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Old May 29th, 2005, 03:28 PM  

This is a 100 reasons why the creation "is" right...if you want all of tehm go here

The heavens declare the glory of God;

And the firmament shows His handiwork.

- Psalms 19:1 (NKJV)

For since the creation of the world God's invisible

qualities - his eternal power and divine nature -

have been clearly seen, being understood from what

has been made, so that men are without excuse.

- Romans 1:20 (NIV)

Creation is a natural revelation that something or someone very powerful made us and our universe. The scientific evidence is almost overwhelming in its indication that at some point in time, or before time, life and the worlds did not exist. We believe that a cause ALWAYS preceeds an effect. Therefore creation must have had a primary cause. Common sense tells us that we are right in this assumption and therefore we really are without excuse to doubt the existence of a Creator.

Do you know the laws of the heavens?

Can you set up God's dominion over the earth?

- Job 38:33 (NIV)

Everywhere we look we see pattern, design and order. The beautiful construction of a snow flake, the orbiting dance of incomprehensibly huge star systems, the precision and minute perfection of molecular structures, the intelligent layout of our genetic codes; the list is endless and convicting. Again, we are without excuse if we just mindlessly accept all of these unspoken arguments with a shrug of our mental shoulders. The order in our universe screams for our attention and points to God’s handiwork.

We are fortunate to live at a time when science seems to validate daily what our ancestors took for granted - that the perfect order and balance of nature indicates the careful and loving craftsmanship of a great Designer.

Only the Bible gives a reasonable explanation of creation.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

- Genesis 1:1(NKJV)

Science meets an impasse at 10 -43 seconds (less than 1 second after creation). There is no way to see before this moment or to recreate it. Theory takes over without even the prospect of testing the validity of the theory. Some religions/cultures ascribe to myths of the cyclic nature of Nature. In other words they beg the question - they do not have to solve the problem of who created time and matter. Some scientists promote unending cyclic theories of expanding/contracting creations, or a steady state that requires no Beginning, or infinite numbers of parallel universes. Those who believe in the undeniable simplicity of Genesis 1:1 have no problem to solve. The Universe is the product of a Supreme Being who has chosen to remain invisible except for the special creation that attests to His presence. The creation is the ultimate witness.

Men of all cultures share a moral law. Where could that universal standard have come from?

(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)

- Romans 2:14,15 (niv)

Men just naturally know if certain behaviors and beliefs are good or bad.

See CS Lewis for argument.

Reason #5

There is just too much apparent design

in the universe to credit to chance.

If this life were a novel - anyone reading it would quickly grasp how much it has been 'set up' - it could not have been constructed by a random process. Foods just right to sustain man and animals. Air just proportionate for organic survival. Just the right amount of sunlight, ultraviolet light, xrays, atmospheric shielding, gravity, electromagnetic forces, ad infinitim. EVERYTHING is detailed just right for mankind. How is that life is so well balanced between birth and death? Why is there organized life forms at all? What wound life up to begin with?

Reason #6

Man could not have created God.

I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

- Galatians 1 11,12

"It's a religion you couldn't have guessed."

- CS Lewis in The Case for Christianty

The plot is incredibly unbelievable. An all powerful Being creates an intelligent animal, befriends him, places him in paradise, and is in turn betrayed by him. So to set the man right with Him, He instigates sacrifice. The man falls into error and worships the creation thus spurning the Creator. Still God begs and pleads the man to come back to Him. He even sends his own Son as a final sacrifice to end all sacrifices and once for all set man in a right relationship with Himself. Thus is born the Church of the true children of God - the lovers of God and truth - the followers of Christ and The Way.

Yes, man may have created such a plot - but could he have conspired History as a witness to such a fiction?

All cultures require the death of a man-killing animal.

The Bible prophesies that there will always be poor people.

The inexplicable nature of Christ.

If the moon were a little larger, smaller, further or closer or not present, the earth would experience chaotic seasonal patterns.

God provides a place for man to cast his worries.

Jesus foretold other men would claim to be the Messiah.

Peter prophesied that we would always have scoffers among us.

Science and religion can exist harmoniously.

The Bible states that men long for eternity.

Evolution seems to be impossible.

The Bible contains the Truth. All else claiming to be doctrine is not the Truth.

No other world religion is as exclusive as Christianity.

The Bible was written by more than 40 authors over a 1500-year period - how could it be so consistent?

The complexity in nature can only be the work of a designer.

All men swear by God.

Some of the greatest idol makers in history felt they had missed one.

Matthew prophesied that the gospel would be taught to the whole world.

The perfection of the scriptures.

The Bible gives information about this life, a heavenly life and life in hell. The descriptions have a feel of reality about them. Jesus seems to know what He is talking about.

God is love.

More cultures embrace Christianity than any other religion.

Men agree with the Bible that our spirits live on after we die.

The pre-scientific knowledge of the sea - how did the writer of Job know?

The Bible speaks against idolatry at a time when the prevailing cultural practice was towards idol worship.

Zechariah the prophet foretold Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the foal of a donkey, 400 years before Jesus was born.

Even our present day heroes declare the glory of God.

Jesus foretold that he would be rejected.

The vulnerability of life.

Jesus is a God that cares for men.

The complexity of a man's body requires the simplest explanation for its existence.

God calls out to the weak and helpless - not the strong.

God is light.

God is not dead yet.

No-thing satisfies.

Christianity survives even in the face of death.

Christians are not fighters.

Future archaeological discoveries will continue to verify Biblical accuracy.

Christianity was first given to the Jews and then the remaining peoples of the world, the Gentiles.

God is compared to light - the most perfect and pure energy where even time is not a limitation.

Life developed soon after the earth cooled 4 billion years ago, too soon for evolution to have taken place.

The promise is glorious!

God can only be found by searchers.

Jews are converting to Christianity.

Ask a computer if there is a God.

I am concerned that my future-self will condemn me if I do not profess a belief in God now.

Truth is hard work.

Life is a race.

The enormity of the Universe, if by design, requires an enormous creator. The Bible speaks of such a creator.

There are more arguments for God than against.

Seeing Saturn through a department store telescope.

The number of intelligent men and women who believe in God.

God treats us as children, not slaves.
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