‘They began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.’ Romans 1:21 NLT
Contemplating the amazing design of our universe, physicist and Nobel laureate, Arno Penzias, tries to explain it this way: ‘Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe… created out of nothing, one with the very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.’
Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould describes humans as ‘a glorious accident’ of evolution which needed sixty trillion contingent events. Cosmologists estimate the earth to be 4.55 billion years old. So, to accomplish those 60,000,000,000,000 events would necessitate more than 36 positive mutations every single day during those 4.55 billion years—just to get a human being. And in addition, each of these 36 new positive mutations would have to occur in the right place, at the right time, in the right sequence. And there can be no setbacks—no negative mutations, or the positive number needed increases. And this doesn’t take into account the astronomical number of ‘accidents’ required to form the tens, possibly hundreds, of thousands of individual ecosystems with their different plants and animals.
Ray Comfort put it this way: ‘The odds would be better of getting hit by lightning at the moment you won the Powerball lottery while dying in the crash of a plane that got struck by a meteor.’ ‘Coincidence’ doesn’t cut it! Only ‘God-incidence’ explains the world we see around us.
God is real, and when you reach for His help, you will get it.
SoulFood: Jer 41–44, Matt 25:14–30, Ps 79 Pro 15:18–21
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023