“Okay,” he goes on, “so here’s my real question, why do these laws exist?”
“It’s how the universe works,” you say. “We use them because they work.”
“I know that they work, but why do they exist? Why should there be ubiqui-tous, unchanging, immaterial laws keeping order in the universe if it’s the result of a chaotic explosion? And why should anyone even trust their own brain if it’s
just randomly arranged chemicals reacting with each other? That’s no different than frying an egg or mixing baking soda with vinegar.”
“What are you trying to get at?” you ask.
“At this: if there is no eternal, unchanging, all-powerful, immaterial God upholding the whole universe, we should not have timeless, unchanging imma-terial laws everywhere in the universe. You say that science proves God
doesn’t exist, yet no one can even account for the laws of science or logic without God! Not only that, but if your worldview is true, then we can never know anything for sure.”
“And how do you know that you can in yours?”
“Because my God says that he designed my brain and upholds the universe in a logical, consistent way so that I can know things for sure. He also says that his ‘wrath is…against all…men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. For what can be known about God is clear to them, because God has made it clear to them. For ever since the creation of the world, his invisible characteristics, both his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen in the things that have been made, so that they are without excuse.1’”
“Well, I still don’t believe in any religion.” Go to page 9.
1 – Romans 1:18-20