After watching the following video, Dan b wrote: "reading the bible is the main reason that i'm an atheist. if you believe in any GOD then pray that i receive proof that your GOD is real. i want a life changing event, no matter what it takes."I responded with:
+dan b Evidence that God is real is all around us. 1. In the cities the results of human design is everywhere (clothes, phones, cars, buildings etc.). When you see a birds nest, this too is a result of "intelligent design". Likewise when we look at the amazing workings of the cell we again see design. The cell and all of life is evidence of intelligent design and that is evidence of God. 2. For origin of life, evolutionary scientists point to abiogenesis (the idea that life came from chemicals). But where is the evidence for it? Yet the Law of Biogenesis (life only comes from life) is seen every day. 3. We now know that DNA is a massive code similar to a computer's operating system only much more complex. To go from the simplest form of life (like a bacterium which is a prokaryotic cell) to more complex form of life with eukaryotic cells would require reams of new code that did not exist before. In fact, it would require a rewrite of the original code. Code does not get written by chance, time and mutations. Only intelligence produces code and intelligence of this extreme magnitude is clear evidence for God.
All three of the above sources of evidence are forms of empirical evidence. They are observable, repeatable and they point to a supreme intelligence. The Bible reveals who that intelligence is. I am well aware that there are things in the Bible that are confusing. I recommend books from Lee Strobel such as The Case For Faith. You can also get his materials in DVD but the books are more detailed.
One more science tid bit. Proteins are known as "the building blocks of the cell". They make up all or part of every structure in the cell including DNA, RNA, the organelles, the cellular membrane, the processes of transcription and translation for making proteins are also made up of proteins. Even the conversion of energy from ADP to ATP is made up of proteins. So without God as creator how could you ever get (by natural causes alone) the first proteins when proteins are required in all these structures and processes? It is not logical to think that they came about by natural causes.
Dan I hope you give some serious thought to the above and check out books from Lee Strobel (local libraries have them too). You can also send me a message by going to www.EvidencePress.com and go to the contact page.Dan wrote back with:
+Jim Bendewald which GOD are you referring to? every religion claims their GOD created everything, what method did you use to determine that yours actually did it?I responded with:
+dan b The mono-theistic God of the Bible makes the most sense. All the eastern gods are limited in time and space and many are not personal. The God of the Bible is the creator of all time, space and matter and is not limited by them. He is also personal in that He has revealed Himself to us through the Bible. He has provided clarity about us as His children, that we are sinners and lost without believing in and receiving Christ as His Son and our Savior. Only the God of the Bible loves us unconditionally in the midst of our sin. The God of the Bible has the power and knowledge to create the universe and produce life along with the coding in DNA.