Here Is Why Many Deny GOD Exists!
Some of the most fascinating programs on television are those dealing with wildlife. In our modern day of marvelous inventions, millions of us may sit in our own living rooms and see dozens of kinds of animals in Africa; lions, giraffes, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, elephants — or we can be taken into the depths of the seas to watch whales or dolphins, or to see the frightening charge of a great white shark against a diver in a cage. Invariably, sprinkled through the narration, we will hear how all these creatures "evolved." Evolution is ubiquitous in all education and wildlife documentaries. It is infused into our children's minds from their earliest days in formal education. Yet, evolution is completely false; totally unproved; an empty theory! No mention of God as the Creator ever accompanies the marvels of creation displayed by the technological genius of man. As we view a flock of migratory birds winging their way across thousands of miles of trackless seas, we are not told of the great Creator who instilled instinct into all creatures. Why? WHY such anti-God bias? WHY do otherwise intelligent men deny the existence of the Creator? Are there any motives for denial of God? Here is the truth about WHY so many deny God!
---by Garner Ted Armstrong
Evolutionists scoff at believers in God who read "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" in the first verse of the Bible. Instead, they say, "In the beginning was the hydrogen atom."
As they sneer at the Bible, they chortle, "Yes, but where did you get this `God'?" "Who made God?" But if one asks, "Yes, but where did you get the hydrogen atom? Who made it? What is atomic structure? Why is it so law abiding? Where did the electrical particles come from? What is matter? Why is all matter merely ENERGY, compacted into law-abiding forms?" They have no answer.
Evolutionists have won the day, so far as education and the media are concerned. I have seen hundreds of wildlife programs; many documentaries—watched the entire Jacques Cousteau series—and have yet to see any mention of God as the Creator of all these marvels. Always, it is evolution!
But evolution is still only a THEORY, and has never been proved! There are thousands of absolute scientific PROOFS, however, which demonstrate the existence of a Divine, All-powerful CREATOR who brought into being all that is, and who put man on this earth!
Evolution is a cultic faith, a false religion, with its own dogma. It is a vast, fathomless leap of wild imagination; a stupendous assumption, and not true science at all.
Because there is virtually limitless variety within a Genesis KIND of life, as seen in the human race, or the dog kind, many assume "evolution"; blind, dumb, "survival of the fittest," and "natural selection" is how all such varieties came into existence.
There is, most definitely, "micro-evolution" taking place, not only through man's selective breeding, but in nature itself. But MACRO-evolution; that one KIND "evolved" from another KIND is absolutely false. Man did not come from lovesick amoeba, after a long, interminable journey over billions of aeons, from sponges, shellfish, mammals, and apes.
Did ancient philosophers who imagined there was no God, or who created their own godless religions based upon human appetites have any motives for their beliefs? Listen!
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [the Greek, kataballo means to cast down, suppress, hold back, not possess] the truth in unrighteousness.
"Because that which may be known about God is evident to them, for God has shown it to them.
"For the invisible things about Him are clearly seen by looking at the creation of the world; are understood by looking at the things He has made, including His eternal power and Godhead; so they are without any excuse:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man...wherefore God gave them up [turned them over; allowed, or permitted them to have] to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves...for this cause God gave them up unto vile affections [homosexuality]: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
"And likewise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was fitting" (Romans 1:18-27).
This old King James English expression is saying that perverts who reject God; who deny His existence so they may indulge in twisted, perverse, homosexual activities like sodomy will eventually bring upon themselves the exact measure of punishment that is proportionate to their crimes.
This is not to say homosexuality and atheism are always found together. However, it is the "no God," or "God is dead" advocates who have been at the forefront of the morals toboggan slide of our peoples into the cesspool of pornography, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, pederasty, and a host of other evils.
By denying God exists, they sweep aside any accountability to a higher Power; pretend there is no great Lawgiver whose living laws must be obeyed, and who has the power to punish for sin.
The result is the notion that mores are merely adaptable social standards, constantly changing as various cultural aberrations become acceptable. By redefining aberrant behavior, God-rejecting atheists attempt to make the abnormal normal, the perverse acceptable.
One of the most powerful political voices in America today is that of the "gay rights" advocates. "Gays" are in every profession; in the U.S. Senate, in the military, education, the medical profession.
