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<ul><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 1/24</p><p>90-216</p><p>"Creation Day 5"</p><p>Genesis 1:20-23</p><p>by</p><p>John MacArthur</p><p>All Rights Reserved</p><p>A co!y o" this #essage on cassette ta!e</p><p>#ay be obtained by calling 1-$00-%%-</p><p>GRA&amp;'(</p><p>And we're looking at day five in the creation,</p><p>Genesis 1:20 to 23...Genesis 1:20 to 23. Thetext says, Then God said, '!et the waters tea"</p><p>with swar"s of living creat#res and let $irds</p><p>fly a$ove the earth in the o%en ex%anse of theheavens.' And God created the great sea</p><p>"onsters and every living creat#re that "oves</p><p>with which the waters swar"ed after theirkind and every winged $ird after its kind. And</p><p>God saw that it was good and God $lessed</p><p>the" saying, '&amp;e fr#itf#l and "#lti%ly and fillthe waters in the seas and let $irds "#lti%ly on</p><p>the earth. And there was evening and therewas "orning, a fifth day.</p><p>ow we are in day five, as the text indicates.</p><p>(e have day $y day gone thro#gh creation</p><p>week with so"e a"a)ing, a"a)ing insightsgiven to #s $y the (ord of God. *ne of the</p><p>things that contin#es to strike "e as + read</p><p>"ore and "ore, and what ha%%ens in a serieslike this %retty ty%ically is once + start a series,</p><p>all of yo# o#t there who are trying to hel% "e</p><p>start sending "e things...$ooks, e"ail, faxes,</p><p>st#ff off the +nternet #ntil "y li$rary swells$eyond co"%rehension. And + have $een</p><p>reading, trying to read as "#ch as + can</p><p>%ossi$ly read, and the "ore + read the "oreinterested + $eco"e. And + -#st kind of have to</p><p>#nload so"e of it on yo#.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 2/24</p><p>The thing that contin#es to strike "e in "y</p><p>reading, $eca#se + really have never s%ent alarge %art of "y life st#dying science. + took in</p><p>college whatever was re#ired, and not one</p><p>o#nce of science $eyond that and "anaged to</p><p>forget "ost all of what + learned. t + a"now sort of reintrod#ced to the a"a)ing</p><p>diversity and co"%lexity of the created order.</p><p>Those are the two words that stick in "y"ind, the diversity and the co"%lexity of the</p><p>created order which s%eaks to "e of the</p><p>i""ensity of God's intelligence. +t isstaggering how as yo# $egin to look at the</p><p>creation with any kind of tho#ght, any kind of</p><p>de%th, yo# co"e face to face with the</p><p>i""ensity of the intelligence and %ower ofGod. And it contin#es to a"a)e "e as + read</p><p>evol#tionists who want to deny God and to see</p><p>the #tter folly of their concl#sions, the #tterho%elessness of it.</p><p>/ece"$er 1 $ro#ght the death of anevol#tionist and astrono"er $y the na"e of</p><p>arl agan, %ro$a$ly the "ost wellknown</p><p>astrono"er in the world. 4is %erce%tion wasthat life -#st sort of ha%%ened. And he ended</p><p>#% his life with a$sol#te e"%tiness, a$sol#te</p><p>ho%elessness. And near the end of his life he</p><p>was interviewed $y Ted 5o%%el on television.5o%%el asked agan, reali)ing he was at the</p><p>end of his life, that he had s%ent his life in</p><p>science st#dying the #niverse as anastrono"er, he said, /o yo#, sir, have any</p><p>words of wisdo" for the %eo%le of the world6</p><p>To which agan re%lied, and + #ote, (e live</p><p>on a h#nk of rock and "etal that circles a</p><p>h#"dr#" star that is one of 700%l#s $illion</p><p>other stars that "ake #% the 8ilky (ay galaxy</p><p>which is one of $illions of other galaxieswhich "ake #% a #niverse which "ay $e one</p><p>of a large n#"$er, %erha%s an infinite n#"$erof other #niverses. That is well worth</p><p>%ondering, end #ote.</p><p>4e tho#ght a$o#t it and he tho#ght a$o#t it</p><p>and he tho#ght a$o#t it and he never let God</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 3/24</p><p>$e a reality. +n the end, the "ost $rilliant</p><p>evol#tionist only knows that the #niverseexists. 4e doesn't know how, he doesn't know</p><p>why, and "ostly he doesn't know who the</p><p>creator is. 4ow sad. 9verything in the #niverse</p><p>%oints to God the creator. 