Scientists cannot see God in a test tube or a telescope

Published 8:17 am Thursday, September 28, 2023

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Dear Rev. Graham: I believe that God created the earth and the human race, though I can’t prove it. But who created God? It is a hard question to answer and this is a stumbling block when I debate this with my friends. – F.E.
Dear F.E.: No one made God. God is self-existent. “In the beginning God” are the words which build the cornerstone of all existence. Without Him, there would have been no beginning and no continuing. God was the creating power and the cohesive force that brought cosmos out of chaos. By divine fiat, He brought form out of shapelessness, order out of disorder, and light out of darkness.
Scientists cannot see God in a test tube or a telescope. God is God and the mind of man is too small. This is why mankind is to put faith in Almighty God – to trust Him.
Our inability to comprehend God fully should not strike us as strange. After all, we live surrounded by mysteries we cannot explain – mysteries far simpler. Who can explain why objects are always attracted to the center of the earth? Newton formulated the law of gravity, but he couldn’t explain it. Who can explain reproduction? For years, scientists have tried to reproduce a living cell and solve the mystery of procreation.
Many evidences suggest God’s existence, yet the plain truth is that God cannot be proved by intellectual arguments alone. If the human mind could fully prove God, He would be no greater than the mind that proves Him! Ultimately, we must come to God by faith. Faith is the link between God and man. Whatever lacks intelligence cannot move intelligently. What gives direction and design to these inanimate objects? It is God. He is the underlying, motivating force of life.
“Without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:3–4).
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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

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