Opinion by Stephen Cook

Yes, I too have had those �Eureka Moments� in my lifetime, but these were a different kind. Such as when I realized how much sense intelligent creation made. Or when I realized how much Bible prophecy has been and is being fulfilled. These are only a few, but let me share some with you.

Intelligent creation makes much more sense that evolution. I have heard it stated that �it takes more faith to be an atheist then a believer in God�. For example, what proof is there of evolution? Where are all of the thousands of transitional species needed to successfully back up evolution?

Another thing that few people have realized is all of the Bible prophecy that is taking place. Such as in the Bible where it states ��shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.� (Isaiah 66:8). Israel did become a country in one day, on May 14, 1948. Or �But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you know that its desolation is near.�(Luke 21:20). Israel is currently surrounded by countries in the Middle East that want to destroy Israel. Or what about ��their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.� (Zechariah 14:12). This is a reference to nuclear weapons, which, of course, didn�t exist in Biblical times.

Prophecy is a way of knowing God is still around today, because His Word predicted those thousands of years ago, and God is causing them to be fulfilled today. These prophecies aren�t just happening by chance, after all, that would be impossible!

Last, but definitely not least, existing is not all there is to life. There is an eternity after you die, but there are two places where one could spend it: Heaven or Hell. If you have ever told a lie, used God�s name in vain, stolen anything, or have looked at a woman with lust, then you have broken at least one of the Ten Commandments, and that makes you a sinner. But God is a holy and righteous God and won�t allow sin into heaven, and all human beings are sinners. Although this may make it sound impossible to go to heaven, there still is a way. Jesus Christ came to this Earth and died for your sins so that you may have eternal life in heaven. In order to go to heaven you must tell God that you are a sinner, will repent from sin, accept Christ�s gift, and confess your faith in Jesus as your Savior and Lord. If you have any questions, e-mail me at: [email protected].

[Editor�s note: The opinions expressed here are the member�s own and are not necessarily those of Mensa, Mid-America Mensa nor Mension.]