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Creation Evidence

February 8, 2009

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen 1:1 NIV)

In the beginning God… The Bible is very clear; before the earth was created God was there. God is self existent. That is why he is called the Great I AM. He was and is and forever more will be. He is truly infinite.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Again the Bible is very clear; God created the heavens and the earth. Whether you believe in an old earth, a new earth, a big bang or some other creation method, you must to understand that there had to be an uncaused first cause. That uncaused first cause was God.

Consider these creation evidences that there had to be an intelligent designer that created the heavens and the earth.

  • Liquid water: For life to exist as it does on the earth, our planet must contain liquid water.
  • Within galactic habitable zone: Our galaxy consists of “fingers” that spiral out from the center. Within the “fingers” the population of space objects is very dense (too dense for life to exist). There is significantly greater space between the “fingers” that would allow life to exist. Our entire solar system happens to be in one of the spaces between the “fingers”.
  • Orbiting main sequence G2 dwarf star: There is only one type of star in the solar system that a planet could orbit around and still contain life. This type of star is not common in the universe. Our sun happens to be the right kind of star.
  • Protected by gas giant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are very large planets compared to Earth. Their gravitational pull is strong because of their size. Conveniently, Earth is protected from asteroid and meteor strikes by these large planets
  • With circumstellar habitable zone: Our orbit stays within the inner boundary and outer boundary of an orbit that can sustain life
  • Nearly circular orbit: If our orbit was more elliptical, we would literally freeze to death in the winter and boil to death in the summer.
  • Oxygen/Nitrogen rich atmosphere: Our planet happens to have an atmosphere that we can breathe.
    Correct mass: If our planet was larger, we would be pulled to close to the sun to survive. If our planet was smaller we would drift to far from the sun to survive
  • Orbited by large moon: Earth is orbited by a moon of the right mass to cause our orbit to remain round enough for us to survive (see “Nearly circular orbit”).
  • Magnetic field: Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that protects us from the harmful rays of the sun. If this protection did not exist, we could not survive the resulting radiation.
  • Plate tectonics: The Earth’s crust consist of plates the move from time to time. The crust recycles itself thereby regulating the Earth’s temperature. Without the temperature regulation provided by plate tectonics, water could not remain liquid.
  • Right ratio of water to land: Our planet has an amount of water and land that again regulates the Earth’s temperature to allow water to remain liquid.

Suppose each of these had a 1 in 10 chance of randomly occurring naturally (surely the odds would be much worse than that). That would mean that the odds of all of these occurring in the same place and time naturally would be 1 in 1,000,000,000,000.

Do you have a better explanation for how we got here?

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