The Substance Of Life
Through my college science classes, I have discovered
many wonderful "truths". These truths being that everything
is made up of neutrons, protons, and electrons; with different
bonding capabilities, forming what we know of as the substance
of all there is. I am also learning that there are microorganisms,
which, as we are finding out, affect the biological and non-biological
worlds with a somewhat homeostatic balance. Even the elements as
we know them seem to adhere to specific cycles in order to maintain
a life supporting atmosphere by which we live in.
Furthermore, I have been learning about the human body
and how the human organism is structured and how it
functions. Specific cells which form specific tissues; which
in turn, form specific organs; which in turn form the systems
in our body. I am learning that all these systems must
function together, maintaining a homeostatic environment; an
organism structured and functioning as a whole.
The benefits of this acquired knowledge within the
scientific realm are staggering! From the arrangement of
molecules by which we manufacture materials, and the genetic
capabilities of microbiological interventions (antibiotics
etc.), to the medical technology of today (organ transplants
etc.), we have come a long way in our abilities indeed!
Through all of my studies regarding the above
discoveries, I cannot help but come to the conclsion that
there is a Designer. Everything displays the expert
craftsmanship of a divine source. This is not quickly
refuted in any case.
Unfortunately, within my studies, I have also discovered
other not-so-interesting finds. I have been instructed by
some who profess that there are no absolutes. That there are
no fixed variables. I have also been informed by many of
these same individuals that there is no god. That through
the process of time, we have somewhat evolved to the finely
tuned specimen, which we know today, as the "naked ape".
This of course is just a figurative example of having evolved
from the Monera Kingdom, (or as is now being speculated, from
I feel at a great loss somewhat. With my new knowledge
of our scientific discoveries and technological advances, it
seems a waste to also discover that there is no god.
Have we become so foolish? Are there indeed no
absolutes, or is this just a new doctrine being lifted of the
ground by those who do not choose to regard God's absolutes
(ie. sin = death... Jesus = eternal life...).
I agree that this is my faith and that everyone has a
choice as to what they believe... Yet what I am being taught
in school is against knowledge! Are the absence of absolutes
evidenced in nature? Unless genetically altered, will an
organism bring forth any other organism other than it's "own
kind"? This is a common characteristic value of
reproduction... an evidence of life.
Furthermore, the human system not only has many systems
functioning together at once, but these systems must function
within very strict environments to maintain homeostasis. The
pH level within the venous blood and interstitial fluid is
idealistically 7.35. Even though this variable is constantly
fluctuating, the body (through negative feedback systems) is
constantly "checking" this level and acting accordingly. So
it is with some of the other levels in our body. The intra
cranial fluid pressure must remain within a very strict
environment or death threatening circumstances will resul.
Even more so, metabolic activity, which is a necessity for
all life, exhibits amazing characteristics which speak of a
master designer. Man has all the tools for life... the
structure and the functioning of its parts... But where do
the thought process come in? What really gives this shell
the ability to exist? Personalities, character, and our
emotions are traits which do not deal with structure or
function... they deal with soul and spirit...
I have found in school that there is a vast amount of
knowledge to be had; yet I have also found that there is a
great neglect of that knowledge. This is what has saddened
me. Yes, it is true that everything does speak of a master
designer.. and for those who take it further... if there is a
master designer... would He have sought to communicate to us
in some way?
Man, on the soul and spiritual side of things, is
constantly worshiping one form of a god or another. Church,
religion, tribal customs, and such forth are prevalent in
this world... proving that this assumption has validity.
But wouldn't this Master Designer make himself known...
as humanity, from within their hearts, seeks after their
creator? This He has done in a very functional sense. For
God knowing the hearts of all men, Has revealed Himself
through His word, which does not lie. He has told us many
things before they happened, and unlike supposed contenders,
He has always been 100% accurate, without any flaw. But most
specially in telling us of a day when He Himself would come,
and wash away our sins with His own blood.
There are many bible references, which were written down
on manuscripts over a 1500 year time-span, that correlate as
to exactly where this messiah would be born; how He would
exactly die; and how He would rise again... reaching out to
man... to believe and be saved from a pending judgement of
sin. This Messiah is Jesus... who died in your place.. to
give you life.
Can you imagine getting ten of the famous writers in
our history together... and ask them to write down what they
think about life? And then bury those works? What you
would dig up is 10 very different accounts (or perspectives)
The bible is not only 60 manuscripts, written by 40
authors, but also covers a time-span of 4 thousand + odd
years... and many think it is a book that one person sat
down and wrote. (I am not claiming that you think this way.)
I am using this example only to point out the way in which
the bible flows... after many took part in its contents.
But that aspect of the Bible, although being rather
miraculous, is not its most amazing factual feature. Bible
prophecy is one area that many do not want to explore... nor
deal with. Can you imagine someone writing:
"For dogs have surrounded Me;
The assembly of the wicked
has enclosed Me.
They pierced My hands and My feet;
I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.
They divide My garmets among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots."
concerning the Messiah that is to come... approximately 1000
years before the actual recorded event? There are many,
hundreds, of such prophecies concerning the Christ that
would come.... and they were fulfilled.
Is this any "proof" of God reaching out to man? An
absolute God who has afforded us that which is graspable
(for lack of a better word)? Perhaps... yet it will still
require "faith" to believe... regardless of any proof that
might be presented... that faith which comes by reading the
Bible... knowing that only God could be its author.
If you wish to look into this further... these
scriptures will prove rather interesting to you... as you
realize that there is an absolute as is seen in nature, our
human anatomy, and our basic bodily functions... an absolute
The next screen will have a short list of scriptures,
please check them out, asking yourself... could these writings
happen by chance? Perhaps you to will not doubt the devine influence.
*Genesis 3:15 *
*Micah 5:2 *
*Isaiah 7:14 *
*Psalm 2:7 * All written hundreds to
*Isaiah 50:6 * thousands of years apart!
*Isaiah 53:3-9 *
*Zechariah 9:9 * The faith is real...
*Zechariah 12:10 * and the hope is a promise...
*Psalm 68:18 * forgiveness and eternal life!
With Love in Jesus... John and Kara Scudder
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