Numerous e-mails come to GodSaidManSaid challenging us to prove that God exists without the use of the Bible—disdained, of course, by most e-mailers. This challenge is relatively simple to meet. Look in the mirror. Look out the window. Look into a microscope. Consider the exchange of ideas we are currently engaging in at this moment, and consciousness itself.
Those challengers frown upon the very provable Word of God, yet heartily embrace the empty suit of evolution and its untenable positions, such as the fundamental premise of a random beginning out of essentially nothing. Concerning random time and chance, consider the following: One of Charles Darwin’s greatest promoters was a man named Thomas Huxley, an advocate of time and chance. Huxley is reported to have said that six monkeys, poking randomly at typewriters for millions of years, could write all the books in the British Museum. Most people have heard variations of this statement, such as recreating the entire work of Shakespeare and others, but the concept remains the same.
Concerning time, chance, and monkeys, author James Perloff weighed in with the following:
However, anyone who believes those projections hasn’t figured the math. What are the odds of a monkey typing one predetermined nine letter word, such as “evolution?” Since the alphabet has 26 letters, one must multiply 26 by itself eight times. We find the monkey would need, on average, more than five trillion attempts just to write “evolution” once correctly. Typing ten letters per minute, this would take over a million years. If one word is that hard to get, one begins to fathom the difficulties of randomly producing a paragraph, Hamlet—or the components of life.
Creation scientist Duane Gish puts the monkey matter in perspective:
A monkey typing 100 letters every second for five billion years would not have the remotest chance of typing a particular sentence of 100 letters even once without spelling errors.
In fact, if one billion (10 to the 9th power) planets the size of earth were covered eyeball-to-eyeball and elbow-to-elbow with monkeys, and each monkey was seated at a typewriter (requiring about 10 square feet for each monkey, of the approximately 10 to the 16th power square feet available on each of the 10 to the 9th power planets), and each monkey typed a string of 100 letters every second for five billion years (about 10 to the 17th power seconds), the chances are overwhelming that not one of these monkeys would have typed the sentence correctly! Only 10 to the 41st power tries could be made by all these monkeys in that five billion years. There would not be the slightest chance that a single one of the trillion, trillion monkeys would have typed a preselected sentence of 100 words (such as “The subject of this Impact article is the naturalistic design of life on the earth under assumed primordial conditions”) without a spelling error, even once.
Considering an enzyme, then, of 100 amino acids, there would be no possibility whatever that a single molecule could ever have arisen by pure chance on the earth in five billion years.
Evolutionists (obviously not of the Darwinian ilk) Sir Fred Hoyle and co-author Chandra Wickramasinghe wrote the book Evolution From Space. The following is what they had to say regarding Huxley’s monkeys:
No matter how large the environment one considers, life cannot have had a random beginning. Troops of monkeys thundering away at random on typewriters could not produce the works of Shakespeare, for the practical reason that the whole observable universe is not large enough to contain the necessary monkey hordes, the necessary typewriters, and certainly not the waste paper baskets required for the deposition of wrong attempts. The same is true for living material.
Again concerning time and chance, Hoyle and Wickramasinghe report:
The likelihood of the spontaneous formation of life from inanimate matter is one to a number with 40,000 noughts after it. It is big enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution. There was no primeval soup, neither on this planet nor any other, and if the beginnings of life were not random, they must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence. [End of quote]
Remember 10 to the 50th power—the number ten followed by 50 zeroes—is considered effectively impossible.
A final note on monkeys is from London AP article:
Give six monkeys one computer for a month, and they will make a mess.
Researchers at Plymouth University in England reported this week that primates left alone with a computer attacked the machine and failed to produce a single word.
“They pressed a lot of S’s,” researcher Mike Phillips said Friday. “Obviously, English isn’t their first language.”
A group of faculty and students in the university’s media program left a computer in the monkey enclosure at Paignton Zoo in southwest England, home to six Sulawesi crested macaques. Then, they waited.
“At first,” said Phillips, “the lead male got a stone and started bashing the h--- out of it.”
“Another thing they were interested in was in defecating and urinating all over the keyboard,” added Phillips, who runs the university’s Institute of Digital Arts and Technologies. [End of quote]
Proving that there is a Creator is simple indeed, but proving the God of the Bible requires a little more attention to detail. Several months ago, GodSaidManSaid attempted to place radio commercials on the airwaves of the United Kingdom, but was blocked by their government’s regulators. To give you an idea of what the U.K. was rejecting, a typical GodSaidManSaid commercial begins like this: “Do you have questions? God’s got answers! www.Godsaidmansaid.com. God on bi-racial marriage: Godsaidmansaid.com,” and so on. The censors first sent back our script challenging, among other things, the word God. The radio sales representative (who was Hindu) wanted to know which God. We sent back modified copy—“The God of the Bible”—but that still was not sufficient. This concept is laid out clearly in I Corinthians 8:5-6:
5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
The challengers who clamor for proof outside of the Bible miss the foundational premise of this website, which is to establish that the Bible is, in fact, the authored Word of the living God, and that He will hold all accountable to it at a soon coming judgment day. This Holy Book was not written by mere men—God was the author. Holy men were inspired by God to record His message to the world. II Timothy 3:16:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
II Peter 1:20-21:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
In the Old Testament alone, there are over 2,600 claims of holy inspiration.
