Skip to comments.Science points to God
Posted on 07/19/2012 5:48:29 PM PDT by kathsua
I appreciated the comments of Leroy Stucky (Western Front, June 28) defending the biblical view of the beginning of mankind, the world and the universe, otherwise known as creationism.
Creationism will always be a very difficult doctrine to accept, as long as people exclude the supernatural influence and presence of an almighty God who, in my opinion, started the whole process.
I have never read an issue of The American Spectator magazine, but recently at the library I happened to pick up the May 2012 issue. The magazine, I found out, is very conservative, but not necessary Christian. However, included in this issue was an article titled "Intelligent Design at the University Club," written by Tom Bethell, senior editor of The American Spectator.
Without being preachy or "Bible-thumping," Mr. Bethell argued from a scientific perspective for the dynamic influence of God in the creation of mankind, etc. He defended his argument from several vantage points, and I will mention only one:
"Stephen Meyer, the director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, spoke the other evening at a forum called 'Socrates in the City.' ... In his talk, inquiring how life first appeared from simpler pre-existing chemicals, Meyer emphasized the concept of biological information, which is embedded in DNA.
"Think of it as analogous to software code. ... Software contains instructions that direct computers to accomplish various functions. Likewise, DNA contains instructions for the assembly of tiny machines called proteins, which perform vital functions within every cell."
Meyer went on to explain that "unbelieving" scientists have no explanation as to how the proper information got into the DNA molecule - a gargantuan task, as he went on to explain. Simply put, it certain seems that Someone had to "program" this DNA computer.
In short, as every microbiologist should know, the "simple cell" is the most complex "piece of machinery" ever investigated.
That's one reason why I am a believer in the God of creation, the One who created all forms of life, including man, who also created planet Earth, the solar system and all the galaxies.
A design comes from a designer.
How many 'untold billions' go into a gazillion?
How many billions and billions of years did it take to design God?
The late Dr. D. James Kennedy stated that if the DNA code in just one “simple” cell were unwound and printed out in normal typeface it would fill hundreds of volumes of 500+ pages each. Something that complex did not happen by serendipity! When King David of old said that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, (Psalms 139:14) he wasn’t just whistling “Dixie.”
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalm 19:1, King James Bible
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualitieshis eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20, New Living Translation
Scientists even write email addresses into bacterial DNA, but they still won’t believe.
No such thing as self creating information.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Ge.1:1
The coincidences and flukes that would have to accumulate to create humanity are so numerous that they defy any random odds. To not believe in divinity in some form takes a much greater leap of faith then accepting the mystery of God.
. . . Here we go.
See the Uncaused Cause or Platos God of the Great Beyond: http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/file_index.asp?SeriesId=7132
If I have to tell you it will spoil the surprise.
I challenge that any human can get their mind around that!
Good post. Modern science proves the creation account in the Bible, that life was created . . .it’s not a product of random chance.
It’s true that there’s no way DNA could have formed by random chance, but even if it COULD happen, that wouldn’t mean anything unless it could replicate itself. The complexity of that makes assembly of a DNA molecule seem simple.
Here’s a simple explanation of one of the reasons why. In the beginning, there was no life and no DNA. Regardless of the mechanism, at some point, life began and a first DNA molecule appeared. But even once a DNA molecule appeared, there was/is no life unless that DNA can replicate itself. That is the point that DEMANDS a Creator. A first DNA making a new DNA makes the chicken egg paradox seem like nothing.
That first DNA replicating itself is the equivalent of the chicken finding a knife, cutting itself open, pulling itself apart, piece by piece adding new parts that mix and match with the original parts, piecing them together bit by bit, and eventually coming up with two separate and identical new chickens, each of which contained one-half of the parts of the original chicken! Everybody knows by now something about what DNA looks like, but once formed it creates a tightly wound molecule—the well known double helix. Imagine that molecule as the very first DNA molecule on the planet going through that process on its own—untwisting breaking and copying and reassembling, by chance. Impossible.
Anyone who thinks first DNA could replicate itself by chance, doesn’t know much about it. My description was actually simplistic. It’s unbelievably complex.
We live in an amazing time to be able to have this knowledge. Truly, science proves the God of the Bible is the most logical explanation for life. As a former Atheist, I’m particularly grateful for this type of info, because I don’t have a ton of natural faith, but thank God, I have just enough, and God provides the rest.
[ I challenge that any human can get their mind around that! ]
Worse than that.. If eternity future is possible then why not eternity past..
Eternity past relegates “the Big Bang” to fiction... and could cause some physics people serious headaches..
Thanks for the ping, dear YHAOS!