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Creation Contest

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One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and tell God that they were done with Him.

The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don’t you just go on and get lost.”

God listened very patiently and kindly to the man and after the scientist was done talking, God said, “Very well, how about this, let’s say we have a ‘man-making’ contest.”

To which the scientist replied, “OK, great!”

God added, “Now, we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam.”

The scientist said, “Sure, no problem” and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God just looked at him and said, “No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!”


The story makes a good point. True, scientists are not able to create life, but in all their attempts to duplicate God’s feat, they overlook one very important point — God started with nothing! Everything around us was not just rearranged, it was “created.” God spoke, and the world came into existence.

Every time we think we can accomplish great things (maybe even as great as God), we need to remind ourselves of that truth. Take nothing and try to make something out of it, and you will realize just how far short of God’s omnipotence you fall.


By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)


Source: Allan Smith: Thought for the Day

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