Hidden Treasures

The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Atheism

My watch just happened. The bits of metal just came together by chance and evolved into wheels, and springs and hands. The face of the watch just appeared with number one through twelve spaced exactly right so that the watch can register accurate time. By chance, the hour hand swings clockwise making a complete revolution twice a day; not a minute less nor a minute more. The minute hand swings clockwise; a complete revolution once every hour; not a second more nor a second less. Then when the watch parts all fell into place so that it could keep accurate time, a plastic case came out of nowhere and fit itself perfectly on the watch to keep the parts clean so that I could have an accurate timepiece. Then lo and behold, an expansion band appeared and fit itself on to the watch. It just so happens that the band fits my wrist and by looking at the watch I can know exactly what time it is to the nearest second. It keeps accurate time second by second, minute by minute, day by day, year by year and I don’t even give it a moment of thought or care.

If I argued with you that this is how my watch was made, you would call me a crazy fool. You know it didn’t happen that way. You know intelligent, skilled watchmakers designed and made the watch? But you never saw it happen did you? You never met the watch maker. So it just had to be by chance, didn’t it? Since it couldn’t have possibly happened over a period of days or months or years, it had to have happened over a period of billions of years.

A more unlikely story

If you believe that story, I will tell you another- infinitely more unlikely than the watch story. We human beings just evolved. We showed up by chance with every organ of our body working perfectly. We are composed of billions of cells. Each cell is composed of billions of atoms. Each atom is composed of electrons and protons whirling around a nucleus. Each cell and each organ knows exactly what its purpose is in our bodies.

Our lungs take into our bodies just the right combination of gasses in the air we breathe. Our blood cells, traveling through miles of veins and arteries and capillaries, feed every cell of our body with just the right nutrients.

Our brains are more complicated and more amazing than the most sophisticated computer.

These bodies of ours live on an earth that is just the right distance from the sun. We are not too close or we would burn up and we’re not too far away or we would freeze to death. All the stars, our sun, moon and planets are constantly moving at various rates of speed, all in their own orbits; yet the sun, moon and stars have faithfully stayed in their positions relative to our earth, day by day, century after century, millennium after millennium. God is faithful. He does not change.

If you wish to believe all of this came about by chance and believe that animal and human life just evolved by chance over billions of years, that’s your choice. Believe that you are the product of random chance if you wish, but you have much more faith than I do. In fact it takes much more faith to believe the evolution of man than it does than to believe the biblical account that man was created by the direct act of God on the sixth day of creation.

You’re no atheist!

Personally, I don’t think you are an atheist. You would have to be a fool to be an atheist (Psalm 14:1), and I don’t believe you are a fool or you would not have read this far. The only reason you claim to be an atheist and an evolutionist is because you don’t want to believe in a God who made you for His glory. The reason you do not want to believe in God is because you love your sins and you know that some day you will have to face God and be judged for your sins. So you reason that it is much more comfortable to claim to be an atheist. You are like a scared kid walking through a cemetery in the middle of the night, whistling in the dark.

Wake up, my friend! Admit the creation of the universe and mankind is totally reasonable. God created you. He made you for His glory. You are accountable to Him. As a sinner, you will one day answer to Him for your sins and be condemned to hell.

But thank God, He loves you and has provided salvation through the sacrifice of His Son on Calvary’s cross. Jesus died and rose again so that you could be saved and live with Him in Heaven forever. Trust Him now and discover peace with God. Start reading the Bible and discover the truth about life now and discover a personal, eternal relationship with God who created you and the universe in which you live.

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April 10, 2006 - Posted by | Atheism

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