Stephen King, a popular fiction author of thrillers and horror stories, declared in a recent interview with NPR that, “If you say, well, OK, I don't believe in God, there's no evidence of God, then you're missing the stars in the sky, and you're missing the sunrises and sunsets, and you're missing the fact that bees pollinate all these crops and keep us alive and the way that everything seems to work together at the same time. Everything is sort of built in a way that to me suggests intelligent design.”
When Mr. King looks at nature and sees that “everything is sort of built” to suggest an Intelligent Designer, he is demonstrating the truth of Romans 1 and Psalm 19:
Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
The heavens declare the glory of God. (Psalm 19:1)God has powerfully left a testimony to Himself in what He has made so that everyone is “without excuse.”
Sadly, Mr. King goes on to say, “There's a lot of things in life where you say to yourself, well, if this is God's plan, it's very peculiar. And you have to wonder about that guy's personality . . . The thing is . . . I choose to believe in God, but I have serious doubts.” It appears that no one has ever explained to Mr. King the true history of the world, starting in Genesis. This history shows why the world is the way it is. God originally created everything “very good” but Adam’s sin brought death, suffering, disease, and pain into the world. The hard things that we see in life aren’t a reflection on God’s “personality,” but they are a reflection on the sin that causes our world to groan in pain.
Now, simply recognizing that there is an Intelligence behind creation is not enough to save anybody. That’s where it becomes vital to accept God’s special revelation through His Word as truth. It is in this Word that we have the gospel that changes hearts and lives for eternity. It is in this Word that the true history and future of mankind is revealed. And it is in this Word that the solution to the problem of sin and death—the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ—is powerfully taught.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.