“Scientific” Fake News and Creation
Dearly beloved of God, Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
The word for “God” is "Elohim" in the Hebrew text. Elohim is used of God as the Creator. The Hebrew accent Athnach places the emphasis in the verse on God, the Creator.
The word “create” is the word "bara" in the Hebrew and the verb in the Kal always means “to bring into existence.” It is only used of God creating; producing that which did not exist previously. In the true sense of the word, creating is something that only God can do.
When man speaks of creating something, he always starts with raw materials and then he assembles, molds, manufactures, builds, etc. He does not start with nothing and bring something into existence. He does not have the power to speak substance into being. This verse speaks of the original creation of the heaven and the earth.
The creation itself is proof of its Creator the same as a building is the proof of its builder, a painting is the proof of its painter, a blueprint is the proof of its architect, or a book is the proof of its author. The more we examine the makeup of the universe the more evidence we find of its Creator.
When did God create the original heaven and the earth? The Word of God reveals that He created them, “In the beginning . . .” We can speculate about when this occurred as much as we like, but God only reveals in the Scriptures that it was “In the beginning. . .”
The Word of God is not a book about science, but when it speaks of matters that pertain to science it is accurate. Take any field of science, weigh the laws that govern it, and arrive at the conclusion that there is no supreme intelligence, design, and power behind it. The very thought defies the laws of logic.
If one can believe that the heaven and the earth, not only the conditions that support life, but every law that works to preserve its operation and continuance were the result of a “big bang” or "evolution," we have as much right – even a far, far greater right in view of the evidence – to believe the testimony of the Word of God regarding it.
An explosion does not cause order; it does just the opposite. It is far more plausible that God, in the beginning created the heaven and the earth according to His Word. Even those who compute probabilities agree that it is far more probable that God created the heaven and the earth rather than it resulted from such an event.
Every meticulous detail that makes up the created universe attests to the genius of the One True God.
Who was the brilliant mastermind that engineered the laws that govern the conservation, symmetry, continuity, and transfer of energy? Who was the genius that thought of implementing the water cycle, devised the laws of gravity, formulated thermodynamics, conceived electromagnetism, formulated the laws of chemistry, radiation, photonics, physics, mathematics, geophysical laws, devised anatomy, biology, physiology, genetics, optics, kinesiology; fashioned the laws that govern nature, botany, zoology, mechanics, physical laws; calculated the laws ruling astronomy and planetary motion (to mention a few for starters)?
Who planned how the laws in these fields would systematically work in concert with one another, perpetually, ever since the beginning?
Are we supposed to believe that the laws in these fields suddenly came into existence, they are self-determined, self-generated, and are perpetually self-sustaining? Are we to suppose that they work in concert by coincidence?
How could such superb order in every category of the universe evolve from chaos and haphazard chance? This defies the second law of thermodynamics, which states that over time order tends to disintegrate to less order.
We know we could not build a house, or manufacture a car, or engineer a computer with such design, and yet there are those who think that a universe - having no mind, will, or ability of its own - could somehow intelligently develop itself and create life. I would hate to live in a house or drive a car that these folks built, wouldn’t you?
By the way, where did space, time, energy, light, matter, information, and life come from if God did not create them? Where did the materials and energy and design and power come from that fueled the supposed “Big Bang”? Who wrote the informational code in DNA in every living thing (scientist have no idea where information came from)?
Are we to believe that something came from nothing of its own volition; order came from chaos, and life suddenly sprang from lifeless objects (by the way, that would contradict the law of biogenesis)?
Are we really to believe that billions of galaxies came from one explosion and that it caused the precise rate of the expansion of the universe without it collapsing on itself? If so, this belief would require blind faith. You would have to believe in miracles. This belief takes more faith than believing that God created the heavens and the earth. There has never been an explosion that produced such perfect order.
The laws of probability indicate that there is not a single chance that this planet, or any other for that matter, could have all the conditions that support life without Divine Design behind it. Why not believe His Word?
If the big bang was the cause of the universe, why is the earth the only planet capable of sustaining life? Oh, I forgot; we merely have not found the others yet.
It is mathematically, statistically, and scientifically far more plausible that God created the first heaven and earth than to suppose that a big bang caused it, and that spontaneously life and all of the laws that govern the operation of the universe were initiated and coincidentally work in concert together . . . perpetually. Why not take God at His Word?
All studies in true, empirical science base the truth in its field on consistent, repeatable conclusions that prove to be reliable. Proofs are then formulated into laws. Despite this, men come up with an idea and theorize about the unknown. Then they tout their speculation or theory above the revelation knowledge of the Word of God.
They actually consider their unsubstantiated theories (such as the big bang and evolution), which they derive from their limited understanding and imagination, to be more vital than the revelation knowledge that God reveals in His Word.
If a man thinks that his ideas and opinions are more important than the Word of God, he might as well say that he is God. Surely, a higher education or a high IQ qualifies a person to be the Creator. Do you know a scientist that can speak and voila, so it becomes?
The heavens and the earth did not create themselves, nor order themselves, nor create the laws of their governance, nor initiate them, nor sustain their perpetual operation.
God’s work to create life, the heaven and the earth, and to put the laws in motion that govern them is vastly superior to man’s feeble attempts to speculate about their origins.
The German scientist, Johann Kepler, a forefather in the fields of mathematics and astronomy said, "I am merely striving to think God's thoughts after Him."
Kepler believed that his purpose as a mathematician and scientist was to discover the mathematical equation that God utilized to establish the order of the universe. He believed that God is a God of order and that the universe was created as the result of His Divine Design.
If you said that today publicly you could not get a government grant for research, or get a job in a university, or have your research published. You would be relegated to the outer fringes as a quack; just ask any prominent scientist about "the elephant in the living room."
A prominent molecular biologist said that the elephant in the room is design; Divine Design. "It's like the elephant in the living room. It moves around, takes up an enormous amount of space, loudly trumpets, bumps into us, knocks things over, eats a ton of hay, an smells like an elephant. And yet we have to swear it isn't there!"
Laws express truths that are consistent, whereas theories are nothing more than unsubstantiated guesses.
There is never a conflict between true, proven science and the truth of the Word of God. The same God who instituted the laws that govern the universe also gave us His Word. Both are expressions of His Will and Design.
God is a supernatural power. Whether we are considering creation, salvation, answered prayer, His deliverance from incurable diseases, miracles, resurrection, eternal life, the revelation of His Word, or the laws of nature, God is the supernatural force behind all of them. He is all powerful.
Dearly beloved, God is the Creator behind both the natural realm and the spiritual realm. He designed the natural laws and set them in motion. They are an expression of His will and design, the same as His Word expresses His will. That's no fake news.
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:20 NIV