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Time, Chance, and God Odds

The hero of Darwin is time and chance, but unfortunately for the ďevillutionists,Ē there is not enough time and not enough chance. There is one chance in five billion that a man or woman could make a particular contingent prediction and actually have it come to pass. Another way of saying it is that the chances are 4,999,999,999 out of 5,000,000,000 that it was God.
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Time, Chance, and God Odds

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When things wax more and more hopeless, the redeemed know a hope that is supremely larger.  This place of hopelessness, which is common to man, can only be dispelled by the “true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9).  Childlike faith in Christ Jesus, the true Light, is the only elixir for the sickness of hopelessness. 

All things of this world are temporal and come to an end.  The picture outside of the promise is only bad, but in this place of promise, the worst actually becomes the best.  I Corinthians 15:51-57:

51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

What a marvelous demonstration of the 180° principle!  The hopelessness of carnal death is swallowed up in victory.   No matter how bleak the picture, the blood-bought have a glorious, sparkling, and eternal hope. 

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GOD SAID, I Peter 2:6-8:

6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

GOD SAID, Exodus 20:11:

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

GOD SAID, Psalm 19:1-4:

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.

3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

GOD SAID, Psalm 14:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

MAN SAID:  Time and chance, an explosion out of nothing, natural selection, survival of the fittest—yeah, that’s how we got here.  We are a product of nothing and our end is nothing. 

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Evolutionary doctrine is against God's Word.  It has subliminally permeated every aspect of society, including the church, although most are oblivious.  Even those who reject “evillution,” as pronounced by the British, the idea of a universe billions of years of age is tenable.  Straight-forward reading of the Scriptures describes a 6,000+ year-old earth and its universe, and yes, various scientific and historical disciplines do establish the credibility of the Bible’s account beyond any reasonable doubt.  GodSaidManSaid has pointed out these various discoveries in over 50 feature articles.  All need to know that God’s Word is “true and righteous altogether.”

One of the pillars of the four-step proof text used on this website is Prophecy, which we couple with the laws of probability.  Bible prophecies are cited that, when probabilities are applied, fully certify the supernatural authorship of the Word of God.  These prophecies coupled with the laws of probability demonstrate that the odds of a mortal making the prediction and actually seeing that prediction come to pass will challenge all skeptical credulity.  Some of the odds you’ll read are stated in numbers so large that they have no common describer. But for example’s sake, consider the odds as being one in five billion.  In other words, there is one chance in five billion that a man or woman could make the particular contingent predictions and actually have them come to pass.  Another way of saying it is: chances are 4,999,999,999 out of 5,000,000,000 that it was God. 

The hero of Darwin is time and chance, but unfortunately for the “evillutionists,” there is not enough time and not enough chance.  Author Ralph O. Muncaster, in his 604-page book Examine the Evidence, points out some various daunting probabilities to any kind of life that could arrive from chance.  A few paragraphs from Examine the Evidence follow.

[Note:  Large numbers cited such as 10120 would be the number 1 followed by 120 zeros.]

Under the heading:

Experts Acknowledge Other Random-Origin Problems

Here’s what some experts in the field are saying about the probability of the random origin of the very first cell:

  • Marcel Schutzenberger of the University of Paris declared, “There is no chance (<10-1000) to see this mechanism appear spontaneously; and if it did, even less for it to remain.”
  • Molecular biologist Harold Morowitz calculated that, if ever chemical bond were broken in the simplest living cell, the odds of it reassembling under ideal conditions would be 10-100,000,000,000.
  • Astrophysicist Edward Argyle observes that a simple E. coli bacterium, with an information content of about 6 million bits, would have required about 101,800,000 cases, or “states,” to occur on the early earth for its inception to occur.
  • John Horgan stated in a Scientific American article, “Some scientists have argued that, given enough time, even apparently miraculous events become possible—such as the emergence of a single-cell organism from random couplings of chemicals.   Sir Frederick Hoyle, the British astronomer, has said such an occurrence is about as likely as the assemblage of a 747 by a tornado whirling through a junkyard.  Most researchers agree with Hoyle on this point.”
  • The odds that all the functional proteins necessary for life might form in just one place by random events (not including all the other problems such as chirality) were calculated by Hoyle and his associate Chandra Wickramasinghe to be 1 chance in 1040,000.
  • Thomas Huxley, an ardent supporter and contemporary of Darwin, once supposedly stated that six monkeys typing  randomly for millions of years could type out all the books in the British museum.  David Foster, a cyberneticist, concluded that “Huxley was hopelessly wrong in stating that six monkeys allowed enormous time would randomly type all the books in the British Museum when in fact they could only type half a line of one book if they typed for the duration of the universe.”  
  • Hoyle and Wickramasinghe provided calculations for a slightly different version of the Huxley claim—that instead of all the books in the British Museum, monkeys could type out the complete works of William Shakespeare.  Their calculations indicated that the world was not large enough to hold the hordes of monkeys and typewriters (let alone the wastebaskets) required for such a feat.  They indicated this was analogous to the unlikelihood of the random creation of living material. 
  • Gerald Shroeder continues the monkey analogy by stating that the chance of their randomly typing out any sentence at all, only a few words in length, is on the order of 1 in 10120.  He goes on to say, “Randomness just doesn’t cut it when it comes to generating meaningful order out of chaos.  Direction is required.  Always.”  The odds with a world of monkeys and typewriters and a universe of time pale in comparison to the odds of just the chirality problem.  And the problem becomes far greater when other factors are considered. 

Noted atheists Carl Sagan and Francis Crick were attempting to build a case for extraterrestrials (to gain research funding in that field).  In the process, they estimated the difficulty of evolving a human by chance alone at 10-2,000,000,000.  This would be in the same range as the estimate of Harold Morowitz. 

Total odds for the naturalistic origin of the most simple conceivable bacterium (conservatively figured) 1/10112,827.  This would be like winning 16,119 state lotteries in a row (with one ticket each). 

Stephen C. Meyer, who holds a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from Cambridge University states, “While many outside origin-of-life biology may still invoke ‘chance’ as a casual explanation for the origin of biological information, few serious researchers still do”  [End of quote]

Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

God’s Word is a sure foundation, a place to build a life—one that will last forever. 

GOD SAID, I Peter 2:6-8:

6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

GOD SAID, Exodus 20:11:

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

GOD SAID, Psalm 19:1-4:

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.

3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

GOD SAID, Psalm 14:1:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

MAN SAID:  Time and chance, an explosion out of nothing, natural selection, survival of the fittest—yeah, that’s how we got here.  We are a product of nothing and our end is nothing. 

Now you have THE RECORD.

       

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

Muncaster, R., Examining the Evidence, Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR, 2004

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