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combination of atoms and molecules. I just discovered it and now I am using it. Ridiculous? Of course. Even if you had never seen another automobile in your life, you would know that it had been manufactured, created so to speak, by men. Are we to believe those who point to the most intricate and sophisticated machine of which we know, the earth and the starry heavens above, and say that they just happened without cause or design. The starry heavens above declare that they are the handiwork of God. Everyone can recognize the knowledge and the wisdom of God shining through. Our faith begins with realization that the universe comes from a supreme intelligence and creator.

"The sense of ought within," that tells us what we "ought" to do, is something that is in man and not in animals. I'm not speaking of the instincts which direct the mechanical functioning of our bodies. Animals have them as do men. But I'm speaking of the instinct that seems to be a combination of intuition and conscience that chooses the right morally, and prevents us from acting just by animal instinct alone. There is implanted in men a higher standard and an ability to recognize and choose that standard. For instance, there are certain high standards among all tribes of men, whether they be "highly civilized" or whether they be “aboriginal”. In no society is it thought good to betray one 's friends, to be selfish at the expense of others, to take another man's wife, or to run away in the midst of battle.

Paul said to the Romans, "For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending themselves ...” (Romans 2: 14-15).

This passage is an indication that Paul recognized that “sense of ought within" of which we speak, and points out that the Gentiles, who never knew God's Law given to Moses, nonetheless had the ability to discern the better way of life.

This marvelous machine in which we live, the human body, points clearly to an Almighty Creator. And the "sense of ought within" points to the

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