BANG, BANG, BREATHE
When you look around you, no matter where you live, you can see the beauty of nature. You see, the universe in which we exist, and the planet that serves us as home, are equally complex and beautiful, even perfect, in their design. They literally shout out the existence of the Designer.
Psalms 19:1-2 state exactly that fact. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.”
So many things about our home, the earth, shout out the existence of my God. Think about the earth, itself. The size is perfect. If the earth was smaller, it would be impossible to hold an atmosphere. Earth would be more like Mercury. If the earth was larger, free hydrogen would be prevalent in the atmosphere. Earth would be more like Jupiter. Earth is the only known planet, where we find a perfect atmosphere for the preservation of life. The atmosphere of our home planet is composed of the perfect mixture of gases to sustain life.
The earth is located the perfect distance from the sun to insure against freezing or burning up. A longer distance would cause us to freeze, and a closer distance would cause us to burn.
Our moon is also the perfect size and distance from the earth to provide the necessary gravitational pull to move the oceans and keep them from becoming stagnant, while keeping them from flooding across the continents.
Earth is the only object in the universe, on which we know there exists water. Water is an essential ingredient for sustaining life. The earth contains the perfect hydrological system. The salt water of the oceans evaporates, leaving the salt behind. The evaporation forms clouds, which distributes the water content as rainfall over the continents.
On top of these key universal designs, the complexity of the human brain and eyes are a subject well worth studying. Animal life and plant life are both equally complex in design in every phase.
The complexity of DNA is equally amazing. In every cell of our bodies, there exists this complex and detailed instruction code. It is equivalent to a miniature computer program. This code is a program of 3 billion letters, which tells each cell how to act. It is our cellular operational manual.
When you look at just these few things, which I have described, how could such complex designs be the result of chance? Is it even remotely possible that this is all the consequence of some chance explosion, as presented in the big bang theory? Physics tells us that explosions result in chaos, not in orderly creation. Yet, we are bombarded with the opinions of scientists, PhDs, and educators that this grand design is simply an “accidental product of evolution.”
So, to fairly compare the big bang theory to a real life experience, let me present a similar concept. Let’s say that I stand, with you, in front of Mt. Rushmore and declare to you, and to all others within hearing distance, “Isn’t it amazing that this wall of rock has re-created the faces of 4 of our countries presidents, all produced accidently by erosion?” Would you declare me a fool? Science would. Yet, those same scientists present their incredible theory that every bit of perfection found is the result of an accidental explosion.
Psalms 53:1 tells us “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
There is a great book, by Ray Comfort, titled “You Can Lead a Scientist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think!”
A truer title could not have been chosen to discuss atheism.
I choose to accept the reality of my Creator, being my God, not some freak explosion creating order, instead of chaos. I chose to believe that I am made in the image of my God.
Job is one of the oldest books in the Bible, written about the time of Abraham, over 2000 years before the birth of Christ, and yet Job has this keen insight into the workings of the major organs of the human body.
Job is beset by a lot of misery, including the death of his 10 children. He loses everything, all of his livestock, and all his valuables, all in a single day. To add to his misery, he becomes enveloped in a plague of boils.
A group of his friends come to console him, but instead they cast accusations about his relationship with God.
In his rebuke of these guys, Job makes some interesting comments. First, he tells them to consult nature, and they will see that God is in control. He tells them that the soul of every living thing and the breath of all mankind, are in the hand of God.
Daniel says a similar thing, when he is rebuking the king for taking sacred items from the Jewish temple and using this to drink and be merry. Daniel said to the king “The God in whose hand your very breath is, you have not glorified”.
Another interesting scripture is found in Leviticus 17:11, where we are told “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.”
In our body we have voluntary and involuntary muscles. The voluntary muscles are attached to the skeleton. They are controlled by the brain.
When my son goes into the gym to keep his muscles so highly developed, he is working the involuntary muscles, attached to the skeleton and controlled by his brain.
Involuntary muscles are not attached to the skeleton and not controlled by the brain.
Your heart is an involuntary muscle. Your lungs are involuntary muscles. You don’t have to think to breath. You don’t have to think to insure your heart pumps your blood.
The lungs provide oxygen to the brain, with which we are able to think. The heart pumps the blood within our bodies, within which is contained the life of the flesh.
All this is controlled by involuntary muscles, over which you and I have no control. They are in the control of God.
Those muscles on which your life depends, God does not put in your control.
God maintains control of every heart and every lung. He alone has the power to allow or remove breath. This is great wisdom.
I would think we would all desire to learn the ways of God, so that we can do those things that are pleasing in His eyes, and discontinue the action to remove Him, and any reference or mention of Him, from every aspect of our lives.
It does not seem to me to be terribly wise to use the breath given by God to speak in opposition to the things of God.
Just my thoughts!
Don D. Stephens