To answer the question, “Who am I” requires you ask, “Where did I come from?” Many try to answer that question with a genealogical search. That only answers part of the question. A genealogical search may teach you about your ancestors but it does not tell you anything about your origin.
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Before you were born on earth you were conceived in the mind of God. Most people know this is true for two reasons: Intellectual observation – the obvious physical evidence the world we live in has an incredible design, and Personal observation – your internal sense that there is more to life than a few short years on earth. I will briefly touch on each subject.
Intellectual observation. Look at any machine and the concept and design are self-evident. Whether a machine is simple such as a mouse trap or complex such as your SmartPhone, the idea that either could come into existence without a designer is absurd.
Machines, as defined by French Biochemist and Nobel Laureate Jacques Lucien Monod (1910-1976), are “purposeful aggregates of matter that, utilizing energy, perform specific tasks.” This definition applies to mouse traps and living organisms as both fulfill Monod’s definition all the way down to the molecular level.
You may not think of yourself as a machine, but every molecule in your body has an intricate design that works in harmony with billions of others so you can live, work, play, think, laugh, cry, create, write, dream, love, walk, eat, see, hear, reproduce, etc. You are a magnificent, intricate, computer, appliance, engine, instrument, (and much more) sophisticated creation of a Master designer, and don’t you let anyone tell you anything different.
Another reason you know it is true that you were created first in the mind of God before you were birthed through your mother’s womb is that you sense it internally: Personal observation.
You, like 99.9% of all humans, have a universal sense of morality. You know intuitively that some things are good and some are bad; some things are right and some things are wrong. Where did you get those ideas? No one has to tell a child that it is wrong to lie or that it is wrong to take something that isn’t theirs.
You, like 99.9% of all humans have a natural quest for God. Want some proof? What do you scream when you are scared? Most people will scream, “Oh God!” That’s a prayer. Where did that prayer come from? Did you mother teach you that? Did your teachers at school teach you that? No. It comes from within you.
You, like 99.9% of all humans, wonder about God. Hidden tribes in South American jungles wonder about God and create all kinds of ways to communicate with Him. Intellectuals in Universities wonder about God too, only many of them do it by attempting to rid the world of Him. One Christian writer said of a well known Atheist, “He hates God but he doesn’t believe in him.”
Next: Evidences of the God who created you.