Denying the existence of God is to automatically deny also the authenticity of the Holy Book, the Bible. There are so many philosophical, unscientific and foolish accusations made by the godless people against the Bible. No wonder the Apostle Paul wrote that there are those who want to pervert the gospel of Christ, and no less than a powerful religious leader in our time have subtly and indirectly denied the Bible. One is the past Pope Benedict XVI or Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger who said there is substantial scientific proof of the theory of evolution. (Philip Pullella, “Pope Benedict admits evidence for evolution,’ HeraldSun.com, Loranzago di Cadore, Italy, July 26, 2007).
With these godless people’s attempt to undermine the Bible that teaches the existence of God, they resort to criticizing and portraying the Bible as a book unscientific and out-dated! They attack some supernatural events that are recorded in the Bible. These maybe supernatural but not necessarily untrue for not being scientifically explained and understood. For example, Jonah being swallowed by a fish, the great flood in the time of Noah, the dividing of the Red Sea, the fall of the walls of Jericho, and many more.
The stark fact is that in this world of wonders, many things happen and are seen by the human eye which wonders cannot be explained scientifically up to now but people believe in them. Atheists believe in magic! But not all magic can be explained physically and scientifically.
And it is great magic to believe that the world and the universe came into existence without a maker like a rabbit coming from inside of the hat of a magician after the magician has shown that the hat is empty. It looks more like telling the atheists that everything that exists came out of magic and this will be more acceptable to them than saying that everything was created by an Intelligent Creator.
There were once two scientists. One of them believed in the Bible and the other did not. After many arguments and exchange of ideas, nothing was arrived at because the unbelieving rejected the idea of the existence of God and the authenticity of the Bible. Meanwhile, the believing scientist made a miniature model of the solar system and hung it in his laboratory. In a surprise visit made by the unbelieving scientist he saw the miniature model of the solar system. Amazed, he asked, “Who made this?” The believing scientist replied, “Nobody! I just found it hanging there.” Replied the unbelieving, “Aren’t you making a fool out of me?” The believing scientist retorted, “Oh, let me ask you, aren’t you making a fool out of me when you say that nobody created the universe?” And the rest is a wonderful story.
The Bible tells us how the universe came into existence.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The word used that was translated “created” is bârâ’ in Hebrew.
A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes): – choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).
This word was explained and qualified by the Apostle Paul.
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.
Things created and seen came from things that are not seen. Things unseen were first created.
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Things that are seen are manifestations of God’s unseen eternal power and Godhead.
THE ROMANS 1:19-20
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
I remember one scientific principle taught to us when I was in elementary school: “Nothing happens without a cause.” There is always a cause for any action. There is a cause of existence. Biblically, the cause is the LOGOS. LOGOS in Greek is the reason.
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ): – account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say (-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.
It is foolish to believe that everything that exists now existed without a cause, a purpose, a reason. But there are foolish people that prefer to believe such foolishness: the Atheists. The Bible is scientific when it says that things seen were made from things unseen. Gas like Hydrogen, Oxygen, Methane, Carbon Dioxide, and the like, are unseen but can produce things that are seen. Two atoms of Hydrogen with an atom of Oxygen will produce the visible water. And out of the visible water, visible materials can be produced with the chemical reaction and combination of other gases. This is what science says –
Composed of a single proton and a single electron, hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element in the universe. It is estimated that 90% of the visible universe is composed of hydrogen.
…Hydrogen combines with other elements to form numerous compounds. Some of the common ones are: water (H2O), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), table sugar (C12H22O11), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and hydrochloric acid (HCl).
Hydrogen has three common isotopes. The simplest isotope, called protium, is just ordinary hydrogen. The second, a stable isotope called deuterium, was discovered in 1932. The third isotope, tritium, was discovered in 1934. (http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele001.html)
Before man has even discovered the Law of Gravity, the Bible tells us in advance that it was hung by God upon nothing.
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
We know that it is the force of gravity that holds the earth and other planets and heavenly bodies in their place in space.
For atheists, to believe in science is to reject the Bible because for them it is fiction and unscientific! But I say that, in believing the Bible you will learn true science.
Atheists say that the universe started with a Big Bang and is ever expanding. God said in the Bible that He created the universe with exact measurements and weight!
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
And the universe is not expanding because God has measured the cosmos.
JOB 38:4-5, 31-33
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
31 Canst thou bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Canst thou lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season? Or canst thou guide the Bear with her train?
33 Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
If the universe was measured it cannot be ever expanding! But where did the idea of an ever expanding universe come from? From the foolish Theory of the Big Bang! A Cosmologist, however, claimed that the universe might not be expanding at all. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/universe-expanding-cosmologist_n_3606136.html).
In the 1920s, astronomers including Georges Lemaître and Edwin Hubble found that most galaxies exhibit such a redshift — and that the redshift was greater for more distant galaxies. From these observations, they deduced that the Universe must be expanding.
The Big Bang and an Ever-Expanding-Universe are both theories! Theories can be disproven! Evidence-based science defines theory as follows-
A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing. A theory is valid as long as there is no evidence to dispute it. Therefore, theories can be disproven. Basically, if evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, then the hypothesis can become accepted as a good explanation of a phenomenon. One definition of a theory is to say it’s an accepted hypothesis. (http://evidence-based-science.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-is-scientific-law-theory.html)
It is not very early to say that the theories of evolution, the big bang and an ever expanding universe can be disproven by scientists themselves. Why? The Bible says otherwise! That is the proof.
