Home > Topics
Let us use the laws of mathematics to calculate the probability that life could begin by chance. Remember that, if life did not begin by chance, then it must have been created.
To begin with, there are thousands of conditions which would be essential just to prepare the earth for life, and it would be virtually impossible for all these conditions to be met by chance. But then consider what must have happened even after the earth was ready. Evolutionists tell us that the earth has been here about 4 1/2 billion years, and that in this time, not only has life begun, but all the plants and animals have evolved.
Now all living things are made of protein. A man named Dr. du Nouy once calculated how frequently a single protein molecule might be formed by chance. He determined that a molecule of protein would be formed once in every 10 followed by 243 zeroes - once in that many billions of years! Now that would just be one molecule, but it would take millions of such molecules before life could exist. And even if we had the molecules, they would not yet be alive! (Handbook of Religious Quotations, p. 59)
This means that evolution is essentially impossible. So it is virtually certain, mathematically, that there is a God who created you. In the Bible He says that your eternal destiny depends on whether or not you serve Him. Are you willing to risk the impossible chance that He might not exist, or will you submit to His will?
(c) Copyright David E. Pratte, 2017; gospelway.com
To study more articles like this (syndicated for reproduction) visit our Bible study topics web site. This article is freely available to be reproduced in print or on a web site under the following conditions: (1) The article must be reproduced verbatim in total without any change in content, (2) the name of the author and web site addresses must be included (as in this trailer), (3) the use must be entirely non-commercial with no fee or financial charge of any kind to the readers. Click here for more information about our copyright guidelines.
Please bookmark our site in your favorites.
We welcome links to us from other sites :
gospelway.com - The Gospel Way: Free Bible Study Materials & Guides
Scripture quotations are generally from the New King James Version (NKJV), copyright 1982, 1988 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. used by permission. All rights reserved.