A beautiful puzzle of a mighty snow-capped mountain somewhere in Austria. 2000 pieces big and with the warning that it’s only suitable for experienced puzzlers.
Can we do it?
I am certain that, with enough time and several strong cups of coffee, a lot can be done.
But what would happen if I would put those 2000 pieces in some sort of shaking machine and would start shaking them around for weeks, no, maybe even for years on end?
Would I eventually get the complete puzzle of that rustic nature scene?
No, I would not.
Of course, some pieces would coincidentally fall into the right positions, yet others would get stuck in the wrong places, and after a certain amount of time, whole pieces would break off again. Science would say that the puzzle would reach ‘equilibrium.’ Some sort of balance would develop between good fitting pieces and bad fitting pieces and the breaking off of puzzle pieces. After a certain amount of time, the puzzle would simply stop emerging and would stay where it was. We would never get to see the finished product, no, not in a million years.
And yet, this is what evolution is trying to teach us as a fact for the origin of life.
Huh? Is evolution teaching that?
Sure it does. Evolution states that because of the constant mixing of matter, cells and their chemical reactions over the course of many billions of years a puzzle developed, so beautiful and so intricate that the wonderful puzzle of our mountain scene pales in comparison.
What’s more, God had nothing to do with it. After all, how could He, since He doesn’t even exist?
What’s wrong with this picture?
Let’s keep it simple and stay with the analogy of our puzzle.
Can we never make that puzzle by shaking it around?
Yes, we can.
We just have to make a few small adjustments to the puzzle pieces. What if a really smart toy maker would equip all the puzzle pieces with a little locking device. As soon as one puzzle piece falls into another puzzle piece and it happens to be the right fit, the locking mechanism kicks in. It instantly causes the two pieces to lock. They can never be taken apart anymore. They are locked, no matter how much shaking we do or how wildly we shake the pieces.
And then, after a bit of time, another piece falls into place as well. Again the system locks the pieces together. And so, step by step, the whole picture will slowly emerge.
We would probably slap the toy maker on the back and congratulate him on his smart invention.
That’s precisely the key point. That toy maker had a good idea.
He thought that plan over for days on end and eventually he was able to make the whole puzzle by shaking the pieces around.
But, without that system, nothing would permanently lock, not even in ten million years.
Followers of the evolution theory, however, try to convince us that this was the way everything came into being. The whole world was made through a combination of time and matter. No more was needed.
Their formula is Time+Matter=Life.
But that’s not true. It just won’t work. Matter alone is not enough. Matter is lifeless and dead. Regardless of how much time we put in, it is still lifeless and by itself, dead as a doornail.
Something has to be added to matter before life can come out. There has to be a locking system.
Thus, believers hold to another formula.The believer’s formula for life is as follows: Time+Matter+Intellect (Idea)= Life.
God is the idea. John 1 tells us: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Why do we have to make it all so complicated? Wouldn’t it be better to spend our time figuring out what it actually is that Gods wants from us, how we should live and what His rules of life actually mean, instead of trying to figure it all out for ourselves and pat ourselves on the back for ideas, theories and a messed up world, that denies the very existence of the One who gave us life?
When cleaning up my attic, I found a puzzle the other day. A small one, four pieces big. I suppose it once belonged to one of my children when they were still young. It was a picture of a smiling cow and a happy pig and I decided to try it out.
Naw, it wasn’t too bad. But I have to confess, when I found out the head of the happy pig didn’t really fit on the body of the cow I had to actually use my brain to finish the puzzle.