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Summary: one of a series on faith

If Evolution is Proven How Can God Exist?

Three possible answers:

The Premise is right - God cannot exist.

The Premise is right - God used evolution as a process to create the world and humankind.

The Premise is wrong - Evolution is not proven and God created the world and humankind.

I have my opinion on these issues. I could go into a long study with tons of details. However all misses the point.

You see the theory of Evolution fails to address the key question.

The key question: How did life begin?

Six Modern theories which leave out God.

Random chance

The Big Bang theory is a problem. There just isn’t that much time. There has been only 5 billion years from the beginning of time. And for most of that time, the earth was "Cooling down".

Chemical affinity

Some chemicals – the ones that are building blocks to life just naturally tend to bond together. This is completely disproved. There is some self-ordering tendencies in the materials of nature. Crystals – Ice is a good example.

However it’s kinda like having a book with the same information repeating a zillion times. I love you; I love you, I love you. Crystals are interesting but they aren’t alive – Life is a lot more complex.

Seeding from Space

Spores from another place in space came to planet Earth either by accident or planted. This theory begs the question – Where did that life come from?

Vents in the Ocean

Heat destroys protein - so much for that theory!

Life from Clay

Like the crystals if there is any order and structure it is rudimentary and repeating – it is not life.

There are no answers. There are attempts at explaining the origin of life, however .....

The most reasonable inference are through observation of nature.

Carl Sagan was a noted astronomer whose lifelong passion was searching for intelligent life in the cosmos. The movie "Contact " tried.

One movie depicted attempted communication from space through the use of prime numbers which are divisible only by themselves and 1.

Must be an intelligence out there. DNA - there is more information in a single strand than is contained in 30 volume set of Encyclopedia Britannica.

Doesn’t this point to an intelligent designer? God is the intelligent designer. God is the author of life.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed a man’s body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person.

God is the author of my life.

Psalms 139:13 - You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

God made My Life to be like His Life.

Genesis 1:27 - Then God said, "Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life – the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, and small animals." So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.

God cares about My Life.

Hebrews 2:6-8 - For somewhere in the Scriptures it says, "What is man that you should think of him, and the son of man that you should care for him? For a little while you made him lower than the angels, and you crowned him with glory and honor. You gave him authority over all things." Now when it says "all things," it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all of this happen.

What does all this mean?

You are not an accident and there is more to life than existence. There is a plan, a dream, a hope for you – from the day you were made until this very day.

As father God has hopes for His children, as a father I have hopes for my three daughters. I love them all.

A story by Phillip Yancy found in Christianity Today 10/6/97

A young girl grows up on a cherry orchard just above Traverse City, Michigan. Her parents, a bit old-fashioned, tend to overreact to her nose ring, the music she listens to, and the length of her skirts.

They ground her a few times, and she seethes inside. "I hate you!" she screams at her father when he knocks on the door of her room after an argument, and that night she acts on a plan she has mentally rehearsed scores of times. She runs away.

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