Jesus, You and the Essentials of Christianity - 4 Why God is Necessary to Sustain the Universe and You Right Now
Where does Life’s Compass Point? Jesus, You, and the Essentials of Christianity
Episode 4: Why God is Necessary to Sustain the Universe and You Right Now
Imagine that you get lost way out in the forest and your only hope of getting out alive is to follow direction from a magnetic compass. But instead of the compass pointing to magnetic north, the compass always points to you. How helpful would that compass be? Not at all!
Why then do so many of us live as if life’s compass points to us? Do we get to decide what life’s purpose is and how to live it? Or, is there an objective purpose to life and a right way to live it?
Join Dr. Frank Turek as he highlights God’s purposes for our lives and the essentials truths of Christianity. In this 17-part series filmed for TV, you’ll get practical answers to these and other important questions:
- What’s wrong with you and the world?
- What is the Bible all About?
- How do we interpret the Bible?
- What is God like?
- Who is Jesus?
- What is the Trinity?
- Why is the Resurrection so important?
- What is God’s solution to our brokenness?
- What is faith and why does God want it?
- How should we live then?
In this episode, Frank continues to unpack what the Bible is all about. First, you’ll see one of the most powerful but overlooked arguments for God’s existence and why God is necessary to sustain all things right now. This argument was first developed by Aristotle and then baptized and refined by Thomas Aquinas. After God created the universe and human beings (which He continues to sustain), we decided to rebel. Frank shows you how that rebellion affects all of us to this very day— not just that we are separated from God, but that our nature is still bent toward rebellion. In future episodes, will see what God has done to fix that.