Cuttlefish are camouflage experts and can blend into any background. Some fish can see infrared; bees can see ultraviolet light. Certain animals are sensitive to magnetic or electric fields. Did these special talents arise through chance and natural selection? These are clearly examples of Intelligent Design (ID). But who is the Intelligent Designer?
Ben Stein brought ID into the limelight with his film Expelled, but he did not specify the identity of the Intelligent Designer. The Intelligent Designer made the world and owns everything. Because of creation we are responsible to God. We have been made in the image of God and have been called to care for the earth and its creatures (Gen. 1:26-28). We did not make the world and so we are not completely self-reliant. Creation is a foundational teaching of the Bible that shows us who God is why we are here (Col. 1:15-17). The Intelligent Designer did not just make the world and then ignore it. God sustains the world he made and gives food, air and water to the world of living things.
Are you thankful for the Intelligent Designer’s blessings of creation and providential care? God not only made the galaxies, he also takes note when a sparrow falls. Our knowledge of creation comes from an extra-cosmic data source, the Bible. We may have a personal relationship with our Creator and Sustainer through Jesus Christ.
God not only made the cosmos, he also holds it together (Col. 1:17). The clear message from our Creator, from Genesis to Revelation, tells us that we were specially created and not the result of some transformational process starting with a single-celled organism.