Courtesy of Reformation Nation


You look at a beautiful painting and you say to yourself, “There must have been a painter.”

You look at a motor vehicle of great workmanship and you say to yourself, “There must have been a manufacturer.”

You look at a meticulously detailed sculpture and you say to yourself, “There must have been a sculptor.”

You look at a massive bridge spanning a large body of water and you say to yourself, “There must have been an engineer.”


You look at a tall building and you say to yourself, “There must have been a builder.”

You look at a complex computer program and you say to yourself, “There must have been a programmer.

You look at a well-written best-selling novel and you say to yourself, “There must have been an author.”

You look at the human body and say to yourself, “This must have been the product of an accident. A long time ago absolutely nothing from absolutely nowhere exploded and not only created absolutely everything, but also created order and it all occurred as a random accident.

If this is you, then this is your day: HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY! (OK I’m two days late)

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1).

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words (Proverbs 23:9).

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge is easy to one who has understanding (Proverbs 14:6).

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes (Proverbs 12:15).

The foolishness of God is wiser than men (1 Corinthians 1:25).

God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27).

The wisdom of this world is foolishness before God (1 Corinthians 3:19).

A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them (1 Corinthians 2:14).

The word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18).

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
(Psalm 150:6)
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Comments
  1. Isaiah says:

    Ha ha, I saw this, loved it and was actually planning on posting it as well until a story on persecution of Christians close to home overtook it as the top story for the day. :-)

    It’s a great piece!

  2. Pilgrim says:

    Isaiah: You can still use it for tomorrow’s “top story of the day.”

    :o)

    - The Pilgrim

  3. Alan Higgins says:

    A sane person wouldnt say anything about evolution when it comes to the sculpture and that is just the outside detail. There is no inside detail so how can anyone say the same about humans which have inside and outside detail??

  4. Isaiah says:

    Thank you, brother Pilgrim. It’s definitely in my list of must-reads that I compile every weekend!

    By the way, I just saw your references on hell — I’ve been compiling those as well for an article I’ve been led to write for some time now and you helped me heaps!

    God bless, and Shalom!

  5. lavrai says:

    This is a good one. Someone needs to ask all the atheists how they believe in evolution and the big bang theory — when both are theories and will always remain theories because the mind of man cannot ever prove any of it. Man cannot tell you why we only have one heart… man can tell you what the heart’s purpose is and how it functions. Man cannot tell you why there is only one sun or why the planets have been on the same paths around the sun for as long as we have been able to observe the heavens. Man can track the paths and patterns, but he cannot explain why these things exist.

    And, as you said, these theories come from chaos… so what exactly kind of ‘science’ are we dealing with?

    Man would rather make his own god than accept the one that already exists and can explain it all to them.

    Peace,
    http://www.lavrai.com/blogs

  6. Lucy Lowe says:

    “This must have been the product of an accident. A long time ago absolutely nothing from absolutely nowhere exploded and not only created absolutely everything, but also created order and it all occurred as a random accident.“

    I think it’s a shame you don’t understand Evolution, especially as there are millions of people who are able to believe in God and Evolution together.

    You’re suffering from the common misconception that Evolution is just a theory. In a way it is, but in Science the term theory refers to something which has been tested and conclusively proven. Gravity, by way of an example, is also “just” a theory.

    You also seem to think that design is the only possible alternative to blind chance. It isn’t. Of course complexity didn’t come about by chance. Neither was it designed by a God. Natural selection is a series of stages which breaks the problem of improbability down into smaller, more probable pieces.

    As to the origin of life, (a seperate idea to that of natural selection), life suddenly appearing is a hugely improbable event. It did only have to happen once which makes it slightly more probable, but still, huuuugely improbable, one in a hundred billion chance maybe.

    There are perhaps 20 billion planets in our Galaxy. There are at least 100 billion galaxies in the Universe. And life only had to appear once.

    Unlike a God, it is possible to disprove Evolution. If just one fossil is found in the wrong place it would completely destroy the entire Theory of Evolution. (Rabbit fossils in the pre-Cambrian period is the most famous example). Just one fossil would invalidate Evolution and yet all the thousands and thousands of fossils discovered have supported Evolution, have fitted where they were predicted to fit.

    Do you really think that’s down to chance?

    Anyway, have a lovely day :)

    Lucy

  7. Alan Higgins says:

    Evolution IS a theory because you cannot recreate a situation where you can make something out of nothing. Also please can you give us ONE example of a transistional fossil which is in its ‘in between’ stages

    Here is an even simpler question. Lets just take the scuplture. Do you think it is at all possible, even over a million years, that the sculpture could be crafted through evolution and without a sculptor?

    You do not have to be Eienstein to know that the examples above do not happen by themselves. Paintings do not happen without a painter. Also things over time do not explode of evolve into order but always into disorder

  8. Lucy Lowe says:

    Hi Alan,

    Evolution is a Theory by the Scientific definition of a theory: A coherent framework into which observable data fit. Gravity is also a theory.

