Can There Be Life Without God?
Did life form all by itself, without a Creator, in some warm little pool of water or a clod of mud many billions of years ago? Some scientists would like us to think so. Over the years, newspaper headlines have declared that life has been created in the laboratory. We are told that life is no mystery and that the chemicals that cause life are common.
Such claims have a lot of “hype” and little science to them. There are some things you should know about these experiments. First of all, scientists don’t end up with life. They do end up with some simple chemicals that are like those found in our cells. But the chemicals they make, called amino acids, are a mixture that is quite worthless to form life.
In order to get these amino acids, which are supposed to show that life could form by itself, researchers use a special combination of gasses that they believe formed the Earth’s atmosphere millions of years ago. They must also carefully control the kind of light that enters the experiment and protect in a special container anything that is produced. It is obvious that a lifeless Earth did not offer all these advantages.
It seems silly to invest millions of dollars worth of equipment, dozens of years of specialized training, more years of research and then say that we are proving that no intelligence or design was needed to create life! What these experiments do show is that life cannot happen by itself – it took a Creator with much more power and wisdom than we have to create life!