Chapter Five


As a design engineer, I know that structures and mechanisms are not built by chance. It takes intelligence, knowledge and work to design and build structures and machines. Chance is the enemy of the design engineer. Time causes disorder, destruction and decay. Do you believe that trees and clay, if given enough time, could become a house by chance? No, you cannot believe in chance and time to design and build. It takes great intelligence to invent, design and construct.
For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Hebrews 3:4.

The atheist must believe that life originated by chance. Living cells are exceedingly complex, made up of complex macromolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins. All must be just right or the cell cannot live. Also the first living cell must have had a system for obtaining and using energy. And the first living cell must also have had a reproductive mechanism or life would have died out. Now, to believe that life came about by chance is a most difficult faith to believe in. It is mathematically impossible. To believe that material by chance created life is unscientific.1 Even with all our human intelligence, knowledge and laboratory controlled conditions, man has not created a living cell. If humans ever do create a living creature, it will just show how much intelligence and knowledge that it took in the beginning. Life comes from life. The general theory of evolution is unscientific. Living creatures show a living Creator.

The general theory of evolution lacks a mechanism.2 Mutations are mistakes in the genetic code and cannot produce progressively more complex structures, organs, and kinds of animals.3 The fossil record does not show evolution. It does not show gradual changes, step by step from one kind to another. There are not just missing links, but a missing chain.4 More than 90% of the kinds of animals that have lived on earth have become endangered species and then extinct. Natural history shows the opposite of evolution: degeneration and extinction. The general theory of evolution is unscientific.5 It is mythology.


The DNA molecules in your cells contain the information that was used for the growth and function of your body. These instructions in each cell would fill several sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica. It would be more logical to believe that a set of encyclopedias is the result of an explosion in a print shop, than it would be to believe that the DNA system of living cells came about by chance. There is a Great Biochemist!

Male & Female

Sexual reproduction systems have exceedingly complicated structures, mechanisms and systems. All must work properly together or there is no offspring. A half evolved system would not work. These systems show purpose, planning and design.
". . . male and female He created them (Genesis 1:26)."


Look at a bird. It is designed for flight. It has light bones: thin, hollow and porous; this is for light weight. The feathers are clearly designed for flight. Air goes through them when the wings go up, but the feathers hold the air when the wings go down. If everything had not been just right the first bird could not have flown and survived. Can you believe that this is the result of chance mutations? No, not at all! This shows intelligent design. A long time ago, Job was asked:
"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,
Stretching his wings toward the south?
"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up,
And makes his nest on high?
Job 39:26, 27.

No, it took greater intelligence than we have to design and build living birds.

Radar and Sonar

Men invented, designed and built radar during the 1930's, which was very important during World War II. However, bats and porpoises had been equipped with similar systems long before men built radar. It would be as illogical to believe that the bat's system is the result of chance and time as it would be to believe that the radar system on a ship built itself by chance.


An engineer copied the valve of the human heart in order to design the poppet valve for the gasoline engine. Someone else had prior patent claims on that design. If engineers could design a power steering pump that would work as long as your heart, they would be doing very well. Can you believe that the heart is the result of chance mutations? Such a faith is unscientific. It is mythology! Mutations are mistakes in the genetic code. Mistakes cannot design and build mechanisms. The heart shows intelligent design. If the heart were not complete and right, the first creatures would have died. The theory of evolution is mythology. God the Designer must exist!


Engineers have studied the human brain in order to improve the design of their computers. Could a computer build itself by chance? Who designed the human brain? The most highly organized matter on this earth is your brain. Billions of neurons are well-packaged in your skull. Only God could have designed and constructed the human brain.


Your ears are fine audio instruments with excellent fidelity and frequency response. Dynamic microphones are designed like your ears, only not as well. You do not have just one ear but two. How do you account for that? It would be silly to buy a stereo system if you only had one ear. But you do have a very fine, compact stereo system built right into your head. Do you believe that this is the result of chance mutations? If such could happen, then the Electro Voice Company ought to fire their engineering department and leave it to chance.

Thomas Edison said, "There must be a Great Engineer."


Your eyes focus automatically. My camera must be focused by hand. The apertures of your eyes open and close automatically according to the amount of light. I have to set the aperture of my camera by hand. You can see color as well as black and white. Why do you have two eyes instead of one? So that you can see stereoscopically and judge distances. Are your eyes the result of chance or intelligent design? Look at a camera. Can you believe that it came about by chance? Possibly, you have never seen a camera designer or maker, but you know that they exist from what they have made. Your eyes are much better than a camera. Your eyes have about 7,000,000 cones and 100,000,000 rods.

Pay heed, you senseless among the people;
And when will you understand, stupid ones?
He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?

Psalm 94:8, 9.

The hearing ear and the seeing eye,
The Lord has made both of them.
Proverbs 20:12.

The mathematician Gallup wrote:
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone---the chance that all of its functions would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
(Gallup,"Human Yardstick, "Saturday Evening Post,
January 21,1939, p. 71)

David wrote:
I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works;
And my soul knoweth it very well.
Psalm 139:14.

Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3.

The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." Psalm 14:1.

A rational, sane, objective person can know that God exists. You can refuse to have God in your knowledge if you want to, but it is contrary to clear evidences.

It is written in Romans 1:18-22:
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 within them; for God made it 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. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.

Will you believe in God?

Germaine Lockwood

1 Charles B. Thaxton, Walter L. Bradley, The Mystery of Life's Origin: Reassessing Current Theories (New York: Philosophical Library, Inc, 1984).
2 A. E. Wilder Smith, The Natural Sciences Know Nothing of Evolution (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1981).
3 Edited by Paul S. Moorehead, Martin M. Kaplan, Mathematical Challenges to Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution (Philadelphia: The Wistar Institute Press).
4 Duane T. Gish, Evolution, The Challenge of the Fossil Record (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1985).
L. D. Sunderland, Darwin's Enigma: Fossils and Other Problems (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1984).
5 Edited by Emmett L. Williams, Thermodynamics and the Development of Order (P. O. Box 14016, Terre Haute, IN: Creation Research Society Books, 1981).
Ashby L. Camp, The Myth of Natural Origins (Tempe, Arizona: Ktisis Publishing, 1994).

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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