God as theIntelligentDesigner a scientific insight to ps. 139.1-18
1O Lord, You have searched me and known me! 2You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You discern my thoughts from afar. 3You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. 5You hem me in, behind and before, and lay out your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. we are known 139.1-6 Random Fact: Each inch of DNA can store 25 gigabytes of information.
7Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? 8If I ascend to heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there! 9If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10even there Your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with You. God is everywhere 139.7-12 Random Fact: All humans contain 99.9% of the same DNA. The remaining one tenth of a percent is what makes us unique.
13For You formed my inward parts; You knotted me together in my mother’s womb. 14I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. 15My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you. God creates us 139.13-18 Random Fact: If all the DNA in the human body were unwound, it would stretch to the moon and back six thousand times.
Creationism The human soul is miraculously fused with the human body at some point during conception. Traducianism The human soul is passed biologically from parent to child. where does the soul come from? Random Fact: Blind people develop dreams derived from other senses.
Each human spent about half an hour • as a single cell. • Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty • feet of blood vessels. • An adult human body contains approximately • 100 trillion cells [100,000,000,000,000]. • The circulatory system of arteries, veins, and • capillaries is about 60,000 miles long. • The human genome—half the DNA contents of • a single nucleus—contains about 31 billion • base pairs, 31,000,000,000 A’s, G’s, T’s, and C’s. • The odds of the evolution of the human genome • happening by chance is between • 4-180^100,000 and 4-360^110,00 (Evolution loves God). • 50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be • replaced with new cells, al while you • have been reading this sentence. • There is 1.8m of DNA in each of our cells packed • into a structure only 0.0001cm across. • In order for a species to naturally evolve the population size must be more than one quadrillion [1,000,000,000,000,000], body size of less than 1cm, and a generation time briefer than 3 months. random facts about human design • Random Fact: Human DNA is 98% the same as chimpanzees’ and 50% the same as bananas. Neanderthal DNA is is 96% the same as a homo sapiens, not even close to being human!
“What really astounds me is the architecture of life… The system is extremely complex. It’s like it was designed… There’s a huge intelligence there. I don’t see that as being unscientific. Others may, but not me.” –Gene Myers, San Francisco Chronicle February 2001. “Most biologists maintain that the genome is a patchwork assemblage of genes and leftover DNA sequences accumulated by trial and error over millions of years of evolution. This never made sense to me. If there’s a code, there’s a language. Where there’s a language, there’s intelligence. –Ray Bohlin, PhD, Probe Ministries DNA [expounding on 139.13-18] Random Fact: The information in DNA would fill a stack of paperback books 200ft high.
“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.” –Augustine the aesthetic beauty Random Fact: All the information in a cell of DNA would take a century to recite, if we recited at one letter per second for 24 hours a day.
How does awareness of design, in particular DNA, affect your sense of connection with God? • What does the presence of God mean in your experience? • As you consider God’s design of DNA and cells, how might His knowledge and ability supply what you need to deal with some problem or challenge you are facing? • Psalm 139 clearly demonstrates Jesus’ love [as Creator]. How does this affect your view of John 13.34? • “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” How should we respond? In ardent worship [Ps. 139.17-18]. what can we do with this information? Random Question: What are you going to do with this information? Use it? Worship your Creator? Research the subject? Apply it? Forget it? It’s your call…