This past week, scientists were predicting that they will someday, in the next 10 years or so, be able to “create artificial life.” Interesting. As it turns out, they were talking about being able to put together a cell – a membrane, a nucleus, and the other parts that make it “live,” all in the right proportions, and then just “letting evolution take over.” “Making life from scratch,” they called it. Of course, all of the chemicals that make up a cell have to be used to do this. It sounds to me more like a boxed dinner than “from scratch.” Where’d all that stuff to “create life” come from in the first place??
Jesus claimed to be the source of life – that thing that scientists can’t put into a test tube or a Petri dish. Jesus claimed to be the way a person can live forever. No one has tried to re-create that one yet.
You see, Jesus made not just some pretty big claims, but the biggest claims, about Himself.