Overwhelming evidence points to a Creator
Wall Street Journal
Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God
An article in the Wall Street Journal explores the latest scientific knowledge about the universe and the likely-hood of life on other planets. The conclusion is that with what they now know, there is no planet that could sustain life. Even earth would fail the 200 requirements that they are aware of. Yet here we are alive on earth.
“Today there are more than 200 known parameters necessary for a planet to support life—every single one of which must be perfectly met, or the whole thing falls apart. . . . The odds against life in the universe are simply astonishing. . . . Doesn’t assuming that an intelligence created these perfect conditions require far less faith than believing that a life-sustaining Earth just happened to beat the inconceivable odds to come into being?”
The article goes on to say that the requirements for us to exist is nothing compared to the requirements for the universe to exist. Here is one of their examples used,
“if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fraction—by even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000—then no stars could have ever formed at all.”
“Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term “big bang,” said that his atheism was “greatly shaken” at these developments.”
“Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that “the appearance of design is overwhelming” and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.”
Evidence of a Creator
Considering faith or belief; talking about belief, begs the question – Believe in what? Or Believe in who?
Can we exist without believing? We exercise belief/faith every day
Why turn on a light if we do not believe/faith that the invisible electricity is there to energize the light. We turn on the radio or TV with the expectation of sound and vision. Of course, all of these things can fail despite our belief/faith that they will work.
We can put our faith in just about anything
The Bible talks about people making objects to worship and to bow down to. A craftsman may make his own god out of special wood.
“The person who made the idol never stops to reflect, “Why, it’s just a block of wood! I burned half of it for heat and used it to bake my bread and roast my meat. How can the rest of it be a god? Should I bow down to worship a chunk of wood? . . . Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, “Is this thing, this idol that I’m holding in my hand, a lie?” Isaiah 44:19-20
That is a bit like me saying that I used my skill to build up wealth and now I am putting my trust and security in this wealth. I constantly need to question myself. It may not be a piece of wood that I have my trust in, but what about wealth, possessions, health; they can all fail too.
Some cultures worship the sun, moon or stars
They are all beautiful amazing creations. But can they reason and make right judgements about the rest of the universe? Can they make right judgements about me?
Colossians 1:16 “Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see.”
This is where I choose to put my belief/faith, my faith may falter but the object of my faith does not.
May each of us be given faith and strength to understand our purpose and reach our potential in life.
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It really is a good exercise to stop and consider these things along with the evidence.
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