The Chances are…
Terry Dashner…………….Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
If there is no Creator, then we have some problems. If there is no “first cause” as Saint Thomas Aquinas stated, then our theory of beginnings has problems. If physical laws of thermodynamics are constant and irrefutable throughout universe, then our theory of evolution has some real problems. I think it takes more faith to believe that universe and humanity evolved from nothing and no Creator than it does to believe this, “In beginning, God created heavens and earth…”
Robert J. Hastings gives a good illustration to support this. Says Hastings, “Some say that creation was result of chance. Others say it was God. Those who rely on chance have some big explaining to do. Here is one simple illustration of improbability of man just ‘happening.’
“Take ten pennies and mark them 1 to 10. Put them in your pocket and give them a good shake. Now try to draw them out of your pocket in order, from 1 to 10, returning each coin to your pocket after each try.
“Your chance of drawing number 1 on first try is 1 in 10. Your chance of drawing 1 and 2 in succession would be 1 in 100. On drawing 1, 2, and 3 in succession, one in a thousand. Your chance of drawing 1, 2, 3, and 4 is succession would be one in 10,000, and so on.
“Now listen to this. Your chance of drawing pennies in perfect succession, 1 to 10, would be one chance in ten billion!
“And yet there are some who say that all complex and essential conditions for life on our earth as we know it could have occurred in proper sequence just by ‘chance.’
“Leslie Weatherhead said, ‘It demands more of credulity to imagine that universe was all a huge accident than to believe in operation of a mind. How very strange that a ball of matter accidentally happening, and accidentally moving round sun, should accidentally and purposelessly produce a man who purposefully seeks truth and purposefully asks how such and accident could happen, thus exhibiting a more profound degree of intelligence than that which accidentally produced this amazing universe.’”