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For every house is built by some man; but He that built all things is God (Hebrews 3:4).

Years ago I remember standing at the bottom of the Empire State Building in New York City. I became dizzy trying to look up to the top of it. It and structures like it are simply amazing feats of design and construction.

Imagine if I had inquired with its management as to who the designer and builder was and that they responded to me with all seriousness and sincerity that there weren’t any, that it has just evolved there over millions and millions of years, and through many iterational stages of existence – presto – the Empire State Building now appears in its present form as a result of the evolutionary process.

My sons sell and repair laptop computers. These machines are amazing. Frankly I do not know what I would do without mine. When someone inquired of one of my sons as to who made a laptop they were interested in purchasing, suppose they responded that there was no manufacturer; that it had just evolved in the repair shop.

When I was a teenager I worked for a summer as a stripper. Now before we go too far here, you should know that I was stripping the paint from airplanes so that they could be repainted. Suppose I asked who had made the particular airplane on which I was working and the answer was, “No one,” that it had just evolved.

The daily news paper is delivered to my home each morning before it is yet light outside. Suppose I wanted to contact the publisher, just to have the paper-carrier tell me that there was none, and that the paper just evolved each morning, and he simply just delivered it.

That after eons of evolution the newspaper now appears with columns filled with words, sentences, paragraphs and articles, with the current date – all typeset and making sense, that tells stories of current events – is irrational beyond seriousness!

All of these are absolutely absurd propositions – totally beyond reason. A man would be a fool to suggest any of these; a man would be a fool to accept them.

The very idea that such a complex machine as an aircraft does not have a designer and manufacturer – no one in their right mind would entertain such silliness!

Yet there is a world full of greater wonders than the Empire State Building, a laptop computer, an airplane, and the newspaper. Take our human body for example: it far exceeds the grandeur and complexity of any of these things. If these other things demand a designer and maker, we demand one even more. Look all around us. Everywhere is evidence which demands a Creator: flowers, birds, rainbows, sun, moon, stars – just to name a few.

It is impossible to have a building without a builder. It is impossible to have a creation without a Creator.

For every house is built by some man; but He that built all things is God (Hebrews 3:4).

This is why the Psalmist wrote of the powerful testimony of creation:

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world … (Psalms 19:1-4).

Little wonder the Psalmist also penned,

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God” … (Psalms 14:1).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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