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Isaiah 41:19-20
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Nobel Prize Winner Says Man Is Divine Creation

Romans 1:20
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”

When he was 17, medical student John Eccles began asking questions about the nature of man, what is thought, and what is the meaning of life? Fifty years later, after he had become one of the world’s greatest experts on the human brain, had become Sir John Eccles and had received the Nobel Prize, he felt free enough to speak out about his studies.

Sir John Carew Eccles (1903-1997)Sir John made it perfectly clear that the purely materialistic and evolutionary definition of man simply isn’t supported by science. He pointed out that his research has helped us describe in great detail what happens in the brain, nerves and muscles when you decide to move your finger. But, he says, there is no material event that describes how this complex sequence of actions gets started. Man, he concludes, is more than tissue. Man has a non-material mind. He thinks scientists who say that man can be fully explained by materialistic principles are spreading a modern form of superstition. He adds, “Their beliefs are worn out, they lead us nowhere. Materialism gives you a hopeless, empty life, one without values.”

Sir John concluded, “Each of us is a unique, conscious being, a divine creation…it is the only view consistent with all the evidence.” At least to this last one point we say a hearty, Amen! 

Dear Father in heaven, I pray that You would provide a witnessing Christian at the side of every person who has been led to an empty life by the materialism of our age so that they might be guided to a full life in Your Son, Jesus Christ. In His Name. Amen.
Jennifer Boeth. “A Scientific God.” Dallas Times Herald, Feb. 3, 1983, pp. 1,8. Photo: Sir John Carew Eccles (1903-1997). Courtesy of John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.