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The Spiritual Side of Trading: Proof that God Exists.

 

Does God Exist?

The Short Answer

The man whispered, "God, speak to me," and a meadowlark sang, but the man did not hear. So the man yelled, "God, speak to me," and the thunder rolled across the sky, but the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God, let me see You," and a star shone brightly, but the man did not see. And the man shouted, "God, show me a miracle," and a life was born, but the man did not notice. So the man cried out in despair, "Touch me, God, and let me know You are here," whereupon God reached down and touched the man. But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

(A friend e-mailed the above writing to me. I do not know who wrote it.)

The More Complete Answer

Many people believe in a god, or sometimes even gods, or some vague spiritual force. Currently, in man's own "wisdom," people look to combine various worldwide concepts into one picture of a force or entity that can be reached by "many paths" — leaving us free, in our own great wisdom, to choose our own path. And, of course, "evolution" has become the religion of those who prefer a creation with no obligation to a creator.

I am well aware that many people reading this do not believe in the creator God of the Bible. So in order for me to be able to convey to you the spiritual aspects of what I’ve learned about trading, it will be necessary for you to keep an open mind. If at this point, you cannot do that, then I invite you to STOP READING RIGHT HERE. The rest of what I have to say will be of no value to you.

On the other hand, if you can KEEP AN OPEN MIND, I will summarize part of my own journey through life as a trader — at least for the past 25 years of my life — that part in which I began to discover the spiritual side of trading.

In order to see the spiritual aspects of trading, it’s necessary to first understand that there is a spirit world. Can you relate to that? A lot of people think such things are strictly nonsense!

The best way for me to show you what I’ve learned about the spiritual side of trading is to describe to you what I found out. For me, it was proving to my own (not anyone else’s) satisfaction two things: 1) that God exists, and 2) that in some way God communicates with us. I found that the Bible is one of the ways God communicates with mankind.

Does believing that the Bible contains what we need to become happy and successful traders make me some kind of religious nut? Are you saying to yourself, “Let me out of here right now!”?

You can know that God exists! You can know that God is the author of the book people call the Bible. However, you are a free moral agent. You don’t have to read another word. But if you want to know how I achieved trading and teaching success beyond my wildest dreams, you’ll have to keep on reading.

There are many proofs God exists, but I’ve picked just seven to tell you about. Once I show you that God exists, and if you want to keep going, I’ll then show you just seven of the many proofs that the Bible is one way God lets us know of his existence. If there is a spirit world, it had to start somewhere. I will begin with a question:

Is it rational to believe in God?

Millions of people around the world believe that there is no God. Lots of people believe that science and religion cannot coexist. On the other hand, many who believe in God say that you should "just have faith." They tell you to not try to examine the evidence. I was told that a long time ago, by a priest. I’m glad I didn’t listen to him. I wanted to find out for myself.

Since I have to find a starting point, and I can't do that without first looking at the book that reveals to us that there is a God, l want to show you what the book called the Bible has to say. My hope is that you will stick with me as I get to the part where I show you the actual proofs of God's existence, and that what He has to say has plenty of impact on becoming and remaining a successful trader.

Contrary to what many believe, God does not ask anyone to have "blind faith." What I found was that in the Bible the being who says "I am God," challenged me in one place to test and prove whether or not He exists. Elsewhere He said to prove what is true and real. God tells us to: "Test everything and hold on to whatever is good.” Another way to say it is to “prove all things.”

I will mention that, for purposes of study and reference, people have divided the Bible into books, with chapters and verses. Some of the books have somewhat strange names, but don’t let that put you off. When I quote from the Bible, you will see the references written in this way: “John 3:16.” “John” is the name of the book. “3” is the number of the chapter, and “16” is the number of the verse.

Can anyone prove that God exists? What evidence would you need to believe God exists?

When I started looking, I discovered that people who believe in God have many different — often contradictory — ideas about the nature of God. As with most things, people have their opinions. But I wanted to know what exactly is revealed about the true nature of God? Since the Bible is the only book that reveals such things, containing direct quotes from the one who claims to be God, I must use the Bible to begin the proving process. Elsewhere, and if you are interested, I show proof that the Bible is literally God communicating with us, and also proofs in addition to the Bible that point in the same direction.

