“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.”
These words to live by come from the Bible and can be found in the New Testament, in the book of Acts chapter 17, verse 24. 以上经文出自圣经 新约使徒行传17章24节
God. What do we mean by God? Is god an idea made up by people? Have humans made up god out of our hopes and dreams, our fears and needs? And so we make a god out of wood or metal and put it in a temple or shrine – and pray to it? Is that what a god really is?
There are many such gods made up by people. They really are made out of wood and metal. They sit in the temple or shrine. If we pray to them, they cannot hear us. They cannot help us. They cannot do anything. It is we who have to take care of them. If we bump into them, they will fall over. If we leave them out in the rain and the sun, they will fall apart. We have to build them a temple or shrine to protect them.
But in the Bible, we learn that there is one true God. He is not like all those gods that we have made. We did not make Him. He made us and the world and everything in it. If we go to a temple or a shrine, we will not find him there. He is not made out of wood or metal. He does not need us to take care of Him.
God is the Maker of all things. But how did He make everything? This is one reason we study science. We want to learn how everything was made. How is it put together? How does it work? Science can help us to understand how God made the world and everything in it.
It is good to study science. Because God made all things. He made the laws of physics and chemistry and biology. Everything in the universe was designed by Him and made by Him. Everything belongs to Him. He is the true God. And we are part of His creation.
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands” These words to live by come from the Bible and can be found in the New Testament, in the book of Acts chapter 17, verse 24.
"创造宇宙和其中万物的神，既是天地的主，就不住人手所造的殿." 此圣经良言出自新约 使徒行传17章24节
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