I asked myself recently: What is the greatest miracle in history?
After thinking it over for a while it became obvious that it was this:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1, ESV)
Yet, science disproves Intelligent Design, does it not? For 50 and more years now there has been no accepted ideology aside that of Evolution to explain the origins of the world we know.
Again I asked myself the question: What is the greatest miracle in history?
If the Bible is true, as it says it is, then the answer is quite simple: Biblical Creation.
But wait, Creation is a miracle? Then why are we trying to prove it?
For the entirety of world history, until the last century, no one ever questioned that the world was created and that it was made by an intelligent designer–a god or a group of gods. The most widely accepted view was the historical account detailed in Genesis.
But if Creation really is a miracle, then we have a big problem–the world’s origins become untestable. No scientist wants to hear that!
What is a miracle?
An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs (Webster’s Dictionary)
In simpler terms, it is a supernatural act that cannot be explained by human terms. Yet we still try to explain the miracles in the Bible, even if it is futile.
And if the miracles in the Bible cannot be explained away, we laugh them away:
If it was up to science to prove or disprove miracles, then there would be no need for the supernatural.
The problem, when something gets categorized a miracle, a supernatural act, it becomes to easy to explain, ironically. It simply is too obvious that someone made the world, it is too simple to take something that was written 5,000 years ago and say “That’s good enough for me”. For many people it is insulting to get the answer before asking the question.
If the Bible is true and if the world was really miraculously created in six days by an all powerful God, then there is no room for debate.
Science cannot possibly attempt to prove something that was done supernaturally, outside of the realms of science. All science can do is point us in the right direction.
But sadly science is sorely lacking in self-criticism. Since Darwin set put out his book The Origin of Species we have been trying to figure out just that: from what did man originate? What was the starting point? Yet all we have is more questions and the Theory of Evolution has become the largest failure in scientific record:
There are no reliable missing links, not to mention the millions of them we actually need to test the hypothesis of positive mutations. As one scientist said, if Darwin thought the single cell was a dumpy-old car in reality the cell is more complex than a galaxy! The single cell is run better and more efficiently than any company in history–there is zero waste (now that is eco-friendly!). If there were millions and millions of years involved in the process of evolution, where did the plans/designs come from? A single strand of DNA holds more information than the most high-tech computer we have.
And you say it all happened by chance?!
Why? Because the theory is wrong. But unlike every other theory in science, it remains an untouchable. It is regarded as fact. Fact! Even Einstein’s law’s are not untouchables and they are currently being disputed. But science tells us that Evolution is an untouchable, unless you can find a better way to explain the origins of the world without stating the obvious–that there was a Creator.
So am I saying that the miracle of Creation is not testable?
No. In observing and looking into the world we live in, the traces of a Creator are very much apparent. God can be found, his handiwork can be encountered–but we need to be looking.
Is Creation provable beyond a shadow of a doubt?
No. It cannot be proven, Creation cannot be proven. And God made it that way on purpose. You can do with the Bible, the best piece of historical writing known to man, what you like. You can believe other theories and deny there being a deity. But it doesn’t matter, God created the world and he put it in order–you either believe the truth or you ignore it and explain it or laugh it away.
But here must come faith. I am convinced of that God Created the world, but I cannot prove it to anyone, including myself. I must take the leap into the unknown and trust that I have found solid ground–truth.
Honestly I would much rather trust the historical record written 5,000 years ago, in a book that has never been found in error, than the thought process of our modern scientists.
If I am wrong, then I am to be pitied. But if I am right, than you are wrong. I cannot prove it, I simply believe the words of Christ, with faith:
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it (Mark 10:15).