The Argument from Design for the Existence of God (Part 2) (TRtB #48)

Released: July 16, 2014 By: Daniel Whyte III

Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is 2 Corinthians 10:5. It reads, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Charles Colson. He said, "The Bible's historical accuracy is a reminder that while “the heavens declare the glory of God,” there’s also plenty of evidence among the rubble and ruins."

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "The Argument from Design for the Existence of God" part 2 from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:

Hasn't the Darwinian theory of evolution shown us how it is possible for all the order in the universe to have arisen by chance?

Not at all. If the Darwinian theory has shown anything, it has shown, in a general way, how species may have descended from others through random mutation; and how survival of these species can be accounted for by natural selection --- by the fitness of some species to survive in their environment. In no way does it --- can it --- account for the ubiquitous order and intelligibility of nature. Rather, it presupposes order. To quote a famous phrase: "The survival of the fittest presupposes the arrival of the fit." If Darwinians wish to extrapolate from their purely biological theory and maintain that all the vast order

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