GOD’S DESIGN IN THE WORLD AROUND US

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In the late 1700’s, a fellow named William Paley gave an illustration about how we look

at the world around us. He said that if you were walking through a field and came across

a watch on the ground, you would not think that watch came about naturally. Instead,

you would recognize that because of the complexity of the watch with all its gears and

organization, someone must have made that watch. Why is it that we do not recognize

the same thing when we look at the complex world around us?

The Bible says that the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows

His handiwork (Psa. 19:1). When we truly examine the solar system in which the earth

resides, and the galaxy, and all the other galaxies around us, it is clear that there is an

amazing level of organization.

Likewise, when we look at the world on the cellular level, we see this same

complex organization. Cells are organized like factories, with specialized parts working

together for a common purpose. The very DNA that produces new cells in our body

carries information on how to do this. Information must come from intelligence, not

from random chance.

This sort of design that is evident in the universe points us to a Creator. Because this

design exists, the Bible declares that “the fool has said in his heart that there is no

God” (Psa. 14:1). Since God has made Himself evident through His creation, man is

without excuse (Rom. 1:18-22). Mark and remember these passages as God’s word on

the evidence of creation.  –  Matt Clifton, Judsonia church of Christ Judsonia, AR

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