The following article is based on scientific proof that “the universe came into being from nothing.” Physicists have long suspected this to be the case. The ramifications of this discovery is discussed in my article by two different scientists, who come up with diametrically opposite conclusions. I am going to discuss each of their conclusions, and then quote what the Bible says, in order to put this in perspective for you. The following article was the first one I read, so we shall discuss it first. If you wish to read the whole article just click on the heading. All bolding emphasis throughout this whole article is mine.
“A TEAM of scientists have made what may turn out to be the most important discovery in HISTORY – How the universe came into being from nothing. The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn of time but now a Canadian team believe they have solved the riddle.
And the findings are so conclusive they even challenge the need for religion, or at least an omnipotent creator – the basis of all world religions. Scientists have long known that miniscule particles, called virtual particles, come into existence FROM NOTHING.”
My Comment. Let me make some observations here. What does the Bible say about this subject? The following statements are taken from the Bible, and from Bible scholars’ commentaries on these bible passages.
Gen 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
And Heb 11:3 states that “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen did not come from anything visible.” Lets look at what Bible scholars say about these two verses.
Mathew Henry’s Bible Commentary on Genesis 1:1 says “The manner in which this work was effected: God created it, that is, He MADE IT OUT OF NOTHING. There was not any pre-existent matter out of which the world was produced.” And on Heb_11:3 Mathew Henry observes again, “ We have here one of the first acts and articles of faith, which has a great influence on all the rest, and which is common to all believers in every age and part of the world, namely, the creation of the worlds by the word of God, not out of pre-existent matter, but out of nothing.”
The Expositors Bible Commentary on Genesis 1:1 says “It is that grand act whereby Almighty God in the beginning called into being the finite world.” ( My comment. To clarify that, God literally spoke the finite world into existence.)
The Pulpit Bible Commentary says of Gen 1:1 “Thus, according to the teaching of this venerable document, the visible universe neither existed from eternity, nor was fashioned out of pre-existing materials, nor proceeded forth as an emanation from the Absolute, but was SUMMONED INTO BEING by an express creative fiat. The New Testament boldly claims this as a doctrine peculiar to revelation”
A Popular Commentary on the New Testament has the following to say on Hebrews 11:3 “Here begin the examples of the power and nature and effects of faith. By faith we know that the worlds i.e. the universe, have been framed by the word of God. ‘The worlds’ = all that exists in time and space, including time and space themselves ‘Have been framed’—the reference is to the preparation and completing of the world according to the design of the Founder. The word is translated ‘established’ in Psa_89:37—‘prepared’ in Psa_74:16. ‘By the word of God;’ i.e. His command. The explanation is found in Genesis 1, where nine times we read, ‘God said’ . . . ‘and it was so.”
My comment. I think some scientists envision God sitting down with his hammer and chisel etc. creating everything, but the Bible teaches clearly that everything that exists was already planned in God’s mind before He said, LET THERE BE…… thus calling everything into existence FROM NOTHING.
The article continues :- “But a team led by Prof Mir Faizal, at the Dept of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, has successfully applied the theory to the very creation of existence itself. According to the extraordinary findings, the question is irrelevant because the universe STILL IS NOTHING. Dr Mir said: “Something did not come from nothing. The universe still is nothing, it’s just more elegantly ordered nothing.”
My comment. Dr Mir said “The universe still is nothing, it’s just more elegantly ordered nothing.” Heb 1:3 tells us that “God’s Son has all the brightness of God’s own glory and is like him in every way. By his own mighty word, He holds the universe together”
Without Jesus, the universe as we know it would not exist, the “Elegantly ordered nothing” Dr Mir refers to, is only elegantly ordered because of the power of the word of God’s Son Jesus, who holds it all together so it can continue to exist.
The article continues :-
“Asked if the remarkable findings and the convincing if complex solution removed the need for a God figure to kick start the universe Dr Mir said: “If by God you mean a supernatural super man who breaks his own laws then yes he’s done for, you just don’t need him. “But if you mean God as a great mathematician, then yes!” “The problem with this explanation is that such virtual particles can only have a small amount of energy for a very small amount of time. To get a universe the size of our universe from such small amount of energy, a theory called INFLATION is used. According to INFLATION the small amount of energy created from nothing underwent a rapid EXPANSION, resulting in the formation of the universe as we see it today.”
Now let’s look at what the Bible says about the INFLATION theory.
Isa 42:5 “Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and STRETCHED THEM OUT, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:”
My comment. When God stretched out the Heavens, He didn’t call it the INFLATION theory, He just called it “Stretching out the Heavens” – Same thing to me.
Finally, it seems that after some 4000 years, science is catching up with the Bible. Science is now in complete agreement with the Biblical account of creation, as seen in this article, but it seems that some scientists are still wearing blinkers.
The second article, which I read the following day, is self explanatory. (Click heading to read full article and listen to Video.)
This article uses exactly the same “Proof” as the previous article, but it is by a different scientist.)
GOD IS REAL — MIT SCIENTIST TOUTS CONCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE OF THE DISCOVERY OF GOD. See the 5 MINUTE VIDEO! At the above site.
“A leading scientist from Israel, Gerald Schroeder, claims that SCIENCE HAS PROVEN THE EXISTENCE OF GOD as described in Genesis.
Schroeder is not just any scientist. In fact, he has over thirty years of experience in research and teaching and is known around the globe. Sinai Speak notes that he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees all at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Schroeder holds two Doctorate degrees in the fields of earth sciences and physics. Schroeder was also a staff member of the MIT physics department for five years before moving to Israel. In Israel, Schroeder joined the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Volcani Research Institute.
Schroeder says that many wonder how a scientists can also believe in the existence of God; however, he points out that science actually backs up his beliefs. Therefore, Schroeder made this short five-minute video to show exactly why science can support a worldview that includes God.
In the video, Schroeder shows that, for the first time, science has proof that the universe was created out of nothing. However, for something to come out of nothing, there needs to be an ACTING force. In science they call that force, the force of nature. However, that “force of nature” is described almost exactly as the God of Genesis in the Bible.
Schroeder points out that the force is actually God. There are four key properties of the “force of nature” that align with the biblical teachings of God. First, this force predates the universe, it is not physical (in other words, it is not made of physical matter), it acts on the physical and can create the physical out of nothing.
With science now accepting that the universe was created out of nothing by a physical force outside the scope of the physical, do you think there is enough evidence to support the idea that God must exist?”
My comment. The first scientist completely ignored the need for an acting force to trigger “The Big Bang” but as a scientist he would have known it was necessary.
SO – the evidence is in, the Bible is accurate, The big bang required an ACTING force to set it off, and that Acting Force was of course, God. Now the only way this knowledge could have been known 4000 years ago, would be if …….. Yes – you guessed it, GOD had revealed it to the men of ancient times. So if this new discovery proves conclusively that the Bible is accurate, and the Bible was given to us by God; I’m not sure how the first scientist can lay claim to there being no God, or no need for God or religion. I think the opposite is correct, I think that as the second scientist said, science has just proven conclusively that God was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, because without God, there would still be nothing. Science has just proved the existence of God.