The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” — Psalm 14:1; 53:1
I came across something rather odd while I was hiking out in the desert a day or so ago. And then I came upon another thing, and then another, and another. I’ll post what I saw:
So I came upon – one after another – what turns out to be ten objects remarkably shaped like hearts.
How did these hearts happen to come to be?
How did they “evolve”??? I only know that I neither made them, saw them made, or had anything to do with them other than I happened to see them in the desert, one after another.
Well, being a thoughtful man I thought about it.
Did they just happen by purely random natural evolutionary forces? The wind and/or the water carried each component and just happened to deposit each piece without relocating the pieces that nature had already placed there until we had our “hearts”???
You can believe that. And I can properly label you as a fool.
Of COURSE that didn’t happen. Only a truly indoctrinated ideologue would ever believe an asinine story like that. No, somebody – and I would guess the same somebody – made all ten of these hearts. A MIND designed them and arranged the pieces just so according to a plan to bring about a purposeful result.
You can believe otherwise. But you’re wrong. And what’s more, you are a fool. It doesn’t matter what your IQ is: you are a moral idiot who has committed your intellect to idiocy. You have committed yourself to being wrong, and you have used every resource you have – your mind included – to justify your stupidity. And you can have a dozen PhDs and you can have a buttload of money and you can have all sorts of prestigious titles and accolades and, yes, you can be a morally and therefore intellectual stupid person; a fool.
It may not have been a coincidence that whoever made ten hearts seems to have stopped at that number.
As I reflected on this “intelligent creative designer’s” work, I immediately thought of an analogy: the major systems of the human body.
It turns out that there are TEN such systems:
- Circulatory System: This system is made up of the heart, blood, blood vessels, and lymphatics. It is the body’s delivery system, concerned with circulating blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body.
- Digestive System: The purpose of the digestive system is to turn the food you eat into something useful for the body. When you eat, your body uses this system to digest food so your cells can use it to make energy. The organs involved in this system include the mouth, stomach, and intestines.
- Endocrine System: This system is made up of a collection of glands, including the pituitary and thyroid glands, as well as the ovaries and testes. It regulates, coordinates, and controls a number of body functions by secreting chemicals into the bloodstream. These secretions help control moods, growth and development, and metabolism.
- Integumentary System: This system consists of the skin, hair, nails, and sweat glands. Its main function is to act as a barrier to protect the body from the outside world. It also functions to retain body fluids, protect against disease, eliminate waste products, and regulate body temperature.
- Muscular System: This system is made up of muscle tissue that helps move the body and move materials through the body. Quite simply, muscles move you. Muscles are bundles of cells and fibers that work in a simple way: they tighten up and relax.
- Nervous System: The nervous system is the control center of the human body. It is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It receives and interprets stimuli and transmits impulses to organs. Your brain uses the information it receives to coordinate all of your actions and reactions.
- Reproductive System: The human reproductive system ensures that humans are able to reproduce and survive as a species. It is made up of organs such as the uterus, penis, ovaries, and testes.
- Respiratory System: The primary function of the respiratory system is to supply the blood with oxygen in order for the blood to deliver oxygen to all parts of the body. The respiratory system does this through breathing. It consists of the nose, larynx, trachea, diaphragm, bronchi, and lungs.
- Skeletal System: The skeletal system provides the shape and form for our bodies in addition to supporting and protecting our bodies, allowing bodily movement, producing blood cells, and storing minerals. This system consists of bones, cartilage, and joints.
- Urinary System: The purpose of the urinary system is to filter out excess fluid and other substances from your bloodstream. Some fluid gets reabsorbed by your body but most gets expelled as urine. The organs found in this system are the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra.
Ten hearts. Ten organ systems. How fitting!!!
Now, it’s not merely ten systems versus ten systems. We’ll get to the vastly – INFINITELY – more complicated nature of the ten organ systems of the human body shortly, but let’s consider the fact that, unlike the hearts, each of the ten organ systems of the human body must already be present all at once for the rest of the systems to function.
