The British philosopher, Dr. Antony Flew, has been an influential spokesman for atheism, actively involved in debate after debate. However, scientific discoveries in the past 30 years have brought him to a conclusion that he cannot avoid. In a video interview in December 2004, he stated: “Super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature.” The DNA findings are highlighted in his statement. Here’s why …
The DNA in our cells is very similar to a complex computer program. A computer program is made up of a sequence of 1 and 0 (called binary code). The sequence and order of those 1 and 0 is what makes the computer work properly. In the same way, DNA is made up of four chemical compounds, abbreviated by the letters A, T, G, C. Much like 1 and 0, these letters are arranged in human cells CGTGTGACTCGCTCCTGAT and so on. The order in which they are arranged instructs the actions of the cells.
What is extraordinary is that in a tiny space of each cell in your body, this code is a sequence of three billion letters.
To understand the amount of information in a cell’s DNA “a person reading the code at a rate of 3 letters per second would take thirty-one years and still continue to read day and night.” Wait, there’s more. It was determined that 99.9% of its DNA is similar to everyone’s genetic makeup. What makes you unique is the small difference in how these three billion letters are sequenced in your cells.
The government is able to identify each person in the country by combining the CPF digits. However, within each of your cells is a three billion-letter DNA structure that belongs to you alone. This code identifies you and continuously instructs the behavior of your cells.
Can you see why DNA is so important? Dr. Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project (which mapped the structure of human DNA) said that one can “think of DNA as an instructional script, in a computer program, placed in the nucleus of the cell.”
Perry Marshall, an information expert, commented on the implications of this: “Never before has there been a computer program that has not been designed… be it code, or a program, or a message given through a language, there is always an intelligent mind by behind it. ”
As former atheist Dr. Antony Flew questioned, it is legitimate to ask yourself about this three billion letter code instructing cells. Who wrote this script? Who put this work code inside the cells? It is as if you were walking on the beach and saw in the sand “Pedro loves Michele.” You know that the waves did not form that, one person wrote it. This is an accurate message. Clear information. Likewise, the structure of DNA is complex, a script of three billion letters, informing and directing the process of cells.
How can you explain this sophisticated, encoded message, living in your cells? On June 26, 2000, President Clinton congratulated those who completed the human genome sequence. President Clinton said: “Today, we are learning the language in which God created life. We are gaining more and more admiration for the complexity, the beauty, the wonder of God’s most divine and sacred gift. ” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project, succeeded Clinton on stage with the statement: “For me it is modest and admirably inspiring to realize that we caught a first glimpse of our instruction book, previously only known to God.”
When we look at the DNA structure of the human body, we cannot escape the existence of an intelligent (and extremely intelligent) design. According to the Bible (which is incredibly complex in itself), God is not only the Author of our existence, but it is the Relationship that makes our existence make sense. All the intangible goals of life that we desire, enough strength for a situation, joy, wisdom, to know that we are loved … Only God can give us these things as we hear and trust Him. He is our biggest and most trusted guide in life. Just as He designed DNA to instruct the cell, He offers to instruct us to make our lives work well, for His glory and for our good, because He loves us.
Why is DNA important? It is more proof of God. He designed our bodies. It can also be trusted to design our lives. Have you started a relationship with God? Do you want to know God personally?