"The fool hath said in his heart,
there is no God" (Ps. 53: 1). Some say there
is no God; all the wonders around you are accidental.
No almighty hand made a thousand billion stars
- they made themselves. The top few inches of
our land just happened to have top soil, without which
we should have no vegetables to eat, no grass for
the animals whose meat is our food. The inexhaustible
envelope of air, only 100 miles deep, and of exactly
the right density to support human life is just another
law of physics! Is it? Water expands when it freezes,
while other substances contract. This makes ice lighter
than water and keeps it floating on the surface. Otherwise
lakes would be solid ice down to the bottom all year
and no fish could survive. Who made this arrangement?
Why does the earth spin at a given speed without ever
slowing down, so that we have day and night? Who tilts
it so that we get seasons? The sun stokes a fire just
warm enough to sustain us on earth, but not hot enough
to fry us or cold enough to kill us. Who keeps the
fire constant? The human heart will beat for 70
or 90 years or ever more without faltering. How does
it get sufficient rest between beats? A kidney will
filter poison from the blood and leave the good things
alone. How does it know one from the other? Who
gives the human tongue flexibility to form words and
a brain to understand them but denied it to all animals?
It’s all accidental? There is no
God? That’s what some people say, but the Bible says,
"In the beginning, God created…" (Gen. 1:1).
"Yet the fool hath said in His heart, there is no God"
(Ps. 53:1). Nothing is as impenetrable as a prejudice
that closes its eyes to evidence.