A message from
the Creator would be expected to be unique in addressing His
rationale for the origin and purpose of all things. More specifically,
a genuine message from the Creator would be expected to:
- Explain the
origin and purpose of all things
- Be a message
like no other; exclusive in its supremacy over man's collective
man's complete situation -regardless of race, age, sex, education,
politics, economic standing, or culture, etc.
addressed to the masses, not an elite few and written in plain
harmonically with our instinctive beliefs and perceptions about
God, as observed through nature.
our basic needs -morally, spiritually, emotionally, materially
hope for the greater good of all mankind; the gratifying and
eternal reason for existence.
logical, accurate, consistent and complete in defining man's
situation -his spiritual state and condition in relationship
with his Maker.
Being of Divine
origin, a message from God would be further distinguished by
providing facts and details that only a divine Creator could possibly
It would explain who the Creator is; how we got here; and why
Not a mythological
text, its truths would be impeccably factual, containing no errors; accurate and consistent.
It would reveal insights into Nature and its laws that predate
man's scientific knowledge.
Finally, it would
discuss future events (i.e., prophecy), which should occur
consistency with their predictions.
How Can We
Authenticate This Supernatural Text - Among So Many Religious
Many of the world's religions claim exclusive possession of the
Creator's sacred message. But do they really?
Creator's attributes as revealed through nature, let's review
some writings of texts considered sacred by the world's largest
The sacred Hindu texts,
the Vedas, believe in many gods (over 300 million of them). However,
they provide conflicting accounts of creation.
one version (from the Vishnu Purana) teaches:
Brahman, sometimes assumes the form of a boar. With his tusks,
he raised the earth from the bottom of the primeval seas and
ordered the universe.
from the Chandogya Upanishad states that:
beginning the world was merely non-being. It was existent. It
developed. It turned into an egg. It lay for a period of a year.
It was split asunder. One of the two eggshell-parts became silver,
one gold. That which was of silver is this earth. That which
was of gold is the sky. What was the outer membrane is the mountains.
What was the inner membrane is cloud and mist. What were the
veins are the rivers. What was the fluid within is the ocean."
version, from the Satapatha-Brahmana states that:
The creator god
Prajapati was produced in the form of a golden egg, by the churning
The Hindu scriptures
contain no prophecy. You must judge for yourself whether these
concepts appear to be the work of God - or man.
More a philosophy than
a religion, Buddhism recognizes no God, nor offers any insights
into the origin of life. Siddhartha Gautama, i.e., the
Buddha, was uninterested in the question of origin: he
declared it inconceivable.
rejected the idea of a personal Creator-God. He claimed that
the world went through successive periods of expansion and contraction,
unaffected by the activities of the gods.
no answers for mankind.
Have to Make Sense for People to Believe it
None of the scriptures of these religions contain any prophecy.
Nor do their references to physical nature coincide with known
facts of science. If these texts contain such gross inaccuracies
(and mythology) regarding the physical world, what confidence
does that instill in their teachings regarding the deeper issues?
Incapable of Finding God?
Our fallen moral condition accentuates our need for an articulate,
definitive revelation from God. Innate belief in a Creator is
not enough. But how? God's divine nature places Him far above
and beyond man's reach. Without divine assistance we are incapable
of finding God on our own. The Creator must reveal Himself to