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Why would it be even more difficult to believe in a "creatorless" creation than in a "painterless" painting?





    Margaret's teacher displayed a beautiful painting of a mountain lake scene in front of her class.

    "This painting was formed without the work of an artist," she stated. "Over millions of years, various paints were blown by the wind onto this canvas. Rain, hail, and snow mixed with the paints to wash them into the various shades of color and shapes we see in this painting today."

    No matter how Margaret's teacher attempted to convince her class that what she said was true, not one student believed that this beautiful painting was formed by chance. She used all types of similar explanations, speaking of leaves, sticks, pebbles, storms, and earthquakes as playing parts in forming this "painterless" painting. She especially emphasized that "almost anything could happen over millions of years."

    Yet, everyone insisted that the beautiful painting had been produced by a painter. Why?

    "Beauty" is "having the quality of being pleasing to the eye." This painting testified of its being produced by one who knew and appreciated beauty - otherwise he could not convey "beauty" to another. We were created with the ability to recognize and appreciate beauty, and were placed in a beautiful creation. What does this tell us about our Creator?

How does the observable fact of the beauty in nature contradict the theory of evolution? How does it agree with creation?


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