Summary: This is an evangilistic message to reach the unchurched. Paul opens up quite clearly a number of reasons why people are without excuse.
1)God speaks to us through creation.Rom: 1 v20 Gen.1v1 In the beginning God created.
Men since the enlightenment period 18th –19th century the age of reason have come up with all types of theories in regard to the origin of life. Six theories pushed forward as Science yet only one is empirical science.
1. Cosmic evolution the origin of time space matter (The Big Bang)
2. Chemical evolution The origin of higher elements from Hydrogen.
3. Stellar and planetary evolution- origin of Stars and planets
4. Organic evolution origin of life.
5. Macro evolution - origin of major kinds
6. Micro evolution -Variation within a kind.
The Founder of evolution Charles Darwin at the age of 22 fresh out of Bible College sailed on HMS Beagle in 1831 to the Galapagos Island where he studied 14 different types of finches based on their beck shape. He concluded that all the finches had a common ancestor. (He was right it was a bird!)
In his book “The origin of species” on page 170 wrote, “It is a truly wonderful fact. That all animals and all plants throughout all time and space should be related to each other.
Telling us that birds and bananas are related? He is going way beyond his observed evidence, he left his science and went into his religion. So when speculation and set biases and assumptions come into it we come out of the world of empirical science and into the world of make believe! Rom1v23 –25
A leading Biochemist. M. Dixon said “The origin of life on this planet by chance, is the most improbable event in the history of the universe.”
The Question should be not how? But who started it all? Chance or design
I believe in a intelligent designer (The Word) I look around the world we live and I see intelligent design take the human eye for instance can distinguish 6million colors it is made up of 5 sub systems. For the eye to function correctly all those sub systems have to be in place, it speaks of intelligent design. The human eye could have never evolved over a piece meal step by step random chance process.
Charles Darwin page 75 Origin of Species says,
“To suppose the eye with all it’s intimate contrivances for adjusting the focuses to different distances. For adjusting different amounts of light and for the correction of spherical chromatic abortion. Could have been formed by natural selection seems I freely confess absurd in the highest degree.”
Imagine sticking a stick of dynamite under this church building and out of it all we get a nice little chain store of Churches all identical it absolute nonsense
Take human DNA It’s information it has a specific order and a specific job to do it’s not random it speaks of intelligent design
For instance imagine walking into your kitchen and seeing a load of fridge magnets on the floor , as you look down there is a message, ‘honey I’ve gone to the shops I will see you later’ Well as soon as you see that message you infer straight away that some intelligent design has gone into.. You don’t think Oh they must have all just fallen down and landed that way. No somebody has left you a message. When we look atour DNA Gods is leaving us a message loud and clear!
Bill Gates said, “Our DNA is like a software program only much more complex than any we have been able to write.” (All Software has a programmer.)
Lets remember what the psalmist says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Did you know a baby’s brain contains 100 billion neurons roughly as many nerve cells as there are stars in the Milky Way.
2)God speaks to us through our conscience.Rom 2.:15. The word of God reveals to us that everybody has written on his or her heart Gods law. People show the requirements of the law written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness to this fact.
Freud understood conscience as a super ego developed in childhood through prohibitions put upon us as children he saw conscience as an oppressive force enabled to do great damage.
In fact Freud was way of the mark… I believe conscience is universal and is given to us by God To help us know God and his law.
What is conscience?
It is the inner aspect of life of the individual where a sense of right and wrong is developed. It enables to react to a code of morality, which has been given to us by God. Humanity has created 36 million laws and as yet has never improved on the Ten Commandments.
Sadly we can create our own morality ( for instance the laws of our land are becoming more and more immoral to the Christian world view) Many people are comfortable with these laws, but even then to many our conscience will bring a sense of guilt even when we create our own code of conduct.