When I wrote a recent article on a scientist's attempt to make a bird, and how it infinitely fell short of the incredible design he plagiarized, an atheist responded with, "Here's one difference: The robot bird's maker showed up on stage to demonstrate it. He could show you his plans [and] outline the process by which he built it. He was there for all to see. Not so your God."
Athiesm is truly "senseless." Sir Isaac Newton's word in describing the belief was well-chosen. It lacks sense. It's about as sensible as a man who is in a dark room, denying the existence of light. His senselessness is seen in that he refuses to come into the light. A little investigation on his part would end his argument.
A little investigation would reveal to any atheist that the Maker did show up on the stage of life. God was manifest in human form. The Bible says: "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory" (1 Timothy 3:16). The Gospel of John opens by saying that same thing; that the Word that created all things "became flesh and dwelt among us."
While angels rejoiced at the incarnation, mankind refused to give God the slightest applause. The Scriptures say this was because they loved the darkness and hated the light, and they refused to come to the light because it exposed their evil deeds: "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil" (John 3:19).
The first time Jesus publically opened His mouth, they so hated His words they tried to throw Him off a cliff (see Luke 4:28-30). As time passed, they further attempted to murder Him ten times before He reached the cross, the purpose for which He came. They hated Him because He accused them of being evil. Nothing has changed. This evil world still hates the name of Jesus. No other leader in history has his name used as a cuss word. It even makes demons tremble.
God clearly showed us His plans by laying them out in the world's biggest-selling book. He outlined the process by which He "built" all things. The Book of Genesis is there for us to read and believe, if we so desire. It stands up scientifically and its words are clearly reflected in creation. Despite the fantasies of evolution believers, we see male and female in over a million kinds of animals, fish, insects, and birds, and every one brings forth after its own kind (except for a few lonely worms who don't experience the joys of procreation).
Nothing changes kinds—neither in the existing creation, nor has anything changed kinds--according to the fossil record. Of course, believers in evolution believe differently, and that's their God-given right. It's also my God-given right not to be a believer.
Yes, God was manifest for all to see. His plans were written clearly for any who want to investigate them. What He did for sinful humanity wasn't done in a dark room. He did it in the light and if someone can't see it clearly, they need only come into the light. God became a human being and took upon Himself the sin of the world, and then He rose from the dead defeating death for all who believe (trust). Jesus paid the fine in full on the cross so that the criminals who had violated God's Law (the Ten Commandments) could have their cases dismissed. Upon our repentance and faith in Jesus, God terminates our case and lets us live. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Don't be senseless. Take the gift…or at least earnestly investigate it while you still have time. Your wages are waiting for you to collect them. Make sure you quit before Payday.
It Wasn’t Done in the DarkWritten by Ray Comfort Monday, 15 August 2011
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