The Stones Will Cry Out

 

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But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” (Luke 19:40)

During our recent journey to Alaska, while driving through the Yukon near Watson Lake, I noticed many groupings of stones that spelled out words like “Hunter” in the above photo. The arrangements made me wonder if passersby would think that these stones somehow gathered together by chance through natural forces such as wind, rain, and erosion.

Is such a thought preposterous? Of course it is. While it’s true that natural forces can set stones in odd and mystifying arrangements, they never come together in ways that are encoded to communicate. They don’t spell words. Only a fool would believe that these stones came together by chance. And every scientist in the world would assume the same, that an intelligent designer placed these stones exactly where they are in order to spell the word.

But wait a minute. What do scientists say about life origins? Strangely enough, many claim that the human body (and every other creature) is the result of the coming together of natural, impersonal forces. The “stones” from which we are built have somehow gathered without intentional design to generate the life forms we have today.

Isn’t that preposterous? Our bodies, which are millions of times more complex, filled with far more encoded communication, and interconnected in vastly more intricate ways than is a group of stones that spell “Hunter,” supposedly came about by unintentional, natural forces. No designer was involved. Whether it was wind, rain, sunshine, or some other unnamed force arising from the earth, sea, or air, the human body just happened by a random combination of impersonal chance.

Since only a fool would believe that “Hunter” would come together without help from an intelligent designer, what are we to say about those who believe that a far more complex matrix of “stones” came together that way–without a designer, by pure chance?

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1)

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  1. Very interesting statement, and very true! Of course, it seems to make perfect sense to us, we who have the Spirit of God to affirm it. Many would still try to argue it, but like a song I like says “Something you’ll never find in the hearts of the blind is a vision of light.”
    However, we all know our Lord was able to show the blind a complete view of light, so let’s pray that He will continue to.

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  2. Wow. Very deep and philosophical thinking. Another blow to Evolution. 🙂

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  3. Excellent point! 🙂 I’ve read something similar in “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist” by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler. It’s a very well-written apologetics book, and one I heartily recommend.

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  4. This somewhat reminds me of one of the services at a camp I went to at the beginning of the summer. The act wasn’t terribly well staged, but I held the same sort of message that this post does. One of the camp employees pretended to be am evolutionist who had found a strange contraption called a “gonkulator.” (I probably spelled that wrong.) He said that when one first looked at it, it would seem that someone created it, but research led him to believe that the gonkulator was actually a missing link to a car. This sounds preposterous, but it really isn’t terribly different from what atheists believe.

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  5. What a beautiful illustration! Thank you so much for sharing.

    And it’s great to have you back! I hope your vacation was a wonderful one.

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  6. Amen! The creation will always speak of its Creator.
    “Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word: Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl: Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth: Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.” ~ Ps. 148:7-13

    Along those same lines, I am taking the online Creation Apologetics courses offered by Answers in Genesis, so that I may better declare Jesus [who is the TRUTH (John 14:6)] in both daily interactions with others and in my own writing. 🙂

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