Scientific Evidence for God's Existence Hugh Ross, PhD
Did you know that the 4 initial conditions and 10 creation events of how the universe and earth were formed written by Moses, in the book of Genesis, are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? An astronomer named Hugh Ross calculated the probability that Moses could have known this by his own knowledge to be, conservatively, one in a quadrillion, quadrillion, quadrillion, quadrillion. Ask yourself, are you willing to bet your soul on them odds that Moses got it all correct by chance, or did God reveal it to him?
Did you know that the Bible does not say the earth was formed in six 24-hour days, but rather six long finite periods of time? The universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old, and the earth 4.5 billion. This does not contradict the Bible; it lines up with it! The Bible got it right from the beginning by concurring with the big bang saying, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). And says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things!
The Bible, compared with the book of nature, has no contradictions, making ten times more creation claims than all other major "holy" books combined; while these other books contain scientific errors in them! Astronomer(PhD) Hugh Ross and his team have discovered these facts and more! He has brought many scientists to faith in Jesus by this information and more. His claims are based on published scientific documents. He has authored many books, even backed by atheist scientists!
Why did God Create Man from the Dust of the Ground and Eve from Adam's Rib?
The Bible says God created Adam from the dust of the ground, and Eve from the rib bone of Adam. Is there any evidence for these claims?
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Genesis 2:7).
Every element found in the human body can be found in the minerals of the surface of the Earth. How could the writer of Genesis know this in his time thousands of years ago?
"And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man" (Genesis 2:21-23)
The rib is the only bone in the entire human body that is able to fully regenerate itself if surgically removed correctly. It also one of five major harvesting sites for bone marrow. We have proven in a lab that we can regrow entire human organs via bone marrow transplants. The other four choices to gather bone marrow, if removed even in part, could result in serious injury or most likely death.
The writer of Genesis had the odds of 1 in 182 to pick the only bone in the human body that can regenerate itself. As well as being one of five bones in the human body that you can harvest bone marrow from.
The writer didn't have to choose the dust of the ground or a human bone for being part of the creation process, but could have said God magically created humans from nothing, or anything else!
Another interesting point is that only the male has both X and Y chromosomes and the female XX. So you must begin with the male specimen, otherwise you're missing the Y information on the transfer.
It appears that God chose to act within his own laws, with one possible reason being to give evidence to the reader that the writings are scientifically accurate.
How the Fine-Tuning of the Universe Points to the Existence of God
When you examine a building, you understand there is a builder. When you examine a painting, you understand there is a painter. What is stopping you from understanding there's a creator when you see creation all around you? Is it accountability?
If you come across a beach and see your first and last name written in the sand, you immediately infer a higher intelligence. How much more for the 3 billion letters in DNA that spell out the recipe of life for each individual?
A computer has the hardware, software, and a programmer. We have our own hardware(physical body) and software(DNA), so why not a programmer? We ourselves are the best evidence for the existence of God.
In this world we have our own laws that we have to abide by, otherwise we risk going to jail or prison. Where do these laws come from, and why is there a general commonality across the globe, also known as objective moral values? It makes sense, as the Bible says, that we are created in Gods image. Meaning God has his own laws, and his own form of prison for disobeying his commands.
The fine tuning of the universe points to a personal creator:
If the universe expanded any slower or faster at the beginning of the big bang, intelligent life could not exist. The universe must be as massive as it is or human life would not be possible. If the sun was any bigger or smaller, and any closer or further away, we could not exist.
Earth resides in the darkest location within the Milky Way Galaxy where physical life is possible. And our Milky Way Galaxy lies in the darkest location in the universe where physical life is possible. Not only that, but so we are also able to observe all of the universe, from the cosmic beginning at the big bang, all the way through.
Because we can observe the beginning at the big bang, we are able to confirm that the Bible had it right all along, that is, in the beginning God created the Heavens and Earth; as if God wanted us to see. The common thought among scientists was that the universe was eternal, before they discovered the big bang.
There is hundreds of other conditions in the universe that need to be fine tuned just for advanced life to exist. If any one of these were off by just a hairs breath, we could not exist. Not only are the odds of each condition so inconceivably high, imagine what the odds are that all these hundreds of conditions were all fined tuned together to allow intelligent life.
It's as if the universe knew we were coming, and everything was designed for this small planet called earth; for us humans to exist.
How the Origin of Life Points to the Existence of God
Regarding the high level of information found in DNA: "There isn't a single example anywhere in the history of the universe in which information came from anything other than an intelligent source." - Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
"A necessary requirement for generating meaningful information is the ability to select from alternatives and this requires an intelligent, volitional entity...Unguided, random processes cannot do this - not in any amount of time - because this selection process demands continuous guidance by intelligent beings that have a purpose." - Warner Gitt Engineer and Information Technology Specialist