Life Didn’t Happen “by Chance”!

The writer of Hebrews tells us that “every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4). You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that a house is not capable of creating itself. Many of those who question the existence of God tell us, “I don’t believe in what I can’t see.” However, every house is the creation of something invisible: the human mind.

The AMAZING Complexity of a Cell

The image above is that of a single-celled organism. Scientists tell us that it is millions of times more complicated than the most advanced computers. We know that computers can’t create themselves. Why, then, do some say that life originated purely by chance from a “protein soup”? Such an event would be the most improbable of all improbabilities!

In fact, the probability of just 20 enzymes forming in a “primordial soup” is estimated to be about 1 in 10 to the power of 40,000 (10 followed by 40,000 zeros). This is especially impressive when we consider that the number of atoms in the entire observable universe is estimated to be about 10 to the power of 80, according to scientists.

“Life Could Not Be an Accident”

About this, a Sri Lankan Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cardiff University in Wales, who also happened to be a non-Theist, stated that “the really vast improbability of 1 in 10 ^40,000 poses a serious dilemma for the whole of evolutionary science. Life could not be an accident, not just on the Earth alone, but anywhere, anywhere at all in the Universe” (

Despite his admission of the “vast improbability” of life originating by chance, the professor goes on to say that “the notion of a creator placed outside the Universe poses logical difficulties, and is not one to which I can easily subscribe. My own philosophical preference is for an essentially eternal, boundless Universe, wherein a creator of life somehow emerges in a natural way” (Ibid.). It is essentially impossible for life to happen by chance, but many prefer to believe in this fantasy and talk about it as if it were an irrefutable fact.

Which Requires More “Faith”?

In reality, it requires more “faith” to believe that life came by pure chance than to believe in an extremely wise Creator who “made all things” (Hebrews 3:4, Genesis 1:1).

–Jerry Falk