Some, wrongly believe that God is like a watchmaker. He brought creation into existence and then stepped back, continuing to view the world from a distance as we slowly wind down. Those who hold to this worldview may see parts of the Bible as an instruction manual for life, similar to the owner’s manual one gets in the box with a new appliance or electronic gadget. As with any “owner’s manual”, one can choose to read it and follow the directions, or not. Further, since the instructions are often translated into many languages, often there are typos and strange wording that can be discounted.
Intelligent Design may be on the path to a saving faith but that footpath is narrow (Matt.7:13-14) and one must reach the end of it… having faith that stems from the heart, not the head… in order to find salvation and God’s peace, which transcends all understanding (Luke 15:31).