The atheist says that there is no God. All wonders around us are accidental. No mighty hand made the thousand-billion stars. They made themselves. The earth spins itself to keep the oceans from falling off. Infants teach themselves to cry when hungry or hurt. Faith is the crutch for the ignorant.
Has he examined the evidence? Which is based on facts, belief or unbelief? Which makes more sense?
- How does the sugar thermometer in the pancreas know the proper blood sugar level to keep us from falling into a coma?
- How does the heart beat for years without faltering? It rests between beats. It pumps 800 million times in a normal life span, pushing enough blood to fill a string of tank cars that would stretch from New York to Boston.
- The pattern of a person’s fingerprints never changes and no two persons are identical. What was evolution’s purpose in keeping these?
- Kidneys filter poison from the blood and leave those components that are useful. How does the kidney know one from another?
- A brain weighs less than three pounds but directs all thoughts, feelings, and actions. Each cell dials messages to other cells in billions of different combinations. A cubic half-inch of brain cells contains a life-time of memories. Who gave the human tongue flexibility to form words, and a brain to understand them, but denied those skills to the brute animals? Who showed a womb how to keep splitting a tiny ovum until a baby had the proper number of fingers, eyes, and ears in the right place and then release the baby into the world when it is strong enough to live?
Certainly, God exists! We are evidence of it. “For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4). Let us join David in exclaiming to God, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works; and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14). —Terry Hightower