A group of the world’s leading scientists came together for a great conference. During the conference the scientists reached the conclusion that the human race had now advanced enough to no longer need any notion of God. Only one scientist, a Christian who rejected evolution and held to a literal interpretation of Genesis chapters 1 and 2, disagreed with the conclusion.
The Christian scientist argued passionately for the importance of God, but the other scientists simply laughed at him. Finally, in a mock gesture, they wrote out a formal document that gave him their permission to tell God that the human race no longer needed Him. They said, “Tell God that we have now mastered so many technologies that we can create whatever we need. We can even create human beings through the process of cloning.”
In humiliation, the Christian scientist left the conference hall and retreated to his room. There, he humbly knelt down beside the bed and began to pray. He said, “God, my fellow scientists have told me to tell You that the human race no longer needs You because we can, by means of cutting-edge technologies, create whatever we need. We can even clone humans. So, what should I tell them is Your reply?” He had barely voiced the question when God spoke to him audibly right there in that hotel room and said, “Tell them that I’m perfectly willing to let them do all their own creating. That’s their choice. I do have one rule, though. They can’t use any of my source materials.”
There is a difference between recreating and creating. There is a difference between organizing and causing to exist. Hebrews 11:3 tells us that the things which are seen were not made from things which are visible. If I drive past a lot one day and see that truckloads of lumber, brick, roofing material, etc. have been delivered there, and then drive past that same lot several months later and find that a house is now standing there, I will know how that house got there. I will know because I saw all the source materials (the building materials) there before I saw the house. But when God created all creation, He started with no source materials whatsoever. That’s how awesome He is.
And then, as if that isn’t incredible enough, that same Creator God took upon Himself human flesh by becoming an embryo in the womb of a virgin and being born. Why did He do that? He did it so that He could live a sinless life and then die on a Roman cross as the sinless sacrifice for all the sins of the entire human race. He did it so that those of us who choose to voluntarily believe in Him as Savior can have our sins forgiven. He did it so that we can spend eternity with Him in perfect bliss. He did it because He loves us. That, my friends, is a Creator God worth believing in, and His name is Jesus.