"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of truth." — (Psalm 60:4)
"Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them." — (Isaiah 13:2)
Devoted To The Defense Of The Church Against All Errors And Innovations
Vol.X No.VIII Pg.14a
August 1948

"The Fool Hath Said"

Luther Blackmon

Strange as it may seem, some people find it difficult to believe in an Eternal Uncreated Creator; An Uncaused Cause; An Unmoved Mover; that Being which the Bible describes as God. But if you think that believing there is a God is difficult, try believing that there is no God. Get outside some starlight night and look up. While you are looking remember that you are standing on a planet that makes an annual journey of five hundred and fifty-eight million miles around the sun traveling at the speed of sixty-three thousand miles an hour. That this little planet is one of nine that go to make up our solar system. We are so close to the sun that it only takes three hundred and sixty-five days to go around, while Neptune is so far away that it requires one hundred and sixty-four and one half years to make the trip. When you have comprehended (?) the magnitude of this solar system and the perfect timing with which it operates, then remember that this solar system is one of three hundred and fifty million such solar systems. Try to imagine the immensity of space required for such a galaxy of worlds. If you think it is hard to imagine illimitable space, try to imagine space with limits. What would you find at the end of space? Remember that the closest fixed star to this earth Alpha Centauri is so far away that the light from it, traveling at the rate of 186,000 miles per second takes nearly five years to reach us. Remember further that these innumerable planets, stars, suns and satellites move with such precision that the astronomers can predict a hundred years in advance when the sun or moon will be in eclipse. No human instrument is so perfectly made. If you can conclude, with these facts before you, that no intelligence was required to produce and arrange all this; or that no power was needed to wind up this gigantic clock and keep it running; that it is all the result of blind chance, then don't "kid" yourself that you are thinking, or that you have made anything like an honest investigation of the matter.