From the Beginning to
Man:
How God declares His love to us
By Rich Deem
Evidence for God from Science
(GodAndScience.org)
In the beginning, God...
God:
Outside the time dimension
of the universe
 Outside the space
dimension of the universe

…created the heavens...
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4414
Globular Cluster
…and the Earth
The heavens declare the glory of God...
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of the Laws of the Universe
Parameter
Ratio of Electrons:Protons
Max. Deviation
1:1037
Ratio of Electromagnetic
Force:Gravity
1:1040
Expansion Rate of Universe
1:1055
Mass of Universe
Cosmological Constant
1:1059
1:10120
Design of the Laws of the Universe
“All the evidence available in the
biological sciences supports the core
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proposition
traditional
natural
theology– that the cosmos is a specially
designed whole with life and mankind as
its fundamental goal and purpose, a
whole in which all facets of reality, from
the size of galaxies to the thermal
capacity of water, have their meaning
and explanation in this central fact.”
(Michael Denton, Nature’s Destiny, p.
389)
“There is for me powerful
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evidence that there is something
going on behind it all....It seems
as though somebody has finetuned nature's numbers to make
the Universe....The impression of
design is overwhelming.” (Paul
Davies)
“As we survey all the evidence, the
thought insistently arises that some
supernatural
agency - or,
rather,
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Agency - must be involved. Is it
possible that suddenly, without
intending to, we have stumbled
upon scientific proof of the
existence of a Supreme Being? Was
it God who stepped in and so
providentially crafted the cosmos
for
our
benefit?”
(George
Greenstein)
A common sense interpretation of
the
facts
suggests
that
a
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superintellect
has monkeyed
physics, as well as with chemistry
and biology, and that there are no
blind forces worth speaking about
in nature. The numbers one
calculates from the facts seem to
me so overwhelming as to put this
conclusion
almost
beyond
question. (Fred Hoyle)
For the scientist who has lived
by his faith in the power of
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reason,
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like a bad
dream. He has scaled the
mountains of ignorance; he is
about to conquer the highest
peak; as he pulls himself over
the final rock, he is greeted by a
band of theologians who have
been sitting there for centuries.
(Robert Jastrow)
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Galaxy
Supernovae must occur during the
early evolution of our galaxy…
…but not now
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Galaxy
Location, location, location…
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Galaxy
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Solar System
Life Zone
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Solar System
Smaller Star:
Larger Star:
Planet’s rotation
Rapid, unstable
period is too
burning
long
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Solar System
The Earth is protected from
comets by the large outer planets
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Solar System
The Earth is protected from
comets by two large, gas planets:
Saturn and...
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Solar System
Comet
Shoemaker-Levi
Jupiter: Our Great Protector
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Solar System
Comets:
 Collisions
required early in the history of
the Solar System (provided needed
materials)
 Collisions must not occur at high
frequency after establishment of higher
life forms
Violence in the Cosmos
"Modern astronomers are learning more about the motions they observe and uncovering
some astonishing examples of chaotic behavior in the heavens. Nonetheless, the long
term stability of the solar system remains a perplexing, unsolved issue.” (Ivars Peterson.
1993. Newton's Clock: Chaos in the Solar System)
…the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of the Earth
Formation of the Moon
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of the Earth
Formation of the Moon
 Created
through the collision of a Marssized planet with the Earth
 The core of the Mars-sized object became
part of the Earth’s core
 Much of the Earth’s crust was ejected into
orbit and coalesced to form the moon
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of the Earth
Formation of the Moon
Ejected Earth’s primordial
atmosphere, preventing
runaway greenhouse
effect like that seen on
Venus
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of the Earth
Formation of the Moon
Established the Earth’s current
axial tilt of 23.5º, which is ideal for
maintaining optimal temperatures
on the Earth
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of
the Earth
Proximity of the Moon
 Slowed
the Earth’s rotation
rate from 8 hours to 24 hours
 The original 8 hour rotational period
would have led to winds of 500+ mph
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of the Earth
Established a unique continental
crust, which allows for recycling of
minerals through tectonic activity
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of Our Earth
Magnetic Field:

