The God of the Bible is the most powerful being that exists. That is what “Almighty” connotes and it is not hard for believers to grasp that. He declares his being almighty. He declares his expectations and the result of coming up to his expectations. It is making sure that as Creator, his purpose is served. One day, he talked to the man he appoints for something great.
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
God’s power is revealed in His creation. It is not uncommon that while working in the laboratories scientists stop awhile, being awed by the wonders of what they discover. Man is then without excuse if he cannot see God through his works.
THE ROMANS 1:19-20
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Things that are seen give us an idea of how powerful the Creator is. The enormous power of one of His smaller stars, our Sun, is calculated by modern scientists to last for another 10 billion years. But there are stars millions of times bigger than our Sun. Here’s an excerpt from a NASA publication.
Whatever would happen, we can see that stars in the universe like the Sun are part of the handiwork of a great God and everything is not forever – but there are things eternal. Just as there are things seen, there are things unseen. Let us consider the unseen. It is said they are the eternal.
II CORINTHIANS 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
If things visible can give us an idea of how powerful their Creator is, our entire faculty, including our brains, cannot fathom the power within the invisible realm of reality. That explains why we need faith in God to see things and understand.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Things that are seen were made from things that are not seen. This again proves the scientificity of the scriptures. Scientists believe with certainty that unseen things do exist in the universe. This belief prompted the construction of the LHC or Large Hadron Collider, an instrument used to study the smallest known particles.
In an article written for The Huffington Post UK (03/07/2012) by Ted Thornhill wrote that a total of 10,000 scientists and engineers from more than 60 countries worked on LHC. The most powerful supercomputer system in the world cost £2.6bn to build, he said. The LHC houses 9300 magnets – pre-cooled to -193.2C, using 10,080 tonnes of liquid nitrogen. They are then taken down to -271.3C with liquid helium. What is the purpose of LHC?
The search for the God particle is a key task for the Large Hadron Collider, which straddles the borders of France and Switzerland, firing protons and lead ions around a 17mile circular tunnel. It was designed to reveal the secrets of the universe by recreating the conditions that existed immediately after the big bang.
Whether they will be able to find out what they are looking for after all the expense, time, and energy, there is still the God of the Bible to contend with. Take him away from the big picture and your understanding will not be complete.
Combine the fathomable with the unfathomable and it equals the power of the God Almighty! How can a God with unfathomable power be “megalomaniac” as charged by Richard Dawkins? By definition, is God someone with a psychological disorder with symptoms like delusions of grandeur and an obsession with power?
The God of the Bible does not claim power – as power is inherent in His being! He is making known His power rather, through His creation. It is true to form that he has given man incredible brains but with limited understanding. This should make man realize that humans cannot in reality grasp the potentials of His power!
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Gourav Gola wrote unbelievable facts about the human brain in UNB Facts (www. unbelievable-facts.com). Titled “10 Unbelievable Facts About Human Brain That Everyone Should Know” the article written July 2, 2012 mentions the first three important facts –
1. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car.
2. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.
3. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. Or any other encyclopedia for that matter. Scientists have yet to settle on a definitive amount, but the storage capacity of the brain in electronic terms is thought to be between 3 or even 1,000 terabytes. The National Archives of Britain, containing over 900 years of history, only takes up 70 terabytes, making your brain’s memory power pretty darn impressive.
Comparing the brain and the computer, the former is much, much bigger than any computer according to Chris Chatham. Writing about the important differences on www. Scienceblogs.com, his article posted on March 27, 2007, said among others –
Accurate biological models of the brain would have to include some 225,000,000,000,000,000 (225 million billion) interactions between cell types, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, axonal branches and dendritic spines, and that doesn’t include the influences of dendritic geometry, or the approximately 1 trillion glial cells which may or may not be important for neural information processing. Because the brain is nonlinear, and because it is so much larger than all current computers, it seems likely that it functions in a completely different fashion…. The brain-computer metaphor obscures this important, though perhaps obvious, difference in raw computational power.