Here is what the person who says He is God says about himself: "‘Who are you going to compare Me with? Or who is My equal? Look up to see Who has created the heavens. Who else can count all the stars and call them all by name? By the greatness of My might and power; not one is missing."

This is talking about a God who provides evidence of His existence, as I will soon show you. But why should anyone believe that what I read was not just some crackpot who may have decided that He was God? I wanted proof, and at that point I hadn’t yet proven that God was the inspiration behind the writing of the Bible. If there was a God, I wanted proof apart from the Bible. I decided to look around.

Proof 1: Since all around us we see a creation, it seemed logical to think there must be a creator. Astronomers continue to reveal previously unknown galaxies. Our awesome universe is simply astounding. Under the night sky, King David of ancient Israel asked God: "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?" (I read that quote in the book of Psalms, chapter 8, verses 3–4). But I didn’t need to read that in order to see the logic behind it. Surely, a creation demands a creator.

David called the universe the work of God’s fingers. He was sure that God created the universe. But could I believe what some character in the Bible believed?

I had to ask myself, “Did the universe have a beginning?” What do scientists say? Famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, in a lecture titled "The Beginning of Time," stated the view of most astronomers today. Check this out: "The universe has not existed forever. Rather, the universe, and time itself, had a beginning in the ‘Big Bang,’ about 15 billion years ago."

As Dr. Jeffrey Fall wrote: "Science now confirms that there has been no past eternity of matter!” Did you catch that? Matter has not always existed. So, where did it come from? King David said it was the work of God’s fingers. Was God the One who caused the Big Bang? Amazingly, it seems that science is finally realizing what King David said. It’s as though science is catching up in understanding something the Bible talks about concerning the origin of the universe.

Science agrees with the Bible that the universe has not always existed. But how, then, did the universe come into being? Did it come from nothing? Can you create matter from nothing? If so, how? Can science give us an answer? It seems to me that back in eighth year science class we were taught that matter cannot be created or destroyed.

Sir John Maddox, author of What Remains to be Discovered, wrote a Time magazine article titled "A Theory of Everything." He observed: "Only 70 years ago, the universe was found to be expanding, but now there is a model of how it began: the ‘Big Bang.’ At the beginning, it is said, there was literally nothing, not even space. Then there came into being a tiny speck of superheated space that contained enough energy to create all the stars and galaxies that fill the sky — with enough left over to drive the expansion of the universe ever since" (March 29, 1999, p. 206).

Maddox continues, "There are also serious philosophical problems created by the Big Bang, which can be described but not explained. Worse, nobody has been able to reconcile quantum physics with the other great triumph of 20th century physics: Einstein’s theory of gravitation. Until that is done, the true nature of our universe will remain beyond our ken." (ibid.)

You have to admire Maddox’s honesty. He recognizes that scientific truth is valuable, but limited. Science can describe the "how" of nature to only a certain extent. And it cannot answer the deeper philosophical questions, such as "why the universe?" and "what is the purpose of human beings?"

However, the Bible does answer those questions. Science can demonstrate that the universe began, but by itself it cannot reveal what — or who — caused that beginning, nor can science answer "why." Here, the Bible agrees with science, but adds a vital dimension to our understanding of the created universe: "By faith we understand that the universe was formed at the command of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible." I found that in the book of Hebrews, Chapter 11, verse 3.

So, whereas Science cannot explain the Big Bang, the Bible does explain it. The Bible says God spoke and the universe came into existence. Do you have a better explanation? Science doesn’t. On the one hand they say matter cannot be created or destroyed, and then they tell you that it came out of nothing. Were any scientists there when this so-called speck of superheated space somehow came into existence out of nothing? I thought scientists say that not only was there no matter, but also that there was no space!

I found myself wondering, is it any easier to believe the theory science was putting out, or is it easier to believe someone who says He was there at the beginning?

