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I believe the wonders of science and nature present sound arguments for the existence of God. Craig (2015) mentioned, “The stars and the planets in their constant revolution across the night sky were especially awesome to the ancients.” This statement holds true even today. The Bible speaks of the awe we feel when looking into space in Psalm 18:3, which reads “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place.
” Throughout time, civilizations have worshipped and sacrificed to gods representing the sun, moon, and stars.
Even today, modern astrology is a branch of these beliefs, although I doubt many of those individuals who read their daily horoscopes or visit fortune tellers will admit to such a statement. One of my favorite bible verses that speaks of the omnipotence and omniscience of God is Psalm 147:4, “He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.” In the June 2017 edition of Astronomy magazine, an article was published stating the current number of galaxies to be in the trillions.
What a staggering number! Not only does this speak to the miracle of creation, but it also demonstrates the power of God to miraculously maintain order in His universe. Our sun is always shining, our moon is always orbiting, and our earth is always turning – not too fast and not too slow.
As mankind continues to make discoveries concerning the vastness of space and the number of stars and galaxies outside our solar system, I believe it only magnifies the need for a perfect creator, as Craig discussed in his arguments supporting the fine-tuning of the universe and a need for an intelligent designer.
Habermas and Licona noted how “Agnostic physicist Robert Jastrow of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies calls the life-permitting constants of the universe ‘the most theistic result ever to come out of science’”. The more we learn about our universe, the more God reveals himself to mankind, and the more we can appreciate the supernatural powers of He possesses.
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