So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
· RAY F. CHILDERS, Ph.D. ·
Dr.Childers was born and raised in southern California. He did undergraduate research at and received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from UCLA in 1967. He then attended graduate school at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana where he earned his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1972. After postgraduate study on the structure and function of peptides and proteins, Eli Lilly and Company hired him in 1974. He worked in Indianapolis for 26 years as a research scientist in the Pharmaceutical Product Development component. He was an adjunct faculty member at the Pastors Seminary in IndianapolisPublications
God created man in his own image. With this statement, the creation was given a purpose. We were created in the image of God to serve Him. Intelligent Origins was designed to defend the basic belief that human origins were not the result of an accidental explosion in the cosmos, but were designed with great purpose and a unique destiny.Ultimately, our passion is the "nurturing of souls". This takes on meaning in the context of the answers to the questions of (one's) existence, purpose and destiny. As indicated ( Homocentrism: the inability to accept the possiblity that of being accountable to the Creator.), one’s answers depend on one’s worldview. Within the Biblical worldview, our “intelligent origins” are the result of our benevolent Creator, the God of the Bible. Relevant purpose, then, are the outcomes of a life in relationship with Christ. As we’re not born into this relationship, God’s imprint on our spirit is (likely) the only reason any good is found in us prior to initiating a life in Christ.
A good way to grow that relationship with Christ is through one on one discipleship, using a tool like Operation Timothy. Personal destiny, then becomes the legacy of a life in Christ, with true (Biblical) rest, peace, hope and joy along the way, and eternity in heaven (Philippians 3:20-21).To reiterate, then, the goal of this site is to help its visitors "consider the possibilities" that can lead to a life of purpose, meaning and fulfillment and an "eternity" spent with the Creator of the universe
As one thinks about how one lives his life, it's vital to realize that there are three, not two, "groups" of living phyla - plants, animals, AND humans. What distinguishes man from the body and soul possessed by animals is his spirit, stamped with God's imprimatur, at conception, if not before.One could say this is an, if not the, essential element of the Biblical worldview. If you would like to read more abbout a worldview, feel free to check out Ray Childers.com, Otherwise, man is the homocentric pinnacle of animal evolution. If he is not distinct from the animals, then his life has no more value than an animal and he will behave accordingly.