The question in our atheistic age is; Why does the evidence for God’s existence seem so weak and ambiguous? It must be that certain knowledge has been withheld – that is, if the created world was so dominated by God, then belief in the existence and nature of God would be forced on everyone, with the resultant demand on everyone’s behaviour. This would be the case if God were visible in creation making it obvious that there had to be a creator. The evident absence of God can be explained through the nature of creation as we see it, apparently governed by impartial physical laws but which do, in fact, allow hints as to God’s existence and true nature. Romans 1:19-20
Sufficient evidence is given for knowledge of God’s existence and an outline of God’s will but this evidence is not overwhelming; human sinfulness can make us see without seeing and hear without hearing. The ability to see the truth is dependent on readiness to listen and openness to the message.
Before Charles Darwin wrote his doorstopper book “Origin of the Species” people simply believed that God created all things or at least, in some kind of supernatural creation.
The theory of evolution is the main stimulator of atheism, communism, and causes the loss of faith of many. Scientists in particular, work assiduously to prove evolution, making every attempt to establish a complete fossil record – spending millions trying to replicate organic life in the laboratory, etc. Real success has eluded them despite more than a hundred years of almost desperate (sometimes fraudulent) trying.
The recent, widely publicised, production of a “synthetic cell “actually used a natural cell with rearranged DNA inserted into it.
Nowadays an increasing number of scientists and enquiring people have turned back to at least a theory of intelligent design. A fairly general agreement, kept quiet to avoid doubt about evolution, is that the universe consists of Matter, Energy and Information.
The evolutionary theory has been invented by human minds in an effort to explain the presence of a creation without the existence of a Creator. A theistic explanation is a more coherent account of reality. A quote by Bertrand Russel: “From evolution, no ultimately optimistic philosophy can be validly inferred”.
Once having leapt that fence then, we must think about what God’s ultimate plan might be for His creation. The aim of God to create God-related beings out of recalcitrant ‘matter’ is achieved slowly and indirectly because the quality of relationship toward which God aims, is not to be achieved by a process that violates that very quality.
Therefore the process, too, must reflect non-coercive, persuasive, painstaking love all the way from the beginning to the end. Just as sin is a by-product of the creation of free and intelligent beings, suffering and disorder are by-products of a non-coercive creative process that aims at the development of free and intelligent beings.
The Bible tells us that His people are to be God’s witnesses – Isaiah 43:10-12 The Lord declares; You are My witnesses, you are My servants chosen by Me, to know and put your trust in Me. I alone am your Deliverer, I have made it known, I am God, what I do, none can undo.
We know that we are called to be His witnesses of the Gospel here on earth. But perhaps there is a greater purpose. At the final Judgement of Lucifer, as at any trial, unbiased jurors and witnesses are required to confirm the just sentence that God will pass.