Again, you can be a good Darwinist and claim that the skeletal system somehow evolved with all 206 individual bones (which actually starts with 270 bones at birth, with some of the bones being programmed to fuse together as the child develops) just somehow “assembled themselves” the same way the fool would claim the individual components of the hearts somehow assembled themselves. But to what telos? To what end? For what purpose? A skeleton would be a pretty amazing feat for natural forces to assemble – FAR MORE SO than the pieces of any of those hearts! – but it’s not like it’s alive or anything.
As it turns out, you need EVERY SINGLE ONE OF ALL TEN OF THESE SYSTEMS ALL FUNCTIONING SIMULTANEOUSLY for the organism to live or do a damn thing. Just imagine you had the other nine but couldn’t eliminate: you’d live a very short life and explode in a tremendously icky manner! But don’t worry, all of your friends would explode the same way and the human species would be extinct.
I’m going to guess that whoever designed and built those hearts with the purpose and plan they had in their minds, they built one at a time and then moved on to the next one. But that aint the way a living, breathing, eliminating organism works. All ten systems had to be designed so that they were all perfectly functioning at the exact same moment. Or nothing.
That fact screams God. And only the worst, most pitiable kind of unrelenting FOOL doesn’t comprehend that fact because of a terrible and terrifying moral defect worse even than sociopathy in the heart of that fool.
Evolutionists are a particular species of fool who believe that time solves everything. If you were to stare at a rock for a long enough period of time, why, that rock would eventually come alive, and then it would eventually sprout wings and begin to fly. Then it would talk and mock the atheist for being deluded enough to believe in flying, talking rocks. And of course, given enough time, another rock of the opposite gender would similarly arise. And then it would only be a matter of time before the two flying rocks evolved near enough the same place and the same time over the potential span of billions of years and they would fine one another and reproduce and … and.. build a monument of rocks in the shape of a heart in the California desert so that I could eventually find them and ponder the meaning.
How about “not.”
Let’s examine the “time problem,” not just from the standpoint of all of those ten incredibly and yes, infinitely complex organ systems. Let’s consider the problem of time just for the very simplest living cell:
The Time Problem
To go from a bacterium to people is less of a step than to go from a mixture of amino acids to a bacterium. — Lynn Margulis (21.5)
The only premise that all of the precellular theories share is that it would be an extremely long time before the first bacterial cells evolved. If precellular life somehow got going, it could then conceivably begin to crank out, by some precellular process, random strings of nucleotides and amino acids, trying to luck into a gene or a protein with advantages which would lead to bacterial life. There is no evidence in life today of anything that produces huge quantities of new, random strings of nucleotides or amino acids, some of which are advantageous. But if precellular life did that, it would need lots of time to create any useful genes or proteins. How long would it need? After making some helpful assumptions we can get the ratio of actual, useful proteins to all possible random proteins up to something like one in 10^500 (ten to the 500th power). So it would take, barring incredible luck, something like 10^500 trials to probably find one. Imagine that every cubic quarter-inch of ocean in the world contains ten billion precellular ribosomes. Imagine that each ribosome produces proteins at ten trials per minute (about the speed that a working ribosome in a bacterial cell manufactures proteins). Even then, it would take about 10^450 years to probably make one useful protein. But Earth was formed only about 4.6 x 10^9 years ago. The amount of time available for this hypothetical protein creation process was maybe a few hundred million or ~10^8 years. And now, to make a cell, we need not just one protein, but a minimum of several hundred.
So even if we allow precellular life, there is a problem getting from there to proteins, genes and cells. The random production of proteins does not succeed as an explanation. Other intermediate, unspecified stages must be imagined. We could call these stages post-precellular life. By whatever means, life’s evolution through these stages would have to be time-consuming.
