The majority of people in this world believe there is a God. And they cite our exquisitely crafted world as the basis for that belief. Scripture says, “Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature” (Romans 1:20). Every tree, bird, babbling brook, and towering mountain proof God’s existence.
Earth is utterly amazing and fantastic. Scientists estimate there are at least 18 physical laws that work in harmony for our planet to sustain complex life. Some of these include the laws of gravity, thermodynamics, and electromagnetic forces. Consider the force that hold atoms together. Our universe if so fine-tuned that the tiny hydrogen atoms that work to convert matter must give up no more and no less than 0.6 to 0.8 percent of their mass to create energy! There are dozens of similar exacting standards that must be met. It’s impossible that this world was created by chance!
The Bible says, “He (Jesus) sustains everything by the mighty power of his command” (Hebrews 1:3). Psalm 19:1-2 states, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.” Earth is the physical proof of God’s creativity. Enjoy!
Question: What is your emotional and intellectual reaction to the statement “The world just happened”?
Question: Does believing that God is the creator of all things help you to trust that he created you for a purpose as well?
Content adapted from Josh and Sean McDowell’s book, 77 FAQs about God and the Bible.