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Blind chance versus God’s command (2)

6 January 2024 ‘By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.’ Hebrews 11:3 NIV

Speaking of our amazing bodies…what about DNA? Each human cell (up to 100 trillion) contains a database larger than the Encyclopedia Britannica! Could all that have originated by chance? English physicist Paul Davies makes this comparison: ‘It’s rather like exploding a stick of dynamite under a pile of bricks and expecting it to build a house. You may liberate enough energy to raise the bricks, but without coupling the energy to the bricks in a controlled way, there’s little hope of producing anything other than a chaotic mess.’ Clearly it requires more than a pile of bricks to build a house. The intelligence of the architect and the skill of the builder are key components. And it’s the same with all the complexities of a human being. The odds are zero that all the elements that are needed to start human life just happened to assemble themselves in the same spot on earth at the same time. And even if we did accept that idea, it’s even less likely that chance put those 100 trillion cells together in the order needed to produce life. Prominent scientist Francis Crick wasn’t noted for his faith, but even he said, ‘The origin of life seems almost to be a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.’ And what’s the miracle? The psalmist said, ‘You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made’ (Psalm 139:13-14 NIV). That’s the miracle!

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Armed for spiritual warfare (2) Saturday 24 February
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