Now, I wrote about this before (when I came upon a similar phenomenon out in the desert that prompted me to think). And here’s what I just pointed out about the above SCIENTIFIC FACTS:
“Time-consuming.” There’s a rather gigantic understatement for you. Try to write that number down: 10^450 years, which is 10 with 450 zeroes after it. That is a number that makes our national debt even after the Obama spendaholic presidency look so infinitesimal that any kid ought to easily be able to solve our national debt crisis with his lunch money by comparison. And it makes the length of time since our universe exploded into being some 14 billion years ago (1.4×10^10 years) and the earth formed 4.6 billion (4.6×10^9) yeas ago look tiny and insignificant by comparison.
4.6 billion years ago might seem like a long time: 4.6 with nine zeros after it. That is, unless you compare it to the number “1” followed by a MINIMUM of FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY freaking zeroes. We’re not talking about billions, we’re not talking about trillions, we’re talking about a number so vast only a true mathematician has ever even HEARD of it before: a Novenquadragintacentillion, at least according to our dictionary of Big Ass Numbers.
And that 10^450 years is just for ONE protein when you need to multiply that 10^450 years by several hundred proteins. That last sentence of the first paragraph is actually staggeringly optimistic, considering that in this case “several hundred” is actually SEVERAL THOUSAND:
“A typical bacterium requires more than 4,000 proteins for growth and reproduction.”
So understand the dilemma: you need random trials requiring 10^450 years to form just ONE protein; but you actually would need at least another 3,999 more proteins that will take just as long to randomly generate after you finally generate that first one. Each one is going to take you about another 10^450 years’ worth of random trials to generate! And finally after 10^450 a.k.a. a novenquadragintacentillion years multiplied by “more than 4,000 proteins,” just what are the odds that that first protein that you made would still exist so many trillions times trillions times trillions of years later??? Just what are the odds that you would have all 4,000-plus proteins available at one time and in one place to make the assembly of that simplest cell possible???
There’s just not enough time literally in the whole universe just to form a stupid bacterial cell, let along a human being with those ten amazing organ systems. Do you get this blatantly obvious scientific fact???
How long did it take for the intelligent, creative designer to build each of those hearts? Half an hour, maybe? Maybe a little longer? But without that intelligent, creative designer building those hearts out of the plan of an intelligent mind, those individual components of each of those hearts would have sat wherever they originally were for all eternity and nothing would have ever happened.
And you have to be a particular type of fool not to comprehend that.
Atheists/secular humanists/evolutionists tell us that time is their best friend in the world and that time can do ANYTHING. Well, I’ve got news for you: time actually CAN’T DO ANYTHING: it just sits there, doing nothing except ticking moments away. Anyone who has ever had a deadline and not intelligently worked on producing whatever was necessary to accomplish that deadline surely understands that time doesn’t solve anything. In fact, the 2nd law of thermodynamics (popularly known as entropy) actually guarantees that, far from being the best friend, time is in actual scientific fact our worst enemy:
Entropy: lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
The more expansive definition of the law of entropy doesn’t make it any better. Evolutionists are not only wrong; they are laughingstock wrong. Because things DON’T become more ordered over time; they become more DISORDERED. If you tell your kids, “Don’t worry, your room will clean itself,” you’re a perfect candidate for atheistic evolution.
So, scientifically – let’s NOT be fool enough to think that actual, legitimate SCIENCE actually in any way, shape or form supports godless evolution – there simply scientifically isn’t enough time in the universe for even the most simple possible cell to evolve. And if you believe in the miraculous nature of time to achieve anything rather than accepting the legitimate science that says the opposite, well, the biblical term “fool” most certainly applies to you.
One other factoid to prove what FOOLS those who embrace godless evolution truly are: there are 100 TRILLION cells in the human body that are more complex than that simple bacterium that even all the time in the universe couldn’t produce.
And not only are there one hundred trillion cells in the human body, but it gets WORSE for you godless fools: because there are 200 different kinds of cells in the human body — in the brain, liver, bone, heart and many other structures — must somehow those 200 different kinds of cells must be read off a different set of the hereditary instructions written into the DNA. Or else nothing happens.
