Does God Exist?
Written by Lisa Hunt-Wotton & Mitchell Hunt
© 2008 Citylife Church
Does God exist? If there is a God, a creator, a being powerful enough to comprehend and to speak into existence all that is. How could we, such insignificant specks in a timeless expanse, understand or comprehend the possibility of God.
Humanity questions: Who am I? Why am I? Does God exist? Is God a delusion a fantasy? If he does exist where is he?
We look for God in religion. We ask where is God is science? Can we find him in nature?
Some look for God in the bottom of a glass or in the satisfaction of a little blue pill.
Society looks for meaning, acceptance, understanding and purpose. But are we truly searching for God? Is it possible that who we are as human beings inexplicably compels us to search for something, for someone, for anything, to give meaning and hope to our existence?
A Philosopher once asked, where is God? The Christian answered, let me first ask you, where is he not? – John Arrowsmith
Does God Exist? Let’s look at the human body?
It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech. When you sneeze, you can produce wind speeds as great as a hurricane or tornado. Our bodies are recreating themselves constantly – we make a skeleton every 3 months, a new skin every month.
The most amazing component of the eye is its film or retina. It is vastly more sensitive to a wider range of light than any man-made film. The best man-made film can handle is a light range of 1,000-to-one. By comparison the human retina can handle a dynamic range of light of 10 billion-to-one. 10 million times more.
“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief your body fills up with light”. Matt 6:22
Just look at the complexity of the human brain.
The human brain consists of more than 100 billion nerve cells through which the brain commands are sent in the form of electric pulses. These pulses travel at more than 400 km/h creating enough electricity to power a light bulb.
The human brain processes more than a million pieces of information per second.
“It is capable of having more ideas than the number of atoms in the known universe”. – Tony Buzan.
One human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the telephones in the world put together.
And the heart?
The average human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood more than 9 metres. Capillaries’ are so small that red blood cells can only travel through them in single file.
There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
The human heart beats about 40 million times a year and will beat 3,000 million times in its lifetime and pump 48 million gallons of blood.
The human body is an incredible machine—If properly cared for, it might run as long as a hundred years without a valve job or a new transmission or even a change in oil.
Ps 139:14. “We are fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are your works oh God, this my soul knows very well.”
Does God exist in our universe? Or are “chance’ and ‘natural causes’ sufficient explanations’ to how it all began?
If you went down the street and saw a dollar coin on the pavement you would think naturally, “someone dropped the money”, if you went down the street and saw a handful of dollar coins on the pavement you would think, “someone had a big hole in their pockets, or dropped a roll of dollar coins.” But if you went down the street and saw one hundred dollar coins on the sidewalk and they were carefully balanced precariously on their edges, you would have to think that somebody did this deliberately. The universe as we know it is that carefully balanced.
The charges of the electron and proton have been found to be precisely equal and opposite. Were it not for this fact the resulting imbalance would force every object in the universe – our bodies, trees, planets, rocks, stars to explode violently.
What about our planet?
Earth, its size is perfect. If earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would be uninhabitable like Jupiter. Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gasses to sustain plant, animal and human life.
The earth is located exactly the right distance from the sun. If it were 10% closer we would burn up, 10% further away and we would freeze. It also rotates on it’s axis at the perfect speed of nearly 67,000 mph allowing the entire surface of the earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day. Every second the sun burns the equivalent energy of 160 billion nuclear weapons.
One teaspoon of matter from a black hole is heavier than Mount Everest.
The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate designer who not only created our universe but sustains it today. (Heb 1:3) “He bears all things along by the power of his word and upholds them with his hand.’
One thing I have learned in a long life, that all our science measured against reality is primitive and childlike – Albert Einstein
The heavens articulate.
The heavens declare.
“The heavens declare the Glory of God”….
We look into fathomless space, into the canopy of the heavens above us and wonder at how small we are, what causes us to exist?
The Heavens are not only a space which lies over the earth, it is not only that which marks off or secures space. The heavens are imagined as a complex of powers and uncontrollable forces. A realm that cannot be calculated by human measurement.
Heaven supplies and withdraws light and water; heaven determines life on this earth.
We on earth are dependant on an incoming supply of light, air, warmth and water. Therefore heaven and earth stand in a one sided relationship.
The heavens are also part of creation. They were created for pleasure, to exhibit glory and splendour.
“No-one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, man cannot discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he can not really comprehend it.” Ecclesiastes 8:17.
Does God Exist?
Technological advance allows science to search deeper and further than ever before, the boundaries of the know universe expand daily. From the genetic make up of a fruit fly to the composition of gases found in a super nova, we search.
We search for God through telescopes and find infinite wonders, through microscopes and find incalculable intricacies but what are we truly looking for?
What do we find if we search within ourselves, in our heart in our soul.
Society asks Does God Exist? Is He active in our lives?
What if God were to ask us you one question in response?
Do you allow me to exist?
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