-27
Notice the use of “us” and “our”. The creation account includes God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. This makes sense when you consider the following-
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
The importance of origin cannot be understated. This is why I chose to address this question first, because our view of origin determines our view of the other Universal Questions.
This point will be made more clearly when I address the next question “Why am I here?”
The human experience is different for all of us, but the same in many ways. At the most basic levels, the human experience is the same for everyone.
We are born. We live. We die.
We face these same realities regardless of our worldview.
It makes no difference if you are a Christian, Muslim, atheist, etc.
Within this experience, there are questions that we must address.
Questions that everyone asks at some point.
Questions that worldviews seek to answer.
My next few entries will take a look at these questions through the lens of a Biblical worldview.
(Briefly, a Biblical worldview stems from a belief that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and it serves as the foundation for your interaction with the World)