Wednesday, April 2, 2014


M82 and its Supernova
M82 and its Supernova (Photo credit: sjrankin)

In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
    and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.

Psalm 102:25-27

New International Version (NIV)

          We humans tend to think of things in terms of having beginnings and endings.  In most cases we can point to something and say when, how, and where it began.   We have expectations that a thing will also have an ending.  We may even witness what we accept as an ending to that thing we have been observing.

          Scholars and science have declared statements concerning things such as the Law of Conservation of Mass which suggests that matter can neither be created or destroyed.  Of course they are working within the restraints of parameters defined by that which can be observed or measured.  Is there a realm beyond which the commonly held laws of our world no longer hold true?   Could there be an infinite omnipotent creator who works with laws that we cannot even begin to understand?

          "Foolishness" the scholars may scoff.  They accuse the believers of intelligent design by an Almighty God to have naive acceptance requiring blind faith.   And yet many scientists will aver as fact that the universe was created by a big bang--everything coming from some bit of nearly nothing.  That doesn't require a great deal of faith to believe?   To me it sounds like they are substituting God with some mysterious bit of condensed material from which all things came.  Sure they have measurements and calculations, but maybe they are merely trying to explain away the possibility that there was a beginning when God created all things.  

           I'll choose the concept of Intelligent Design--a God Creator who created order according to a plan.  The idea of a speck exploding into everything requires far too much unfounded faith for me.   Now if we want to say God created that particle then I'll come back on board with that theory.  
            Science wants some quantifiable absolute evidence of when things began.  Perhaps if they could reconcile their quest with "In the beginning God..." they might be able to have a better understanding of how we got here.  

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1

King James Version (KJV)

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  1. I go along with your concept about the Intelligent Design and that being God. Nothing else makes sense to me. This is too ordered and laid down with how the earth works, how our bodies work, instinct with animals, etc., etc., etc., to "blame" it on a big bang. I like to think Someone was in charge (and is in charge) of it all.


  2. I am with you. There many scientists and scholars who with the same evidence come to very different conclusions about origins because they are not willing to dismiss the possibility of God, the creator. When I look at the evidence, I find it takes a lot more blind faith to believe we started without an intelligent designer. Christianity is not blind faith at all. It is faith based in knowledge and evidence. Thanks for spreading the wise word. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

  3. Playing a little catch up in the A-Z. Have you seen the film out right now called Gods Not Dead. It's very well done and you're issue of beginnings is addressed. I liked it, and also enjoyed your post. Sometimes I wonder why people are so willing to believe/try anything but God. Enjoying the Challenge again this year!

  4. Aargh! Auto spell!! 'the issue' not 'your issue'. I know its not your issue : )


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