ORDER IN THE UNIVERSE
Albert Einstein said that the evidence that convinced him that a Creator existed, was that there was incredible "harmony in the cosmos". The word "cosmos" comes from the Greek word kósmos, and it means "order, form, arrangement, the world or universe." Just as every arrangement of music has an arranger, so this world has One who orchestrated it.
Think for a moment of Stonehenge - the famous British rock formation. Why do people make such a big deal about a few rocks? Because of its amazing formation. Its existence tells us that it was intelligently designed. No one in his right mind could think that it just happened by itself. Yet the atheist looks at all the amazing structure in this beautifully balanced planet, and says that there was no Designer.
Take for instance, the dawning of an average Spring day. The birds blissfully sing as the sun rises over the vast ocean’s curved horizon. The air is fresh and clean. This is because without the heat of the sun, the temperature of the night air dropped, then coagulated into moisture (gaining mass) and fell through the air, cleansing it of impurities--and at the same time providing moisture for the soil.
As the massive sun lifts off the ocean, it does so a moment later than it did on the previous morning, lengthening the day as summer approaches. But this isn’t the only sunrise that is taking place on this day. At any moment of any day, somewhere around the earth this same sunrise scenario is taking place. It is a perpetual occurrence. Every moment of every day, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the sun is rising, somewhere. Yet at the same time, somewhere in the world the same sun is perpetually setting.
There is such harmony, such incredible precision in the cosmos, we can predict the exact moment of the sunrise and the sunset of any location on earth, many years into the future. For example, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 18th, 2050, the sun will rise at 7:11 a.m. and set at 6:13 p.m. On November 6th, 2063, the city of New York will see the sun rise at 6:32 a.m. Such predictions are only possible because of the synchronization of creation. It is perfectly orchestrated.
This harmony also exists in the seasons that faithfully come around each year. At the same moment that the coolness of Fall is changing the color of the leaves of the U.S. and ending their life, Spring is causing the leaves of the trees of New Zealand to bud and break into new life. Like the sunrise and sunset, Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter are perpetually happening every moment of every day of every year on this great earth.
Harmony exists in the clouds that form in the sky. They predictably drop their rain, then they reform as the water of the earth evaporates and ascends into the heavens. All this happens to keep the air clean and to give the earth and its inhabitants life.FOOTNOTES
1. "In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who says there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views." The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University, page 214.
I know that every sane person knows that God exists, and that they deny His existence because of His moral government. They don’t want God telling them what to do, because they love their sins. How do I know this? Because the Bible (the Manual that tells us the inner-workings of human nature) tells me so.
My agenda as a Christian, is simply to warn you that you will stand before a holy God who has seen every sin you have ever committed. On Judgment Day He will give you exactly what you deserve--and Hell is a fearful place. I don’t want you to go there, and as long as there is breath in my lungs I will plead with you and every unsaved person on this earth to repent and trust Jesus Christ:
"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God" (Hebrews 3:12).
- Ray Comfort
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