According to Dr. Hugh Ross, Astrophysicist (, the powerful telescopes we have today, such as the Keck telescopes, allow us to look so far back into space that we can literally see very close to the point of creation, as the universe expands and travels outward.  Through mathematical calculations, we have discovered that if the universe were to expand one tenth of the 56th power faster or slower, there would be no possibility for life on earth.  It is also a fact that if the sun was altered in any way by one percent, it could not support life on earth.  If you move the earth one-half percent closer to the sun, it would experience a runaway boiling off of its water.  If you move the earth one-half percent farther away, you would experience a runaway freeze-up and all of the water on the planet would turn to snow and ice.  It is not coincidence when 200 characteristics all have to be finely tuned and in place for life to exist on earth.  The probability is less than ten to the 217th power, according to Dr. Ross.  An astronomer and mathematician, Sir Fred Hoyle of Britain, estimated that the scientific probability of evolution is one chance in ten to the 40,000th power!  The numbers involved in that probability are so ridiculously small that he said, “It is enough to bury Darwin and his entire theory.”  He decided that there could be no other conclusion but that biomaterials with their amazing measure or order must be the outcome of “intelligent design.”  There are no means to support life in one hundred other solar systems similar to ours that have been examined by astronomers and astrophysicists.  It has been proven mathematically that it is impossible for our universe to have accidentally come into existence.  This is how finely tuned the universe is in order to support life on earth.  Dr. Ross quoted one astrophysicist who said, “If someone knocks on your door, you always assume someone is knocking.  You never say to yourself, ‘Oh, that’s just the door knocking on itself.’”  With all of this evidence that God created the universe, why would anyone want to deny that there is a divine creator and rather believe that we just exist by chance?  Our entire universe ending up exactly in the right place as it expanded from an explosive beginning happened by accident?  In answer to that question, I will ask you, “Does your door knock by itself, or is someone behind the knocking?”  By the way, that reminds me of what Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him…” (Revelation 3:20)!  We need to consider the evidence, then go a step further and see what the Word of God has to say about those who “forget God.”  I’ll let you look that one up for yourself in the Bible.  The answer is found in the Book of Psalms, chapter 9.  Romans 1:20-21 also says, “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and godhead, so they are without excuse because when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish hearts were darkened.”  The more people deny God and go seeking after other definitions, reasons and purposes, the more their hearts are deceived and they fall further into unbelief.  Why not get out of the deception and come into the truth?  Check out Hugh Ross’s website for yourself and look at his credentials; see what he has to say about the evidence of God in space.  There is much more to know than just this little excerpt.  Even the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking stated these findings have been the most significant in our time, if not throughout all time!  For more information, check out the DVD, “Journey Toward Creation,” offered on the John Ankerberg website,, or type in: to your browser and enjoy this astonishing video!  * If you received this newsletter by e-mail, just click on the hyperlinks above.