Proofing God’s existence
Although a person may claim that it is rational or justifiable not to believe in God, the apostle Paul tells us otherwise. In Romans 1:20 he writes that no one has an excuse for not believing in God because all creation declares His person. As well, King David expressed a similar statement in Psalm 19:1
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and God-head; so that they are without excuse…. (KJV Rom. 1:20)
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. (KJV Ps. 19:1)
These verses tell us that all created things are a testament to a higher creator and superior designer since there is a complexity and a harmonized order in every aspect of nature. We have only to consider the incalculable diversity of life forms that inhabit the earth alone to formulate this conclusion. There is a vast number of species to consider not only the quantity of species on land and sea, but the intricate world of microorganisms as well. We are sometimes not even aware of the existence of these microorganisms because they are too small for the eye to see. Whether or not an organism is able to be viewed with the unaided human eye, all living things (from the microscopic to the largest) possess a complex structure that constitutes their form of being.
For example, the sophistication and precision of the human mind and body give us reason to marvel when examined in detail. Scientists tell us that there has yet to be a computer built that can rival the human brain. The most complicated computer in the world does not possess the imagination or creativity of the human mind.
In addition, our bodies are composed of complex microscopic cells that have unique functions. We have cells that maintain the rate and rhythm of the beating of the heart. The eyes have cells that perceive light. We have skin, muscle and nerve cells that carry out their respective functions within the framework of our bodies. Our organs are composed of cells as well, and each organ communicates with the other to maintain the body in a synchronized order without our conscious participation.
For example, let’s examine what occurs within our digestive system after a large meal is consumed. Because we need more blood to digest the food, our digestive system communicates with the cardiovascular system, resulting in the widening of blood vessels located in the digestive system (which then permits increased blood flow from the heart). Our digestive system then communicates with the nervous system, permitting the brain to receive impulses of nerves that communicate the increased workload. In return, the brain responds by registering a decrease in hunger and triggering an impulse to avoid energetic activities.
It should be evident that the central aim of this section is to affirm that the complex and ordered structure of...