The Parable of the Sand Castle:
Once upon a time a scientist and a theologian were walking down the beach when they came upon an elaborate sand castle. The castle had four round towers, an inner and outer wall, two gates, and a moat. The scientist claimed that over time the ocean waves had gradually formed the sand into a sand castle. The theologian claimed that a person had created the sand castle. Do you believe the scientist or the theologian?
Later, the scientist and theologian talked about finding another place in our solar system that would support human life. Humans need water, food, clothing, and oxygen in order to live. Also, the temperature and atmospheric pressure have to be within a certain range in order for us to survive. The scientist and theologian considered all of the planets, dozens of moons, and hundreds of asteroids. They concluded that no object in our solar system other than the earth comes close to being able to support human life. The scientist claimed that time and chance had gradually formed the earth and created the right conditions to support life. The theologian claimed that an intelligent being had created the earth. Do you believe the scientist or the theologian?
Just as it is absurd to think that ocean waves can create a sand castle, so too it is absurd to think that time and chance can create a complex planet that has all the elements necessary to support human life. And just as we look at a sand castle and conclude that an intelligent being created it, so too when we look at the earth and observe systems like the water cycle and the food chain, the logical conclusion is that an intelligent being created it.
Rom. 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
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