The Middle East conflict between Israel and her Arab neighbors, a conflict that more and more pits this tiny nation against the entire world, is only symptomatic of the battle against God that rages in the human heart – and that includes Jews and Gentiles, Muslims, and non-Muslims. There is a passion within each of us to live for ourselves, to command our own destiny. But we did not bring ourselves into existence, and that simple fact proves, from the very beginning of life to its end in death, that we are not in control of ourselves and our destinies. The first step toward reality is to admit this simple truth. Until we do so, we are only deceiving ourselves with grandiose delusions.
Mankind did not create planet earth, much less the universe, of which it is a minute part, nor did we evolve by chance. Each one of us begins life as a single cell the size of period at the end of this sentence. How does that cell know how to build an integrated body composed of trillions of cells of many different kinds? And how does each of those trillions of cells know how to operate the multitude of incredibly complex chemical nan-machines of which it is composed? The construction and operating instructions for the entire body are written in words encoded on the DNA on every cell. We call these detailed, intelligent instructions “information.”
…As long as a cell follows the DNA’s original instructions, it is healthy. Some cells do not. We call that cancer. It must be destroyed to cure the patient. God said, “What I command…do…that ye may live” (Deuteronomy:4:1; 5:33; 6:1-2; 8:1, etc.).
Man is like a cancer on this earth, refusing to follow God’s instructions for life – His law, which He has impressed in every human conscience. Those who adopt the belief that we are the products of chance are denying their Creator and have thus ruled out any purpose or meaning to life. They have decided to make up their own rules. They can’t impose their will on the cells in their bodies or on the physical universe around them, but they insist that they can go by their own rules for the their souls and spirits. That decision, of course, puts them in conflict with others who think the same way and want to “do their own thing” as well.