A major political debate rages over "same sex marriages," which is an incredibly obscene contradiction in terms.
Such is a partial legacy of atheism. Such is the result of denying the existence of a Great Lawgiver, who has power over His creation, and who will bring all to judgement.
Many suppose evolutionists to be supremely intelligent, superbly-educated, cautious, erudite men. An uninformed person might assume these men of science have carefully studied the Bible; looked deeply into biblical archaeology and history, and found such research wanting. Some may suppose these men have no other intelligent, rational alternative to their view of life.
Not so. Most evolutionists are completely ignorant of the Bible. While evolutionists scoff at creationists, deny the existence of an all-powerful Creator God, saying religion is merely "faith," they themselves are believers in a blind, cultic faith. Few realize that evolution is a cult consisting of true believers.
Evolutionary Textbook: Chapter 1, Verse 1:
"In the Beginning Was the Hydrogen Atom."
Evolutionists say, "In the beginning was the hydrogen atom...."
But who made the hydrogen atom? Where did it come from? Would evolutionists then answer, "Why a `primal' hydrogen atom existed before the hydrogen atom"? No. They simply assert that "in the beginning was the hydrogen atom," and proceed from that starting point.
Are laymen to assume something so small as an atom is "simple"; primeval?
But what an unscientific and wholly false assumption. The hydrogen atom, sometimes called the "building block" of all matter, is like a tiny, invisible microcosm of the entire universe. An atom is matter, but matter as contained in energy; a particle of matter which has been likened to a tiny universe.
Astronomists assert there are approximately 200 billion stars in the "milky way," our galaxy. By way of comparison, there are 200 billion, billion atoms in just two little drops of water! The main parts of atoms are the nuclei, or the center of the atom, around which are protons, neutrons, and electrons, and many subatomic particles.
To understand the analogy of atoms as a microcosm of the universe, one must understand that electrons are very light particles which rapidly circle about the nucleus of each atom at a distance of 10,000 times the diameter of the nucleus. There are many other known atomic particles, some of which have a life span of only one ten billionth of one second!
Today, nuclear physicists tell us they are standing breathlessly on the threshold of discovering the twelfth atomic particle of each atom. Knowing that God uses certain numbers for certain purposes (the number seven means perfection, completion; the number three indicates finality; twelve means organized beginnings) I would suspect they may be right.
The atom is like a microcosm of the universe itself; incredibly complex, "living" only in the sense that it is in fantastically rapid motion, with electrical particles having only a life of some few millionths of a second. There is obviously nothing "simple" about atoms.
Yet, atomic structure is at the basis of all matter. No new matter is coming into existence. Matter can be changed, but not destroyed. Matter is like power; force; energy—compacted into various molecular structures, having a certain shape, weight, or form. Who made all this? Who placed such immutable laws in motion? Where did it all come from? How did it begin? Was there a time when it did not exist? Was there a time when the laws which regulate all matter did not exist?
Evolutionists sneer and scoff at the Bible statement, "In the beginning, God..." But to them, their own dogma, "In the beginning was the hydrogen atom," sounds scientific.
To begin with the hydrogen atom is to begin with creation already in place; with laws, intricate design, orderliness, matter, energy, and a sustaining force. As we read in Romans the first chapter, men have not "liked to retain God in their knowledge" because of the way of life they choose to lead.
Do evolutionists have motives for their assertions? Aldous Huxley and evolution are virtually synonymous. Huxley was acknowledged as one of the foremost proponents of evolution; a man of great intellect and ability.
He wrote, "I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; consequently assumed that it had none and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption...For myself as, no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from...a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom; we objected to the political and economic system because it was unjust...There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people [economists, politicians and theologians] and at the same time justifying ourselves in our political and erotic revolt: we could deny that the world had any meaning whatsoever.
"Similar tactics had been adopted during the eighteenth century and for the same reasons...The chief reason for being `philosophical' was that one might be free from prejudices—above all prejudices of a sexual nature" (Ends and Means, 1937; pp. 312, 315, 316).
In this apology for his earlier views, Huxley went on, "It was the manifestly poisonous nature of the fruits [the effects of such moral and sexual unrestraint] that forced me to reconsider the philosophical tree on which they had grown."
