The wonders of nature shout out to all those willing to hear that there is a
wonderful and powerful creator of it all.? Anyone willing to take the time to
look and to listen can see evidence for God all around them.? Anyone, that is,
who is willing to accept the idea of God and the implications of the existence
of God for their own lives.
One group of people in our world who have even less excuse than the rest of
us for not believing in and responding to God is the scientists.? This is because
they are in touch with the amazing intricacies of God?s creation on several
levels which most people are unaware of.? Below is a list of? evidence for a designer
of the universe from scientific knowledge.
1.????? Consider the amazing element carbon.? Of the 100+ elements, only carbon
has the correct properties required to build the large molecules required to
create life.? Carbon is able to? build long strands of atoms, cyclic molecules,
molecules with rigid or flexible structures, flat, linear and three-dimensional
molecules.? Carbon forms single and multiple bonds with itself and other atoms.?
If the properties of carbon were even slightly different,? life would not exist
anywhere in the universe.? Surely God designed the properties of carbon to make life
2.????? Water is a very important molecule to life for a great number of reasons.?
Without water as a solvent, life would be impossible.? Water is a very simple
molecule made out of two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen atom, bent at
a 105 degree angle.? If water was linear instead of bent at this angle, it would
boil at about ?250 degrees Farenheit, and there would surely be no life anywhere
in the universe.? Water has the property, because it is bent, of being very
sticky.? For this reason, it can dissolve a great number of kinds of compounds,
making it an ideal solvent for living things.? At the same time, because water
molecules are so sticky, water can absorb a lot of heat, making it capable of
maintaining the temperature of the earth within a very small range.? The water
molecule was designed just right to allow life to exist.
3.????? Next, consider the force of gravity.? Stars and galaxies form out of
the original matter of creation due to the attractive force of gravity pulling
the created matter together.? According to physicists, if the attractive force
of gravity had been a tiny fraction smaller, galaxies and stars would never
have formed.? If the force due to gravity had been just slightly larger than
it is, the universe would have collapsed soon after its creation, and life would
never have formed.? The gravity force is exactly what it needs to be to allow
for galaxies, stars, planets, and eventually life to exist.? Good job, God!
4.????? Now, please consider the eye.? It is a marvel of design on every level.?
It has a flexible lens with a variable focal length, allowing both near and
distant objects to be focused.? It has molecules with the incredible property
of turning light photons into an electrical signal.? It has an adjustable aperture
(the pupil), which responds more accurately than any computer-controlled camera.?
Charles Darwin called the eye his worst nightmare because he was fully aware
that it was inconceivable that any kind of random process or natural selection
could cause the first eye to appear spontaneously.? The growth in our understanding
of both the chemical and physical function of the eye since Darwin?s time has
made the problem even more intractable.? Can anyone believe that the eye was
not designed by a creator?? Sure.? People who refuse to accept the personal
implications of a divine designer in their own lives can close their eyes to
both the design and the designer.? Again we say good job God!
5.????? Lastly, consider the genetic code and the function of DNA in passing
on information from generation to generation.? Our cells contain thousands of
extremely complex chemical factory-like protein molecules called enzymes.? Cells
build these huge and complex molecules by using the code written into the DNA
molecules contained in the chromosomes.? The question is, who created the code
in the first place?? Can a code just form itself spontaneously?? Besides, the
enzymes created by the DNA are required in order for a cell to synthesize DNA, so which
came first, the chicken (DNA) or the egg (protein enzymes)?? The obvious answer
is that both the proteins and the DNA, as well as the code system by which DNA
is capable of directing the synthesis of proteins were designed by a very intelligent
and powerful creator.
The properties of carbon, the shape of the water molecule, the size of the gravity
force, the design of the eye, the genetic code, the list could go on almost
indefinitely.? One could mention the size of the electrostatic force, the magnetic
field of the earth, the protective ozone layer, and on and on?all required for
the existence of life on the earth.? The world is an amazing mosaic of design
which makes the statement in Romans 1:20 ring true:
?For since the creation of the world God?s invisible qualities?his eternal power
and divine nature?have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been
made, so that men are without excuse.