Alma 30:44 “But Alma said unto him: Thou hast had signs enough; will ye tempt your God? Will ye say, Show unto me a sign, when ye have the testimony of all these thy brethren, and also all the holy prophets? The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.”
I recently took my family to the Telus World of Science Edmonton to spend some time with the family. The kids have always enjoyed Telus World of Science. They love to see the exhibits and play with all the cool things that they have on demonstration. I tend to enjoy the educational films and documentary’s more than anything else. While there we had the opportunity to see a film titled experience the aurora at the Margaret zeidler star theater they have the the science center.
The show talked about what is commonly called the norther lights. This effect is caused by the reaction of the earths magnetic field and solar radiation interacting. The effect is typically seen around polar regions and takes the shape of a ring around the poles as seen in this picture.
The sun’s activity sends out deadly radiation hurtling towards the earth on a regular basis. Sunspots and solar flares enhance this already deadly radiation that bombards the earth on a daily basis. The earths magnetic field effectively acts as a shield and repels and diverts this radiation around the earth. Because the magnetic fields of the earth are centered around the polar regions this is where we get the light show as the radiation interacts with the magnetized energy of the upper atmosphere.
This picture above effectively shows how the earths magnetic field acts of a shield against the deadly radiation of the sun. One might ask how did such a shield come to exist in the first place. This magnetic field is caused by the iron alloy fluidity of the earths molten core. The movement of these highly conductive fluids is what creates the magnetic field of the earth.
The fact the the earth has a naturally occurring shield to protect us from the suns deadly radiation is in of it self a testament of a grand creator. Our God gave us this naturally occurring shield so that we would be protected from the intense radiation that would otherwise make earth a lifeless world. just watching the northern lights is a testament to God of the effectiveness of this naturally occurring God made shield he has provided us and all other life with.
This picture represents what is commonly referred to as the Goldi locks zone, or the habitable zone of the sun. Earth is perfectly positioned within this zone to support life. Some would argue that it is just chance that this happened. After all there have been plenty of extra solar planets which have been found in the habitable zones of there stars. While that may be true, how many of them have the conditions in addition to orbiting there respective stars within there stars habitable zone? I’m sure there are some but certainly not all of them. Earth is not only perfectly positioned in its orbit at just the right distance from the sun, Approximately 150 million km away, but it also has the perfect conditions to support life in the abundance that we have it.
The milky way our home galaxy is estimated to have up to 400 billion stars, and quite possibly just as many planets. Estimates indicate there may be 40 billion earth size planets in our galaxy and 11 billion of them orbiting sun like stars. However no one knows just how many of these planets actually have the right conditions to support life. As of today earth is the only planet known to support life. so that would put the known statistical probability at essential 0%. While I am sure that there other worlds with life on them, its probably not in the 11 billion mark. The extreme unlikelihood of life developing on this world, and this world having the perfect conditions to support such life serve to show further witness of the existence of God. The only explanation of having such perfect conditions to support human life is that God created such conditions in the first place. Science will always have an explanation, and I’m sure will continue to explain the how of things, but science will never be able to explain the why. The why is because God created perfect conditions that is why life exists on this planet.
When we look at animal vs plant life on this earth they have been designed to be mutually beneficial. It is common knowledge that all animal life both in the oceans, lakes and rivers as well as on the land and air breath in the air on this world. we and other animal life absorb the oxygen and expel the carbon dioxide. Plant life does the opposite breaths in the air and absorbs the carbon dioxide while expelling the oxygen for us to breath. In a way it is a symbiotic relationship that maintains a perfect balance to support both kinds of life. This chance of this type of system developing without help are astronomical. The Bible had declared that plant life came about long before it was ever proven by science. Genesis 1:11-12 “And God said, Let the earth bring forth agrass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
After the plant life was abundantly on the earth it was only then that animal life came to earth to start using all the abundant oxygen, This was essential or the plant life would die off as they would of used up all the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. vs 20-25 in genesis show this
And God created agreat whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and amultiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his akind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”
This awesome balance between the 2 different types of life on this planet and the organization that is so necessary to sustaining a balanced Eco system is just one more example of things that denote there is a God.
The heavens and the earth are miraculous creations and speak to the power and authority of God. All things in there beautiful natures show that God lives and loves us dearly as we are literal sons and daughters of God. ” In the abeginning bGod ccreated the dheaven and the eearth.”
God is the grand creator of all things. The very earth speaks of his majesty and power. No amount of science can or ever will disprove God, yet the more we learn the more I stand amazed at the grand and great creations of God. The more I learn about the workings of the universe the more I am awed at how effective all things work together in there perfect form.
The vast scope of all creation speaks loudly of the truth of God. All this was created for his purpose which is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. (see Moses 1:39 Pearl of Great Price).
While I know that I cannot prove that God exists to many who refuse, don’t believe or somehow believe that science proves contrary to the existence of God, all these things reaffirm my belief in God. The coincidence of life on this world I do not believe happened out of mere chance encounter with the right amino acids. Life was a deliberate result of a Intelligent designer. While it may never be proven in our secular world before the coming of Christ that God is real his existence can never be disproved. Those of us with faith know that “All things denote there is a God”
Is there any scientific knowledge or facts that help to reaffirm your faith? let me know