if stronger: electromagnetic storms
would be too severe

if weaker: ozone shield and life on
land would be inadequately
protected from stellar and solar
radiation
God Proclaims His Love:
Design of the Earth
Electrical Storms:
 Required
for fixation of nitrogen from
the atmosphere
 If too high frequency there would be
too many fires for life’s existence
Reliability of the Genesis
Creation Account
1. Creation of the universe, Solar
System, and Earth (Genesis 1:1)
2. Appearance of the light of the Sun
through the clouds (Genesis 1:3)
3. Establishment of a stable water cycle
(Genesis 1:7)
4. Formation of continents (Genesis 1:9)
5. Creation of plants (Genesis 1:11)
Reliability of the Genesis
Creation Account (cont.)
6. First appearance of the Sun, Moon,
and stars through the clouds
(Genesis 1:14)
7. Creation of birds and whales
(Genesis 1:20)
8. Creation of cattle, rodents, and wild
mammals (Genesis 1:24)
9. Creation of Man (Genesis 1:26)
God Proclaims His Love:
Creation of Humans
What is the Purpose of Human Life?
When asked what was the greatest
commandment, Jesus said, “You shall
love the Lord your God with all your
heart, and with all your soul, and with
all your mind.' This is the great and
foremost commandment. The second
is like it, 'you shall love your neighbor
as
yourself.'
On
these
two
commandments depend the whole
Law and the Prophets." (Matthew
22:37-40)
Why Does God Want Us to Choose
to Love Him and Our Neighbors?
Parable of the banquet:
Then the master told his
servant, “Go out to the roads
and country lanes and make
them come in, so that my
house will be full.” (Luke
14:23)
God is a God of order, not confusion
 Demonstrated
through the
physical laws of the universe
 God
ties the reliability of the
physical laws of the universe
to the reliability of His
promises (Jeremiah 31:35-36)
The Physical Laws of the Universe Tell
of God’s Righteousness and Judgment
 And
the heavens proclaim His
righteousness,
for
God
Himself
is
judge.
Selah
(Psalms 50:6)
 The
heavens proclaim His
righteousness, and all the
peoples
see
His
glory.
(Psalms 97:6)
The Eternal Nature of Our Souls
Is Revealed to Each Person
He has made everything
beautiful in its time. He
has also set eternity in the
hearts
of
men…
(Ecclesiastes 3:11)
The Problem - SIN:
Everyone has turned away, they have
together become corrupt; there is no
one who does good, not even one.
(Psalms 53:3)
All of us have become like one who is
unclean, and all our righteous acts are
like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)
for all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God (Romans 3:23)
The Solution - Jesus Christ:
God took on the form of a man
(Jesus) to become the Messiah
- the promised One who would
take away the sin of mankind
How Do We Know Jesus Is the Messiah?
Fulfilled Prophecy:
 Ancestry
(6)
 Birth - date/place/circumstances
(7)
 Ministry (24)
 Death by crucifixion (24)
 Resurrection and present day
ministry (6)
Why Must Jesus Christ Be the
Creator of the Universe?
The Bible is the only religious work
to describe
 a God who is transcendent to
both time (2 Timothy 1:9, Titus
1:2, Jude 1:25) and space (1
Kings 8:27, Job 37:23)
 the
creation of the universe
from
extra
dimensions
(Hebrews 11:3)
How Do We Reestablish Our
Relationship With a Holy God?
 Accept
Jesus Christ into
your heart as your Lord and
Savior
 Repent of your former life
and follow Him as He leads
you through the Holy Spirit
The Promises:
Come to Me, all who are weary
and heavy-laden, and I will give
you rest. Take My yoke upon
you, and learn from Me, for I
am gentle and humble in heart;
and you shall find rest for your
souls. For My yoke is easy, and
My load is light. (Matthew
11:28-30)
The Promises:
Those who hope in the LORD will
renew their strength. They will
soar on wings like
eagles; they will run
and not grow weary, they will
walk and not be faint.
(Isaiah 40:31)
The Promises:
Whoever drinks the water I
give him will never thirst.
Indeed, the water I give him
will become in him a spring
of water welling up to
eternal life.” (John 4:14)
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