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Creation…Why It Is Believable

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Creation…Why It Is Believable

By Tim Watts

Creation is believable because as man unravels more of the intricacies of the human body, our position is further understood that, "YES" we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalms 139:14). The word "made" in this verse implies a MAKER. While David the Psalmist may not have been able to comprehend the depth of such an accurate statement about the earthly tabernacle in which we dwell, his own observation and research had led him to this obvious conclusion...Man was NOT formed by chance natural process!

It is most unfortunate that many individuals will not just honestly consider the logic of that law that states simply: Where there is design, there MUST be a designer! One evolutionist lamented as he spoke of the human genetic code. He said, "This puzzle should surely be interpreted as the most powerful sort of evidence for special creation." It is no puzzle to you and me...to those who believe that in the beginning the Master Designer created them "male and female" and that He breathed into their "nostrils the breath of life." "Thou hast clothed me" Job said, "with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews" (Job 10:11). Sir Fred Hoyle, one of Great Britain's prominent scientists, once argued that the chance of higher life-forms emerging accidentally is comparable to the chance that a Boeing 747 jet could be assembled by a tornado sweeping through a junk yard.

Where would you start with observing this "wonderfully made" structural masterpiece called the human body?

(1) The heart is an involuntary muscle that beats about 100,000 times a day, or nearly 40,000,000 times each year. It pumps about 1,800 gallons of blood a day.

(2) The liver, the largest internal organ of the body, weighs only 3 pounds but amazingly performs about 500 different functions. The liver filters enough blood in a single year to fill 23 milk trucks.

(3) The brain, the most highly specialized organ in the body, contains 20 million volumes of information. To just pick up a pen and some paper from a desk, the brain would have to send sig-nals to the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders which then directs the manipulation of 60 different joints and more than 100 muscles.

(4) The kidneys, described as the "master chemist" of the human body, serve as pumps through which flows 400 gallons of blood each day. Two normal kidneys process all of the body's blood approximately every 50 minutes.

(5) The eyes receive light images at 186,000 miles per second. These images enter through the iris, which opens and shuts like the diaphragm of a camera, to let in just the right amount of light. Infi-nitely more complex than any man-made camera, the eye gathers 80% of all the knowledge absorbed by the brain.

Clearly, man is the product of a Maker! "In thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them" (Psa. 139:16). God sends "the rain on the unjust" and they honor Him not nor do they praise Him for the fact that in 20 seconds every cell in the body is serviced through a skillfully constructed "transportation system." If all the arteries, veins and capillaries in our body were connected end to end they would stretch out between 60,000 and 100,000 miles.

These are only a few facts that make it evident that only God could be the designer of the human body. Obviously, we have been equipped with unique features that allow us to fulfill the purposes ordained by God. We must confess, YES, there is a Designer! Let us honor Him and be responsive to His will.

Suggested Activities: 1) Checkout books or study material about our bodies to build the faith of our children. Readily accessible is a wealth of information about the human body.

Point to Ponder: The DNA in each cell tells the cell how to grow and what to do. It tells the cell whether to be part of the brain or part of a finger. When a human baby is growing inside the mother's womb, the DNA tells it to grow ten fingers, ten toes and one nose. It explains where the heart will be and shows the muscles how to make it beat. It knows if the child is to have red hair or blond — blue eyes or brown. The DNA knows it all. OUR GOD HOW GREAT THOU ART!

 

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