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Figs, Evidence, and Atheism


[Originally published by Paul Humber at Transcribed below]

God’s Creation is All Over the Place!

People ask for “God evidence.” It’s everywhere!

Just twenty-five steps from our property line, my wife recently took this picture of not yet ripe figs on “our” (public) tree. There are many types of fig trees.

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Britannica says that there are “about 900 species of figs… Each species of wasp pollinates only one species of fig, and each fig species has its own was species to pollinate it.”

I do not know if that information is 100% accurate, but let’s more or less affirm it.

Can you imagine 900 unique fig wasps for 900 types of fig trees?

The evidence for God is all over the place. I personally suspect that some of the fig trees are hybrids of earlier forms, but even if not, there is huge variety in God’s creation.

How do all those varieties of fig wasps, each about half the size of a fruit fly, know how to get to the right tree? God has it all covered, as well as for every other plant/insect combo on earth.

Evidence for him, in other words, is everywhere.

So, Paul, why doesn’t God show himself to us?

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He did, in Bethlehem, in a manger! Plus, he gave us his book.

But, Paul, I don’t read the Bible—friends say it’s just a myth.

Have they studied the Bible as intensely as I—including twelve courses in Greek and Hebrew? The Bible is not myth, and your friends don’t know what they’re talking about.

Atheists might respond, Paul, these are all claims; where’s the evidence?

All over the place! Moreover, the statement that these are claims is itself a claim.

Atheists are caught in circular logic. They claim that I just make claims, but they claim too!

Jesus claimed to be I AM on various occasions. In other words, he was the one who spoke to Moses from the burning bush 1400 years prior. They picked up stones to stone him (John 8:59) and eventually nailed him to a cross. He proved his claim, however, three days later when he conquered death.

Do you want to conquer death? Trust him!

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Cheri Fields Lake Michigan profile 2020

Written by Cheri Fields

Hi, I’m Cheri Fields: 2nd generation homeschooling mom of seven, wife, writer, and science lover. There is a wealth of information available to help people see how trustworthy God and His testimony in the Bible is. The key is to explain concepts simply so they can be understood by anyone. This is my goal, and I’ve had a lot of fun tackling areas where the world tests our faith.

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