Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Words of Comfort: Nature

Skeptics mock the thought that the existence of God can be proved scientifically. But the word “science” simply means “knowledge.” Creation (Nature) gives us knowledge that there's a Creator (a Maker). It is scientifically impossible for Nature to have made itself. To say that it did, is to say that it was pre-existent to be able to make itself, before it made itself, which is ludicrous. So each of us has an intuitive knowledge that God exists, and because of our conscience (“con” is “with” and “science” is “knowledge”) we are “with knowledge” that we are morally responsible to Him. The building gives us knowledge there was a builder. The painting gives us knowledge there was a painter.

Of course, buildings and paintings are inorganic (non-living) and so are great mountains, vast oceans, and the massive clouds—“The heavens declare His glory.” However, the existence of living forms (including ourselves) gives us even more light into the genius of God’s creative hand—that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” so that we are without excuse. No one needs faith to know that God exists. All we need are eyes that can see and a brain that works. However, if we want to approach Him, then we must have trust, for without an implicit trust it is impossible to please Him (see Hebrews 11:6).

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