Proof 2: If there is life, doesn’t there have to be a life-giver? Scientists have tried in vain to create life from non-life, or even from "soups" of laboratory chemicals. They have utterly failed! The law of biogenesis states that life can come only from life. Astrophysicist Hugh Ross comments on these failed attempts: "Even under highly favorable conditions of a laboratory, these soups have failed to produce anything remotely resembling life. One problem is that they produce only a random distribution of left- and right-handed pre-biotic molecules. Life chemistry demands that all the molecules be either right- or left-handed. With all our learning and technology, we cannot even come close to bringing life together in the lab" (The Creator and the Cosmos, Ross, 1993, p. 148).

Even though science has never — not even once — created life from non-life, some scientists are so determined to reject the idea of a Creator God that they put aside their own scientific objectivity and stake their belief in the possibility of what science has shown to be impossible!

The scientific method requires observation, experimentation, and human reasoning. No physical experiment can "prove" God in a scientific sense. You can’t put God in a test tube or under a microscope. You can’t see God through a telescope.

Science can only produce experimental results that are either consistent or inconsistent with the hypothesis of a Creator God. Yet what happens when scientists encounter facts that are consistent with a Creator? Many will dogmatically declare that there cannot be a God, ironically making a "religion" out of their unscientific atheism!

Notice this quote by Nobel Prize-winning scientist George Wald: "The reasonable view was to believe in spontaneous generation; the only alternative, to believe in a single, primary act of supernatural creation. There is no third position. One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet here we are as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation." ("The Origin of Life," Scientific American, August 1954, p. 46)

Amazing! A Nobel Prize-winning scientist calls it "impossible," yet believes it to be true! And you thought religious people are a little bit nutty. Maybe you are beginning to change your mind? Reading all the contradictions and blabbering theories of scientists surely made me change my mind. But what about the contradictions and blabbering theories of religionists? Those also exist, but we will not be able to get to them until much later. I’m sorry, but being human, I am forced to go one step at a time. Whereas my mind seems to be able to function in multiplex mode, writing is by nature only sequential.

I refuse to be deceived by scientific (or religious) theorizing that has no basis in reality. Wald’s phrase "spontaneous generation" may sound impressive, but however knowledgeable such a phrase may sound, it is not scientific truth, and does not agree with true science and the real world! As true science recognizes, life can come only from life.

The Bible explains that life originally came from the Life-Giver: In the very first book of the Bible it says: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being" (Genesis 2:7). Or, as one translation of the Bible has it, "man became a living soul." God gave physical life to human beings and many other life forms. It seems God is also the creator of spiritual life. But that’s in another part of the Bible — the part where it explains that He created angels and other spirit beings.

Proof 3: If there are Laws, doesn’t there have to be a Lawgiver? Science has discovered that our physical universe appeared from nothing. But how did this happen? Science cannot explain the origin of the universe, but there must be an answer. Contrary to what some believe, the Bible’s simple answer is consistent with true science: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1).

Notice that the Bible does not tell us when this original creation occurred, only that there was a beginning of time, and a beginning of the universe. Interestingly, the Bible also tells us there will be an end to this present situation, and a new heavens and a new earth some time in the future.

Science and the Bible agree that the universe began, and that it immediately operated according to predictable natural laws. When the universe came into existence, all the laws of physics and chemistry were intact; they did not "evolve."

Patrick Glynn, in his book God: The Evidence, writes that everything had to be "‘just right" from the very start — everything from the values of fundamental forces like electromagnetism and gravity, to the relative masses of the various subatomic particles, to things like the number of neutrino types at time 1 second, which the universe has to ‘know’ already at 1043rd second. The slightest tinkering with a single one of scores of basic values and relationships in nature would have resulted in a universe very different from the one we inhabit — say, one with no stars like our sun, or no stars, period. Far from being accidental, life appeared to be the goal toward which the entire universe from the very first moment of its existence had been orchestrated, fine-tuned." (pp. 7–8).

Science has found no reason for the many laws of physics and chemistry, and for the many precise values and relationships, to have come into existence exactly as they are. From a mathematical point of view, the odds against our universe having just the right laws to sustain life are astronomical.

Remember, these laws were in existence at the first moment of creation. Scientists recognize that they had to be. As Hawking acknowledged in The Nature of Space and Time: "The only way to have scientific theory is if the laws of physics hold everywhere, including at the beginning of the universe." (p. 40).

