who is seriously interested in the pursuit of science becomes
convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe
- a spirit vastly superior to man, and one in the face of
which our modest powers must feel humble.”
intellectuals believe that Christianity is for the ignorant. Christianity
is for those mentally deficient backwoods folks who need a crutch
to lean on to get them through the ups and downs of life. Well,
I’ve got news for you intellectuals, THERE IS A GOD, AND YOU
do not need to read the Bible to know that there is a God anymore
than you need to get a CT scan of the head to discover that you
have a brain. You know that there is a God by intuition. You know
that there is a God by way of your observations. Whether you are
looking through an electron microscope at a virus skeleton, or whether
you are looking through a high-powered at an imploding star, one
truth becomes increasingly clear - THERE IS A GOD!
Einstein said, “Everyone who is seriously interested in the pursuit
of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws
of the universe - a spirit vastly superior to man, and one in the
face of which our modest powers must feel humble.”
me give some convincing arguments for God’s existence, as I know
some of you will not be convinced with my claim that “you already
know it”. One argument is the design argument. When you observe
a brick building you see complexity. You see beauty, symmetry, usefulness
- you see a design. You do not conclude that there just happened
to be some clay nearby, which just happened to explode, and during
that explosion the clay just so happened to form rectangular bricks
of identical dimensions, and these bricks just happened to fall
in a symmetrical arrangement separated by ¼ inch of cement on each
side of contact. Not to mention the plumbling, electrical wiring,
air conditioning vents, windows, paint, stairwell, etc. Given the
complexity of the building, you logically assume that it had an
architect, a builder, a designer, even if you do not know who
archaeologist employs the same reasoning when he is digging and
discovers a symmetrical, round, cylindrical pot with a handle, and
with triangular designs on the side. He assumes that the pot had
a designer, even if he does not know who he was! He knows
that such an object could not come about by chance or accident.
The astronomer makes similar reasonable assumptions when he listens
into the most distant parts of the universe with his microwave telescope
listening for possible sensible patterns of sound. If a sensible
pattern of sound data could be found coming from another region
of space, then there lies conclusive evidence that intelligence
exists outside of our world, even if they do not know who is
making the sound!
human being is much more complex than a red brick building. It is
no leap of faith to assume that such complexity could only come
about by a supreme intelligence. It is illogical not to.
to what Charles Darwin said about the complexity of just one small
part of the human body, the eye: “To suppose that the eye with all
its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different
distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the
correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been
formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in
the highest degree.” (Origin of Species, chapt. 6)
me to give a brief, convincing deductive argument for God’s existence.
This deductive argument has two premises and a conclusion based
upon the premises. In order for the conclusion to be refuted, at
least one of the premises must be refuted or else it must be shown
that the conclusion does not follow from the stated premises.
ONE: All codes of information come from intelligence.
code is a system of signals for transmitting a message. Intelligence
is capable of volition and original thought and is not random.
TWO : DNA is a code.
only is DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) a code for information, it is
the most complex code known to man. The blueprints for all lifeforms
are found within its DNA.
DNA came from intelligence.
me remind you that you cannot directly contradict the conclusion.
You must first disprove one of the premises or show that the conclusion
does not follow from the premise, which, of course, you cannot do.
No one can. It is absurd to assume that such complexity came about
by chance through random evolutionary processes. Absurd to the highest
another design argument for God’s existence. “Dependence plus Adaptation
proves Purpose.” If we can prove how different parts of an object
are specifically adapted and dependent upon each other for a single
end, then purpose and design has been demonstrated. For instance,
my eyeglasses are made up of different parts. The frame is uniquely
designed to rest upon my ears and my nose. There are soft rubber
coverings which protect the tops of my ears and my nose from the
metal frame. The curves of the earpieces are just at the right angle
to produce maximum comfort and yet firmly hold my glasses in place
as I work. The earpieces are connected to the lens frame by a 90
degree movable joint in the frame. This joint is held in place by
a screw of the proper diameter and length. By themselves, the uniquely
adapted frames are worthless. They are dependent upon the lenses
to achieve their single end. Two symmetrical, circular-shaped lenses
are uniquely adapted to focus light on the back of my retina to
correct my nearsightedness. They are sized to fit the frame. They
are coated with a special substance to eliminate glare, and they
are honed on the edges to prevent accidental lacerations on contact.
