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The Evidence for the Existence of God

 

“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made them both” (Prov. 20:12).

The human abilities to hear and see are remarkably, complex processes that amazed King Solomon about 3000 years ago. They are still amazing to modern man. Solomon saw the eye and ear as evidences of the creative work of God. Microbiologist, Dr. Josh Gurtler, believes the same and explained in terms above my abilities to comprehend, what happens when one sees something.

Vision in the human eye is only possible through a series of complex and irreducibly complex biochemical reactions. Biochemistry is the study of chemical reactions in living organisms. Although many of the following terms might be foreign to you, let us look at the most basic of biochemical processes that are required to produce one glimmer of sight. (1) Light strikes the retina of the eye→(2) Light photons are absorbed by the molecule 11-cis-retinal(3) This molecule rearranges itself into transretinal (this molecular rearrangement occurs in picoseconds [a picosecond is 10-12 of a second or the time it takes light to travel the width of a human hair])(4) This forces rearrangement in the protein rhodopsin to metarhodopsin II (5) Rhodopsin can now interact with GDPassociated transducin(6) Transducin then binds GTP(7) GTP-transducinrhodopsin then binds to the protein phosphodiesterase(8) Phosphodiesterase cleaves and lowers the concentration of cGMP(9) The sodium ion channel is then closed, concentrating sodium cations(10) This creates an imbalance across the cell membrane initiating a signal through the optic nerve to the brain, creating vision (Behe, 1996, 18-21).

I imagine you never knew so much occurred every time you opened your eyes. This is only a hint of what actually occurs in vision and it is indisputable that this system is irreducibly complex. This process not only requires all of these integrated parts, but it also demands that they perform in fine precision in an amazingly short amount of time. And what happens if just one of the ten steps listed above fails to work? The results are blinding (Unraveling Evolution, 56-57).

The atheistic evolutionist may think he can explain a wart or mole (I expect that they also are complex, if one took the time to study them), but he could never explain the human eye by random chance! The likelihood of the eye developing by random chance is incalculable. You are more likely to win the national lottery ten weeks in a row and then be hit by lightning before you go cash your check for your winnings than for the eye to have developed by chance! A more logical explanation is that an omniscient, omnipotent God created the eye. We worship and praise that God and invite you to join us.