Tire Track Apologetics
by Clayton Kraby
Belief in God as the Creator and Sustainer of all things is the most foundational theological truth of the Christian faith.
Scripture begins with the statement “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). It is no surprise that many of our apologetic conversations center around this important doctrine. The fact that we are created beings accountable to our Creator has a profound impact on a person’s worldview. However, we know that not everyone accepts this truth.
Argument From Design
One approach to present the reality of God’s existence is the “argument from design.” Essentially this is an appeal to logic. When we see obvious signs of design, we immediately understand that there was a designer involved. Typically this argument relies on complex and orderly examples to make the logical connection (think of a pocket watch or Mount Rushmore).
A Simpler Approach
The argument from design can actually be strengthened by giving examples of relatively simple things which we would still never attribute to mere chance.
Consider the impressions a vehicle’s tires make in the mud. Although a tire track is a rather simple pattern pressed into the wet ground, no reasonable person would see one and entertain the possibility of it occurring naturally…
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