Evolutionists do not deal with the real origins of matter, or the origin of law. They merely shrug, and say this would be straying into the "metaphysical"; that this is not the area of their expertise, and let it go at that.
A popular science writer and science professor, James A. Coleman, wrote, "Modern cosmology and cosmogony, like other branches of science, are concerned with investigating the laws of the universe. They do not attempt to answer questions relating to an original cause—that is, where the laws in the universe came from or how they came into being" (Modern Theories of the Universe, p. 197).
Dr. Coleman admitted, "When giving a lecture on the origin of the universe, a scientist usually finds it difficult to handle questioners who persistently demand to know where the material originally came from which now makes up the universe" (ibid. p. 198).
Why difficult to handle? Because no evolutionist who denies the existence of a Creator God is able to give any sensible answer. To admit the existence of a great Lawgiver; a Creator, who compacted matter out of energy; a Lifegiver; a Sustainer of all He has created would be to become suddenly accountable, for the next question would be, "Since such an awesomely powerful, eternal God exists, why do you not then obey Him?"
After all, one of the most fundamentally basic questions is where did matter come from; how did it originate? Evolution says it is just "here," and asking why, or how, is futile.
A famous astronomer once said, "There is an impulse to ask where originated material comes from. But such a question is entirely meaningless within the terms of reference of science.
"Why is there gravitation? Why do electrical fields exist? Why is the universe? These queries are on a par with asking where newly originated matter comes from, and are just as meaningless and unprofitable...If we ask why the laws of physics...we enter into the territory of metaphysics—the scientist at all events will not attempt an answer...we must not go on to ask why" (Frontiers of Astronomy, p. 342, Hoyle, emphasis mine).
Not go on to ask WHY? But it is the NATURAL quest of mankind to try to determine his own origins! Today, NASA spends BILLIONS of taxpayer's money in space probes, mostly aimed at probing the universe; attempting to determine if there are other planets held in the gravitational field of stars; to see how stars are formed.
All these billions are being spent in the futile quest to supply evolution with more credible information about their many, many theories of how life was formed. Such an incredible waste of money! It COULD be spent on education—on TRUE education, to improve the condition of millions of people. Instead, it is being wasted—except the military overtones in such space ventures are plain to see.
To avoid asking why there are laws; why energy; why the universe; why electrical fields; why gravity; why matter, is to avoid asking why are we here? What is the purpose of human life? Is there some master plan, some design, some reason for humanity—some ultimate goal? Only by discovering that everything, including the universe, solar system, our earth and all life upon it had a Maker can we find the answers to such questions. Can we claim to be educated when we do not know the purpose for our own lives?
Is anyone educated who does not know who, what, or why they exist? What they are?
The human mind is limited. You and I live in a three-dimensional world. We cannot understand such terms as "everything," "all," "forever," "nothing," or "infinite." Neither can we divide one hundred into thirds. We speak of "up" when we should say "out," or "away." We say "down," when we should say "within." We say the sun sets, instead of the "earth rolls." Your eyesight is limited to certain spectra, as your ears are only capable of picking up a certain limited range of frequencies. Your reach is limited. Your life span is limited. Your power and strength are limited. To suppose, then, that you can truly comprehend spiritual things with a human, carnal, very limited mind would be pompous.
Evolution admits that the question, "Who made the hydrogen atom?" dares to venture into the metaphysical, and says we must not go on to ask, "why?" Yet, they pompously sneer at the creationist who, when asked, "Who made God," responds, "He has always existed," saying this is unsatisfactory. They require of themselves no explanation. They require of creationists an explanation.
As a humorous example of our human limitations, let's consider "Jimmy," the ant. Have you ever wondered about an ant's perspective? Here is a sample: Jimmy was walking along a leaf near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California one day when a chance gust of wind hurled the leaf into the Arroyo, which was filled with rushing water following a spring rain. Clinging to his madly whirling leaf, he survived the journey into the Los Angeles River, and out into Los Angeles harbor.
At last, the leaf came to rest against the side of a Japanese freighter. Jimmy crawled up the rusty side, and prowled about, looking for other ants. Instead, he found only peeling paint and metal. However, there was food here—tiny mites, bits of dropped foodstuffs. The freighter sailed southward, through the Panama Canal, and docked in New York. Jimmy watched all this from his vantage point atop a lifeboat.
