June 27, 2017

Order

The teleological argument, or intelligent design argument, is an argument for the existence of God or, more broadly, for an intelligent creator because of perceived evidence of deliberate design in the natural world. The argument from intelligent design appears to have begun with Socrates, although the concept of a cosmic intelligence is older.

“The discovery of cosmic fine-tuning for intelligent life has led many scientists to conclude that such a delicate balance of physical constants and quantities as as is requisite for life cannot be dismissed as mere coincidence but cries out for some sort of explanation.”
-William Lane Craig Reasonable Faith (157)

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
    the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;
or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;
    and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
    that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every living thing
    and the breath of all mankind.”
-Job 12:7-10 ESV

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Romans 1:20 ESV


There’s an order in the motion of the stars
it’s enough to make a cynic search for God
There’s a tuning that’s so perfectly precise
It’s the orchestrated anthem of the skies
The spin of the earth, the light of the day
The delicate moon waxes and wanes
From the earliest times their course is unchanged

Who is this make of intricate designs?
Who the sustainer of every beat in time?
The builder of a universe so vast unknown
Which pieces inexplicable, so rich and small
Who made it all?

There’s a constant in the pull of gravity
a balance of the forces strong and weak
The building of bone, the rushing of blood
The coming together then coming undone
The fabric of life so expertly spun

Who is this make of intricate designs?
Who the sustainer of every beat in time?
The builder of a universe so vast unknown
Which pieces inexplicable, so rich and small
Who made it all?
Who made it all?

What could chaos build with flailing hands?
How could a masterpiece be created by chance?

Who is this make of intricate designs?
Who the sustainer of every beat in time?
The builder of a universe so vast unknown
Which pieces inexplicable, so rich and small
Who made it all?
Who made it all?
Who made it all?
Who made it all?

There’s an order in the motion of the stars
It can make the hardest heart believe in God

(c) Aryn Michelle and True Renaissance