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The Need For God In The Creation Of The Universe

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For this world and everything in it to exist (plants, starts, wildlife, atoms etc.), there must have been a beginning point in time that everything came together. However, this begs the questions, “at the beginning, how was did everything come to be? Was it by intelligent design, or did the world happen by mere chance?” Thought provoking questions like these have been asked since the dawn of mankind and even more so today as science in the twenty first century continues to unwrap the world’s mysteries. There are those of us who believe that God created the universe and everything in it, breathing his intelligent design into the world and forming man on the seventh day of creation. Other people take a more scientism approach to these questions, believing that science is the sole legitimate source of knowledge and that everything else must fit in with whatever science can already verify. American philosopher, Wilfred Sellers boldly states that, “in the dimension of describing and explaining the world, science is the measure of all things, of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not” (DeVries, p. 1). Still, many others believe in a more materialist view of how the world came to be, assuming that there was a big bang that started everything and that despite all odds, amino acids came to be and formed proteins which forms cells and so on. This was the very argument that was present to me in a recent conversation that I had with a friend I met during my time in California this past semester.
During my fall semester, I was working at Fox Networks in Los Angeles, California, and I met a friend who was staying in the same apartment complex while working at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory). We had begun hanging out on the weekends, doing touristy activities such as going to Malibu, walking the Avenue of the Stars and visiting Universal Studios. One particular Saturday, we decided to hike up Hollywood hills to the view the famous “Hollywood” sign. We made it to the top and took a rest to see the incredible view of Los Angeles. As I stood there overlooking this breathtaking creation, I whispered, “Wow, God’s creation is astonishing!” To which my friend replied, “or that it was created by something random…” It took me a little time to gather my thoughts and respond because I had never had to defend what I believed before this. I grew up in Christian schools and had Christian friends who all held similar beliefs, however, now my beliefs were being questioned. During our conversation, he brought up points that everything works together as though it evolved over time to do so. He went into detail about how we evolved from monkeys and why he believed this. Working as a scientist, he strongly believed only in the answers science could prove. Even though I did not have the best answer at the time, we are still friends and I am hoping to have another conversation with him about this same topic in the near future.
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