Then the freighter sailed for Rotterdam, and then Hong Kong, and then Japan. Finally, it sailed again for Los Angeles, where Jimmy managed to walk atop a container, and was offloaded on the dock. He commenced to walk from San Pedro to Downey, then to Temple City, and finally to Pasadena, where, after a journey of more than two years, during which he narrowly avoided being eaten by dozens of birds, attacked by spiders, or stepped on by pedestrians, or squashed by thousands of cars and trucks, he was joyfully reunited with his lost colony, near the Rose Bowl.
He proceeded to tell them about his journey.
He told them of South Pasadena that went whirling by as he clung to his leaf; of Los Angeles, and San Pedro. He told them about Long Beach harbor, and the Japanese freighter.
As he got to that part, some of his audience began to chuckle, and others began making little circles above their heads with their antennae, and rolling their eyes about.
Jimmy proceeded to inform them about the vast Pacific Ocean, and how they arrived at Panama, and New York. By this time, his audience had dwindled down to a very few ants, some of whom were rolling around on the ground, holding their thoraxes with their legs, delirious with laughter. Jimmy told them of Rotterdam; of the fact that their little patch of ground was only one part of a city, which was only a suburb of a much larger city, which was only part of a county, which was only part of a state which was only one of fifty, which was only one country on a continent with other major nations, which was only one continent among many, surrounded by vast oceans. He told them of other ant colonies, numbering into the hundreds of thousands; of rushing automobiles, trucks, and trains. He spoke of strange-looking humans with slanted eyes, and of people who spoke strange languages. He described how it would take any ant in the colony at least seventeen ant lifetimes just to walk to New York, and therefore, New York may as well be as far away as Mars.
When he had finished, they arrested him, called the council of ants together, and, after listening to his story again, declared him insane. During the sentencing part of the trial, the council came up with a fitting sentence. They tied him to a leaf, and threw him into the rushing waters of the Arroyo.
"What an idiot!" They said. "Sun must have got him," they sadly agreed. "Good riddance," said another, as he related how his great grandfather and some friends had once made a trip of six hundred yards, and only his great grandfather came back a month later, talking about how he and his friends had blundered into a colony of huge red ants, which had immediately attacked them, since they were blacks. The reds had neatly severed the heads from thoraxes of all of great grandpapa's friends, and he alone survived. That was why, learning from ancient history, about three whole years before, all of Jimmy's colony had stayed within five hundred yards of their nest, discussing fearful concepts of the expected "end of the black ant world."
Millions of humans are just like Jimmy's friends. Their minds are limited to the here and now; to measurable distances, calculated times, and human life spans.
You live on an earth which is comparable to one grain of sand in a limitless seashore. How many grains of sand are there in all the seashores of all the continents and islands? How many grains of sand in the Sahara, or the Great Gobi, or the Kalahari deserts? Quintillions of trillions? Quadrillions of billions? Yes—and many more! When you look up at night you are seeing only a fraction of the stars in one galaxy, which possesses two hundred billion stars, many of which are much larger than our sun, which is but an "orange dwarf" star. Some of those distant lights are other galaxies, many of them larger than ours.
Can your mind grasp that the universe is UNLIMITED? Do you comprehend that our universe extends equidistant away from us forever, and ever, and ever? Can you understand eternity? Do you truly comprehend the concept of limitless time? Of course not. You must depend upon revealed knowledge for the answers to ultimate questions like the origin of matter, of laws, and of life.
Yet, if these concepts are virtually incomprehensible, the evidence of creation itself; matter, atomic structure, living creatures, the true fossil record, are not. They are plain to see, easy to understand. One thing you can and should understand is the absolute, provable fact that there has been no past eternity of matter! All matter came into existence at some point in time, as demonstrated by radioactivity!
By what cause? For what purpose?
Your Creator says He created matter; that He brought into existence the universe, the solar system, our earth, and all life upon it. God is a Spirit Being, dwelling in an entirely different dimension than we humans.
The spiritual is beyond carnal human understanding. The arrogant and pompous, like the council of ants who tossed Jimmy back into the Arroyo, have said "There is no God" (Psalms 14:1).
But God says of them, "They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
"The Eternal looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
"They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one (Psalms 14:1-3).
