In the last blog, we talked about the importance of Art in proving the existence of God.
The painter paints a landscape. The observer “oohs and aahs” about the beauty of the painting, complimenting the painter on his or her creativity. The landscape itself should be the center of the adulation. After all, an incredibly intelligent and inventive Creator allows the painter to be able to copy His work. A fool would say that there is no Creator of the actual landscape (nature or human) that the gifted painter paints!
But now let’s look at design. More “food for thought for you” in your discussions.
Watchmakers use amazing precision in their work. Quartz watches measure time by counting the exact number of oscillations of a quartz crystal through use of a digital counter. Digital clocks use the oscillations of quartz crystals or power lines (60 cycles per second in the United States). Grandfather clocks use the swing of a pendulum, once every second and recorded by metal gears inside the clock, to keep time.
But the finest watchmakers in the world can, at best, devise several kinds of relatively imprecise clocks. Are we to believe that while very sophisticated, humanly devised watches required the effort and ingenuity of skilled, intelligent men to create them, clocks of far greater sophistication, precision and design developed on their own? How utterly ridiculous!
For many years, astronomers “observed” the motion of the earth, in relation to the heavens, to accurately measure time. All clocks in this country were set in relation to these very precise measurements. It was God who made this Master Clock of the Universe! He set the heavens in motion.
In 1967, scientists built an “Atomic Clock.” It uses Cesium 133 atoms because they oscillate at the rate of 9,192,631,770 times per second. This produces accuracy within one second every 30 million years! Cesium 133 atoms never vary a single vibration. They are steady—constant—reliable—and cannot be an accident of nature that just “happens” to always turn out exactly the same. God had to design the complexity and reliability of these atoms. No mind can believe otherwise. Men merely learned how to capture what God designed, for use in time measurement.
Scientists in Boulder, Colorado, built an optical clock that is even more accurate. How? By measuring time with light. Time is now measured in what are called femtoseconds—or a million-billionth of a second. These clocks use mercury ions at their “heart” to count the number of times they vibrate in a second. Wow.
Could this perfect order be the product of an accident? I sincerely doubt it!
The greatest Watchmaker of all time is no other than the triune God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He put us on a finite time clock, but He Himself is timeless! Figure that one out.
Dad, we miss you, but know that you are basking in Glory!