Archive for May 16, 2008

This is a no brainer. All you need is two eyes that can see and a brain that can think

01.jpg If you look at a beautiful painting , you knowThere must have been a painter.”

car.jpg If you look at a motor vehicle of great workmanship, you know “there must have been a manufacturer”.

3.jpg If you look at a meticulously detailed sculpture, you knowThere must have been a sculptor.”

4.jpg If you look at a massive bridge spanning a large body of water, you knowThere must have been an engineer.”

5.jpg If you look at a tall building, you know, “There must have been a builder.”

computer.jpg If you look at a complex computer program, you know ‘There must have been a programmer.

old_book.jpg If you look at a well-written best-selling novel, you know, “There must have been an author.”

ts.jpg You look at the human body and creation on a whole 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 cosmic accident.

Of course not. You would not say that about the painting, the car, the sculpture, the bridge. the building, the computer program or the novel. In the same way that the painting is 100% proof that there must be a painter, creation is 100% proof that there is a creator. Paintings do not happen by themselves or by chance or by accident and neither did creation. That is why in Psalms 14:1, it says that the fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”.

Romans 1:20-22 says For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools. (Romans 1:21-22)

Now that doesnt prove who that God is but it does prove that there was a big intelligent creator and designer behind creation. Now many will ask the question, well who created God? Well if we keep going backwards, we have what we call an infinite regress i.e. B created A, C created B, D created C and on and on it goes. But at some point there must be something that stands outside of all of this and outside of time which is infinite. We as Christians call that ‘something’ God. Brian Johnson has answered this question very eloquently in an 8 minute audio file which you can listen to here.

Related website for further investigation:

Answers In Genesis

Related Post:

Is Christianity True? – An Introduction

Is Christianity True – Part 2: What can we know about this God?

Is Christianity True – Part 3: Facts about some of the other faiths

Is Christianity True – Part 4: The Bible