Evolutionists have motives for their denial of God, and their acceptance of mindless, random change over billions of years by blind chance. Said George Gaylord Simpson, "In science one should NEVER accept a metaphysical [spiritual] explanation if a physical explanation is possible, or indeed, conceivable" (This View of Life, p. 200).
Many seem to automatically reject any alternative to evolution out of hand as the result of bias. J. Arthur Thompson, writing in Biology For Every Man, said, "Evolution...is accepted...because no alternative explanation is credible."
One of the more famous evolutionists was Julian Huxley. In his book, Dogma of Evolution, he wrote, "Our faith in the idea of evolution depends on our reluctance to accept the antagonistic doctrine of special creation" (p. 304).
Evolutionists scoff at believers in God who speak of "accepting God on faith." Yet evolutionists admit their theory is based solely on faith, not on proof. "The concept of organic evolution is very highly prized by biologists, for many of whom it is an object of genuinely religious devotion" (Man, Real And Ideal, Edwin G. Conklin).
A certain hauteur grips the minds of many evolutionists. Many view believers in God and the Bible with supercilious hauteur. They are precisely the ones of whom David wrote when he said, "Only the fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
Now, you know WHY evolutionists use every excuse to deny the existence of God!
There are SEVEN MAJOR PROOFS that God exists!
(1) Creation requires a Creator. All matter—meaning the entire universe, our solar system, and our earth, has come into existence at some time in the past. This is scientifically proved by the absolute FACT of radioactivity; of the disintegration of radioactive U238 to Pb206, or lead.
(2) LAW requires a Lawgiver. The laws of science are like living forces. The velvety force of gravity, unseen, unfelt, except in terms of how much you "weigh," (meaning, with what force does gravity pull your sectional density toward the center of the earth), holds our earth at precisely the correct distance from the sun; our moon at precisely the correct distance from the earth, affecting our ocean currents, tides, and weather. The laws of chemistry and physics are absolute; irrefutable. Those laws require a great Lawgiver!
(3) DESIGN requires a Designer. The intricacy of all nature; of the properties of matter; the cleavage properties of minerals, and how they form; the interdependency of all life, from the bacteria in your body which help digestion to the role of plants and animals in symbiotic relationship; to the design of a snowflake to the shape of a bird's wing require a Designer.
(4) LIFE requires a Life-giver. We know that all life comes only from pre-existing life of the same kind! Life does not come from the not-living. You and I came from two parents, not one. Every living thing came from previously living things. The LAW of "bio-genesis" is absolute! Live comes only from life! There had to be a Great Life-giver!
(5) The SUSTAINING of all life; the operation of all laws, is constant. There is no randomness; no breakdown in the system. The dependability of gravity, like the dependability of procreation, requires a great Sustainer! There is a great POWER who SUSTAINS His creation; who insures that chaos does not reign, but orderly operation of laws, powers, energies, forces. The law of inertia never changes, nor do the laws governing falling bodies.
(6) FULFILLED PROPHECY. There are dozens of prophecies in the Bible which have been fulfilled. Over one-third of the Bible is prophecy. Many concerned Jesus Christ's sojourn on this earth in human flesh; His Messiahship; His birth, ministry, death, burial and resurrection. All were fulfilled exactly on time, exactly as the Bible predicted. Cyrus was named 400 years before his birth. Great empires were predicted to rise and fall—all happened just as predicted. The absolute veracity of Gods' Word is PROVED, and therefore the existence of an Almighty God who guided the hands of His prophets, by fulfilled prophecy.
(7) ANSWERED PRAYER. Of course, evolutionists never pray. But there have been countless thousands of miraculous answers to prayer—they occur every day! The miracles of Christ were real! The intervention of God through miraculous healings is documented down through history! That God answers the PRAYERS of His converted, believing people is an absolute proof of God.
The day will soon arrive when all arguments about evolution will shockingly, suddenly cease! Jesus Christ said He is coming again, and that "every eye shall see Him!" The day is coming when an INVASION from outer space; Christ at the head of an army of countless millions of angels, will be seen descending from the heavens! Notice the description, "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
"His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
"And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called the Word of God.
"And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God" (Revelation 19:11-15).
At that moment, there will not be a single atheist or agnostic left on earth. All will BELIEVE, then—unfortunately, for many it will be too late! God says, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6). o
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