4 QUESTIONS FOR THE ATHEIST:
#1: How did life get here?
19 out of every 20 human beings—94% of humanity—reportedly believe in God.
Why so many?
Because belief in a Superintelligent Creator is the only logical conclusion.
And although the logical reasons against atheism are numerous, here are four of them to help explain why...
Question #1: How did life get here?
Let's examine for a moment the obvious facts:
We are here.
We are alive.
And we are amazingly well organized.
In the absence of a Superintelligent explanation, atheists are left with two unacceptable assumptions:
And, they insist, it all happened in the absence of a Superintelligent Mind, a Creator.
- All matter in our universe somehow "created itself" from nothing;
- And then—from that self-created matter—all life forms on earth
(in spite of their enormous complexity)
somehow accidentally "created themselves" too (and so did all the aliens that supposedly live on
water-endowed planets—which, along with logic, continue to evade atheists).
In other words, instead of an Intelligent Mind creating our human minds, atheists join evolutionists in their unshakeable
belief that nature spontaneously generated all living things from mindless nothingness (this is called "Chemical Evolution").
Yet, although the simplest being we know of represents complexity beyond what our own minds can remotely
fathom—they insist that even the most complex being we know about "occurred by chance."
Hence, we witness evolutionists' ceaseless foraging through outer space aimlessly seeking planets containing water, actually
expecting to find aliens residing there. And all without the slightest fragment of actual evidence justifying their exorbitant space ventures.
Ironically, because the existent God is alien to them, they've reduced themselves to non-existent alien ogling.
How could someone possibly go to such extremes to ignore the obvious, you ask?
To understand this better, let's take a look at one of the key foundational concepts of atheism: Chemical Evolution.
Atheism founded upon Chemical Evolution's absurd claims
Since the dawn of science, probably no theory has risen to more spectacular heights atop the bar of absurdity
than the so-called theory of Chemical Evolution (except perhaps "macro-evolution"—more on that in a later article).
Indeed, that they have been embraced to the smallest degree by rational science is truly extraordinary.
That's because sound science and logic are absent and unaccounted for. Furthermore, these
theories speak against the most fundamental and easy-to-prove laws (not theories) of the scientific world (more on this as this series unfolds).
And, as mentioned, atheism depends upon evolution's many absurd assumptions, and without them wanders as bewildered as a small
scolded boy asked to go stand in the corner of a rounded room.
So, how has Chemical Evolution achieved such unparalleled success?
(Please read 5 Reasons Chemical Evolution is false
for more on this.)
Chemical Evolution's explanation for life's appearance: spontaneous generation
To understand this, we must first understand Chemical Evolution's bold, unfounded claim:
which is, that the simplest living organisms spontaneously generated themselves by random acts of nature.
But how could spontaneous generation occur, you ask?
Well, since our bodies are composed entirely of highly organized molecules, that means (or so we're told) that all these chemicals
could have, over time, clumped together in just the right combinations to form us.
For example, if all the molecules composing your body were randomly placed into a large vibrating barrel,
and that barrel were allowed to vibrate long enough, couldn't the proper combinations of chemicals eventually line up
to put our bodies back together exactly as they are now?
Thus, if that barrel merely contained just a little speck
of life, just a "simple" little one-celled organism, then surely that barrel would eventually re-organize the little creature into
its original form, right?
And "since" that could happen, then nature could produce us all by random accident!
Unfortunately for the atheist, the short answer is an emphatic "not hardly."
Indeed, several massive logical roadblocks strew the path of Chemical Evolution's atheistic assumptions—one notable being
Borel's Law of Mathematical Probability.
Borel's Law a death-blow to evolution—and atheism
One gargantuan and insurmountable obstacle to Chemical Evolution's vague and trite explanations of life's origins is
a law of mathematics they'd just as soon pretend doesn't exist.
It's called: Borel's Law of Mathematical Probability.
Borel's law, simply put, indicates that there haven't been enough possible events in our universe
for the simplest life form to create itself randomly and come alive.
In fact, there haven't even been enough events to randomly form a single protein, for that matter.
Indeed, "random acts of nature" wouldn't even get out of the starting gates in creating life before 15 billion years was over
(that's the length of time they say the universe has existed).
You could actually have a billion universes and the
random chance of a simple amoeba forming itself would not begin to occur—even WITHOUT the
so-called "Law of Disorder" intervening.