Scientist Michael Behe describes what he labelled “irreducible complexity.” He’s entirely right. You must have the entire living system present all at once or nothing will happen. His opponents are driven entirely by atheism and ideology that has perverted their “science.”
Some of the “greatest” evolutionary minds, such as Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould, believe in something called “panspermia,” which is the recognition of the obvious REALITY that evolution is completely impossible and therefore punting to a belief that life was seeded here from “somewhere else” that is of course scientifically impossible to prove (or disprove). This becomes an anti-scientific religious faith offered in the name of “science.” But it is nothing short of “junk science” that the most brilliant so-called “scientists” accept. The same way that Darwin’s “falsifiability” is a totally bogus joke that any but the most ardent propagandist ought to recognize:
Ann Coulter pointed it out with the false claim that evolution was “falsifiable” versus any religious claim which was not. Darwin said, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”
And Ann Coulter brilliantly changed a couple of words to demonstrate what a load of crap that was: “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by God, my God theory would absolutely break down.”
In other words, evolution is no more “scientifically falsifiable” than even the most ardent young earth creationist claim. Their standard is impossible to disprove. I mean, you show me that God “could not possibly have” created the earth.
The whole way they sold evolution was a lie.
You go down the list of “human evolution proofs” that the entire “scientific community” swallowed much the way restaurant pond goldfish or koi that greedily swallow children’s lougies because they stupidly think it’s food: Piltdown Man. Nebraska Man. Peking Man. Java Man. Not only did all of these “fossil finds” turn out to be hoaxes, but they were entirely obvious hoaxes right from the get go. But science had already become a philosophy, and an idiotic philosophy at that. And so “scientists” not only accepted these “evidences” but embellished upon them, creating entire worlds out of their moral idiocy that were as false as the fake proofs of evolution upon which they depended in the first place.
The evolutionary “scientists” disallowed any theory of origin that could in ANY way, ANY shape or ANY form depend on a Creator God because they claimed it wasn’t “scientifically falsifiable” and therefore not a legitimate scientific theory. But they have broken their own rule over and over again in their rabid determination to impose their philosophical atheism onto science. Science that ONLY formed as a result of Christian premises that the universe was NOT random, but was ordered, and which came as a result of a Creator’s Mind, which in turn formed the mind of man in His own image; such that human beings could explore God’s creation and think His thoughts that He formed us to think AFTER HIM.
Let me continue.
There are 100 trillion cells in the human body and there are 200 different kinds of cells in the human body. And those 200 different cells combining for a total of 100 trillion cells must all somehow precisely correct form at the precisely correct time according to an incredibly complex and complicated plan with virtually no room for error whatsoever. Or nothing happens.
Further, we talk about DNA. Well, DNA is an alphabet of three letters which combine to form “words,” not a language. And even if it WAS a language it would STILL require an intelligent communicator to use words in the proper order at the proper time such as not to result in gibberish. I know that for a fact because I’ve repeated what Google translated my English sentence into, and my Spanish-speaking friends started laughing.
I’ve described it as “the marching band argument.” Let’s say you are part of a marching band, and you want to form the words, “Go Trojans!” on the playing field. Do you just count on that to happen all by itself, do you? Do you think if you just randomly have the individuals march around and form the letters all by themselves – especially if you don’t even tell them they’re supposed to form anything or tell them what letters they are supposed to form – that will somehow happen, do you? If so, congratulations! You ARE fool enough to believe in evolution, after all! Rather, no! There must be an intelligent designer issuing commands and sequences that the band members follow at the appropriate times.
