In the Beginning Was…?

Atheists champion evolution as proof that God does not exist while creationists declare that the universe  and everything in it is simply too complex, too intricate to have happened through a series of ‘accidents.’ and, therefore, there  must be a God who’s the master designer. Whether you’re a creationist who believes in a six thousand or sixty-five billion year old universe, or an evolutionist trumpeting Darwin’s Theory and the scientific method, this debate ultimately comes down to one thing:  In the beginning was…

In the Beginning Was…Who? What?

Stephen Hawking, a physicist and, until October 2009, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge (a position once held by Sir Isaac Newton), stated in his most recent book, The Grand Design, that a creator “is not necessary.” “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing…” Others believe that gases such as hydrogen and helium collided and through a series of ‘incidents’ over billions of years somehow ‘accidentally’ evolved into higher life forms.

Belief in Something Eternal

When I consider all the possible explanations for the origin of the universe, I’m struck by this one thing: Everyone, including the atheist, believes in someone or something eternal, some entity that has existed forever with no beginning or end. Whether it’s gases or an eternal ‘nothingness’ or an infinite  law of gravity or God, someone or something has always been.

Simple is Better

Noted atheist, Richard Dawkins, states that “explanations” built “on simple premises” are more reasonable than those built on “complex and statistically improbable beginnings.” Mind-boggling! What’s more statistically improbable than something coming from nothing? No scientist either living or dead has ever witnessed nothing turning into something in any type of setting and yet atheists hold this as a plausible and rationale possibility. And the evolutionist should not confuse the simple elements of gases and suggest this as the basis for a ‘simple premise.’

Evolution:  Complex Premise

On the contrary, evolution is a complex premise that asks us to believe something irrational such as the universe suddenly appearing out of nothing (that’s not a simple idea) or that simple elements through trillions of accidents over billions of years created life as we know it today in a haphazard fashion (not a simple idea either). And from this turbulent, chaotic, disorganized beginning came an organized rational plan (by accident) in the form of DNA, the master ‘blueprint’ for how things are made. Though still difficult for our minds to comprehend, the simplest premise for the intricacies and magnificence of creation is that an intelligent Creator spoke the worlds into existence in a manner consistent with the laws of science He created, laws intended to point man to Him.

How DNA Points to God

In this video, atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel speaks on how DNA points to a God who created the universe. The New York Times best selling author and former teaching pastor at Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, CA says, “When we look at DNA and see these written instructions for the assembly of proteins in our bodies, we are looking at some of the most powerful evidence that there must be intelligence behind life.”

DNA Proves Creation

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3 Responses to “ “In the Beginning Was…?”

  1. Linda Savell Stanley says:

    Hebrews 11 teaches Christians “…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

    Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

    The universe continues to expand inside and outside of our bodies both seen and unseen and it requires our faith to believe, hope and love God and others despite our limited understanding.

  2. Aaron Reeves says:

    If evolution were true wouldn’t be a continual process? Where are the frogs that are turning into monkeys, or the atoms that are turning into fish. Even the “gas” came from somewhere as did the gravity which was/is created by something moving in conjunction to something else.

  3. Ron Krumpos says:

    In “The Grand Design” Hawking says that we are somewhat like goldfish in a curved fishbowl. Our perceptions are limited and warped by the kind of lenses we see through, “the interpretive structure of our human brains.” Albert Einstein rejected this subjective approach, common to much of quantum mechanics, but did admit that our view of reality is distorted.

    Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity has the surprising consequences that “the same event, when viewed from inertial systems in motion with respect to each other, will seem to occur at different times, bodies will measure out at different lengths, and clocks will run at different speeds.” Light does travel in a curve, due to the gravity of matter, thereby distorting views from each perspective in this Universe. Similarly, mystics’ experience in divine oneness, which might be considered the same “eternal” event, viewed from various historical, cultural and personal perspectives, have occurred with different frequencies, degrees of realization and durations. This might help to explain the diversity in the expressions or reports of that spiritual awareness. What is seen is the same; it is the “seeing” which differs.

    In some sciences, all existence is described as matter or energy. In some of mysticism, only consciousness exists. Dark matter is 25%, and dark energy about 70%, of the critical density of this Universe. Divine essence, also not visible, emanates and sustains universal matter (mass/energy: visible/dark) and cosmic consciousness (f(x) raised to its greatest power). During suprarational consciousness, and beyond, mystics share in that essence to varying extents. [quoted from my ebook, “the greatest achievement in life,” on comparative mysticism]

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