The lenses by themselves are useless without the frame, and the
frame by themselves are useless without the lens. Each part is uniquely
adapted to a particular role, and are dependent upon
each other in order to accomplish a single end which neither
part could accomplish without the other. This proves design, and
implies the existence of a designer to any honest mind.
same concepts could prove design within life. Let us examine a living
thing or a part of a living thing and look for dependence and adaptation,
or the lack thereof. Let us look for example, at the human eye.
If we find dependence and adaptation, we can safely assume that
design exists, and the existence of a designer is thereby implied.
The pupil is where light enters the eye. The sclera is the white
part of the eye which blocks out light. The iris is the colored
part of the eye which expands or contracts the pupil to allow more
or less light into the lens. The iris comes in various colors for
identification purposes. No camera lens in the world can operate
as fast as the human eye lens. The lens floats in a fluid substance
which provides protects the eye and its contents from blunt trauma.
Tiny muscles attached to the lens are adapted for rapid focusing
of light on the back of the retina. These tiny muscles move an estimated
100,000 times a day. The retina consists of ten layers of over complex
nerve cells specifically adapted for a particular purpose. Some
of the nerve cells, for instance, are specialized for low light
environments, and others are specialized for color. The retina contains
over 137,000,000 light sensitive cells. The nerve cells of the retina
act in concert to collect the image and sends it via electrical
impulses in the optic nerve to the brain to be computed. There are
six muscles attached to the globe of each eye which allow for upward,
downward, left and right gaze. The brain is specifically adapted
to allow concerted movement of the eyes to prevent double vision
(if one eye moves down and to the left, so does the other). The
eyelids and eyelashes serve to protect the eye. The corneal reflex
is a blinking reflex which occurs when the cornea is brushed by
an object which is outside the field of view. This involuntary reflex
protects the eye from objects which approach the eye from the side.
Each of these eye parts are useless without the other parts. They
are specifically adapted to a unique role, and yet they are
completely dependent upon the other parts in order to realize
a single end which no single part could accomplish without
the other parts. Dependence plus adaptation proves purpose. Can
you see the design of it all? The existence of a Supreme Intelligence
is a logical implication in such a realization. Only a fool would
almost universally accepted theory of the intellectual community
for the existence of the universe and life within is the theory
of macroevolution (all lifeforms have a common ancestor). Most evolutionists
believe that the single lifeform from which all life descended came
about by a random collision of complex protein molecules in the
ocean. A well-known and proven law of science which conclusively
refutes this theory, and relegates it to the trashheap of false
theories of science, is the law of biogenesis. This law states that
living things can never come about from non-living things. Until
the scientific era, this was not known to be true. Life was believed
to come about by “spontaneous generation”. However, in 1965, an
Italian physician named Francisco Redi disproved spontaneous generation.
In a series of experiments involving decaying meat in jars, he demonstrated
that the larvae of flies called maggots did not spontaneously arrive
from the meat, but rather were the offspring of flies which laid
their eggs on the decaying meat. Louis Pasteur later proved that
the same is true for microorganisms. The complexity of even a single-celled
living organism is incredible! There is simply an infinite difference
between a living and a non-living thing, much too great a difference
to “jump across” at once via a cosmic accident. Such an event would
be indistinguishable from a miracle.
facts cause the false theory of macroevolution to fall like a deck
of cards in a hurricane. For instance, there is an almost complete
absence of transitional forms in the fossil record. If macroevolution
were true, there should be millions of intermediate species between,
for instance, birds and reptiles, fish and amphibians, etc. A prehistoric
creature called Archaeopteryx has been hailed in the past
as a “missing link” between reptiles and birds, but leading evolutionists
now admit that it is simply a bird - very similar to some birds
that exist on this planet today. Now they speak of Pro-Avis
as the “missing link”. But Pro-Avis is purely hypothetical!
