- To the atheists and those who are contentious -




When the twenty four elders, who are around the throne of God, fall down before God and lay their crowns before the throne, they say: “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). I also give the glory, the honour and the power to Him, for He created all things and by His will they were created and have their being.

So I believe that the heaven, the earth, the sea and all the things which are in them, came into being through an act of creation of God, done through the Word without using any pre-existent matter, and since God is perfect (Matthew 5:48), the things which He created are perfect also. The perfections which are in the creation are countless and even many scientists and scholars have recognized that we are surrounded by a creation which is perfect. Here are some of the conclusions many scientists and scholars have come to: ‘Let us consider the earth on which we live. It has an axial tilt of 23 degrees. If it were not so, the ocean’s steam would rise to the North Pole and to the South Pole, condensing and accumulating mountains of ice. If the sun produced half of its heat, we all would freeze, while if the sun produced double heat we all would roast’ (Floyd E. Hamilton, In difesa della fede [In defence of the faith], Napoli 1972, page 64); ‘The earth rotates at the speed of about one thousand six hundred kilometres per hour. If it rotated at the speed of just one hundred and sixty kilometres per hour, the length of the day as well of the night would double, the plants would be scorched by the heat during the day and the little plants would die because of the intense cold during the night …. If the moon were just eighty thousand kilometres far from the earth, the sea would flood all the lands, included the highest mountains …. If the oceans were deeper, the carbon dioxide and the oxygen would be completely absorbed and the plants could not exist. If the atmosphere were thinner, thousands of meteors which burn every day in the air, would fall upon the earth and would cause terrible fires’ (Giovanni Wu, Quesiti sulla fede [Questions on faith], Napoli 1969, pages 22-23).

What shall we say then? We shall say that this perfection is God's hallmark on His creation, who is from everlasting to everlasting, whose name is YAHWEH, and who is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. And this perfection not only astonishes us, but it makes us very glad and leads us to glorify God and to sing for joy at the works of His hands, as it is written: ‘For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep” (Psalm 92:4-5).

Among the works of God which astonishes us is the human body. Hear what king David, several thousand years ago, said to God through the Holy Spirit about the origin of his body and the way God had made it: “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned [the days fashioned for me], when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee” (Psalm 139:13-18). I, too, as David recognize that God knit me together in my mother’s womb and He made me wonderfully, so I say: ‘Amen!’ As I said before, the words of David refer to the origin of our body. Instead, as for the origin of the first human being’s body, the Scripture says that God formed it from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Therefore, the first man did not come into being as we did, but in another way. However, he also was made wonderfully for the hands that formed him were the same hands that formed David in his mother’s womb and that formed us in our mother’s womb as well. To God be the glory now and forevermore. Amen.

However, many people, who belong to this world of darkness, although they claim to be wise they are fools for their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Therefore, out of their hearts can come nothing but vanity and lies. Many say and write: ‘God does not exist and the things which exist were not created by a Being infinitely wise and powerful’ but they are fools for the Scripture states that “the fool hath said in his heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14:1). Know this, that the beasts and the fowls of the air are more intelligent than these people for both the beasts and the fowls of the air know and recognize that they were created by God and they can even teach this to these foolish people, who claim that the earth, the heaven, the sea and all things which are in them sprang into existence by pure accident: all resulted from an accidental explosion, which took place billions of years ago!! To those who think that God does not exist and that the things which exist are the result of an extraordinary explosion which took place by accident, I want to say what Job said: “But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind” (Job. 12:7-10). But I want to say to them also this: ‘If somebody asked you if it is possible by throwing a bomb in the midst of much scrap iron to make a new car or at least a car in a good state come out, what would you answer him? I think you would answer him that his question has only one answer, that is, that it is absolutely impossible that such a thing may happen, it simply cannot happen! And what would you say if I told you that the computer is the result of an accidental explosion which took place in a laboratory? You would say that it is impossible that such a thing might happen, wouldn’t you? How then can you affirm that heaven, earth, the sea and all things which are in them, came out of nothing and nobody created them as they are? How can you deny the existence of a God Creator, infinitely wise and powerful who created all these visible things, which are so perfect? How can you think that a living being such as man, who is able to eat, to drink, to digest, to urinate, to defecate, to speak, to walk, to sleep, to argue, to think, to remember, to love or to hate, to weep and to smile, to build and to invent, and who is able to beget other human beings through copulation with a woman, I ask, how can you think that such a being is the result of an accidental phenomenon?

How can you think that the human body is the result of an evolutionary process - which took place by chance, and which lasted several million years – of a cell we don’t know from where and how it came into being and which first became a monkey or a brute and then a man as we know him today??!!

Listen, your evolutionary theories are foolishness, your so called wisdom is foolishness. Repent of your evil thoughts, and believe that God exists and He is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, and give Him the glory which belongs to Him. But believe also that He sent Jesus Christ, His Only Begotten Son, into the world so that we might be reconciled to God through His death on the cross, on which He put to death the hostility which separated us from God. Thus God will make you a new creation, with a new heart and a new mind, both purified and renewed, and the old things will pass away.

Some other people, made from the same mould of the previous ones, say to us: ‘If God exists and created all things – as you affirm – He made many mistakes!’, But listen, vain and foolish man, you who are among such people: “Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off” (Job 36:23-25). How can the clay say to the potter: ‘What have you done?’ or: ‘You have done wrong?’ You claim to see some imperfections where there are no imperfections – that is, in the human body, in the heavens, in the sea, in the animals, etc. – since all these things are the work of God and “his work is perfect” (Deuteronomy 32:4), “nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it” (Ecclesiastes 3:14) and through this perfection existing in all the works of God we can see “God’s invisible qualities” (Romans 1:20 - NIV). And so, you, instead of praising God for having made you wonderfully, as David praised God, you dare to criticize the work of His hands! One day, while I was doing military service, speaking to a doctor about the existence of God and God’s perfection, the doctor said to me: ‘Corporal, the human body is a perfect machine! Thus it has a Creator, it cannot be otherwise!’ Those words spoken by a soul who did not know God, and who was a person who knew the human body better than we do know it because he had studied the human body deeply, astonished me and I remember them with pleasure for they show me that the works of God bear witness of their wise Creator. They speak, but many have ears but they do not hear. They are like that scientist who while looking at the sky said: “What a mess!’ But I say: ‘Where do you see that mess?’ Listen, the mess is not in the sky, but in the heart and in the life of those who do not know God, who are slaves of sin. The sky, as well as the earth, and the planets, the sun, the moon and the animals, are not imperfect; but it is the conscience of these people which is imperfect, for it is still contaminated by sin, that is, by dead works. Therefore I say to you: ‘Search your conscience, examine it very well and by the help of the Spirit of God you will find in it many imperfections which are due to your sins. And when you recognize all your imperfections, call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that He may purify your conscience through His precious blood shed on the cross at Golgotha for the remission of our sins. By doing this you will be purified from all your iniquities and as far as your conscience is concerned you will receive and find the perfection (Hebrews 9:9; 10:14). Oh blessed perfection which the blood of bulls and goats could not and cannot give to anybody, but can be received only by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ!

And when you know this blessed perfection, then you won’t see any imperfection in the sky and on earth, nor in your human body, but you will see the perfection in all things for you will know the God who created all things and His love will fill your heart. And thus you will praise Him for His perfect works, but above all you will praise Him for giving you a perfect conscience.

To God be the glory, now and forever in Christ Jesus. Amen.