We all know, or should know, that we live in a universe of untold millions of worlds, that this vast system, the conception of which alone staggers the imagination, is created by some stupendous power is proved by its very existence; that it is intelligent in its creation and operation, and that it is held together and operated by unfailing and unchanging laws is the proven fact of every existing thing, and of all science.
Sir Issac Newton (1642-1727) is considered one of the greatest scientists of the last 500 years. He clearly saw the implication of celestial mechanics and intricately designed wonders of the sky.
"One day, as Newton sat reading in his study with his mechanism on a large table near him, a friend, who saw things differently than he did, stepped in. Scientist that he was, he recognized at a glance what was before him. Stepping up to it, he slowly turned the crank, and with undisguised admiration watched the heavenly bodies all move in their relative speed in their orbits.
Standing off a few feet he exclaimed, My! What an exquisite thing this is! Who made it? Without looking up from his book, Newton answered nobody! Quickly turning to Newton, his friend said, Evidently you did not understand my question. I asked who made this? Looking up now, Newton solemnly assured him that nobody made it, but that the apparatus had just happened to assume form it was in.
Laying his book aside, Newton arose and said, This thing is but a puny imitation of a much grander system, whose laws you know, and here I am not able to convince you that this mere toy before you is without a designer and maker! Yet you profess to believe that the great original from which the design is taken, with its more massive and complicated orbital motions, has come into being without either designer or maker! Now tell me by what sort of reasoning do you reach such a conclusion? I know of no reason (for the motion of the planets) but because the Author of the system thought it convenient" (Issac Newton, Four letters to Richard Bentley, in Milton K. Manitz, Theories of the Universe, (1957), p. 212).
Astronomers can calculate to the fraction of a degree the exact positions of our Sun, our Moon, and fellow planets, though moving through space at speeds of thousands of miles a minute; and almost to the very second can be known the many times when and where the shadow of the Moon, in eclipse, has fallen upon the Earth for hundreds of years in the past, and many times when and where it shall again fall for hundreds of years in the future.
Is there a purpose behind it all? If it is purposeless, why is it so intelligent? Why is it based upon such immutable laws? Why are the laws of intelligence operating in us? Can intelligence die?
If we came from nowhere, without reason or purpose, or if we are going nowhere, why be here at all? But there is a purpose why we are here! We are God's ultimate creation. The One who created man (Adam & Eve) is the One who entered His Creation to be Our Saviour!
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).