It’s No Accident
By Graham Dull
A simple question. Does every house have a builder?
The question is quite basic, but can you give it a straightforward and definitive answer?
Does every house have a builder — or do they exist because of some freakish accident?
The Bible states, “Every house is built by someone.” This is undeniably true.
You would be surprised if someone tried to convince you that a house — made with bricks, mortar, concrete, etc; having ornate doors, and aluminium windows, plush carpets, and fancy tiles — just came into existence by itself. It is just so obvious that it has a builder. Should such a home or a whole street of them be discovered on Mars, could you be convinced they had no builder?
Moreover, the quality of the house reveals a great deal about whoever constructed it. The builders’ ability and intelligence would be readily discernable. Good design, accurate bricklaying, care with painting (or lack of it) would reflect on those responsible.
A house built like this would not be attributed to some wild creature such as an eagle. An eagle’s home is a nest of twigs and sticks built according to its level of ability and intelligence.
“Every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” (Hebrews 3:4) May no one ever convince you that the world in which we live does not reflect the ability and intelligence of the One who created it.
A Comparison and a Challenge
Have you ever compared the human eye with a man-made instrument such as a television set? Their functions are somewhat different. A television set receives meaningful signals from the air and transforms them into a visual image. The eye receives a visual image and transforms it into meaningful signals that are transmitted to the brain. Both perform a specific task, both require energy to operate.
Consider the workings of a TV receiver. Consider the mass of components and circuitry required to make it operate. Does it work by accident or design?
Compare a TV with an eye for efficiency and size. Which would you say has a designer? Pause a moment and evaluate. Choose either YES/NO to the following statements that best fits your view.
A television set is constructed according to a design and a purpose.
The human eye is constructed according to a design and a purpose.
The eye is a delicate organ. By means of a transparent lens, light entering the eye is focused onto the retina. The retina contains an absolutely fantastic number of minute receptors that react to the incoming light. As they respond to the varying light-waves we experience ‘sight.’ Automatic adjustment of the lens aperture mechanism provides the correct light intensity and a clear focus.
We marvel at the eye’s structure and operation. More wonderful though is that purpose for which it is so obviously designed — that we might see.
Some attribute the glory of this world to ‘Mother Nature.’
Who is she?
Whatever your personal answer to this question, it is generally agreed that Mother Nature can neither think, plan, act, comprehend, nor take glory in creation. Mother Nature is a force without a purpose.
Is this the kind of Creator our world reflects?
We are not left in doubt as to Who “made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.” (Exodus 20:11) We are admonished, “Reverence God, give glory to Him, worship Him who made the heavens and the earth.” (Revelation 14:7)
Can you praise God?
The Psalmist did. He said, “I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, what You have done is marvellous.” (Psalm 139:14)