Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | December 11, 2013

26. Evidence for God – Paul Walker & the Argument from Design

The Argument from Design is a powerful argument for the existence of God. It has convinced countless people throughout history and it’s used throughout the Bible.

Complex designs require a Designer to produce them. The kind of information the designs contain can only come from an intelligent Agent. This is the Argument from Design. The prequels of this Evidence for God series have extensively discussed the Design Argument.

Fast & Furious Actor Paul Walker

Fast & Furious Actor Paul Walker

Actor Paul Walker

Recently celebrity attention focused on Paul Walker (1973-2013) who died in a fiery car crash November 30, 2013. He is best known for his starring role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious series of movies.

What is perhaps not as well-known about Walker is that he used the Argument from Design to conclude there is a God. Walker said,

“I’m a Christian now. The things that drove me crazy growing up was how everyone works at fault-finding with different religions. The people I don’t understand are atheists. I go surfing and snow boarding, and I’m always around nature. I look at everything and think, ‘Who couldn’t believe there’s a God? Is all this a mistake?’ It just blows me away.”
(From Personal Quotes section of the IMDb Paul Walker Biography)

Walker was an avid outdoorsman. He loved camping, surfing, and marine biology.
Based on his experiences in nature, Walker asked rhetorically, “Who couldn’t believe there’s a God?” He considered God’s existence an obvious conclusion.

This is precisely what the Apostle Paul is talking about when he says, “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)

Walker recognized clear signs of design in nature. He implicitly used the Argument from Design to conclude there must be a Creator.

Question to Ponder
  1. As a result of Paul Walker’s experiences in nature, the Argument from Design for a Creator was so obvious to him that he couldn’t comprehend there being anyone “who couldn’t believe there’s a God.” Do you also find this argument for the existence of God obvious? If not, why not?
  2. If you died today, what quotes would people remember expressing your view of God?
  3. Share your thoughts in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 26th article in the Evidence for God series that discusses the question,
“Is There Evidence for God?”
Read the prequels:
1. Evidence for God – Can You Answer a 6th-Grader?
2. Evidence for God – Design
3. Evidence for God – Experience
4. Evidence for God – Can You Prove God Exists?
5. Evidence for God – Design Is Best Argument for God – Simple
6. Evidence for God – Design Is Best Argument for God – Logical
7. Evidence for God – Design Is Best Argument for God – Biblical
8. Evidence for God – Design Is Best Argument for God – Old Testament
9. Evidence for God – Design Is Best Argument for God – New Testament
10. Evidence for God – Stephen King & the Argument from Design
11. Evidence for God – Astronomy Quiz
12. Evidence for God – Astronomy Quiz Answers 1
13. Evidence for God – Astronomy Quiz Answers 2
14. Evidence for God – Astronomy Quiz Answers 3
15. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 1 – Ben Franklin
16. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 2 – Isaac Newton
17. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 3 – Johann Kepler
18. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 4 – Robert Boyle
19. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 5 – Albert Einstein
20. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 6 – Fred Hoyle
21. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 7 – Harold Urey
22. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 8 – Charles Townes
23. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 9 – A. E. Wilder-Smith
24. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 10 – Robert Millikan
25. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 11 – Rick Smalley

Read the sequel:
27. Evidence for God – Design Convinces Scientists 12 – John Eccles

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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:4)
Wednesday December 11, 2013 A.D.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 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. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. (Romans 1:18-23)




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