Even in our fast-paced world we need to make time for the life-changing wisdom of God's Word. Let "60 Seconds With Gabe" help you with that in...well...60 seconds. Hear more of these segments, exclusively at docradio.org.
I want you to think about the fact that living things are irreducibly complex. That might sound complicated, but it just means that a living thing is an entire system of interacting parts working together, and if even one of those interacting parts is not present from the beginning, the living thing would not be able to survive. Think about it, let's imagine that a fish evolves lungs through evolution. What happens to it...does it keep changing and eventually become a frog? Nope, it just drowns. A frog needs every organ in his body to survive - it is irreducibly complex, so it could not have slowly changed from a fish into a frog. When sharing this with unbelievers, just remember this short story of a fish evolving lungs and drowning. Living things are irreducibly complex.
Hey check out my shirt man, it has no creator. One morning I woke up and sometime overnight the shirt just formed itself on my body...do you believe me? Check out this painting, isn't it beautiful? It has no artist. One day in the bright sun some colors just materialized and formed themselves together into that beautiful picture...do you believe me? Hey check out these shoes man, aren't they cool? They have no designer. One day I was walking barefoot thinking how nice it would be to have some shoes and suddenly they constructed themselves on my feet...do you believe me? Everywhere we look in the universe we see creation, design, and art. Where there is creation, design, and art, there must be a creator, a designer, and an artist. A painting is absolute proof that there is a painter - a building is absolute proof that there is a builder - the detailed design of the universe is proof that an intelligent designer exists.
Wind and Sand
Imagine that you're walking along the shoreline on the beach where the waves lap up on the sand and you see a thin line of deposited sand... You might reasonably say oh natural forces made that, the wind the waves the tide. However if you were walking near the shore on the same beach and saw several lines that form the words I love Michael Jackson you'd never say oh the wind and the waves the tide formed those words you would say that an intelligent person wrote those words. Inside of one human cell we find a message far greater than I love Michael Jackson... DNA is like a language in the heart of a cell that gives specific instructions. One human cell has as much DNA information as three or four complete sets of all 30 volumes of the encyclopedia Britannica. The discovery of DNA in the cell is like walking along the beach and finding 120 full-length novels written in the sand near the shoreline...you would never assume that that kind of information came from blind natural forces. Finding DNA within a cell is like walking into the basement of an enormous complex structure building and finding 120 books which have every detailed instruction for building the building. DNA is like God's plans for building – you God made you!
A Tainted Burger
You know there's one thing I love and that's a big juicy burger with all the fixins. I will tear that thing up. There's also one thing that I really hate, as a matter of fact I find it repulsive, and that's a cockroach. You could take that burger that I love and put a handful of cockroaches on it and it becomes something I hate. As a matter of fact, if you just took pieces of cockroach and and sprinkled it on that hamburger how much of it is going to enter my mouth...none. Even if you just took a cockroach and blew air from the cockroach onto my burger I would consider that burger tainted and unworthy of entering my mouth. That's the same way God feels about sin -- He finds it repulsive. How much sin will enter heaven to be with God...none. That's why Jesus had to take care of our sin problem...He took our sins upon himself; He loved us so much He was willing to take the punishment for us, suffer, die, be buried and on the third day rise again from the dead. And He claims that if we'll repent and put our trust in him we're cleansed, we're clean. God sees us as though we never sinned. The scripture puts it this way: God made him who knew no sin to become sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.