Is it reasonable, then, to assume that these laws came about from nothing — from random chance? Absolutely not! The existence of such marvelous and predictable laws in nature points to a master intelligence and Lawgiver. Add to that evidence the existence of unseen spiritual laws, and you double the evidence of a great Lawgiver. These same spiritual laws affect markets and trading because they affect the human beings who compose the markets. Getting in tune with these laws gives the trader a much greater chance for success.

What is the origin of these natural laws that permeate our universe? As the Bible reveals: "There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy." I found that one in the book of James, chapter 4, verse 12. Since someone had to create those laws, it seems the only answer is that the Creator God is the Lawgiver of both natural law and spiritual law. One of the prophets named in the Bible says, "The Lord is our Lawgiver." (Isaiah 33:22).

Have some scientists recognized the significant evidence of intelligence behind the natural laws of our universe? Yes! Albert Einstein, the great physicist and Nobel Prize winner, saw awesome intelligence revealed in the existence of natural law. He wrote that the scientist’s "religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection." (Einstein: A Centenary Volume, ed. A. P. French, Harvard University Press, 1979, p. 305).

Einstein was amazed at the intelligence he saw in natural law. He called human intelligence, compared with that superior intelligence revealed in natural law, "an utterly insignificant reflection." I believe that far superior intelligence behind the laws of the universe is the God who created the universe — the great Lawgiver!

Proof 4: If there is design, surely there has to be a designer. Not only do we find predictable physical laws throughout the universe, we find tremendous evidence of intelligent design. The human body, for example, shows insurmountable evidence of design. Consider the human eye. Even Darwin admitted that "complex organs such as the eye would be difficult to explain in terms of the gradual stepwise process outlined by this theory." But Darwin did not realize the complexity of vision’s molecular biology, which science would later discover.

If we find design in the universe, we naturally expect a designer. Significantly, then, we may ask: was the universe designed for a purpose? As Patrick Glynn notes in his book, God: The Evidence:

"The most basic explanation for the universe is that it seems to be a process orchestrated to achieve the end or goal of creating human beings." (Glynn, p. 32). Glynn states further: "From the scientist’s viewpoint, the fact that the universe looks as though it had a definite beginning might be upsetting enough. But what appears to drive cosmologists nearly to distraction is the anthropic principle" — that the earth and the universe were created for mankind." (ibid., p. 42).

What is the alternative? Some scientists, like zoologist Richard Dawkins, support the idea that human beings are merely animals with no purpose in a purposeless universe. As he put it: "the universe we observe has… no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but pointless indifference… we are machines for propagating DNA… It is every living object’s sole reason for living" (Science, August 15, 1997, p. 892).

Can you believe that? Certainly you can ignore evidence of design behind the laws that govern the universe, and behind the universe itself. But in the face of so much evidence, it takes greater "faith" to believe in a godless universe than to follow the evidence to its logical conclusion: the existence of a Creator God who set His laws in place for a purpose.

Why would people exercise so much "faith" to ignore the evidence right in front of their eyes? Even some atheists and agnostics admit that by choosing to remain ignorant, they can continue living their lives without God, denying the consequences.

Aldous Huxley, the famous English author, expressed this perspective well: "Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know. It is our will that decides how and upon what subjects we will use our intelligence. Those who detect no meaning in the world generally do so because, for one reason or another, it suits their books that the world should be meaningless." (Ends and Means, p. 312).

What an admission! Huxley’s statement sounds very much like what the Apostle Paul wrote: "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened." (The book of Romans, chapter 1, verses 20–21).

Do you want to be like these people? Examine the universe, creation and the purpose of human life, and you will find that design demands a designer!

I really have trouble understanding scientists ever since I began to understand spiritual things. Let me give you an example — time. Would you agree that time is nothing more than the reckoning we do as a result of the movement of the celestial bodies? I mean by that, a day is nothing more than one revolution of the Earth on its axis. A week is seven of those days. A month is the moon making one revolution around the Earth, and a year is the Earth making one revolution around the sun. It seems to me those celestial bodies form a gigantic clock!

Now let me ask you this: if you found an old clock somewhere and took it apart, would you not see design? Even if it were a digital battery operated clock, would there not be design in both the interior and exterior of that clock? Would you decide in your mind that all of that design just happened? Would you believe that the clock came from some sort of cosmic accident?

