Proof of God’s Existence

In surfing around the web today, I found a wonderful ebook by Patrick Harrity called “Meat For Christians”.  I bought it .. it was only $7.00 and worth more than that.  It covers all kinds of subjects, but the one that caught my eye was the Proof of God’s Existence.    There are people (like me for instance)  that want more than someone telling us that something is so.  They want facts and proof if available to support the fact.   Here is a clearly intelligent, thoughtful, irresistible  proof that would easily stand up in any court of law in the world using the legal standard of beyond a reasonable doubt.  That’s a very tough standard to meet and requires scientific, mathematical elimination of  all possibilities that might otherwise explain the premise.

Proof of a Creator God

An E. coli bacterium is a single-celled organism comprised of about 20 billion non-water atoms.  It is like a micro machine with 20 billion parts all intricately assembled in a water medium.  Its complexity has been likened to that of an entire city.  By comparison, a car may only have 20 thousand parts, only one millionth as many, but ten billion billion times bigger.  E. coli is shaped like a hot dog but very small.  About 40 of them could stretch across the width of a human hair; that’s like 40 microscopic machines, each of which has a million times as many parts as a car, parked end-to-end across the width of a human hair.

If an E. coli bacterium were disassembled into its component parts (atoms), the probability that it would spontaneously reassemble is estimated at one chance in 10100,000,000,000, where 10100,000,000,000 is a 1 followed by one hundred billion zeroes.[1] To put this into a more familiar form, that of percentages, the percent chance of this happening would be:

0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000…0000000000000000001%

One hundred billion zeroes here, and then finally a one at the end.

Or, to put it another way, the percent chance that this wouldn’t happen would be:

99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999… 9999999999999999%

One hundred billion nines here.

These numbers are so long it would take 3,171 years just to read one of them at one digit per second.

Now, which is more reasonable?  Is it more reasonable that to conclude that something with essentially zero chance of occurring has occurred (the evolutionist’s argument) or is it more reasonable to conclude that something with essentially 0% chance of occurring has not occurred (this is the creationist’s argument, that life didn’t come about by chance but that it was created by God, as described in the Bible).  And which takes more faith to believe?

Would you bet a dollar that life could occur by chance with these odds?  Would you bet your house?  Would you bet your eternal soul?  I doubt even the most zealous evolutionist would bet a dollar or his car or his house on those odds (ask one and see).  But they are willing to bet something infinitely more valuable–their eternal souls–on these impossible odds.  Why?  Because they so strongly refuse to give up their sins.

John 3:19-20, [Jesus said] “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.  (NKJ)

But God loves them, and they can change, if only they believe in Jesus Christ and receive Him as Lord.

John 3:16-17, [Jesus said] “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  (NKJ)

What is impossible?

Science generally defines anything with a chance less than one in 1050 as to be so remote that it can be considered impossible[2] or miraculous.   1050 is a hundred thousand billion billion billion billion billion.  However, even if we were to make this a thousand billion billion billion times larger, it only increases the number to one in 1080 (the estimated number of atoms in the universe), still vastly less than one chance in 10100,000,000,000, the chance of a single bacterium coming about by chance.

By this standard the evolution of live is well beyond impossible.

What about increased time?

The universe is estimated to be about 14 billion years old.  That’s 7.4×1015 minutes.  Let’s add a lot more time and give evolution, which is in its death bed, a fighting chance.  Let’s say the universe is a billion billion times older, or 14 billion billion billion years old.  That would be 7.4×1033 minutes.

Let’s further say that the entire universe is nothing but crushed up E. coli bacteria.  In fact the universe is mostly hydrogen, so this should give evolution a tremendous infusion of hope, one would think.  There are an estimated 1080 atoms in the universe.  An E. coli bacterium has 2×1010 atoms.  If the entire universe were nothing but disassembled E. coli atoms, there would be the equivalent number of atoms to produce 5×1069 E. coli.

E. coli takes about 20 minutes to divide (replicate itself).  Let’s use that same amount of time for the potential spontaneous generation or random assembly of E. coli from component atoms.  There would then be 3.7×1032 20-minute periods in 14 billion billion billion years.  Multiplying this by the number of bacteria gives 1.9×10102 chance trials for random assembly[3].

The odds then of a bacteria coming together by chance from a universe composed of nothing but crushed up bacteria over 14 billion billion billion years would then be (2×10102 chance trials)/(10100,000,000,000 chance trials needed), or one chance in 5×1099,999,999,897, still vanishingly negligible despite our enormously generous stacking of the odds.  Moreover, it matters little whether more time is added or even more mass or if the replication speed is lessened; the science and the numbers are simply too vastly against the random assembly of complex structures for this to be a reasonably prospect.  These numbers absolutely kill evolution.  But few know it because these facts are not widely publicized, and the impossibility is still taught as fact.

Evolutionists who know the real science know evolution is dead.  That is why they are desperately scrambling to come up with new theories, like directed panspermia, which proposes that aliens seeded planet earth with life.  But this only transfers the problem to the aliens.  Where did they come from?

Which position requires more faith?  To believe in something whose odds are essentially zero (evolution) or to believe in something whose odds are essentially 100% (creation)?

And again, this is just for one single-celled organism.  Imagine how much further remote it would be for the evolution of a human being, which consists of about 100 trillion individual cells, all highly specialized and exquisitely coordinated with each other.   You could clearly believe in the Easter Bunny eaiser than believe that the entire universe was accidental.   There are only TWO choices.  Either it’s chaotic and irrational and totally random creation of all this is or it all was created by an intelligent being.   (God)


[1] Harold Morowitz, Energy Flow in Biology, New York, Academic Press, 1968, p 67.

[2] Emile Borél, Probability and Life, Presses Universitaire de France, 1962.

[3] A similar illustration, but confined to oceans on earth, was given by Robert Shapiro in his book, Origins—a Skeptics Guide to the Creation of Life on Earth, Summit Books, New York, 1986.

May 26 2010 | Bible Study | 1 Comment »