The most powerful computer known is the brain according to another research. In an article titled, “’Minicomputers’ Live Inside the Human Brain” (www.livescience.com) dated October 29, 2013, Charles Q. Choi Live wrote –
The most powerful computer known is the brain. The human brain possesses about 100 billion neurons with roughly 1 quadrillion — 1 million billion — connections known as synapses wiring these cells together.
Neurons each act like a relay station for electrical signals. The heart of each neuron is called the soma — a single thin cablelike fiber known as the axon that sticks out of the soma carries nerve signals away from the neuron, while many shorter branches called dendrites that project from the other end of the soma carry nerve signals to the neuron.
The brain is therefore very powerful yet has its terminal points or boundary. And man keeps on trying to puzzle out secrets but some are reserved for the Creator, and therefore man is still searching about beginnings. God knows the capacity of man. He knows our limits, while most of the time we don’t. Our brains and the faculties in it and the extent of what they can do are exactly the perfect fit for the human – limited but enough for his needs. The limitation, though, is not what it is about but the end of what He had intended for man. Striving to go beyond the limits of thinking can be harmful to our person.
THE ROMANS 12:3
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
The existence of atheists like the species of Richard Dawkins displays the uncontestable truth that there are beings who have lost their sense of decency and reason – with habitual improper use of their brains or perhaps the lack of use thereof, or better still to say that they have reached the point of being psychopaths!
Dawkins, charging the God of the Bible as “megalomaniac” while believing that He doesn’t exist makes him the worst psychopath ever! Dawkins will never win a case in any court of law considering the rule of estoppel!
The Legal Dictionary defines estoppel as “a legal principle that bars a party from denying or alleging a certain fact owing to that party’s previous conduct, allegation, or denial. The rationale behind estoppel is to prevent injustice owing to inconsistency or fraud.” This definition is echoed in the Encarta dictionary.
THE ROMANS 14:22 (RSV)
The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God; happy is he who has no reason to judge himself for what he approves.
Notice that Dawkins enjoys the veneration of atheists and therefore continues on disparaging God through his books and earning from them. The sad fact is that thousands and thousands quote and re-quote him, thereby propagating his foolishness. Because he cannot win in debates with the clergy, he advances that he cannot disprove the existence of God, therefore is more of an agnostic. The newfound god of the atheists, however, still wears the hat of Most Famous Atheist and he acts up to it with the books he churns out for his bread and butter.
By the truth revealed in the Bible we can infer that Dawkins was never happy in his life, with a heart full of bitterness, delusions, and malevolent thinking. But take the case of water. There is power in water. Water, unable to speak, displays its power, but there is a power that water cannot subdue.
SONG OF SOLOMON 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Take the case of knowledge. There is power in knowledge, but there is something that is above knowledge.
I CORINTHIANS 13:8 (RSV)
Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
Take the case of the word of God. There is power in the word of God that Dawkins laughs at as fiction. By His word He is able to perform wonders – from creation to forming man to judgment. No matter how one lies, God can see through that man.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God’s word will prevail over every existing creation.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
When the word of God said 3,500 years ago that “a man shall die and neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand,” it remains uncontested to this very day!
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Science and scientists have their prophecies, their hypotheses since time immemorial, that someday death can be conquered by man’s knowledge. This hope is hopeless though millions of scientists and their networks are working day and night to approach that dream! But this is a problem with no real solution because it was not meant to be. The physical death of man is part of God’s design. It has to come for a larger event in man’s life to take place. Take away purpose and you will never understand.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
When the Bible said that animals are tamable, it is proven to be true!
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
If the Bible says that there is something untamable, it is equally true especially in the case of atheists and Richard Dawkins. People who talk a lot without understanding are with untamed tongues.
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Only God can tame a tongue. Only when Richard Dawkins comes to know God will he stop speaking evil against him. His meager kindergarten Sunday school taught him nothing.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
More to come.
God bless you.