Men Have Forgotten God

September 25, 2023

Five weeks ago, I shared with you that renowned chemist James Tour challenged origin of life scientists to answer any one of five questions on how to make a cell. If any one out of the ten scientists could answer any one of his questions, he would stop proving to them that their science was flawed and take down all his content from the internet claiming their flaws. The challenge is almost over, and all Dr. Tour has heard is complaints, accusations, and silence. Not one of the scientists has been able to solve any of those questions, and they know it. They aren’t even close to answering any of those questions, and every day we learn new things about the complexity of a cell that confirms that the chances of building a cell are less and less likely, at least without giving God complete credit as the intelligent designer of all of life.

If they can’t prove that a cell can come to be without the work of God, then the whole theory of evolution falls apart, since the theory of evolution completely depends on the first cell coming into existence without God. That cell divides and eventually, through cell division, the simplest creatures emerge in the muck of the planet. Over billions of years, life has evolved into greater and greater complexity, and finally homo sapiens evolved from chimpanzees upon the earth. Great theory! I join with Dr. Tour and ask, “Show me how to make the first cell.” They can’t do it!

Perhaps you are thinking that scientists have successfully created life in the lab. Most people incorrectly believe that simple animals have been created in the lab, however nothing could be further from the truth. Origin of life scientists make outrageous claims about creating life, the news media trumpet those claims across the air waves, college professors declare the science is complete and pound their students with the idea that science proves that God is a myth.

That is why this is so important to you and me as people of faith. The Western World View is built upon the idea that God doesn’t exist, and with the help of academic atheists, our youth and young adults are believing this, to their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual detriment. Belief in God has dropped from 90% to 80% in less than ten years, and the majority of people that are declaring they don’t believe in God are those under thirty.

In his video “Has Humanity Forgotten God,” Stephen Meyer shares these thoughts, “We have a teen epidemic of suicide, anxiety, mass shootings, family breakdown, out of wedlock births, gender confusion, promiscuity, illegitimacy, abortion, and an out-of-control crime wave.”.

The famous Russian dissident wrote about the Bolshevik revolution and the communist takeover of Russia, “While I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters befalling Russia: ‘Men have forgotten God, that is why all this has happened.’” This statement is true of our times as well. I am reminded of Paul’s words in I Corinthians 3:19, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness."

In the video referenced above, Stephen Meyer tells a story about a young camera woman who was visibly weeping while trying to video him explaining why the scientific evidence that God is the designer of all life was far more likely than random evolution of life on earth. In a letter apologizing for her behavior, she explained that this was the first time she had ever heard that it was possible to believe in God and science at the same time. During college many professors would teach the students that, based on the evidence provided in class, there should be no way that anyone in class could believe in God. She was not equipped to provide a valid opposition in the debate. She was desperate to find a commonality between her beliefs and her scientific education.

I do not believe there is any conflict between science and Christian faith, do you? What are those conflicts? Do they have to do with questions science is designed to answer, or philosophical science that is speculative? Did you know that almost all the great scientists of the past were devout Christians? It has only been in the last 164 years that science has moved away from believing in God. If God did create everything then wouldn’t God put His signature on it? The Bible says so, as we read in Romans 1:18-19, “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.” (To find out more about Al Earley or read previous articles see,