Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2, 2014

"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it." 

The French skeptic, Voltaire, once declared, "I shall always be convinced that a watch proves a watch-maker." In the same way the existence of such a vast and complex universe lends strong credence to the existence of God.

Who would want to believe in a random spontaneous universe when it is more logical to hold to the Biblical concept of an orderly universe Created and sustained by a Gracious God?

Only those who fear the moral accountability demanded by the existence of such a God, maybe?

Many parents have kept every crayon drawing fashioned by their child from the time they were developed enough to put crayola to paper.

Why do they do that?

That artistic creation is a reflection of its creator, their flesh and blood!

When someone pays the exorbitant price to purchase a Rolex watch, they don't assume that time piece randomly came together. Rather, they lay down the big bucks because they believe in the quality of every component of the watch and the quality of the workmanship that built it. They place their faith in the product because of they believe that creation is a reflection of its creator.

The second evidence for the existence for God is the fact that every design is the reflection of its designer.

Plato came to the conclusion it was reasonable and logical to believe in God based on "the order of the motion of the stars, and of all things under the dominion of the mind which ordered the universe."

Sir Isaac Newton said, "When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amount of heat and light. That did not happen by chance."

The Psalmist marveled over his own body and was overwhelmed by the intricacy of how he was created and came to the same conclusion as Plato, and Newton, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made!" In other words, "When I look at how I am designed, I know I have a wonderful designer!"

There really can be no denying a design is evidence of a designer and a design as complex and intricate as our universe certainly reflects an intelligent Designer. 

It takes far less faith and makes much more sense to agree with the conclusions of Isaac Newton, Plato and King David, than to believe in a random cosmic event as our origin.

From cover to cover the Bible makes clear that God is the Designer of the universe of everything in it. He is also the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and everything in it. And through that majestic creation He desires to reveal His existence and nature!