Besides, flying creatures would have to have evolved from non-flying
ones in four different places on the evolutionary tree - flying
insects, flying mammals, flying reptiles, and birds. And yet not
a single “missing link” has been found. Neither are there any transitional
forms between single-celled organisms and complex invertebrates,
fish and amphibians, or amphibians and reptiles, all necessary if
macroevolution were indeed true. Each appear suddenly and complete
in the evolutionary tree without any intermediary transitional forms.
best evidence that evolutionists tout today do not prove the theory
of macroevolution at all, but microevolution. We must distinguish
between microevolution and macroevolution. Microevolution
is the change of the characteristics of life within a species.
Macroevolution is change that occurs in the evolution of one species
to another species. Microevolution has been proven, and explains
how some bacteria develop a resistance to some types of antibiotics
over time, and how the color of moths can change depending on their
environment. But the bacteria will never become anything else other
than a bacteria, and a moth will never become anything else other
than a moth! There are limits to the phenotypic changes of a species.
This is a known experimental fact. To employ evidence for microevolution
within a species to attempt to prove macroevolution is erroneous.
In order to prove macroevolution, one would need to demonstrate
one species becoming another species. When asked why this is not
observed in the fossil record, the evolutionist replies, “Because
it took place too fast!” When asked why this is not observed
in nature, the evolutionist replies, “Because it took place too
slow!” How convenient!
theory of evolution is ultimately not based upon scientific fact,
but upon the false premise of naturalism, which states that natural
processes must be responsible for all of the observations. If creationism
(supernaturalism) would be given equal consideration with naturalism
as we peruse all of the evidence, it becomes oh so plain that creationism
is the most plausible explanation for all of our observations. The
atheist must “open his mind” to consider all of the theories for
the existence of life and not exclude some theories on the basis
of unjustified bias.
are other arguments for God’s existence which deserve your attention
if these fail to convince you. If you have questions or rebuttals
to the arguments I have given, they can be answered. I do not have
the space to respond to every possible rebuttal. If you have questions,
ask the God who made you. He will never fail to hear those who call
upon His name in humility and seek His face.
acknowledge that I have not, with these brief comments, proven that
the God of the Bible is that Supreme Intelligence whose existence
your observations and your intellect affirms. Neither have I proven
that Jesus is His Son. Nor have I attempted to do so. Your teacher
has no obligation to teach you algebra until you have mastered addiction
and subtraction. First, be convinced that there is a God. Once you
have come to this understanding, the next step in your evolution
can be taken for you to realize Who God is. You have known
all along that there is a God, but you have denied this truth for
selfish reasons. The atheist doesn’t want to find God like the criminal
doesn’t want to find the police officer. If there is a God, if there
is a Supreme Judge and if He is good, then all who do bad will be
judged by Him. If God is loving, there must be a place of eternal
incarceration of bad people. That place is HELL, a place of punishment
for atheists and all other types of sinners.
UNTO THE WORD OF GOD:
1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
1:18-25: The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (suppress) the
truth in unrighteousness. Because that which may be known of
God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being understood by the things that are
made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are
without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified
Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves
to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of incorruptible
God into an image made like unto corruptible man, and to birds,
and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also
gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts,
to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the
truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature
more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
19:1-4: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
sheweth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto
night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their
voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world…
of all of your sins and stop denying the obvious. This God who created
the universe and all life within has been insulted by your rejection
of His person when He has made the truth so plain to your mind.
He made all things, and He made the moral laws by which He governs
men and angels. He is going to enforce the sanctions of that moral
code on a Day of Judgment. You will be held accountable one day
for all of your sinful thoughts, actions, and words. Fortunately,
He sent His Son to die a sinner’s death on our behalf so that we
could be forgiven of all of our sins of we would forsake our selfish
ways and trust in Him for our salvation. Do that, today. Whosoever
shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved from sin and
eternal hell. Read the Bible, and obey what you read.