Scientists propose hypotheses or scientific guesses. By repeated experimentations, laws are considered and believed. Such laws developed into theories. To explain the theory of evolution, scientists relied on events that allegedly happened millions and billions of years ago, but up to now, no valid scientific explanation can be given on how single-celled animals became an ape and then evolved to be a man.
The Bible says that God created man from the dust of the ground.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The word translated in English “formed” is yâtsar in Hebrew, meaning fashioned.
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution): – X earthen, fashion, form, frame, make (-r), potter, purpose.
The Bible tells us that man is the towering master piece of God’s creation!
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
Understand the intricate fashion of the human entity, the power of speech, the intelligence, emotion, and all inert faculties reserved within our beings and you will wisely reject the idea that apes are our common ancestors.
Atheists like the very famous Hawking said that humans are very insignificant considering the vastness of the universe. The Bible tells us otherwise! Humans are over the work of His hands! Watch this video titled, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer: Conversation with Stephen Hawking.
SCIENTISTS VERSUS SCIENTISTS
The doubtful idea of the big bang and an-ever-expanding universe was taught and accepted by scientists – fortunately, for not all of them! The only basis for believing and accepting the big bang and an-ever-expanding universe is the Doppler Effect explained by an Austrian physicist; and the Red Shift.
The Doppler Effect is … as the effect of a car driving past you. As the car approaches you the sound it produces is higher pitched than when it drives away from you, where the sound becomes lower in pitch. In contrast, when the sound source moves towards you the wavelength decreases and the frequency of the sound increases (higher pitch). When the sound source moves away from you the wavelength increases and the frequency of the sound decreases (lower pitch).
Meanwhile, when the light from a galaxy which is moving away from you is observed, the wavelength of the observed light appears longer, it moves towards the red end of the spectrum. This is called RED SHIFT.
Biblically speaking before the universe was formed by God, a space or an expanse was created.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
It is in this firmament or expanse that God put the earth and the entire universe.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Biblically, the universe did not push itself to create space as the theory of the big bang implies. The universe, the stars, galaxies, the solar system, and the planet earth were placed by God in the empty space which He created in the beginning.
Remember that the firmament of the heavens (space) was created first and there God placed the light-emitting bodies that will light upon the earth like the sun, the moon and the stars! And it is wiser and logical to believe in the Bible that space came first before its content – rather than the content first before the space as what is thought of by the big bang!
This is their unbiblical assertions.
The Big Bang did not occur as an explosion in the usual way one think about such things, despite one might gather from its name. The universe did not expand into space, as space did not exist before the universe. Instead, it is better to think of the Big Bang as the simultaneous appearance of space everywhere in the universe. The universe has not expanded from any one spot since the Big Bang — rather, space itself has been stretching, and carrying matter with it.
Very recently, high calibre international scientists were presenting evidences that contradicted the idea of Doppler and Hubble that Red Shift implies stars and galaxies are going farther from each other, therefore suggesting an ever expanding universe.
So in an expanding Universe the most distant galaxies should have hundreds of times dimmer surface brightness than similar nearby galaxies, making them actually undetectable with present-day telescopes.
But that is not what observations show, as demonstrated by this new study published in the International Journal of Modern Physics D.
The scientists carefully compared the size and brightness of about a thousand nearby and extremely distant galaxies. They chose the most luminous spiral galaxies for comparisons, matching the average luminosity of the near and far samples.
Contrary to the prediction of the Big Bang theory, they found that the surface brightnesses of the near and far galaxies are identical.
These results are consistent with what would be expected from ordinary geometry if the Universe was not expanding, and are in contradiction with the drastic dimming of surface brightness predicted by the expanding Universe hypothesis.
Recently, a coward tweeted that as long as one preaches creationism, one is an enemy of science;
Some scientists believe in the big bang and other theories embraced by atheists. Some scientists also believe that there is no such thing as big bang and evolution of apes to humans. Some scientists believe in the ever-expanding universe theory, but some scientists also believe that the universe is not ever expanding.
I am not a scientist but a believer of the Bible, in God, in goodness, in morals, and everything that the Bible teaches. My intention in blogging is to confess my faith and witness unto all nations the glory of my God! I am not writing blogs to show that I am an expert in science but to reveal the truth in a book I found to be the handy work of a Great and Intelligent Creator who created everything that exists and the purpose of their existence!
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Remember, friends, that scientific theories can be disproven! All theories embraced by atheists in their impertinent idea of the non-existence of a Creator can be disproven by the Bible, logic, and common sense!
But why are they against the Bible? They cite verses that allegedly are unscientific like bats being classified as fowls, incest allegedly committed by Lot, the impossibility of a human living for more than 900 years, the Bible recording such fictional creatures as the unicorns and satyr, and many more. Let us examine all these if these claims can destroy the authenticity and the scientificity of the Holy Book, with the help of the Almighty God!
Man may decide what to believe in but it is God who determines what is true. This is still the theme we learn from all these contentions. Man may argue for years, but it is still God who determines what truth is.
More to come, God willing. God bless you.