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Faith, God’s Character
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:18-20
Every scientist agrees that for every effect in the universe there must be a cause.
Like the science professor who was out walking in the forest with one of his students and noticed a little glass sphere on the ground. They picked it up to examine it more closely.
The professor said, “I wonder where this came from . . .” Looking around, they saw no one.
The student said, “Yeah, I wonder.” Then with a twinkle in his eye he added, “I wonder if it was ten times bigger, would we know where it came from then?”
“It had to come from somewhere,” the professor said, “It can’t just show up.”
And he said, “Yeah, I agree with that. But what if it was like a hundred times bigger than it is?”
“Well,” he said, “all the more reason to know it had to come from somewhere.”
The student went on, “Well, what if it was like a million times bigger?”
The professor then jokingly said, “Well, then it would have gotten here on its own.”
How foolish! But isn’t that exactly what people do? They look at our universe, so incredibly complex and vast that it makes our minds swim when we study it, and they deny God’s work. The human mind cannot even comprehend the universe that God made yet some people arrogantly make this exception, “Well, this is the one time that there was an effect without a cause—the one time we got this whole thing from nothing.”
The Bible calls that suppressing the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18). Fact is, when people reject the truth that the immense effect had to be caused by something, they are resisting it only because they don’t want it to be true. They reason that if there’s a God, they’re going to have to be accountable to Him. So they choose not to believe any of it.
Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens are declaring the glory of God.” Creation itself is shouting “There’s a God! There’s a God!” Some choose to listen while others refuse in spite of the obvious evidence. When people deny a Creator, Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.” Some people stand off at a distance with phony intellectualism and say, “Well, I don’t see the proof for God.” Then please go out on a starlit night and look up at the skies. Now what’s your answer? The heavens itself testify to God’s glory.
How did the universe get here? The scientific world has speculations, not meaningful explanations. I’m going to go with there’s a God and He spoke it into existence like Genesis 1 tells us. I don’t understand Him or how He made it all but you don’t have to be a genius to know that you can’t throw a stick of dynamite into a printing factory and get the Declaration of Independence. An effect testifies to a cause. A design shouts a designer. I’m convinced by these arguments and choose to believe in a sovereign Creator God.
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