9ven Al$ert9instein said, *f co#rse there is a "assive</p><p>intelligence $ehind the #niverse, a "an is a</p><p>fool who doesn't $elieve that. And then wenton to say, t we co#ld never know 4i".</p><p>The h#"anistic evol#tionist ref#ses to see</p><p>what is o$vio#s, ref#ses to "eet the God whowants to $e known.</p><p>&amp;ack to the created order itself, again the</p><p>co"%lexity and diversity leave yo# with noother %ossi$le ex%lanation than divine</p><p>intelligence and divine %ower of %ro%ortions$eyond o#r co"%rehension. + -#st %ick o#tlittle %ieces of the created order that s%eak to</p><p>this co"%lexity and diversity and share a few</p><p>of the" with yo#.</p><p>o"e $irds navigate $y the stars when</p><p>"igrating. 4ow do they know how to do that6+n fact, $irds raised fro" eggs inside a</p><p>$#ilding where they have never seen the sky</p><p>can orient the"selves toward ho"e when</p><p>shown an artificial sky re%resenting a %lacethey've never $een.</p><p>8oths have two ears. 8ites, little "icrosco%ic$#gs, like to live in a "oth's ear. t</p><p>interestingly eno#gh, "ites occ#%y only one</p><p>ear of a "oth. +f "ites get in $oth ears, the"oth can't fly, so scientists find "ites only in</p><p>one ear. 4ow do the "ites know that one ear is</p><p>occ#%ied6</p><p>And then the fascinating $o"$ardier $eetle</p><p>has two che"icals in his little $ody which "ix%erfectly and at the right "o"ent co"$ineo#tside his $ody when they're fired and they</p><p>intersect, they ex%lode in the face of the</p><p>ene"y. That's why they're called $o"$ardier$eetles. 4owever, the two che"icals that</p><p>create an ex%losion o#tside the $ody never</p><p>co"$ine %re"at#rely to $low #% the $eetle.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 4/24</p><p>And $y the way, how did the $eetle evolve</p><p>those ex%losives and kee% the" se%arate6</p><p>The niversity of Al$erta anada once</p><p>showed that in that te"%erate cli"ate there are</p><p>an average of 1; h#ndred stor"s in o%eration</p><p>at any ti"e. And that those 1; h#ndred stor"sin o%eration at any ti"e ex%end energy at the</p><p>inconceiva$le fig#re of one $illion, threeh#ndred "illion horse%ower. (here does that</p><p>co"e fro"6</p><p>A anadian %hysicist said a rain of fo#r inches</p><p>over an area of ten tho#sand s#are "iles</p><p>wo#ld re#ire the $#rning of 70 "illion tons</p><p>of coal to eva%orate eno#gh water for s#ch arain an to cool again the va%ors and collect</p><p>the" in clo#ds wo#ld take another ;00 "illionhorse%ower of refrigeration working 27ho#rsa day for a h#ndred days. And yet God $y the</p><p>"assive %ower of the s#n eva%orates the</p><p>water, refrigerates it in the sky, sends it $ackdown again as water.</p><p>&amp;y the way, the average far"er in 8innesotais %rovided free of charge 70&lt; tho#sand, =10</p><p>gallons of water %er acre %er year $y that</p><p>%rocess if the ann#al rainfall of 27 inches is</p><p>occ#rring. (here does all this %ower co"efro"6</p><p>The .. at#ral 8#se#" says there are over10 "illion different s%ecies of insects. There</p><p>are twentyfive h#ndred kinds of ants. + know,</p><p>they were all at yo#r last %icnic. *ne colony ofants can have as "any as a h#ndred "illion</p><p>ants. 4ow do those little tiny things have s#ch</p><p>a re%rod#ctive syste"6</p><p>o"e have esti"ated there are five $illion</p><p>$irds in A"erica. 8allards can fly 0 "iles anho#r, eagles can fly 100 "iles an ho#r andfalcons can dive at 1;0 "iles an ho#r.</p><p>&amp;y the way, cod fish, not that yo# need toknow, can lay nine "illion eggs, and herring</p><p>only </p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 5/24</p><p>"e...nine "illion eggs, nine "illion little cod</p><p>fish, that's why there's so "any fish and chi%%laces in 9ngland. They never r#n o#t of that</p><p>st#ff.</p><p>The earth is 2= tho#sand "iles in</p><p>circ#"ference. +t weighs six se%tillion, fiveh#ndred and eightysix, six trillion tons.