Chapter Four


We live in a cosmos, not a chaos. Cosmos is a Greek word meaning harmonious arrangement, order. Yes, there is order in the universe. Did this order come from a chance explosion? Explosions do not produce order. Explosions produce disorder, chaos. Order comes from intelligence, from mind. There is a great Architect of the cosmos, a great Designer. It is an interesting contradiction for an atheist to talk about the cosmos.

Design of the Material Elements

The material elements were created from energy. The energy was arranged in a marvelous system of order, which you can study in physics and chemistry. This system shows the power and intelligence of the Creator.

Invisible energy was arranged to form more than 100 elements. These elements were ordered to have a great variety of properties. Consider the properties of hydrogen, oxygen, iron, aluminum, gold and uranium. The physical properties of the material elements show purpose and design.

Electromagnetic Energy and Waves

We can study light, heat, sound, magnetism, electricity, gravity, and various electromagnetic waves which include: radio waves, microwaves, x-rays, infrared waves, light, ultraviolet rays, gamma waves and atomic radiation. How is it that all of these are in the cosmos? How is it that they have such marvelous properties? Why is energy in such varied forms? These are so essential and necessary for our lives. They are so useful. They show great design and purpose in their creation. Yes, there must be a great Physicist, the Creator of light, heat, sound, magnetism, electricity, gravity, electromagnetic fields and waves.

The Earth

Let us look at the earth upon which we live. If the earth were closer to the sun, it would be too hot for life. If the earth were farther away from the sun, it would be too cold for life. If the earth rotated at a slower pace, it would get too hot during the long days and too cold during the long nights. The earth has an atmosphere that allows life. There is the water cycle that is necessary for life. The earth is tilted 23 1/2 degrees so that we can have fruitful seasons. There is the nitrogen cycle that is necessary for life. There is the oxygen--carbon dioxide cycle that is necessary for life. That all of these conditions could have just happened all together at the same time by chance is mathematically highly improbable. Now, you can believe in chance if you wish, but such a faith is blind and is against mathematics. There must be an intelligent Creator.
For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens,
(He is the God who formed the earth and made it,
He established it and did not create it a waste place,
But formed it to be inhabited),
"I am the LORD, and there is none else.

Isaiah 45:18. (Jeremiah 10:12.)


Long ago, Job was asked in Job 38:25-28:
"Who has cleft a channel for the flood,
Or a way for the thunderbolt;
To bring rain on a land without people,
On a desert without a man in it,
To satisfy the waste and desolate land,
And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
"Has the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

Consider the wonderful properties of water that allow it to be transported from the seas to far away land. This allows food to grow. Water turns to vapor under the heat from sunshine. The lighter than air vapor rises and forms clouds that are blown by the winds. When the clouds are cooled, water condenses and falls as rain. Certainly you should be able to see the intelligent purpose in this great transportation system. The properties of water show the existence of God. We can truly say:
. . . He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness." Acts 14:17.


We meet the question that God asked Job in Job 38:22:
"Have you entered the store houses of the snow,
Or have you seen the store houses of the hail?"

Snow is beautiful. It makes the land lighter in the dark winter time. It insulates plants and animals from the cold. Snow, as you know, is a form of water. Snow also brings nitrogen to the soil, which is fertilizer. Yes, we can see design and purpose in this beautiful white blanket that covers the land. Purpose and design show the work of an intelligent Creator. I cannot believe in chance. Can you?


"From whose womb has come the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
Water becomes hard like stone,
And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
Job 38:29, 30.

Why does ice float? Because water expands when it freezes. However, water is the only naturally found material that expands when it freezes. Why is it the exception? All other natural materials contract and become heavier when they freeze. If ice were heavier than water, by spring northern lakes, rivers, and seas would be solid ice. Their fish would all be dead. As it is, ice floats and protects the water below from the cold air. How do you account for this? Why is water an exception to the rule? Can you not see purpose and design in this? The fact that water is an exception to other natural materials shows intelligent, purposeful design. This shows the work of the Creator.

The Creation Shows the Power of the Creator and His Great Intelligence

We can see design all about us in the cosmos, in the world, in material, in light, in electromagnetic waves, and in other forms of energy. The design is there. It shows the work of the Designer. Yes, there are storms and dangers, but the cosmos shows order, design, purpose and planning.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. Rom. 1:18-20.

If you do not believe in God, you are without excuse. You can know that God exists by looking at what has been made. Are you worshiping the creation or the Creator? You need to believe in Father God as the creator of "Mother Nature." To worship "Mother Nature" is idolatry.

Germaine Lockwood

Copyright ©1996 by Germaine Charles Lockwood. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Scripture quotations in this work, unless otherwise indicated, are from The New American Standard Bible, Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Scripture quotations from The New King James Bible (NKJB), Copyright ©1979,1980,1982, Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville, TN. Used by permission.

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