“SOMEBODY BIGGER THAN YOU OR I”
Every person loves to be recognized for achievement. As early as childhood, elementary schools have awards days. Little League, Little Dribbler’s Basketball, Flag Football for the “youngest” of players, band, schools, and churches give prizes to children for a myriad number of things that they did well. Contests abound. Folks can enter and be judged on just about every kind of endeavor. Winners get cheered. We have moved it up a notch in recent years with shows like “AMERICAN IDOL” as contestants vie for the privilege of being voted as having star quality.
It just seems strange to me that we applaud scientists for discoveries, musicians for compositions, athletes for consistent performance, techie’s for every kind of advancement….. But when it comes to God, we have determined that He deserves no credit, no praise, and the world has given him the greatest snub of all by declaring “There is no God! He does not exist.” Man lives for recognition. We seek to be applauded by our peers. Why? We want to know that when we have provided something that is excellent, we hope that others will take note and offer the accolades that show their appreciation for a job well done. But we give God no credit, no worship, no honor, no acknowledgement…..we live devoid of God.
Scripture reminds us….The LORD is worthy to be praised…..and in Heaven, He is and shall ever be…. “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Rev.4:11).
In his book, BESIDE STILL WATERS: SEARCHING FOR MEANING IN AN AGE OF DOUBT, award-winning journalist Gregg Easterbrook, writes:
If the Big Bang had been slightly less violent, the expansion of the universe would have been less rapid, and would … have collapsed back on itself. If the explosion had been slightly more violent, the universe might have dispersed into a soup too thin to aggregate into stars. The odds against us were – this is just the right word – astronomical. The ratio of matter and energy to the volume of space at the Big Bang must have been within about one quadrillionth of 1 percent of ideal. Life is so improbable it must somehow be favored by something. By some First Cause, “to which,” said Aquinas, “everyone gives the name of God.”
In 1989, Professor H. S. Lipson, a distinguished member of the Institute of Physics, published an article in the professional journal “PHYSICS BULLETIN.” He studied the mathematical probability that Darwinian evolution has occurred. As with many scientists who are beginning to argue against evolution in favor of “Intelligent Design,” Lipson has concluded that many facets of nature simply could not have evolved. He says this:
“We must … admit that the only acceptable alternative [to evolution] is creation. I know that this is anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not reject a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it.”
Those scientists who are willing to look at the evidence with open minds are coming to the conclusion that the evolutionary theory that life just happened to evolve as a result of a series of lucky coincidences requires far too much faith! At the very least, something or someone “got the ball rolling.” (Copied).