Is There a God?
However much we may be absorbed in the affairs of living, at some stage in our lives everybody, however fleetingly, wonders whether or not there is a God and if so, where is He? Even the adamant atheist – somewhere deep in the recesses of his mind – is unsure whether his assertions are correct or not. …
Logically, it is impossible to know for certain whether or not there is a God, for intellect and thought cannot perceive Him. Yet, through reason it is possible to approach the subject. Mystics say that the amazing diversity, complexity, order and organization in the universe has not come into being by chance. There is a supreme Intelligence behind it. Modern science may have discovered and described something of this incredible order, bur cannot understand its origins. The existence of this order tells us something.
The story is related of a ‘primitive’ man who is walking in the wilderness when he comes across an old-fashioned pocket watch, lying on the ground. He picks it up, examines it, discovers how to wind it up and notices how intricately and beautifully all its parts fit together and interact with each other. It does not take him long to come to the conclusion that such a clever instrument could not have formed itself by chance. The pocket watch must have had an intelligent creator. The case is similar with the universe in which we live.
When we look up into a clear night sky, we can see thousands of stars. Yet, with only a few exceptions, the stars are all members of our own galaxy and represent far less than a billionth of the stars in the physical universe. … Yet, the moons, planets, stars and galaxies are ordered in such a way that they never collide with each other.
John Davidson, The Gospel of Jesus