Who Created Life?—MY CONCEPTION
Written/Translated to Chinese by: Francis Loo (盧國禮)
誰 創 造 生 命—這 是 我 的 觀 念
The following two passages by Charles Darwin and Even Crick respectively were forwarded some-time ago for my perusal:
- “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone circling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.”
Charles Darwin, the Origin of Species
- Even Crick, one of the DNA discoverers, was quoted as saying, “an honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.” Crick reasoned that “life could not have evolved from non-living chemicals under any conceivable earth conditions.” But the idea of a creator was unacceptable, since it would go against his atheistic faith. He affirmed this when he said, “people like myself get along perfectly well with no religious views.”
Having pondering on the above two different concepts, and with reference to the Bible I know that “all things work together for good”. No matter what happens to us now the alchemy of God’s providence transforms the true and honest faith into actual reality. This is what Jesus Christ teaching us, and that is what we ought to do in our daily prayer lives.
If it is accepted that the origin of life could be a miracle, it will be meaningless to deny God’s creation that humanities have not been able to prove true or false. Science is a discovery process but science is not over and above God but science is in God. The human life span is only up to about 100 years. It is advisable to leave this possible query to the future.
To understand fully God’s creation is beyond the knowledge of this world. One may choose to believe simply in good faith that results in salvation or disbelieve in it. But the latter deprives him or her of God’s grace. This generation is greatly relying on developing artificial intelligence, which will take over many human work, but it will never be able to do what the human hearts can do. Therefore AI cannot know God.
As a result, for humankind true and honest faith is so essential in one’s life without which there will be a spiritual “gut hole” — no hope, no love, and no joy. This void cannot be filled to satisfaction with wealth or power or other enjoyment. There is always a feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction in one self who is without faith.
In our limited life span time whooshes past not noticeably. Only true and honest faith will bring us love, hope, and joy. Even facing the storm of life, faith in Christ Jesus provides us ineffable fortitude dauntlessly against adversity. The Bible says: “God is Love”. “The Lord will keep you from all harm, he will watch over your life; . . .” (Psalm 121:7). Amen.
誰 創 造 生 命—這 是 我 的 觀 念
以下，Charles Darwin 和 Even Crick 的兩段文字，前陣子轉來給我細閱：
- “他們對生命的慨念有其卓越偉大的素質並帶有各類能量，是起初創造者給他們或他吹了一口生氣；同時，這地球因著地心之吸力的定律迴旋，從甚簡單開始至無限類型的生物，至美至妙地進化。”Charles Darwin 物種的來原。
- 有一位遺傳因子發現人名 Even Crick 曾說：“一個誠實人，在現今充滿所有知識的世代，只可說某程度上，生命的起原差不多是一個奇積，要有很多的條件完滿地配合，才能成就進化”。他 (Crick) 論說: “生命從非生物化學原素在可認知的地球的環境下進化，是不可能。”但是，創造者的觀念不可接納，因為違背了他的無神論信仰，他確定地說：“像我這類的人，並無宗教信仰，也活得甚好。”
如果接受了生命的開始可能是奇積，那麼否定神的創造便無意義，而且人類尚未能證明其真假，科學是發現的過程，但不是超越 神的，因為科學是在 神之內。人壽約百年，讓此爭議放於未來，乃是智慧。
要求完全明瞭 神的創造，乃超越了人類的知識。某人可選擇單純地信而得著救恩，或不相信創造。後者便失去 神給他或她的恩惠。這年代的人，驕傲地倚靠發展人工智慧，使它取代多種類的人類工作，可是它永不能取代人心所作的事，所以人工智慧“AI＂不能知曉 神。
我們短暫的人生，不覺光陰飛逝，只有真而誠的信仰會帶來愛、希望和喜樂。甚至要面對人生中的風浪，在耶穌基督裏的信仰，會給我們難以言喻的勇敢毅力來面對困境。聖經說道: “神是愛＂。“耶和華要保護你，免受一切的災害，祂要保護你的性命”。. . . . . . (詩篇121：7) 。阿們。