Intelligent Design is a term used to describe a certain point of view of many scientists and academics who study the universe or some part of it. Plus, it’s the point of view of many others who arrive at the same conclusion because of their religious beliefs. Basically, it’s the idea that there are clues in our universe indicating that an intelligence is behind it all.
For you that may be God, and of course it is for me too. Without question. Others like to go with the idea that aliens did it, and aliens put us here. Intelligent aliens are more palatable to some than God. As silly as that may sound to you or me, (understatement) don’t think for a second people aren’t willing to go there. A few prominent people have suggested it, and one major movie was built around it.
-all because the evidence that points to an Intelligence behind the Design is substantial enough to convince a lot of people.
But let’s put God in the picture for a second, and take it a step beyond. Besides just the remarkable facts of how our universe is constructed and how it came to be… what if we asked why?
In the Bible, Romans 1:20 said this about God and His creation:
“For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.”
Usually, we quote this verse and say the creation proves God exists, but really there’s more than that isn’t there? It says that through His creation we can discover God’s “invisible attributes” and His “eternal power and divine nature.”
Which leaves us with the conclusion that not only would the creation argue for the existence of God, (and this is precisely what many believe Intelligent Design demonstrates) but the creation would give us clues ABOUT God.
So what are they? Continue reading