It was not that long ago that many were convinced that science would soon expel God from his throne in society. It was certain that modern science would prove God to be an ancient myth as Darwin’s tree of life and fossil evidence would finally prove humanity owes our existence to randomness, emptiness and meaninglessness chance.
If we were not created with a purpose, then nothing we do has any lasting meaning. However, if we are created with purpose, our short lives could have eternal affects.
A leading atheist evolutionary biologist named Richard Dawkins once said;
Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.¹
Well has he? Darwin predicted an all inclusive tree of life connecting all living things, and an endless supply of transitional fossils showing the progression of evolution on earth. However, genetics has discovered the tree of life doesn’t exist, there are no definitive transitional fossils, and the Cambrian Explosion is beyond explanation.
Modern science has failed to removed God from the discussion. In fact, cosmology, chemistry, biology and physics has made a designing intelligence even more difficult to dismiss. For many, what stands in the way of even discussing a designer is their ideology. Their world view simply will not allow them to consider that God may exist, which would trigger some serious life changing examinations of life.
Instead, the distasteful idea that there may be a designer is replaced with other ideas that are far more speculative and imaginative.
Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.²
The universe created itself out of nothing?
From the vastness of the universe to the smallest of entities known to science, there are fingerprints of a designer so says the book of Romans.
Romans 1:20-23; 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 people are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles [worshiping the earth].
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- The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design. 1986. p. 6
- Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design, 2010