This, my friend, is a "problem" for evolution, and hence atheism.
The truth is that the simplest, self-replicating life-form on earth
is actually "enormously complex."
Scientists with all their laboratories and electron microscopes do not begin to completely understand them.
They are made up of literally billions of molecules that must be in precise and proper order for the
organism to have any hope of functioning and living and reproducing.
And their DNA, which contains the instructions for how to reproduce them, contain millions of base pairs.
If the smallest fragment of the DNA sequence is re-arranged, the organism will likely die.
Conclusion: Chemical Evolution is not in the realm of reality.
And therefore the only plausible explanation is
the existence of a Superintelligent Mind having created matter and life.
But the "accidental life formation" probabilities get worse—much worse.
(per Borel's Law)
multiplying this universe billions of times would still not yield enough possibilities for an amoeba to accidentally come forth,
things are actually far more complex, far less likely.
Because, if "forming life" were simply a matter of arranging lots of DNA just right, that would be one thing (one "impossible" thing).
But it's not that simple.
For example, our bodies aren't just "an arrangement" of molecules; indeed, each cell of our bodies contains the DNA "program"
for recreating our entire bodies from scratch.
But our DNA (and RNA) represent not just the "program," but also the "manufacturing plant" (RNA) for interpreting that program and
physically re-constructing damaged areas of the body. That's a whole new realm of complexity, dwarfing evolution's simplistic speculation.
In other words, without both the instruction set for creating your entire person, AND the manufacturing ability to actually do it,
you don't exist.
Basically, atheists and evolutionists have to explain how "nothingness" could be smart enough to (in advance of creation) first create
a vastly complex coding sequence, and then create a manufacturing operation, and then you could be created.
As you can hopefully see, "nothingness" is not capable of much more than, well, "nothing."
By contrast, not even the most brilliant minds
in our world can fathom the complexities of DNA and the body's knowledge of how to entirely re-create itself.
What I'm trying to say is...evolutionists are absolutely clueless as to how life originated. No remotely realistic model for
the specific process of chemical or macro-evolution has ever been presented (much more on macro-evolution in a later series—as previously mentioned).
Evolutionists still cannot simply produce, on paper, a biochemical pathway describing how anything could have evolved from anything else.
They can't even begin to do this. Yet they seem genuinely mystified as to how so many people could rightfully discard their theories.
Thus, evolution's outlandish hunches do nothing more than re-confirm what 96% of humanity already knows:
(NOTE: I plan to delve into Chemical Evolution much more deeply
in another article series.)
The Wrist-Watch Illustration
The age-old wrist-watch example helps clarify evolution's—and atheism's—impossibility. Here's how it goes...
Suppose you placed all the tiny components of a complex
wrist-watch into the afore-mentioned barrel, and let it vibrate a few billion years.
What do you think would happen? Would you eventually get a watch?
Or would you more likely get a bunch of bent-out-of-shape component parts?
Truth is, even if you started with a totally assembled watch, except for one missing part, and put the watch with its missing
part in that barrel—in a few billion years you would far more likely end up with a totally shredded watch than a pristine new one
(this phenomenon is sometimes called "destructive chemical forces").
And, remember, the most complex wrist-watch is far simpler than the simplest life form. That's why men can create
wrist-watches but can't come close to re-creating life.
Furthermore, the above illustration has been greatly simplified to favor atheism.
Remember, we assumed that all the necessary components of life were already in a self-contained barrel with no outside forces
In the "real world," does this ever happen?
For example, what do you think would happen if foreign substances were introduced into that barrel? Substances that "got in the way"
and "set back" the creative ability of "randomness?"
In real life, this always happens. Always. To such a degree, in fact, that there is a
fundamental law of science that describes this (more on this as this series unfolds).
Yes, in theory some things make sense to some people.
But here in the real world the "accidental re-formation of life" theory turns out to be an exponentially more complex
and impossible achievement.
Therefore, atheists would do well to take heed the following warnings:
...the Lord Jesus [will be] revealed from heaven in flaming fire with His powerful angels.
He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
They will be repaid with everlasting destruction...
(2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)
It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow to Me. Every tongue will confess to God.'"
(Romans 14:11; see also Philippians 2:10-11)
Additional recommended reading:
Why Chemical Evolution is impossible