Hebrews – Chapter Three VIII

by Ed Urzi

“For he has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself! For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God” (Hebrews 3:3-4 NET).

We can turn to the Biblical book of Romans for additional insight into this concept of a divine architect…

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20 NIV).

We can associate this “design evidence” with a philosophical assertion known as the teleological argument for God’s existence. That line of reasoning goes as follows…

  1. The existence of a design implies the existence of a designer.
  2. Creation shows evidence of design.
  3. Therefore, there is evidence of a designer of creation.

With this in mind, we can say that creation represents a kind of window through which we see the reality of God’s existence. In other words, the existence of creation assumes the existence of a Creator. Just as an artist, musician, or craftsman may be known by the existence of his or her work, the reality of the Creator’s existence is verified by the existence of His work in creation…

“The more complex the design, the greater the intelligence required to produce it. There is a difference between simple patterns and complex design. Snowflakes or quartz crystals have simple patterns repeated over and over, but have completely natural causes. On the other hand, we don’t find sentences written in stone unless some intelligent being wrote them…

The design we see in the universe is complex. The universe is a very intricate system of forces that work together for the mutual benefit of the whole. Life is a very complex development. A single DNA molecule, the building block of all life, carries the same amount of information as one volume of an encyclopedia. No one seeing an encyclopedia lying in the forest would hesitate to think that it had an intelligent cause; so when we find a living creature composed of millions of DNA-based cells, we ought to assume that it likewise has an intelligent cause.” (1)

Romans 1:20 tells us that this evidence is so clear that human beings are literally “without excuse” if they seek to reject it. So while many are undoubtedly uncomfortable with the idea of a Creator, no one can rationally assert that such design evidence does not exist.

(1) Geisler, N. L., & Brooks, R. M. (1990). When skeptics ask (p. 21). Victor Books.