All Around Us

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 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 1:19-20).

The biggest proof that God is real is found in His creation. Humans have an innate, Built-in desire to worship or believe in something bigger than themselves. How come?  These are some tough questions.

Romans tells us that we can see God through His creation.  What exactly does that mean?  Well, in the context of this passage, Paul is telling us, and the church at Rome that people KNOW in their heart of hearts, that God exists.  Now, whether they choose to deny it, or choose to make up that “god” is up to them, and unfortunately, a lot have made many a choice that goes in the exact opposite direction that God intended. One of the greatest things we have in the area of apologetics is the Creation.

Look all around you, look at the complexity of life.  Look at the sheer magnitude of the Universe.  The Universe, has trillions of galaxies (that we have spotted anyway) and trillions and trillions times trillions and trillions of stars.  It’s a HUGE place, so big that God’s unit of measurement is the light year (how far light travels in 1 year; which is 5.88 trillion miles). Even looking at something smaller, say just the planet earth (which is HUGE), shows the beauty and complexity of our Creator. Think of all the different species of animals and different groups of people.  All of it is incredibly complex.

The point Paul is getting at is this:  If you need proof for God’s existence, look around.  IN fact, Paul says the Creation makes God so obvious that on Judgment Day we will be “without excuse,” meaning that there is no credible reason under the sun to not see the glory of God in His creation.  Now I understand that it’s much more complicated, but I really don’t have the time or space to go into the Creation vs. Evolution debate, but Paul makes it clear that God’s creation serves the purpose of one thing: revealing and glorifying it’s Creator.

Psalm 19 says,

“​​​​​​​​The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.  2 ​​​​​​​​Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.  3 ​​​​​​​​There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.”

Or, take a look at this:

“​​​​​​​​Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing” (Is. 40:26).

Or what about this:

“​​The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,  2 ​​​​​​​​for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers” (Psalm 24:1-2).

If that’s not enough, what about looking at the complexity of the human body?  Look at how complex the 75 trillion cells that make up your body are.  They heart, the brain, they eyes? I was talking to my Optometrist at my last eye appointment, just asking questions about the eye and how it works.  He told me that the human eye is the MOST complex machine on the planet.  No computer, no machine, no scientist can figure out or even comparably mimic the functions of the human eye. In fact, Charles Darwin, the originator of Evolutionary Theory said this:

“To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree” (Origin of Species, Pg. 167).

Based on the eye, which Darwin admitted was incredible, also said that he thought it absurd that the eye could even be formed by his own theory of Natural Selection..  Based on the eye, he admitted his theory collapsed.

So next time you’re out under the stars, or looking into a newborns eyes, thing about Romans 1:20-21.  That the evidence of our loving, creative, magnificent, holy, and beautiful God is playing out around us constantly, like a never-ending symphony.  The creation praises it’s Creator night and day, never stopping.  And we praise God every once in awhile?  I think we might have it backwards.  Just something to think about.

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