</p><p>4angs in e"%ty s%ace. %ins at a tho#sand"iles an ho#r with %erfect $alance and that's</p><p>i"%ortant so that yo#'re not -#st -#"%ing every</p><p>ti"e the earth "oves. At the sa"e ti"e that it'ss%inning at a tho#sand "iles an ho#r, it is</p><p>"oving thro#gh s%ace aro#nd the s#n at a</p><p>tho#sand "iles a "in#te in an or$it of =;0</p><p>"illion "iles and does so at a %erfect angle setto create the seasons which %rovide all the</p><p>cro%s, which feed its inha$itants.</p><p>o"et heads can $e fro" ten tho#sand "iles</p><p>to one "illion "iles long and the tails can $e a</p><p>h#ndred "illion "iles long. They travel at 3=0"iles %er second.</p><p>?o#r heart a$o#t the si)e of yo#r fist weighsless than a half a %o#nd, %#"%s 1;00%l#s</p><p>gallons of $lood a day. /oes eno#gh work in</p><p>twelve ho#rs to lift = tons off the gro#nd.</p><p>/id yo# know that the s#n $#rns #%, this is</p><p>staggering, fo#r "illion tons of "atter %er</p><p>second6</p><p>onsider things that are very s"all, like the</p><p>ato". They're not visi$le. (e know they exist$#t to this day they're not visi$le. Ato"s are</p><p>so s"all it takes three ato"s to "ake #% one</p><p>water "olec#le. And if yo# were to take very</p><p>water "olec#le in one dro% of water and $lowthe" #% so that each "olec#le was the si)e of</p><p>a grain of sand, this is one water "olec#le, ifyo# were to take every "olec#le in one dro%of water, and $low it #% the si)e of a grain of</p><p>sand yo# wo#ld have eno#gh grains of sand to</p><p>"ake a road onefoot thick, one half "ile widethat wo#ld go fro" !.A. to ew ?ork ity.</p><p>That's how "any "olec#les in a dro% of water</p><p>and there's three ato"s in every "olec#le. And</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 6/24</p><p>yet the ato" is "ostly e"%ty s%ace. The act#al</p><p>"aterial in the ato" takes #% only onetrillionth of the ato"'s vol#"e. And when</p><p>ato"s co"$ine they only -oin together at their</p><p>o#ter electron or$it, that's all. (hat "akes</p><p>"atter see" solid are the "otions within theato"s. This is...@knocking...not really solid.</p><p>9verything is "ostly e"%ty s%ace.</p><p>+f the average %erson had all the s%ace</p><p>s#ee)ed o#t of hi", that's an interesting</p><p>tho#ght, isn't it6 +f the average %erson had allthe s%ace s#ee)ed o#t of hi", how "#ch</p><p>vol#"e do yo# think he'd occ#%y6 +f yo# had</p><p>all the s%ace s#ee)ed o#t of yo#, yo#'d $e lost</p><p>on the head of a %in, for yo# co#ld onlyocc#%y one oneh#ndred "illionth of a c#$ic</p><p>inch. o when so"e$ody co"es along andsays yo#'re nothing, they're right.</p><p>t, on the other side, yo# see...yo#'re</p><p>thinking diet, + know. ?o# think there's got to$e a way to "ake this work. t + want yo# to</p><p>know a f#ll c#$ic inch of that "aterial wo#ld</p><p>weigh a $illion %o#nds. A teas%oon f#ll ofwater contains a "illion$illiontrillion ato"s.</p><p>+ "ean, it's -#st staggering, isn't it6</p><p>And this has all ha%%ened $y accident6 o"eon.</p><p>!et "e talk a$o#t the wheel of life, thisfascinates "e. + "entioned this "orning who</p><p>invented the wheel and so"e$ody said the</p><p>8ayans did. o, the 8ayans didn't, God did.There's a wheel of life. ?o#'ve got the" all</p><p>thro#gh yo#. The wheel that +'" talking a$o#t,</p><p>the wheel of life, scientists call it the wheel of</p><p>life is fo#nd in the en)y"e ATB synthase. +tsstr#ct#re has only recently $een el#cidated and</p><p>has won a -oint o$el Bri)e in 1&lt; for twoscientists, Ba#l &amp;oyer of the ..A., and &gt;ohn(alker of the .5. The wheel in this en)y"e</p><p>rotates at a$o#t one h#ndred revol#tions %er</p><p>second. This "iniat#re "otor is 200 tho#sandti"es s"aller than a %in head and it's</p><p>revolving a h#ndred revol#tions %er second.</p><p>9very cell in yo#r $ody and every cell in every</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 7/24</p><p>living thing has tho#sands of these "otors,</p><p>every cell in every living thing has tho#sandsof these "otors in -#st one cell. o"eone</p><p>esti"ated that yo#r $ody has ten #addrillion</p><p>little "otors.</p><p>!et "e tell yo# what the little "otor does. TheATB "otor's -o$ is to "ake the "olec#le A</p><p>/enosine tri%hos%hate, ATB, fro" A /enosinedi%hos%hate, A/B and %hos%horic acid, a</p><p>synthesis which re#ires an in%#t of energy.