    Archaeopteryx linking birds and dinosaurs, and Tiktaalik linking fish and amphibians are two examples of transitional fossils.

    It is a natural assumption to make that things require a more intelligent creator, perhaps as natural to assume for us as our ancestors assumed the World to be flat. It really does seem that way, doesn’t it? Natural Selection confounds our assumptions by proving that complexity can emerge from simple beginnings without any direct guidance.

    This doesn’t mean everything happens by chance. It would be very stupid to imagine everything came to be by chance (And I think a lot of people are hostile to Evolution because they think Evolution = chance. It doesn’t). Natural selection is a long, long sequence of events, all non-random but driven by natural causes.

    Finally, I wonder what you mean when you say “things over time do not explode of evolve into order but always into disorder.” It sounds as if you’re making a point against there being a God here. There are elements of disorder which suggest Evolution – sinus infection, hernias and several other ailments result from the way in which we walk upright with a body shaped over hundreds of millions of years to walk on all fours.

    Anyway, I hope your belief in your God works for you and helps you, but don’t be afraid to read and learn about Science too.

    Have a lovely day,
    Lucy

  9. Alan Higgins says:

    I’m on my BlackBerry so will look into your comments in more detail when I get to a computer. But let’s keep this really simple. Do you think it is at all possible for the sculpture to come into being without a sculptor and if so how and if not, why not?

  10. Lucy Lowe says:

    Hi Alan,

    If you’re talking about a stone statue I think it’s reasonable to assume a sculptor would be needed as a stone statue is not a living organism possessing DNA.

    Interestingly though, did you know it’s theoretically possible for the statue to move by itself – theoretically. The atoms which make up the sculpture are constantly vibrating back and forth but as there is no agreed direction in their motion the statue appears stationary to us. Theoretically, the atoms could all move in the same direction at the same time which would cause the statue to move in a way we could perceive…That said, it’s very unlikely – The odds are so unlikely that had you began writing the zeros at the origin of the Universe you still wouldn’t have written enough zeros today!

    Fascinating World we live in, don’t you think?

  11. Alan Higgins says:

    And I would agree with you that it is reasonable to assume a sculptor would be needed as a stone statue is not a living organism possessing DNA.

    So a sculpture is a lot less (and I stress A LOT LESS) complicated than a human in that generally, the outside has distinctive features carved out like eyes, ears, mouth etc and you see that as reasonable even though the inside of a sculpture has basically nothing moving and I assume you would not believe that a sculpture could happen as a result of evolution, big bang or whatever, but when it comes to humans (lets forget the rest of creation for now) which not only have those outside characteristics but as you said DNA also which has has so much order in itself, and then we have all the other parts like blood, nerves, arteries, bones, tendons, organs etc which is more complex than the most complex computer yet you have no problems believing that this can happen without some intelligent designer.

    Could it be that if you have to admit that there is a designer, then there is a chnace that one day, you will have to stand before him to give an account for everything that you have done with your life and more importantly, his son Jesus Christ?

  12. Lucy Lowe says:

    Hi Alan,

    Indeed, I have no problem in believing that the incredible complexity of human beings and all other life on Earth came about without the presence of an intelligent designer.

    I have various reasons for this, but lets not get confused. Evolution does not explain how life originated, Evolution explains how life developed from simple forms of life to the complexity we see today. Millions of religious people believe in God and accept Evolution as fact.

    So, Evolution first: Due to the overwhelming evidence I am as certain of the reality of Evolution as I am certain that the World is round and that, say, France is in Europe. I wonder why you’re so hostile to reality when, as I’ve said, Evolution is in no way opposed to the idea of a God.

    As to “God” (and this is my personal opinion) I don’t believe there is a Christian designer/God, though I accept it as a theoretical possibility. I also accept Allah, Shangdi, Brahma, Aten, Thor, Zeus and all the other thousands of Gods who are, or have been worshipped by millions as theoretically possible. Therefore, as to your question about standing before a God I think a quote from Marcus Aurelius captures my feelings best:

    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

    I hope your belief in your God brings you happiness, but try to avoid being like the people who persisted in thinking the World to be flat, just because the notion of a globe confounded them.

    Thanks for your replies, have a lovely day,

    Lucy

  13. Alan Higgins says:

    I agree with Marcus Aurelius feelings apart from the first line so I will make a slight amendment

    “If there is a God and he is just, then by that virtue he must punish law breakers otherwise he will be a corrupt judge and not just at all”

    Thankyou Lucy for the dialog and I am grateful that we can disagree in a civilised manner. If you are right and I am wrong, then we will just be both buried in the ground when we die but if I am right and you are wrong, then it will be a terrible day for you when you have to stand before God to give an account

    When you get a chance, please read my message to non christians at the top of my page

    Thanks again and God bless you (even though you don’t believe in him) ;-)

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