Chapter Six


Have you ever said to someone, "Look at the beautiful flowers"? Yes, we all have. You expect the other person to just naturally agree with you that the flowers are truly beautiful. Yes, we must all admit that there is much beauty in the world. People will argue about which is the most beautiful. This shows that they expect the other person to agree to the real truth as to which is the most beautiful. This shows that beauty is real and is objective. Where did all this beauty come from? Did it come about by accident, by chance? No, such a faith would be difficult to believe. Chance and accidents lead to randomness, destruction, disorder and decay, which is certainly not beauty.

We live in a beautiful world: blue sky, mountain grandeur, rolling seas, crystalline rocks, glowing gems, clean white snow, tall green trees, brightly colored flowers, radiantly decorated birds, and animals with rich fur coats. How do you account for all this beauty?

Inorganic Beauty

Look at the crystalline structure of a diamond. People consider the beauty of a diamond to be so great that they are willing to pay much money for diamonds. The same is true for the beauty of gold. Now then, we must admit that there is universal beauty in the cosmos.

When you look at a painting of sea and sky, would you ask me to believe that it happened by chance, that a cow kicked a box full of paints onto the canvas? No, you would not believe that! The painting shows the intelligent work of an artist. Even though we have never seen the artist, we know of his existence by his beautiful work. Order, color, structure, form, and decoration are part of beauty. They show intelligent work with a sense of beauty. Do not the real sky, sea, gold, diamonds and snow show that their origin demands an intelligent sense of beauty? Is there not a Master Artist? It would be more logical to believe that a painting was the result of an accident, than it would be to believe that the real world came about by chance. We need to be logical. We need to admit that there must be an intelligent Creator with a sense of beauty far greater than ours.


Did the flowers decide for themselves that they wanted to be beautiful? No, you cannot say that, as flowers have no intelligence, no sense of beauty. They cannot decide or plan. Some say that Nature did this. But nature is deaf, blind, and without intelligence. Beauty is the orderly result of intelligence that has worked to produce beauty. There must be a Master Artist, who created the cosmos. Intelligent men can breed and cross flowers in order to get different varieties. However, they are only working with what already exists. This does not account for the origin of the flowers or their beauty.

Look at the beauty of wild flowers. The colors of wild flowers reflect the handiwork of an artful creator, rather than random chance.

There are thorns, thistles, decay, and death in this sin-cursed world (Genesis 3:17-19). However, this in no way removes the fact that there is beauty in this world and cosmos for which you need to account.


The most beautiful peacocks might get the females. This might account for that which survives, but it does not at all account for the origin of peacocks with their iridescent tails. Could you grow such a tail if you wanted to? No, not even if your life depended upon it. How could such beauty come about by chance? To believe that chance mutations produced such beauty is ridiculous. Such a faith is not science, it is mythology.


Butterflies are like winged flowers. They come from worm-like caterpillars. Could caterpillars have decided for themselves that they wanted to become jewel-like butterflies? Obviously not. Without the butterfly stage, there would not have been eggs for caterpillars. Who programmed such artistic patterns into the caterpillars? Surely, it was not the caterpillars. You need to admit that there must be a Creator.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalm 19:1.

He has made every thing beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, . . . Ecclesiastes 3:11.

. . . "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory."
Isaiah 6:3.

"And why are you anxious about clothing?
Observe how the lilies of the field grow they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. "But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith?
Matthew 6:28-30.

Germaine Charles 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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