What is the origin of man and the universe? Was there a big bang and we came into existence over trillions of years, or were we created by a higher intelligence?
Our universe, solar system, and earth are too precise for a random and accidental "big bang" creation. The way the earth spins on its axis at precisely the right distance from the sun to sustain all of the varied life forms on earth, and the way the planets move in their regular form are evidence that there is a God who created man and the universe.
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In Acts 17:29 we read the words of the apostles at the time of Christ: "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device."
Genesis, the first book in the Bible, reads, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them" (Genesis 1:26-27).
You can pray. If you've never prayed, you can read the article, "How to Pray". Pray and ask God if He is real. If you do it with a sincere heart and with real intent, you can know that God is real and that we are His children.
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