Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sistine Chapel Ceiling and God’s Creation

by Lee of Lee's Birdwatching Adventures Plus

Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Sistine Chapel Ceiling

“Imagine that you are the child of the famous painter, Michelangelo. You grew up watching your father paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Each stroke of the brush revealed his love, creative genius, and masterful perfection.”

Later in life, you visit the Chapel and see a tour guide giving his talk about how the painting came about. They are standing there in “awe under the grandeur of the artistic work” and then hears the guide boldly say words to this effect. “The ceiling occurred by naturalistic processes over countless years as water leaked through the roof and stained the plaster. The people are told by their expert guide that what appears as an intentionally designed work of beauty is strictly a chance occurence.”

“Would you not, as Michelangelo’s child, rise up in righteous indignation at the telling of such a flagrant lie? If the guide said that you father had used the random procedure of dripping water through the plaster to create the masterpiece, would that lie have been any more palatable?”

He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. (Psalm 26:7)

He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. (Psalm 26:7)

“The modern “tour guides” of our world are evolutionists who would have us believe that all of the purpose, eloquent design, and astronomical complexity of life just happened as chance naturalistic processes (such as mutations) formed life over billions of years. Liberal theologians would have us believe that God used such a process to make things.”

As Christians that believe the Word of God as truth, we should “boldly proclaim the truth so that more people may come to know the true Master Artist and come to trust His written revelation to mankind (the Bible)”

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. (Proverbs 3:19)

Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? (Job 12:9)

By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; (Job 26:13)Earth from NASA

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. (Psalms 26:7)

That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: (Psalms 78:7)

*Quotes from “Evidence from Common Sense March 22,” in “A Closer Look at the Evidence,” by Richard & Tina Kleiss, (Bryce Gaudian, The Great Works Catalog, p22)

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