2018-04-23 Basics #1
ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
April 23, 2018
This is a letter to our friends –
(I hope this series of posts will be thought worth saving.)
“They who assert that a blind fatality produced the various effects we behold in the world talk very absurdly; for can anything be more unreasonable than to pretend that a blind fatality could be productive of intelligent beings?” [Charles Montesquieu 1689 – 1755]
This quote from the 17th century shows that the question of God’s existence is an ongoing one. Anyone who denies there is a God is a fool. The single phrase, “intelligent design”, settles the issue. Here are three things intelligent design indicates:
First – A product demands a producer. Something as complex as an eyeball cannot result from random events. Intelligence is required.
Second – The product reveals attributes of the producer. There is a wholesome means of fulfillment for every human need. The Producer cares for His product.
Third – To function as designed, a product must be created with the image of age. The seed of a fruit tree is found within the fruit. That requires a full grown fruit bearing tree. A seed will not produce itself. (By the way – Cut down the tree and find tree rings. It was created with a virtual history! A history that did not exist!)
So why is the question of God’s existence an ongoing one? Because human nature is what it is! People want to believe what they want to believe. They will ignore and twist evidence and reason to find ways to support what they want to support.
To avoid acknowledging a Creator God, they must say that things result from random events. In order to make that more believable they add eons of time. The truth they are choosing to hold under is that, with infinite attributes, God can create whatever He chooses in as much or as little time as He chooses!
So why are these fools holding under truth that is always struggling to the surface? Again, because human nature is what it is! We are created with a love for conscious freedom. We do not like the idea of an authority greater than our own. Denying that Authority is what makes fools.
Were we simply to acknowledge that nothing (including ourselves) exists without a set of rules to govern it