Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Intelligently Designed Creation

Psalm 94:8-9Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise? Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?”

This last week, our Wednesday night small group started a new 4-week video series by the institute for Creation Research titled “Made in His Image”. Their website says: Produced from a biblical perspective, Made in His Image will inspire audiences by looking at the human body in all its wonder-fully functional, fully human, and fully created in God's image. The irreducible complexity of the human body points directly to an intelligent design. The concept of evolution, according to this opening verse, is nothing but brute-like foolishness. I’ve read that if an automobile presupposes an automaker, and a clock implies a clockmaker, surely the infinitely more intricate and complex eyes and ears of living creatures require an eye-maker and an ear-maker! When we truly take the time to slow down and take a long look at our world, we see the complex hand of God at work.

Proverbs 20:12 “Ears that hear and eyes that see - the Lord has made them both.”
Being an engineer, I love to see the complexity of life on planet Earth and marvel at its impossibility of biological evolution in nature. This amazing video series shows clearly that the most basic of all scientific laws - the law of cause and effect - becomes utmost nonsense if the cosmos is the product of chaos and the universe evolved by chance. Every creature, from the single-cell amoebae to the amazing human body, bears the impress of intricate planning and construction. It is truly “all or nothing” unity.

Made In His Image

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness.”
The notion that such complex structures could evolve by random mutations and natural selection is simply a measure of the audacity of human rebellion and the absurdity of humanistic reasoning. Such things never happen in the real world, and there is no real scientific evidence whatever for “vertical” evolution from one kind to a higher kind (aka macro-evolution). The only reason the leaders of intellectualism believe it is their frantic desire to escape God. The lesson points out that the ear did not “evolve”; it was planted. The eye did not “happen by chance”; it was formed. Complexity beyond our wildest imagination … it leaves you in awe of our Almighty Creator God. 

Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

In Christ, Brian

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