Mankind Only Seems Concerned With The Past
THE RECORD of our origin, as stated previously is brief. A few verses in Genesis 2 tell us how we were created and where we came from. Here is God’s brief record of that incident:
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” – Genesis 2:7.
That is practically the entire story in one verse. There, in twenty-seven simple words, we have all God deems as necessary for us to know concerning our origin. Again, the rest of the Bible is concerned with where we are going.
God wants us to prepare for the future, not to ponder over the distant, musty past. The past and how we were created seems to be unimportant in the estimate of God, especially those things that don’t pertain to His plans for His creation; the future is the all important issue, and God, in His grace does not want us to be ignorant of our future. But sinful, natural man turns this truth completely around. The natural man is intensely concerned about the origin of the earth, but pays little attention to where it is heading as evidenced by his very actions. He searches the heavens with his telescope, digs into the earth with his spade, burrows through the rocks with his drill, examines the earth in the crucible and test tube and splits the atom. As he engages in his frantic search into the realm of astronomy, archaeology, geology, chemistry and physics to try to find out how and when the earth came into being as if that alone can prepare him for anything in the future.