For someone to say there is no God that person must know all things in order to be able to say that. None of us can claim to know everything.
Now let’s change that to be someone saying that they believe that God does not exist. Okay, my next question would be, what evidence are you basing that belief on?
IF God is real… THEN what?
Then that means we are accountable to an authority beyond ourselves. That is quite the statement isn’t it? At one time I found that overwhelming and something to deny.
The evidence that God exists and is real is tremendous and literally all around us in every aspect of our life.
I pray that my words in this blog/website will bring you a bit of hope that there is something to look forward to in this life. That in your life, no matter what, in the amazing times, and in the challenging and painful times, there is a beyond, underneath, and above the situation. It is not simply what is seen right in front of us. Along with that goes the promise that there is a future that goes beyond anything we truly know, or can fully conceive of.
To those who don’t believe God exists, I pray that my words will bring you comfort no matter where you are at. I hope that a seed might be planted and you begin to hunger to know more.
So back to the if God is real part.
Here are 10 interesting items that are great pondering points on that topic.
1) The Earth is a perfect size. It’s size and gravity holds a thin mix of a layer of mainly nitrogen and oxygen gases, extending approximately 50 miles above the Earth’s surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like the planet Jupiter.
2) The Earth is located the perfect distance from the sun. If the Earth were any further away, we would freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth’s position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. Even beyond that, the Earth maintains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph, while at the same time, rotating on its axis, allowing warming and cooling of the entire surface of the Earth, every day, in a way that sustains life.
3) The moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for the gravitational pool. The moon creates ocean tides so the ocean does not either stagnate, or spill over across the continents.
4) Water is essential for our survival and has interesting, unique, and life sustaining qualities. Plants, animals, and people consist mostly of water (we are approximately 2/3 water). This colorless, odorless, tasteless liquid has a uniquely high boiling point and freezing point. Water allows us to be alive in an environment that temperatures range, meanwhile our body remains at a steady approximate 98.6 degrees. Water is a universal solvent, which carries minerals and nutrients through our bodies and into the smallest blood vessels. Water is also chemically neutral which means that it enables food, medicine, minerals to be absorbed and used by the body, without affecting them. Water has a unique surface tension. Water in plants can therefore flow upward against gravity, bringing life giving water and nutrients to the top of even the tallest trees. Water freezes from the top down and floats, so fish can live in the winter.
5) 97% of the Earth’s water is in the oceans however, there is a natural system of purification and distribution in place. On Earth, to distribute the water throughout the planet, evaporation takes the ocean waters, leaving the salt, and forms clouds, which the wind easily moves to disperse water over the land, for vegetation, animals, and people. A natural system of purification and supply sustains life on this planet.
6) The human brain processes an incredible amount of information. It takes in all that you see, hear, feel, taste; holds and processes emotions, thoughts, memories; keeps you breathing, opens and closes your eyelids to blink to protect your eyes, controls hunger and thirst, moves your muscles… all of this simultaneously. The human brain processes more than a million messages a second, weighing the importance of all the data, and filtering out what is not relevant for the moment. The human brain is different from all other human organs. There is intelligence, ability to learn, remember, reason, to produce feelings, to plan, take action, and relate to others.
7) The eye is able to distinguish between 7 million colors; it has automatic focusing and handles over a million messages received by it, simultaneously.
8) Every cell in our bodies has a very detailed instruction code, DNA. DNA is a three-billion-lettered “computer” program if you will, telling the cell to act in a certain way. It is a full instruction manual that in a very detailed, specific way, tells the body how it should develop. It is so intricate that it leaves huge questions as to how this information came to be, without a Divine someone intentionally constructing it.
9) The universe operates by uniform laws of nature. How is it that we can identify laws of nature that never change? Why is the universe so orderly, so reliable?
10) The universe had a start, so what caused it? The “big bang” theory states that billions of years ago, all of the matter in the known universe was tightly packed into a microscopic cosmic “egg” and our universe began with one enormous explosion of energy and light. This, the singular start to everything that exists.
Where did this “egg” come from? Some claim it possibly resulted from an earlier universe that collapsed upon itself. Well, then where did that universe come from? This assumes that matter is eternal, something that is refuted by the second law of thermodynamics in physics.
Where did this enormous explosion of energy and light come from? Something does not come from nothing.
Where did the first something come from? Matter of fact, where did the very first life come from? Scientifically it has been proven that life cannot be created from something that does not have life.
The intricacy of our planet, and of our bodies, points to a deliberate designer who created it, and who sustains it. All these things point to a divine creator, God.