Monday, October 28, 2013

Incredible and Intelligent Design

A few months ago I was involved in a internet debate with an Atheist.  Because of the online Pro-Life ministry I work with, sometimes I end up in contact with people who want to deny the Truth so they can believe their own ideology.  The debate had started with her stating that abortion was okay and me saying that abortion is never okay.  There is no circumstance that validates abortion.  It was interesting to see that she could only defend her belief by her system of thought.  I brought up the point that her beliefs do not change reality.  Abortion is murder and that is sin.  What God has defined, she is not going to change.  After she found that she was stuck in a corner and wasn't going to go anywhere, she tried to take God out of the picture.  Really?  Are you really going to try that?  Here she thinks that if she can take God out of the picture, that will validate her beliefs... but really all she is doing is going back to the beginning and trying to defend her beliefs through her ideology (and sorry, that's not going to work!).

Anyway, her next step was to give me all this "scientific" evidence to prove that there wasn't a God (oh right.  You really want to go there?).  While researching to comment back, I was (once again!) left in awe at the fingerprints of God left across our very world.  "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1
Hello!  It's that simple.

 Here is what I wrote to her: "Your ideology can be summed up in one word: "Chance".   Something can not come from nothing.  That defies logic!  There is no way that the universe can come into existence "just because of...".  No, there has to be a Higher Power.  Don't believe me?  Just look at DNA and the genetic code.  This stuff contains the blueprints for every living creature.  The digital code had to be created by an Intelligent Creator, not by random chance.  Oh, and the galaxies!  You are right about the universe expanding... but what is ironic is that this shows evidence of a Creator.  You see, scientists have extrapolated this expansion backwards through time, finding that our universe popped into existence very suddenly and from nowhere and for reasons unknown.  This experiment showed that our universe had a definite beginning; it was created.  I find it rather interesting that you seem to take this all as fact.  Who witnessed this?  Science can't prove anything. Your worldview is what defines your belief.   If something doesn't match up with your presupposition, you take it as false, refusing to even look at the evidence.  To sum this up, you are assuming that this universe came into existence by chance. Right there you have thrown logic, reasoning, and truth out the window by saying that something came from nothing.  If you have gone against the law ("from nothing, nothing comes"), how do you think you can go on to argue the next step?  The universe had to have had a beginning and it didn't create itself!"

I've always loved studying science because God's fingerprints are all over it.  From the minute atom to the massive universe, there is incredible and intelligent design from a loving Creator.  There is no way to push God out of science because He is the One that holds it together in the palm of His hand.

"Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all." 1 Chronicles 29:11


Elanee said...

Excellent points Bethany! I'm sure your words had an affect on this lady, even if she didn't agree with you!

Bethany said...

Thanks, Elanee. I really hope so!

Grace McIntosh said...

Oh cool! My brother is currently involved in an internet debate with an agnostic.

I love how you said we can't take God/His Word out of the debate! What would we have left to stand on then? Great work, Bethany!

Bethany said...

Thank you, Grace! Wow, that would be interesting. :) Yes, and it's also wonderful to know that God is our solid rock.