It is a statistical impossibility that we – every one of us – is here by accident, as the science doesn’t back that up as well as the Bible. We have a purpose; to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
Lets break down the walls that have been built up for over a century – that we are here by accident. We have a purpose in life, and it all points for us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12), to accept the gift of Grace that God has given us in the form of Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the cross, so we can be with Him.
But first, lets address the statistical impossibility that we’re just an accident.
Borel’s Law of Large Numbers
According to Borel’s Law of Large Numbers, anything is considered a statistical impossibility when there is a probability of 1/10 to the 50th power (that’s the number “1” followed by 50 zeros) of occurrence. The probability of even 1 protein molecule correctly forming is 1/10 to the 240th power. The probability that all of those correctly formed protein molecules to form a perfect sequence to form one cell is 1/10 to the 40,000th power. Couple this with the entirety of actions/inactions & consequences of your life up to this point to where you are reading this post, the events that had to exist for your Mother & Father to get together to make you…to make them…and all the others that preceded them, it is reasonable – scientifically reasonable – to assume that you are not an accident – that your life has a purpose.
So, what is my purpose? Well, it’s to do one thing – the most important thing. We are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
“when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?” Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”” ~John 6:24-29 NKJV
The “fear & trembling” part can put a lot of people, including Christians off. The fear and trembling part is what I encountered when I realized what I was in the site of God without Jesus. I was a sinner in the hands of an angry God, wicked and deserving of punishment (Psalm 7:10-12).
But this is not what Paul was talking about when he wrote that to the Philippians. Paul was talking about the fear (reverence) that we need to adopt towards our God. We don’t keep in God’s good graces by works, but we understand, as Christians, that we need to work out in our mind, who we now are through Jesus Christ.
And that takes convincing ourselves, removing strongholds (thought processes) in our mind of who we are. We can’t choose God (John 15:16), but we were chosen by Him, otherwise, we would never come to Jesus.
“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” ~Romans 8:29-30 NKJV
“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.” ~John 6:44 NKJV
Now, if you have accepted Jesus, the rest of your days will be spend working out your salvation – what you have gained by God’s Gift of Grace – with fear (reverence) and trembling (the realization of who you are now through Christ, Jesus. It is in the “convincing” that we realize the promises of God are “yes and amen” through Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20).
Sometimes faith requires us to persuade ourselves
I called this “the faith countdown.“ It speaks of father Abraham and how he was promised by God to be a father of many nations, but Abraham had to struggle with a very practical barrier – the fact that he and his wife were old, specifically that…Abraham couldn’t “perform.”
In reading the countdown, you see how Abraham had to work out in his mind that an order for the promise of God to be fulfilled, he had to be “persuaded“ that it was true. In other words, he had to convince himself that the impossible had to be possible, and in doing so, his actions helped him to “rise to the occasion“ and set faith into action, which justified him.
Faith is key, not only in the day-to-day things, but in understanding that God wants us to be His Kids through Jesus Christ – that if we were to say “yes” to His Grace through the atoning work on the Cross, Jesus not only become our Savior & Lord, but also becomes our elder brother (Hebrews 2:11-15). Through Jesus, we have the promises of God – all of them – and we are citizens of Heaven, as well as reigning and ruling with Christ in the New Heaven & Earth (2 Corinthians 1:20, Philippians 3:20-21, 2 Timothy 2:12).
If you haven’t been reconciled to the Good Father (God) through Jesus Christ, and are being “called” to Him, the “work” you have to do is to believe in Jesus’ work on the Cross. After that belief (born again), every single one of us walking on our faith walk with Jesus – and I’m speaking to Christians only – must “convince ourselves“ that what God says is true, and that the “impossible“ is possible, and we must take actions when we persuade ourselves of the truth.
You are not an accident. Your life has a purpose.