Design and the Educated

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3

It is amazing how many educated people refuse to accept the existence of God as the creator. Education, especially for those who study the sciences and engineering, emphasizes organization, design, and process. Even when writing a paper, the student is taught to organize their thoughts and material into an outline.  Scientists and engineers are trained in the mathematics, techniques and rules of design.  Experiments are set up and executed in orderly fashion on purpose.  Even those who study the cosmos do so using mathematical ‘rules’ of order.

Yet in the midst of all this culture and dependence on design, order and organization, many of those same individuals believe the world around us is the result of chance. Intelligent people design and plan roads, buildings and much more in their process of ‘creating’ them, and then reject the idea that the same went into the creation of the universe.

This denial is not based in science, but rather in the sinful pride of the human heart.  “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools”.  Romans 1:21-22  Man was not made void of a knowledge of God.  Man willingly chose to reject that knowledge in favor of setting themselves up as gods.  To accept God as the sovereign creator requires that we also accept him as sovereign Lord over that creation, including ourselves.  To accept Him as sovereign Lord (absolute authority and master) over ourselves requires submission and obedience.  The sinful pride of the corrupt heart will not allow such submission.

The only answer is a repentant heart and surrender to the Lord himself, Jesus Christ.

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