Random Chance does not produce complexity

“To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”

(Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, chapter “Difficulties”)

No one should fear the Truth

“If you find yourself uncomfortable by arguments from the other side of the fence, it is only natural. It is the epiphany of the moment that follows that can free your mind to learn something new or close it off to new ideas. One is liberating the other is stifling. If a personal Worldview is so fragile that it must be protected by retreating from the facts then intellectual growth is stifled. Whenever fear shapes an opinion the truth suffers. How liberating it is to dive into the science without fear of being wrong. Maxwell and Faraday thrived on that liberation. Jesus Christ was Lord and master of them both.”

As for me I have found immutable ground. I have found a solid rock that is worthy of trust. Find that truth and that truth shall set you free. No one should ever fear the facts.

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Man Was Recently and Miraculously Created in the Image of God

What separates man from the animal kingdom? Although human genetics and human appearance are different from any animal, there are less apparent, but more important, reasons that determine the nature of man than just his genome.

Genesis chapter one reveals that man was created in the image of God, a quality that separates him from the animals created on day six. This special creation explains why man’s behavior is far more complex than any other living thing on the planet. Man reveals God’s image in many ways. For example:

• He is able to imagine and create objects never seen before (art, buildings, etc.).
• He is able to show compassion for strangers.
• He is able to ponder his role and fate in creation.

Man also differs from the other creatures in his relationship to God. Man was created to serve other men and God, a fact that forms the basis for society. Men are God’s most treasured creation. God treasures man so much that He died to reconcile man to Himself. It is this value that God places on man that truly separates him from the rest of creation. What really distinguishes man from the animals is the decision each man will make in response to God’s provision for salvation.