Friday, February 22, 2008

Does God Exist?

This is a question that tries to tackle too many questions at the same time. It tries to look at every possible quality of God and puts each one on trial, but let’s simplify this by starting at the beginning, creation. “Is there a Creator?” If we can agree that there is a Creator then we have answered the question as to whether God exists or not.

If you look at a painting, how would you know there was a painter? If you look at a building, how would you know there was a builder? Stupid questions, right? The painting is the evidence that there was a painter and the building is the evidence that someone built the building. To look at creation and not acknowledge a Creator is absurd. We know there is a creator because we can see the creation. The complexity of the planets, alone, points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today.

“By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God's command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” Hebrews 11:3 (NLT)

The complexity of the human body shows signs of a higher intelligence behind it. The human eye is far too complex to be the product of a random pool of ooze. Even Charles Darwin, the man responsible from the theory of evolution (macroevolution), when examining the human eye thought evolution was ridiculous:

“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.” – Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species (1859)

What about evolution? First, you need to know that there are two forms of evolution, micro and macro. Microevolution says that we adapt in little ways, like developing immunity to chickenpox or developing a resistance to something. Macroevolution is major changes to a living organism, like one species turning into another species.

Microevolution is very true, upheld by facts, and is scientific. Macroevolution is quite the opposite. It’s completely untrue, has no facts to support it, and it’s important to remember that it is the THEORY of evolution which means it’s completely hypothetical and lacks the support of scientific facts. As far as facts go, macroevolution is actually disproved by laws of science (things in science that have been proven to be factual and always true): the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Law of Cause and Effect, and the Law of Biogenesis. Check them out and see how they completely disprove the notion of macroevolution.

“From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused.” Romans 1:20-21 (NLT)

It’s important that you know that you are not a random creation. You were designed by a Creator who not only designed your body but He also created you with a purpose in life. Discovering that purpose begins with discovering Jesus.

I'm trying to write short answers (around or less than 600 words) to tough questions. These will find their way to under the Questions & Objections section (a total of 22 Q&O). Any advice, suggestions, or corrections are very welcomed. I've been studying apologetics for about 8 years so I thought it was wise to use some of the knowledge to share with students and parents with question, without writing a complete thesis paper on the subject.

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