In today’s high-tech generation is God still Important?

Stephan Hawkings, one of the renowned scientist in his book “The Grand Design” said “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

What he basically said is that there is no need for God anymore to get us going.

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The debate whether God exists or not has been going on for generations and it still continues and I don’t think I am really qualified to answer that question. But I definitely want to address and talk about areas that technology fails to give an acceptable answer.

When it comes to technology I do agree that it has answered a lot of questions and solved a lot of problems but what about some of the unanswered questions about human existence that it fails to address.

The one that I want to talk about in this article is ‘Human Suffering‘.

The world has advanced and reached new heights. We now have our footprints on Mars but back home people still suffer from poverty, hunger & scarcity. We’ve not been able to solve this grievous problem on human kind with all our innovations and progress.

Some of us think that God causes human suffering and that he is indifferent to it. But sadly we fail to investigate the real cause of human suffering.

The Bible says

“For a certainty, God does not act wickedly.”—Job 34:12.

The truth is humans are often victimized by other humans (Ecclesiastes 8:9). And we may face calamities because of ‘unexpected events’, because of simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. ( Ecclesiastes 9:11).

The real cause of suffering is SIN, our wretched and selfish hearts have caused this suffering and not God.

Romans 5:12

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.

Isaiah 59:2

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

1 John 3:4

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

If we have to bring an end to human suffering we have to eliminate SIN, and unfortunately technology has no answer to this problem.

Only God provides a lasting solution for this hideous problem.

The Bible says in John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”

Sin not only causes men to act evil but also leads to eternal death and damnation. The Bible says that the wages of Sin is death.

But God, because of His great Love for His creation sent His only Son to take the penalty of our sin, release us from its clutches and give us a new freedom in Christ. The promise given to those who believe in Christ is that we are set free from sin and made slaves to righteousness (Romans 6:18) with a promise of eternal Life (1 John 2:25).

And the ultimate command given to us by Jesus before His death & resurrection was

“Love one another as I have loved you” – John 13:34

Imagine a world where each one of us loved each other with the same love that God bestowed upon us. The good earth can easily satisfy the needs of every human being only if people stopped behaving wretchedly and selfishly and look for the good in other human beings.

No matter how advanced and high-tech our technology gets we still need God to save us from the real problem and that is SIN.