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Bill Gates and Intelligent Design

August 9, 2017

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"Human DNA is like a computer program, but far, far more advanced than any software we've ever created."
-Bill Gates
"The Road Ahead"  

Bill Gates let the cat out of the bag when he simply stated the obvious. He's well aware that Microsoft uses hundreds of programmers to write and DESIGN the code for their many software programs. He knows the information on your computer screen can be traced back to a programmer/designer. 

So when Gates looks at the code in a single DNA molecule, he has to admit that it has the same property of "sequence specificity" that characterizes all computer software codes and language. DNA simply functions like a software program.

But where did the digital information come from? How did the cell's complex information processing system come about? Anyone with two brain cells knows it could not have "evolved."

If you took your car apart--every screw, bolt, wires, frame, stitches in the seats, wheels, all the plastic pieces, steering wheel, knobs, gas cap, radio, dash board pieces, the entire motor, etc.-- and threw it in a pile in your front yard, how long would it take it to evolve into a finely tuned car?

Ridiculously, evolution teaches that something a million times more complex than a car did just that. And there was no pile to start with! The car pieces would have to first evolve separately AND get themselves into a pile. Good grief.

Even more astounding, the digital information in DNA is only part of a complex digital information processing system. It's a mind-boggling complex design that uses logic as well as information storage. Logic isn't random and randomness cannot produce DNA.

Where did this designed digital information, logic and the system to process it come from?  For scientists to even discuss this brings the feared word "designer."  Even worse, an "intelligent" designer.

Secular scientists hate the "design" discussion because to admit design in humans, they admit to a designer. And if there is a master designer of humans... who is He and what does He expect.

Paul answered this question on Mars Hill in Athens. Pointing to a man-made "unknown god" statue, he said,

"...what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;"  Acts 17:23-25  

Antony Flew, a long-time atheistic philosopher, has come to accept the case for design and correctly insists that we must "follow the evidence wherever it leads." He knows where the evidence leads.

But contrary to Flew's conclusion, there are those who continue to bury their unscientific heads in the sand and insist there is no God.

Consider the bunch of ding-a-lings who call themselves the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" (FFRF).

They are putting up garbage billboards decrying religion, boldly proclaiming there is no god.

[To be fair, I too decry "religion" (man seeking God) and instead defend "Christianity" (God seeking man). But these nut-heads lump it all together.] 

These are large billboards being erected across America. They are in-your-face atheists who ignore Biblical warnings and proclaim their foolishness.

"The fool has said in his heart,
'There is no God...'" Psa 53:1

These billboards below are from the Spokane / Coeur d'Alene area, but the FFRF has them up nationally. Here are a few more:

I find it most interesting that the 18,500 member Madison, Wisconsin based FFRF was founded by an evangelical minister who "just lost the faith." He claims FFRF is a support group for those who have lost faith and are trying to leave the ministry.

Too many Christians are sitting ducks for Satan's proselytizing. Most mega-churches are a mile wide and a quarter inch deep. With no true word-for-word defense of the Bible, most attending "church-lite" learn no solid answers to give when the Bible's accuracy is questioned.

This time of church apostasy was prophesied to come prior to the Millennium:

"Let no one in any way deceive you, for [the Day of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first"  2Thes 2:3

If we allow the apostasy to continue, we'll eventually not be able to defend scripture INSIDE our own churches! We can't sit back and hope for Rapture, we must be proactive and vigorously defend our Bibles.

"... always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks..." 1Pet. 3:15

If we don't do a better job of defending the Bible, we'll lose our right to defend any of our faith.


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  • http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/2012/07/spokane-idaho-nontheists-come-out-of-the-closet-in-billboard-blitz/

  • http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13930-16-of-us-science-teachers-are-creationists.html

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