It also turns out that DNA – even when the entire code is there and is correct in every way (which obviously to anyone with common sense doesn’t happen without an intelligent programmer) – needs a driver, the way a computer program needs a driver to install it. Again, maybe you have DNA; so what? How does it DO anything? Something must be present to communicate the incredibly sophisticated instructions of the DNA to the incredibly sophisticated physical body so that the entire sequence installs correctly. DNA demands a driver, and personally, I believe that driver is the soul of the organism. God creates the soul in the womb at conception, and the soul drives the installation of what that body will become. In a fallen, sin-tainted, imperfect, degraded world, that process doesn’t always unfold as it was designed to unfold, but something like this God-ordered and God-ordained system far more accurately describes the procedure of life than any other even comes close to.
Allow me to offer a theory from “science” to prove my case: recapitulation. Because these people will believe ANYTHING rather than face the truth, according to Colossians 2:8; according to Romans 1:22; according to 2 Thessalonians 2:11. Because they are ultimately fools, and it is the nature of the fool to believe lies and reject reality.
And so, continuing, just as the individual members of the marching band “install” themselves at a particular location at a particular moment even as all the other individual members of the band are swirling around him, and so on and so forth until the living letters are formed with all the individual band members having precisely arranged themselves to form those letters, so also the soul serves as the driver of the body around it, driving the DNA and unfolding the installation sequence at a marvelously precise symphony of order. As the Scriptures say, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14).
And the ONLY reason the so-called “scientific community” will not accept this is because it would then point out the godless EVIL of abortion. The scientific method was formulated by a publicly confessing Christian in the heart of Christendom out of uniquely Christian presuppositions. Every single major branch of science was discovered by publicly confessing Christians. But just as every single Ivy-League university was formed out of evangelical Christian presuppositions but BETRAYED those values, so also modern “science” has betrayed the very noble system that it once was.
And so I look at those hearts that are composed from a tiny number of components by comparison, I look at the heart-shape they were arranged in BY AN INTELLIGENT DESIGNER; and I am not a fool. And all I can do is fall on my knees and thank the Living God who created me in His image (and that’s a whole other issue that screams for the reality of God as a moral fact) that I am not a fool.
We talked about the ten systems of the human body. We have not yet discussed the human mind. Let’s examine the problem of mind from mindlessness:
“But it should be pointed out that consistent atheism, which represents itself to be the most rational and logical of all approaches to reality, is in actuality completely self defeating and incapable of logical defense. That is to say, if indeed all matter has combined by mere chance, unguided by any Higher Power of Transcendental Intelligence, then it necessarily follows that the molecules of the human brain are also the product of mere chance. In other words, we think the way we do simply because the atoms and molecules of our brain tissue happen to have combined in the way they have, totally without transcendental guidance or control. So then even the philosophies of men, their system of logic and all their approaches to reality are the result of mere fortuity. There is no absolute validity to any argument advanced by the atheist against the position of theism.
On the basis of his won presuppositions, the atheist completely cancels himself out, for on his own premises his arguments are without any absolute validity. By his own confession he thinks the way he does simply because the atoms in his brain happen to combine the way they do. If this is so, he cannot honestly say that his view is any more valid than the contrary view of his opponent. His basic postulates are self contradictory and self defeating; for when he asserts that there are no absolutes, he thereby is asserting a very dogmatic absolute. Nor can he logically disprove the existence of God without resorting to a logic that depends on the existence of God for its validity. Apart from such a transcendent guarantor of the validity of logic, any attempts at logic or argumentation are simply manifestations of the behavior of the collocation of molecules that make up the thinker’s brain.” — Gleason Archer, Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, 1982, pp. 55-56
If you are an atheist, mindlessness is what you proudly assert that you came from – and mindlessness is what you ARE. An orderly, rational mind – even MORE than those ten amazing organ systems in the human body – CANNOT be a disordered product of disorder, a random result of randomness. And so if you are an atheist, you are not only a fool, you are a MINDLESS fool. Because you stand on an altar of random, disorganized mindlessness and pronounce yourself brilliant.
