The god of secularism...
"In the beginning...Hydrogen...
Behold your secular god...
Charles Darwin held that “deity” was equivalent to the mind of man.1
Albert Einstein: “belief… in a superior mind that reveals itself in the world of experience, represents my conception of God. In common parlance this may be described as ‘pantheistic’ (Spinoza).” 2
1. Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1882), p. 92
2. Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein, Crown Publishers, Noew York, NY, USA, pp. 261-2, 1954
Who is the God of Creation?
Lord of heaven and earth...
...The Egyptian people originally believed in one great God.1
“…He heareth the prayer of the oppressed one, he is kind of heart to him that calleth upon him, he delivereth the timid man from the oppressor…He is the Lord of knowledge, and Wisdom is the utterance of his mouth.”2
“…He maketh the green herb whereon the cattle live, and the staff of life whereon men live. He maketh the fish to live in the rivers, and the feathered fowl in the sky.”3
“…The ideas of the ancient Egyptians about God were of a very exalted character, and it is clear that they made in their minds a sharp distinction between God and the ‘gods’…Here then we have One God who was self-created, self-existent and almighty, who created the universe.”4
1. Dr. Clifford Wilson Questions and Answers on Creation (Pacific Christian Ministries, Boronia Victoria Australia) p.69-70
Creator of the universe...
…Who assembled living cells...
A living cell contains over 60,000 proteins of 100 different configurations.
Chance assemblage is 1 in 104,478,296
Mastropaolo, Joseph, “Evolution Is Biologically Impossible,” Impact # 317 (El Cajon, CA: Institute For Creation Research, 1999) p.4
…Who created the human brain…
that can comprehend the universe...
…Who designed the immune system cascade...
The scientific literature has no answers to the question of the origin of the immune system… Showing that the parts can’t be built step by step only tells part of the story, because the parts interact with each other. Just as a car without steering, or a battery, or a carburetor isn’t going to do you much good, an animal that has a clonal selection system won’t get much benefit out of it if there is no way to generate antibody diversity. A large repertoire of antibodies won’t do much good if there is no system to kill invaders. A system to kill invaders won’t do much good if there’s no way to identify them. At each step we are stopped not only by local system problems, but also by requirements of the integrated system.1
1. Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box (New York: The Free Press, 1996). p 130
…Who engineered the blood clotting cascade...
Certain things have to happen for this system to work without damage to the whole body. (1) A blood clot must form to stop the blood flow. (2) The clot must form in the right place, otherwise it could block passage of blood in critical areas. (3) It must form at the right time. (4) The clot must be strong and well enough anchored to withstand the force of a system under pressure.1
1. Dwight K. Nelson Built to Last (Pacific Press Publishing) p 49
When an animal is cut, a protein called Hageman factor sticks to the surface of cells near the wound. Bound Hageman factor is then cleaved by a protein called HMK to yield activated Hageman factor. Immediately the activated Hageman factor converts another protein, called prekallikrein, to its active form, kallikrein. Kallikrein helps HMK speed up the conversion of more Hageman factor to its active form. Activated Hageman factor and HMK then together transform another protein, called PTA, to its active form. Activated PTA in turn, together with the activated form of another protein…called convertin, switch a protein called Christmas factor to its active form. Finally, activated Christmas factor, together with antihemophilic factor (which is itself activated by thrombin in a manner similar to that of proaccelerin) changes Stuart factor to its active form.1
1. Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box (New York: The Free Press, 1996). p 84
Mosquito Bite Scratcher...
A Rube Goldberg machine.
Water from drain-pipe (A) drops into flask (B) cork (C) rises with water carrying needle (D) with it-needle punctures paper tumbler (E) containing beverage (F)-Beverage sprinkles over bluebird (G) and he becomes intoxicated and falls on spring (H), which bounces him to platform (I)-he pulls string (J) thinking it is a worm-string fires off cannon (K) which frightens peace-hound (L), causing him to jump in air, landing on back in position (M)-his heavy breathing raises disk (N), which is brought back into its original position by weight (O),-the continual breathing of the dog moves scratcher (P) up and down over mosquito bite, causing no embarrassment while talking to a lady.
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Genetics, psychological experiences and even smells can trigger romantic reactions to another person.
The brain is revved up by phenylethylamine (PEA) and possibly the neurochemicals dopamine and norepinephrine, all natural amphetamines. These produce feelings of euphoria elation. This stage can last for two to three years, then starts to wane.
During this stage, larger amounts of endorphins (chemically similar to morphine) flow into the brain, leaving lovers with a sense of security, peace and calm.
The brain’s pituitary gland secretes oxytocin (“the cuddle chemical”), which stimulates sensations and produces feelings of relaxed satisfaction and attachment.
THE GOD OF CREATION...
…Infinite in Extent
…Eternal in Duration
…Omnipotent in Power
…Omnipresent in Phenomena
…Omniscient in intelligence
THE GOD OF CREATION IS THE GOD OF THE BIBLE!
THE GOD WHO IS REAL!
Behold your God...
Creator of heaven and earth!
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Carl E. Baugh (1955)
Should the rose lose all its beauty
And crumble in mere decay,
Should the stream neglect its duty
And in motionless silence lay,
If the stars should lose their luster
And fall from the skies above,
If sin should become man’s master
And on earth there be found no love,
Should by reason no God bear existence
And through searching no goodness be found,
Should man shun Deity acceptance
And the heavens all echo the sound,
Still would dwell in my soul the certainty
That God lives and will for eternity.
Illustrations taken from:
The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of MYTHS & LEGENDS - by Arthur Cotterell Macmillan Publishing 1989. Myths & Legends by Neil Philip DK Publishing 1999.
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