</p><p>The ATB can then $reak down to A/B againgiving #% the energy $y co#%ling itself to</p><p>another che"ical %rocess within the cell which</p><p>re#ires the energy in order to react. o energy</p><p>is directed and the %rod#cts are recycledconstantly, constantly in that little tiny "otor</p><p>of which yo# have ten #addrillion going onall the ti"e. ays /r. (alker, (e re#ire o#r$ody weight in ATB every day. o the little</p><p>"otor has to re%rod#ce yo#r entire $ody</p><p>weight every day. (e're t#rning over thata"o#nt of ATB, cycling that energy, to kee%</p><p>o#rselves thinking and walking aro#nd doing</p><p>whatever we do. +f we have a la)y day, wewill only #se a$o#t half o#r $ody weight of</p><p>ATB, $#t if we work hard, #% to one ton of</p><p>ATB is recycled in a day.</p><p>+n 13 Brofessor &amp;oyer ded#ced $y indirect</p><p>"eans how ATB was %rod#ced. t it was left</p><p>to /r. (alker in 17 to %rovide the firstdetailed %ict#re of how the "otor works. 4e</p><p>#sed Crays and an electron "icrosco%e to take</p><p>an ato"ic sna%shot. And then so"e &gt;a%anesefellow ca"e along in 1&lt; with a tiny</p><p>florescent fila"ent attached to the electron</p><p>"icrosco%e so that the "otor co#ld $e seen</p><p>s%inning #nder the "icrosco%e. These</p><p>extre"ely co"%lex little s%inning "otors are$rilliantly designed. 9ach "otor is $#ilt fro"</p><p>31 se%arate %roteins. And re"e"$er, this is200 tho#sand ti"es s"aller than the head of a</p><p>%in. And they have 31 %rotein co"%onents that</p><p>are "ade fro" tho#sands of %recisely arrangeda"ino acids.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 8/24</p><p>A" + losing yo#6 +t gets worse. This thing</p><p>goes on %aragra%h after %aragra%h after%aragra%h. These...these little "achines are</p><p>%rod#cing with every t#rn of the wheel at</p><p>so"e h#ndred revol#tions %er second, they are</p><p>%rod#cing the necessary energy cycle to kee%yo# alive and kee% yo# f#nctioning. +t's</p><p>incredi$le, says /r. (alker, to think of these</p><p>"otors of life s%inning aro#nd in all the cellsof o#r $odies. And they are s%inning in all the</p><p>cells of everything that lives.</p><p>(ho designed these little wheel "otors6 (ho</p><p>energi)ed the"6 Bsal" 13:17 says, (e were</p><p>fearf#lly and wonderf#lly "ade.</p><p>ow "y friend, D.. %ro#l, is %art theologian</p><p>and %art %hiloso%her. And + a%%reciate hi" forhis theology, $#t + really a%%reciate hi" for his%hiloso%hy. 4e is act#ally...he is act#ally a</p><p>f#nny %hiloso%her $eca#se he can "ake</p><p>%eo%le look so foolish that yo# can hardly hel%$#t ch#ckle. ow %ro#l says there are only</p><p>fo#r o%tions for the origin of the #niverse. ?o#</p><p>only have fo#r.</p><p>*%tion n#"$er one, the #niverse is an ill#sion,</p><p>it doesn't exist. That's o%tion n#"$er one.</p><p>*%tion n#"$er two, it is selfcreated.</p><p>*%tion n#"$er three, it is selfexistent andeternal.</p><p>*%tion n#"$er fo#r, it was created $yso"eone who is selfexistent.</p><p>%ro#l says there aren't any other o%tions.</p><p>9ither it doesn't exist or it created itself, or italways existed, or so"e$ody created it. That's</p><p>it. 4e says, + have %#))led over this for</p><p>decades and so#ght the co#nsel of%hiloso%hers, theologians and scientists. + have</p><p>$een #na$le to locate any other theoretical</p><p>o%tions that cannot $e s#$s#"ed #nder thesefo#r o%tions. That's all yo#'ve got.</p><p>Then %ro#l says, *%tion n#"$er one "#st$e eli"inated for two reasons. That's the</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 Creation Day 5 - Genesis 1.20-23 - John MacArthur</p><p> 9/24</p><p>o%tion that says it doesn't exist, it's all an</p><p>ill#sion. Eirst, if it's a false ill#sion, then itisn't an ill#sion. +f it's a tr#e ill#sion, then</p><p>so"eone or so"ething "#st $e existing to</p><p>have that ill#sion. +f this is the case then that</p><p>which is having the ill#sion "#st either $eselfcreated, selfexistent, or ca#sed $y</p><p>so"eone #lti"ately selfexistent. o therefore</p><p>everything is not an ill#sion.</p><p>econdly he says, ?o# can eli"inate n#"$er</p><p>one, the ill#sion theory $eca#se if we ass#"ethe ill#sion is a$sol#te, that is no...</p></li></ul>

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