What if I told you that it came from nothing, and that some superheated space that never existed decided to manifest itself as a clock — would you believe me? Or would you think I had a little too much to drink. Am I way off base saying that a similar type of fiction is what scientists are trying to sell us?

Proof 5: Proven Fulfilled Prophecy. Hundreds of prophecies given thousands of years ago have been fulfilled, are right now being fulfilled, and will be fulfilled in the years soon to come.

One such prophecy involved Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, who had a dream that none of his advisors could interpret. The king not only demanded that the dream be interpreted, but also that his advisors tell him what the dream was! Only Daniel, through God’s revelation, was able to reveal and interpret King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Daniel explained that the king had seen a mysterious image, with head of gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, and feet of iron mixed with clay. The head of gold represented Nebuchadnezzar. The rest of the image foretold future kingdoms.

"But after you another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom will be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. Just as you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom will be divided; yet the strength of the iron will be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with clay." (The book of Daniel, chapter 2, verses 39–41).

Reputable scholars and historians agree about the identity of these kingdoms (empires). After Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian Empire from 625bc to 539bc came the Medo-Persian Empire from 558bc–330bc, the Greco-Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great from 333bc–31bc, and the Roman Empire from 31bc–476ad. Finally, the ten toes of iron mixed with clay represent a future revival of the Roman Empire. The prophecies of Daniel are genuine, and his predictions of these four empires did come to pass.

Also, there are more than 100 fulfilled prophecies in the part of the Bible called the “Old Testament” foretelling the coming of a Messiah, which means a deliverer, a savior. Among them is the prophet Isaiah’s prophecy that the Messiah would be a descendant of King David (the book of Isaiah, chapter 11, verse 1), that the Messiah would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), that He would live in Galilee (Isaiah 9:1–2), that His mission would include the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:1–4), and that He would die with the wicked (Isaiah 53:9).

Other prophecies foretold that He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah, chapter 5, verse 2), that He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah, chapter 11, verses 12–13), that He would enter Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9) and that He would be like a smitten shepherd (Zechariah 13:7). These are just a sampling of the many prophecies about the birth, life, and death of Jesus Christ, written hundreds of years before He was born, that came true.

There will be much more about prophecy when we get to proving that God inspired what is written in the Bible, and that the Bible is one of God’s ways of communicating with us.

Proof 6: If there is an effect, there must be a cause, right? Didn’t we learn that in school? The concept they called the “law of cause and effect?”

The universe exists and is real. Every rational person must admit this point. If it did not exist, we would not be here to talk about it. So the question arises, “How did the universe get here?” Did it create itself? If it did not create itself, it must have had a cause.

Let’s look at the law of cause and effect. As far as science knows, natural laws have no exceptions. This is definitely true of the law of cause and effect, which is the most universal and most certain of all laws. Simply put, the law of cause and effect states that every material effect must have an adequate cause that existed before the effect.

Are you thinking the same thing I am? If scientists are correct about a speck of super-heated space, what or who caused it?

Material effects without adequate causes do not exist. Also, causes never occur after the effect. In addition, the effect never is greater than the cause. That is why scientists say that every material effect must have an adequate cause. The river did not turn muddy because the frog jumped in; the book did not fall off the table because the fly landed on it. These are not adequate causes. For whatever effects we see, we must present adequate causes.

Five-year-olds are wonderful at using the law of cause and effect. We can picture a small child asking: “Mommy, where do peaches come from?” His mother says that they come from peach trees. Then the child asks where the trees come from, and his mother explains that they come from peaches. You can see the cycle. Eventually the child wants to know how the first peach tree got here. He can see very well that it must have had a cause, and he wants to know what that cause was.

How would you answer your child? Would you tell the child that the tree evolved? What did it evolve from? Did it come from some unhappy fungus that decided it no longer wanted to remain a fungus? And where did the fungus come from? Can you see where this takes you? You are going to have to explain at some point where the tiniest microbe came from and how it happened to become alive. Science cannot answer these questions, but the Bible can and does. It simply says: “God said: Let there be trees…”

One thing is for sure: the universe did not create itself! We know this for a scientific fact, because matter cannot create matter. If we take a rock that weighs 1 pound and do 50,000 experiments on it, we never will be able to produce more than 1 pound of rock. So, whatever caused the universe could not have been material.

