I’m not sure which makes me laugh the hardest, science or scientists. Charles Darwin, for example, posited that through evolution one species gave rise to another. It is generally accepted by the scientific community that human beings have not always been bipedal and did not always have the capacity for intelligent thought they have today. [When I talk to some people, I wonder about the intelligence thing sometimes]. In other words, we came from monkeys of some sort. The problem with that is. . .there is not, there never has been, nor will there ever be any evidence that human beings are any different than when they were first created.
I’m just as amused by some so-called theologians who want to appease the scientific community by agreeing that the earth is millions of years old, the universe is billions of years old, and the bible allows for this through a “gap” between Genesis 1:1 & 1:2. By the way, there is a gap between the two verses. In most printed versions of the bible, it’s less than 1/8 of an inch.
When science tries to argue their case and make bible-believers look silly, they remind us that not all that long ago, everyone thought the Earth was the center of the universe and our planet was flat. But, not all scientists are like that, thank God. Some of them look beyond the presuppositions of their theories and recognize that God’s truth is immutable and when they get cross ways with His truth, they are wrong and must look for answers that do not violate God’s Word.
I bring this up because I read an article today online that is based on findings reported in the November 2 issue of the journal Science. It seems that astronomers have identified light that was emitted from the very first stars in the universe. The article stated, “Shortly after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, the universe cooled enough to let atoms form, which eventually clumped together to create the first stars.” I’m sorry, but I had to laugh. I guess the .7 is to make us think they actually measured the timeframe, somehow.
I’m sorry, but I can’t help it. The more I read this stuff, the harder I laugh. Here are my questions to all the experts, brainiacs, NASA, and anybody else who wants to get in on the argument: Who caused the Big Bang, What actually happened when the Big Bang occurred, When did the events leading up to the Big Bang occur, and Where did it all start? I know I’m being a bit facetious. . .I don’t know and neither do they. The theories postulated are just that, theories, not science. . .and they require a lot more faith to believe than recognizing that a timeless, immutable, perfect and holy God created all things ex nihilo.
Ex nihilo just means “out of nothing.” And, in the beginning, that’s what God did. He who has always been and who will always continue to be spoke–and the universe appeared. Blind faith, you say. Not at all. Bible-believing faith, I say. One of these days all of us, scientists and theologians alike, are going to stand before God (just for the record, I’m talking about Jesus, who is the Christ, the one and only Son of God, Yahweh, who is co-equal with the Father and the Savior of all who accept Him as Lord) and give an account of our lives.
I don’t know when that will be, maybe tomorrow, maybe 13.7 billions years. Whenever and wherever it occurs, He will be there asking the questions and providing the answers. Maybe, instead of looking to the stars, everyone ought to look into their own heart and try to find out why it’s so dark in there. The light from stars on the other side of the universe do not hold the answers to life and eternity; the light of the world does. His name is Jesus.