Friday, October 21, 2016

The Universe Proves there is a God

Everything in the universe shouts “God!” The Psalmist says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge” (Psalm 19:1-2 NKJV). To the writer of this psalm, the existence of God is self-evident by looking at what God created.

This is the argument that Paul uses in Romans 1:20, For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” In other words, the existence of creation leaves us with no excuse for not believing in a Creator. 

It is obvious when one looks at creation that there is an intelligent designer.

- Creation reveals the creativity of God.
- Creation reveals the vastness of God.
- Creation reveals the love of God.
- Creation reveals the wisdom of God.

Consider the Stars
Do you know how much a star costs? God sprinkled thousands of them across the universe just to decorate the night sky. God spared no expense when He created nightlights.

In ancient times, man tried to number the stars. With the invention of the telescope, galaxies composed of numerous stars were discovered. In 1900, James Keller estimated that there were 100,000 galaxies. As telescopes became more powerful, the sheer size of the universe became more evident. Now, using the Hubble Telescope, it is estimated that we can see over 50 billion galaxies from earth. Since even the smallest galaxy might contain more than 10 billion stars, it is clear that the universe is vast.[1]

Cicero (106 BC- 43 BC) wrote, “What could be more clear or obvious when we look up to the sky and contemplate the heavens, than that there is some divinity of superior intelligence?”[2] Abraham Lincoln said, “I never behold them [the heavens filled with stars] that I do not feel I am looking in the face of God. I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I can not conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” Are the stars chance, or a product of design? When I gaze up to the heavens on a dark night and behold the star-filled skies...I say, “Yes, God is there!”

[1] Majestic Universe: Views from Here to Infinity, Serge Brunier, 93.
[2] Cicero, De Natura Deorum.