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“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.”

-Albert Einstein

Many 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 KNOW IT!!!

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!

Albert 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.”

Let 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 he is!

The 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!

A 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.

Listen 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)

Allow 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.

PREMISE ONE: All codes of information come from intelligence.

A code is a system of signals for transmitting a message. Intelligence is capable of volition and original thought and is not random.

PREMISE TWO : DNA is a code.

Not 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.

CONCLUSION: DNA came from intelligence.

Let 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 degree!

Here 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.

The 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 deny it.

The 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.

Other 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.

The 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!

The 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.

There 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.

I 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.

HEARKEN UNTO THE WORD OF GOD:

Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Romans 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.

Psalm 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…

YOUR ONLY HOPE!

Repent 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.

 



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