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God Exists Teleologically

"The hearing ear and seeing eye, The Lord has made them both" (Prov.20:12).

Just in case you are wondering about my title this morning, the dictionary has a wonderful definition for teleology that I would like to share with you... 1.fact or quality of being purposeful. 2.purpose or design as shown in nature. 3.doctrine that mechanisms alone cannot explain the facts of nature and that purposes have causal power. 4. doctrine that all things in nature were made to fulfill a plan or design... I hope that you do not have to explain to some younger person how I got this information from a dictionary rather than wikipedia...Teleology, simply put, refers to design. The teleological argument for the existence of God powerfully infers that everything about the earth/universe shows evidence of intelligent design. I am certainly not among the most intelligent people on the planet, but I do get this! Where there is a design, there must be a designer... There is no concerto without a composer... There is no poem without a poet... There is no skyscraper without an architect... Even those of us without much of a science background can appreciate the complexities of things like the 23.5 degree tilt of the earth on its axis in relationship to the sun that determines our weather patterns... As we consider today's verse, we see that God did not simply make the eye and the ear... He made the eye to see... He made the ear to hear... When I look at the human body, I can't help but to echo the words of the Psalmist... "I will give thanks to You, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." (139:14). A great design and a great designer...

Have a wonderful day... Make your little part of the world better... Love mark Phil.4:11

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