Some people today are saying that the universe was created from nothing. Give me a break! However, if there ever had been a time when absolutely nothing existed, then there would be nothing now — because it is always true that nothing produces nothing. If something exists now, then something always has existed. God, in the Bible, says: "I am that I am." In other words God has always existed. Eternal existence is something we cannot fully comprehend. But God created time through the clock-like movement of the planets and stars. However, God stands outside of time, and also of space, since He created both. Spirit, being something other than material, occupies neither time or space.

The Bible certainly is not silent about what caused the universe. In the very first verse of the first chapter of the first book it says: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.” The book of Acts, chapter 17, verse 24 records: “God, who made the world and everything in it…He is Lord of heaven and earth.” The book of Exodus, chapter 20, verse 11 notes: “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them.”

At least the Bible gives us a believable answer to something for which science hasn’t even a clue. This answer is what I meant when I said that one of the purposes for the God's communication to us is that of revelation. Scientists, no matter how hard they try, can neither prove nor disprove God. But God reveals Himself to us by telling us Who He is and what He has done. He also is able to tell us what is going to happen in the future. Standing apart from time, God can see the entire timeline of mankind's history and its future.

God is undoubtedly an adequate cause, since He says He is all-powerful. In Genesis 17:1, God told Abraham “I am Almighty God.”

He came before this material world, fulfilling the criteria that the cause must come before the effect. The psalmist wrote: “Before the mountains were born, you formed the Earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2).

And He definitely would instill within mankind the concept of morality, since He is a God of morals. Titus 1:2 says that He cannot lie.

Only the fact of the existence of God fits the criteria of an adequate cause that came before the universe. And there is something else: how did people in the Bible know the answer to all of these things that even scientists today can’t figure out? It seems to me that certain kinds of information can be known only by revelation. Someone — the Bible says God — revealed these things to the men who wrote the words of the Bible.

So now you are going to say to me: “Hold on just a minute! If I contend that every material effect must have a cause, and I say that only God could have caused the universe, then the obvious question is: 'What caused God?' Doesn’t the law of cause and effect apply to God, too?”

There is a single word in the law of cause and effect that helps provide the answer to this question — the word material. Every material effect must have a cause that existed before it. Scientists formulated the law of cause and effect based upon what they have observed while studying this universe, which is made out of matter. No science experiment in the world can be performed on God, because He reveals that He is an eternal spirit. He is not matter (John 4:24). Whatever spirit is, it is definitely not matter, and whatever that spirit stuff is, it’s what God consists of.

Science is far from learning everything about this material world, and it is even farther from understanding the eternal nature of God. There had to be a First Cause, and God was (and is) the only one suitable for the job.

The law of cause and effect is a well-established law that does not have any known exceptions. It was not conjured up from the creationists’ magic hat to prove the existence of God (although it does that quite well). The evidence is sufficient to show that this material universe needs a non-material cause. That non-material cause is God. If natural forces created the universe, randomly selecting themselves, then morality in humans could never be explained. Why is this universe here? Because “in the beginning, God….”

Proof 7: The human brain...simultaneously processes an amazing amount of information. Your brain takes in all the colors and objects you see, the temperature around you, the pressure of your feet against the floor, the sounds around you, the dryness of your mouth, the comfort of your seat. Your brain registers emotional responses, thoughts and memories. At the same time your brain keeps track of the ongoing functions of your body like your breathing pattern, eyelid movement, hunger and movement of the muscles in your hands.

The human brain processes more than a million messages a second. Your brain weighs the importance of all this data, filtering out the relatively unimportant. This screening function is what allows you to focus and operate effectively in your world. A brain that deals with more than a million pieces of information every second, while evaluating its importance and allowing you to act on the most pertinent information...can we say mere chance brought about such an astounding organ?

When NASA launches a shuttle mission, it is assumed a monkey didn't write the plan, but intelligent and knowledgeable minds. How do you explain the existence of the human brain? Only a mind more intelligent and knowledgeable than humanity could have created the human brain.

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