Do you believe that God created all things? If so, you’re not alone; many people share your view. But others say that life and the universe evolved—without the help of a “Supreme Being.”
Did you know that people on both sides of the debate are often quick to state what they believe without really knowing why they believe it. For example:
Some people believe in creation simply because that’s what they’ve been taught at church.
Many people believe in evolution simply because that’s what they’ve been taught at school.
First, we need to ask ourselves an even more basic question: Why do I believe in God?
Because the Bible encourages you to use your mind, “your power of reason.” That means our belief in God should not be based merely on
Emotion (I just feel that there must be a higher power)
The influence of others (I live in a religious community)
Pressure (My parents raised me to believe in God—or else)
Instead, we should be personally convinced that God exists and should have sound reasons for our belief.
When I was in secondary school (in Nigerian term), listening to my biology teacher explain how our bodies function, there was no doubt in my mind that God exists. Each part of the body has its own function, down to the smallest detail, and these functions are often carried out without our awareness. The human body truly is mind-boggling!.
When I see a skyscraper, a cruise ship, or a car, I ask myself, ‘Who built this?’ It takes intelligent people to build a car, for example, because so many small components have to work just right for the whole thing to function. And if cars have to be designed by someone, then so do we humans.
When you realize that it’s taken the most intelligent human minds hundreds of years to understand even the smallest fraction of the universe, then thinking that it took no intelligence to bring that universe into existence seems completely unreasonable!
The more I studied science, the less credible evolution seemed. For example, I thought about the mathematical precision in nature and the uniqueness of humans, including our need to know who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.
Evolution aims to explain all these things in terms associated with animals, but it has never been able to explain why humans are unique. To me, it takes more ‘faith’ to believe in evolution than to believe in a Creator. Let me explain;
Imagine that someone told you that there was an explosion at a printing plant and that the ink spattered onto the walls and ceilings and formed an unabridged dictionary. Would you believe it? How much more unbelievable is it that everything in the orderly universe came about as a result of a random big bang?
You were walking through the forest and discovered a beautiful log cabin (wooden house), would you think: ‘How fascinating! The trees must have fallen in just the right way to make this house.’ Of course not! It’s just not reasonable. So why should we believe that everything in the universe just happened to come about?
Come to think of it again. How would you feel after a huge tornado happens, and a Lamborghini being packed by a side. Someone tells you the Lamborghini came about as a result of the tornado. You would agree with me it takes more than faith to believe that. How much more our orderly Universe.Some say “Only uneducated people believe in God.”
In fact, in a survey in which more than 1,600 science professors from various elite universities took part, a third did not claim to be atheist or agnostic.
Would you call those professors unintelligent just because they believe in God?”
Submitted By Kevwe Abamba (Not a Pastor But a Student of the Bible)