Where do I come from?
We go to the very first verse in the Bible to get the answer
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
God created the world around 6000 years ago over 6 days. He took six days to fill and shape the earth with land, seas, animals, and, of course, man.
Verses 26 and 27 tell us:
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27)
Jesus taught this scientific fact in the New Testament:
But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.' (Mark 10:6)
The Christian world view teaches that man was created by Almighty God in His image. That man has always been man since the creation of the world.
Why am I here?
Christianity teaches that you are not an accident but have been created with a purpose. To live a life that brings glory to God and to enter into eternal life with Him in the next life.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.... Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11)
Where am I going?
It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment (Hebrews 9:27b)
The reason for this judgment is that we are all going to live for eternity in either heaven or hell.
Heaven is described in the Bible:
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:3-4)
Hell is also described as a place where people will:
drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night (Revelation 14:10a,11a).
My opponent's answers to these questions were similar to those in the video below, though dressed in "nicer clothes". William Provine (the man in the video) is a world-famous evolutionary professor at Cornell University who featured in the movie "Expelled". Using my gift of the best possible construction I would have to say that Provine is an honest evolutionist:
Provine's comments are even more chilling in the light of the fact that he has a very serious illness! Lord please open his eyes . . .
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