By Editorial Staff
Published April 22, 2008
By John D. Morris, Ph.D.
“He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:3-4 NKJ).
Perhaps the single greatest category of evidence for supernatural creation is in the nature of the creation itself, which everywhere shows such intricate design that it could not have come about by random chance. Consider the earth: its size, mass, distance from the sun and moon, rotational wobble, chemical make-up, etc., are critical within very narrow limits Any significant deviation in any of these or other characteristics would make life impossible.
But inorganic molecules, planets, and galaxies are simpler by several orders of magnitude than even the tiniest living organism. The marvelous genetic code, which regulates life, growth, and reproduction, is so unthinkably complex, so obviously designed, that it would take a “willingly ignorant” (2 Peter 3:5) mind to conclude a naturalistic origin for it. Life at every stage and at every level of investigation shows symmetry in its order, purpose in its function, and interdependence between its parts; all of these are clear marks of design by an intelligent designer.
The evidence speaks so eloquently that even “the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20 KJV) if they chose not to believe, and therefore to merit and face His wrath (see verse 18).
“All things were created by Him, and for Him” (Colossians 1:16 KJV). Mankind takes no pride in it nor rebellious solace in the idea of naturalistic origin, for “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” (Revelation 4:11 NKJ).
From Days of Praise, September 13, 1994, Institute for Creation Research, ©1994. Used with permission.
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