We know that the skeptics will not embrace such claims, and I must say, rightfully so. The Word of God commands in I Thessalonians 5:21:
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
We prove God and His Bible over and over again at GodSaidManSaid. At the time of this webcast, there are 308 proof subjects on this website, and every Thursday evening, God willing, that number grows by one. Remember, proving the God of the Bible, and doing it spiritually, scholastically, and pragmatically, is the task.
We must note that God and His Word are synonymous. The written Word to a heart that’s yielded is not just printer’s ink and paper, but in fact the living God manifested. John 1:1:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
To prove the infallibility of the Scriptures, a book impossible for a man to produce, is to prove that God is.
GodSaidManSaid applies a four-step proof text to establish the supernatural veracity of the Word of God. The following paragraphs are from “An Intro To God Said Man Said:”
This proof text explores four truth establishing avenues. Avenue number one is archaeology. Archaeology and similar other disciplines will prove the historical record laid out in the Scriptures—even the most miraculous and ridiculed accounts. We will establish the Bible as an unerring historical record even back to the very creation of the Earth.
Proof number two is prophecy (supernatural foretelling), showing the insurmountable laws of probability that God made these humanly impossible predictions. For example, much of the world blindly endorses evolutionary doctrine. A large portion of evolution’s pseudo credibility comes from flawed dating techniques, such as Carbon-14 dating. For argument’s sake, let’s suppose that 10,000 organic items have had their ages measured by the Carbon 14 technique and the findings were only wrong once (though Carbon-14 has been proven wrong many times). That would give 10,000-to-1 odds favoring Carbon-14 measurements. The pragmatic mind would call odds this big a close resemblance of proof. But imagine a multitude of Biblical prophecies that predicted events which happened hundreds, even thousands, of years in advance; not vague convoluted predictions, but precise, contingent prophecies that not only have come to pass, but are still coming to pass and that have insurmountable probabilities of millions, even billions, to one that they were made by God. These prophecies will establish the Bible as the supernatural all seeing word of the living God.
Proof avenue number three is titled “GODSAIDMANSAID: THE RECORD.” We will explore commandments and precepts given by God thousands of years ago that man has disobeyed through outright disobedience or simple ignorance. Relatively recent scholarship has shown these precepts to be true, from the DNA code and cloning, to bestiality and witchcraft. We will show what has happened to mankind because of his disregard for God’s Word. This section will prove that God is the designer and creator of all things, thus the theme of this web site: “GODSAIDMANSAID: THE RECORD.”
Unimaginable as it may seem, many Biblical detractors actually deny that Jesus Christ ever existed. The fourth proof is titled, “The Historicity of Jesus Christ.” We will establish that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, performed a huge array of miracles while here on earth, established His prophetic words, was crucified, resurrected from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, physically. This section will prove that all things, whether good or evil, revolve around Jesus Christ. [End of quote]
Carnaldom challenges the inerrant Word of God, which establishes the reality that He is! Some of the typical challengers sound like the following sampling:
♦ JG’s e-mail: “How can you base fact on the truth on the Bible? Its MYTHOLOGY.”
♦ W’s e-mail: “I would like solid proof the Bible is the Word of God—or a God exists at all. Please respond with evidence, NOT QUOTES FROM THE BIBLE!”
♦ JS’s e-mail: “When you claim that the Bible is THE Word of God, are you speaking literally or figuratively, because I believe that the Bible was actually written by a bunch of men, not by God Himself. You cannot honestly convince me that God wrote all of the books of the Bible. And you cannot show one shred of evidence through anything credible that the men who wrote these books of the Bible were influenced or spoken to by God Himself.”
♦ SJ’s e-mail: “What I find funny is that you downplay people who believe in science or ‘pseudo-science’ as you call it; when all of your arguments are based on a book of fairy tales called the Bible. There is no proof that the Bible is accurate even a little.”
God’s Word stands supreme. No scientific or academic truth has ever countermanded the truth of the Word of God. For over 6,000 years, Satan’s most sophisticated carnal minds have attempted to undermine Holy Writ, only to fail time after miserable time.
The challengers totally missed the mark, and so will be the performance of their lives until they end their southward journey.
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