The Book of Romans starts out this way:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His 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. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. — Romans 1:18-23
That last verse, verse 23, is especially interesting to me in this context, because it so directly applies to the atheist, the evolutionist. The primitive peoples practice something called “ancestor worship.” And why SHOULDN’T they worship their ancestors? That is where they came from! And what does the evolutionist claim he or she comes from? From “birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.” And so just as the modern-day man hordes money and buys things with it and by any theological standard worships these things as “idols” yet denies his idolatry, the evolutionist is an “ancestor worshiper” who denies his ancestor worship. But it’s there, every bit as much as the primitive aboriginal, squatting in front of his hut in the mud. And these fools actually call US “backward”!!!
We have not advanced as a species; we have degenerated and become worse and worse according to 2 Timothy 3:1-7. According to the Book of Revelation which prophetically describes the depths of depravity that modern man is well on his way to degenerating into. And the only things that have “improved” merely speak of our idolatrous nature and our determination to have “things” as part of our modern version of “the rat race” otherwise known as “keeping up with the Joneses.”
Now, I am an evangelical, fundamentalist Christian. And I am such FOR A REASON. And that reason is because the world conforms to the Word of the Creator God who clearly made it all.
Isaiah 40:8 states, “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” But contrast that with evolution and the bait-and-switch pile of garbage that it is. Think of how toxic cultures and societies twist and distort reality. Think of Stalinism: the entire culture – science, academia media, you name it – was profoundly perverted into an instrument of deception and even terror. Oh, yes, you can rightly believe this officially State Atheist regime taught Darwinism and evolution as part of THEIR indoctrination propaganda. And the same thing is happening here.
I look at the world around me and recognize the profound reality of the formulation as expressed by theologian D.A. Carson:
“If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, He would have sent an economist. If He had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, He would have sent us a comedian or an artist. If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, He would have sent us a politician. If He had perceived that our greatest need was health, He would have sent us a doctor. But He perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from him, our profound rebellion, our death; and He sent us a Savior. ”
And the basic fact is that all of these leaders of our culture that Carson’s quote finds lacking have directed their middle finger at God and screamed NO! WE are the solutions to all the problems plaguing the world that we re-formed in OUR image!
I reject them and those who share their worldview. And I embrace the God who fearfully and wonderfully formed me in His image; and who created me in His image so that one day, in the fullness of time, He could assume my image. And live a perfect life in my place, representing me, representing all humanity. And then, because He was God and death can’t hold God in the ground, rose again bodily from death as remarkably testified to by modern science to offer eternal life to any who would just believe in Him and follow Him.
Oh, yes, we went from easily disproving Richard Dawkins’ “Infinite Monkey Theorem” – that is easily falsifiable in its argument that a monkey randomly typing letters for an infinite period of time could reproduce the works of Shakespeare; to manufacturing an incredibly loaded and contrived “experiment” to prove lunacy really IS evolutionary reality, after all (that and the belief that there is no difference between a human-programmed virtual monkey which performs as programmed to perform VERSUS AN ACTUAL MONKEY); to deciding to banish Shakespeare from our universities (see also here and here to note that this is a widespread phenomenon on American college campuses) because apparently Stalin was right all along. Because rabid intolerance is clearly our direction.
The Bible said this day would happen. It told us the last days would happen. They are happening today just as the God who declares the end from the beginning declared in His Word. But the same fools who deny God to begin with refuse to accept plain reality.
God created the actual human heart, a heart capable of beating more than 100,000 times a day and more than 3 billion times as a machine the size of a fist pumps 3 supertankers (a million barrels!) worth of blood. And I assure you that that was FAR more marvelous than the creator of the ten hearts the pictures of which I posted.
And I believe and declare that God is the LORD, and that His ways are superior to any scientist, or any rock star, or any movie actor, or any politician, or any other imposter offering himself or herself or any rival thing or idea in the place of God. And I declare that His Word stands as true forever. And I declare that in accordance with prophecies offered centuries in advance by a God who declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done (Isaiah 46:10), God sent His Son to live and to die in my place for my sin, and to rise gloriously again so that I can be with my Creator forever and ever. And that every rival to that truth is a lie from the devil and from hell.