THREE FFF’S? They are Fact, Faith, and Fiction.
I am that is a fact. I was created that is faith. I have evolved by a mysterious accident that is fiction. I am far too complicated for being the product of two amebas bumping heads. Even then evolutionists have to stipulate the existence of two intelligent amebas. Thus far, and without the seed of some form of life, scientists have not been able to create a simple one-cell organism. The search for a link between the animals and man has turned fiction into assumption not in existence.
Faith begins with me and I am a fact. I am no fiction neither is the world, the people, the animals, the vegetation, and everything else. With the Psalmist and his flat world, I cannot help but wonder why a suspended world in space does not collide with another planet. Whose handiwork was it that brought about harmony and order in the universe and put man in charge over planet earth? Like the Psalmist, I too need “Some One and Some Force” that is capable of bringing into being a world with me in it. That “Being and Force” has to be of super intelligence, but also bigger than the entire universe. And this is what surprises me daily. Without Heaven declaring itself, my faith by itself cannot reach that conclusion (Psalm 19:1-6). It has taken me beyond fiction, but not to the evidence that can back my faith (Hebrews 11:1).
The evidence for my faith rests on my willingness to accept that the “One” that brought this world into existence also disclosed Himself to mankind. It was not a man that invented an account of God’s handiwork but God Himself. Man may have misunderstood the timing, but not the work that went into creation. My faith compels me to accept that a God that could put the stars in place needed little effort in communicating with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the prophets, and above all with Jesus (Hebrews 1:1-3). More than 500 witnesses met Jesus after he rose from the dead (I Corinthians 15:3-8). These are facts my faith is based on. I cannot dismiss the sin of Adam that plagues us all and the miracles that Moses used to deliver Israel from Egypt and sustaining a nation for forty years in a desert. I prefer faith to fiction because I dare not gamble with my destiny (John 6:38-40).