Is Intelligent Design an Oxymoron?

Have you caught on that evolutionists give themselves away when they use the word, “Design?” They resist saying “Intelligent Design,” however, isn’t it a contradiction in logic to employ the word “DESIGN” and then deny the “INTELLIGENCE” behind it? Aren’t the two intrinsically joined, inseparable?

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines design as:
intransitive verb, 1) to conceive or execute a plan 2) to draw, layout, or prepare a design – and as a transitive verb: 1) to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan 2) a: to conceive and plan out in the mind b: to have as a purpose c: to devise for a specific function or end.

Now, being honest, does “design” seem in anyway like “random chance?” Does “design” in any way sound like evolution?

Among all the overwhelmingly abundant evidence of “Intelligent Design.” One of my favorites is, ready for it? Dirt!  That’s right, good old dirt – the organic soil in which plants need to grow.  Does it make sense to you that if the Earth was formed from “rock,” as we are told, that plants could grow? Isn’t weathered down rock, ready for this? Sand. Rock, sand, is not, does not, and cannot become organic soil.  Without organic soil, that is, dirt, there can be neither plant life nor animal life. Plants are the primary food source for animals and plants need, that’s right, dirt! You may be thinking, carnivores, but they feast on plant-eating animals.

Then there is the small issue of the first plants crawling out of the ocean and planting themselves in the rocky sand.  Oh, what about the oxygen-carbon dioxide cycle?  Plants produce oxygen which animal life needs to breathe. Animal life, in turn, expels the needed carbon dioxide plants require.  Plants and animals are interdependent and can only exist together.

Now, just supposing that sea life sprang up from puddles of dissolved rock in the primordial ocean when suddenly struck by a flash of lightning (and, imagine, without cell walls to hold it all the gook together – really? does that sound reasonable? scientific?); What did these first creatures eat?  Each other?  In the beginning, there wouldn’t have been a bottom to top food chain with the top progressively feeding down through the lower life forms.  The first creatures of necessity must have been cannibalistic and fed off each other thus, quickly ending the “evolutionary” cycle in short order.  The diminishing food supply would have ended in starvation, self-genocide, and extinction.  Keep in mind that organics consume organics to survive. They need calories, carbs, fats, and proteins.  Consider the giant rain forests – they continually recycle organic matter produced by their fallen predecessors.  They simply don’t spring up from the rocks.

We have example after example of “Design” all about us.  Here are just a few:  Metamorphous alone completely destroys random chance theory; DNA is constructed from proteins, but DNA provides the instructions for proteins on how to build DNA.  You cannot have DNA without the proteins or the proteins without the DNA; Information. DNA is an information system.  Information does not spontaneously exist.  Information always, but always comes from a mind; The moon.  Among its many qualities it just happens to be the perfect size and at just the perfect location and orbit to give us meaningful tides – not too powerful and not too weak. Without tides, the oceans would stagnate and life on Earth would perish; Solar eclipses. The moon is at just the perfect size, distance, and orbit to provide perfect solar eclipses by which scientists can discover mysteries of the universe;  The Earth’s strong magnetic field.  This is lacking on other planets in our solar system and without it, life would be instantly burned up by solar radiation; Earth’s magnetic field prevents the solar winds from blowing away Earth’s atmosphere (The imagined Martian colonization can never happen); Earth’s abundant supply of freshwater and water’s amazing properties; Ice. If water contracted when frozen, like all other elements, fish would freeze and die.  Ice would freeze from the bottom of bodies of water and freeze upward and we would never have had “Champions on Ice;” The earth has just the right balance of land to ocean making life possible. 

The Ocean Basins. Have you observed how God took his finger and indented planet Earth to form ocean basins?  If you removed water from the Earth’s surface it looks more like a dried-up peach than a sphere. Go on Google Earth and pull back over the oceans.  You can see the deep ocean trenches He created to hold all the water that covered the Earth’s surface in Genesis 1; Hummingbirds need the nectar-producing plants they feed on.  The two were “designed” for each other. By the time “random chance” could have configured the flowers and the bird’s beaks for compatibility, neither would have survived; Plants and insects are interdependent and must coexist. Bees and other pollinators!  Bees cannot exist without the plants they pollinate and vice versa.  Our abundant crops of fruits, vegetables, and grains require pollinators.  Today, bee farmers move their bees from field to field to pollinate our food supply.  Can’t have one without the other;  Men and women, male and female, perfectly designed for each-other physically and emotionally.

Are these few examples simply Random Chance or Intelligent Design?  The answer should be obvious to any reasonable mind.  The argument against Intelligent Design is completely bogus and is couched in deception and misdirection.  Opponents of Creation have an agenda – The devil’s agenda.

Bottom line is simply this: Whichever side you take, it is “all about our Creator God.”  individually, do we acknowledge Him or deny Him?  God is always the issue, the only issue. Everything else is simply a fog generated to obscure truth.  The question is, “Do you have a relationship with your Creator, with Jesus Christ?” (John 1:1-5).  Opponents of God aren’t looking for answers.  They’re in denial, kicking against the goads.  The first chapter of the book of Romans clearly explains their heart condition.

Amazingly, graciously, God has made the solution so simple. If anyone is sincerely seeking truth, they can do as many before them have done. With a sincere heart simply ask, “God, if you really exist, show me. And if You do, teach me how to follow You.” After all, if He is our Designer, our Creator. Isn’t He capable of making Himself known to those who ask Him?  If He is a Creator with a purpose, consider that His purpose may be “YOU.”
(See: the A – B – C’s of Salvation)

God truly is the “Intelligence” behind the “design” and not an Oxymoron.  This is why we go—

Exploring Scripture~because it matters
, it really does!

“He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, [even] to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Joh 1:10-14


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