By Tolson Chapman
Special to The Telegram
North American society was founded on Christian principles, however, over the past 40 years these principles have been largely abandoned for human secularism and atheism.
The human secularist says, “I am God.” and the atheist says, “There is no God.”
This is why they are offended by Christian symbols on churches, schools and hospitals. They are attempting to expunge all signs of Christianity from society.
I wonder if these people have ever taken the time to study the evidence for a creator God.
Psalm 14:1 states, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
The following is a small sample of the evidence for a creator God:
Evolution — Darwinism and the theory of evolution has been proven false because naturalistic processes have utterly failed to explain how non-living chemicals could somehow self assemble into the first living cells.
Cosmology — Virtually all cosmologists now agree that whatever begins to exist has a cause and that the universe had a beginning. The beginning was the Big Bang and the cause was God.
Physics — Modern science has discovered that the laws and constants of physics make the universe habitable for life. Chance cannot reasonably account for this.
Astronomy — Earth’s position in the universe and its intricately choreographed geological and chemical processes work together with exquisite efficiency to create a safe place for humans to live. If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. The universe was created for man to live in.
Biochemistry — Microscopic contraptions, such as cilia and bacteria flagella, are extremely unlikely to have been built piece by piece through Darwinian processes, because they had to be fully present in order to function. The intricate process of blood clotting is another example.These irreducibly complex systems are strong evidence of a purposeful, intentional design by an intelligent creator God.
Biological information — The six feet of DNA coiled inside every one of our bodies 100 trillion cells contain a four letter alphabet that spells out precise assembly instructions for all the proteins from which our bodies are made. No scientist has been able to explain how information got into our biological matter by chance. The presence of this type of information in DNA implies and intelligent source — God.
Consciousness — If the universe began with dead matter having no consciousness, how then do you get something totally different — consciousness, living, thinking, feeling, believing creatures — from material that doesn’t have that?
But if everything started with the mind of God, we don’t have a problem with explaining the origin of our mind.
How can one read this information and come to the conclusion that humans are living and breathing on this Earth by chance, are descended from apes and that there is no creator God?
Psalm 102: “In the beginning you laid the foundations of the Earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.”
Tolson Chapman writes from St. John’s