Most people, at some time in their lives, wonder about the existence of God. Many refuse to believe in God, because they do not want to obey Him. Some have doubts because the Bible says they cannot see God. Still others claim to believe in God, but they live as though He does not exist. How can you be sure whether or not there is a God?
Suppose for a moment that I showed you a complex movie camera. It would have a lens to focus light rays to form pictures on a film. It could be adjusted to photograph objects at various distances and under various light conditions. Question: Where do such cameras come from? If I told you they just happen by chance, you would think I was crazy! All of us know, just by looking at such an instrument, that it must have been made by some intelligent being.
Now consider the human eye. It also has a film and a lens, it is self-focusing, adjusts itself to light conditions, even cleans and repairs itself, to give "moving pictures" in color! Now, where did this "camera" come from? There are only two alternatives: either it just happened by chance, or else some intelligent being made it. And the same is true, not just for the eye, but for all the other organs in the human body as well as all the plants and animals.
In other words, where did the Universe come from? If it is foolish to believe that a camera would just happen, without intelligent planning, would it not be even more foolish to think that the Universe just happened without the guidance of an intelligent Supreme Being?
Psalms 19:1 says: "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork."
(c) Copyright David E. Pratte, 2/5/2005
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