0 0 Origin of all things

The basic question people have concerning the origin of all things can be described as:

  1. God created all things; this is clearly described in Genesis chapter 1, or
  2. All things were formed by nature, God was not involved.

#1 Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Here God tells us that he created time [the beginning], the heaven (there is no Hebrew word for universe) [here we have space] and the Earth [matter]. Verse 1 also tells us about light [energy].

Science has shown us that a continuum of these 4 parameters is essential for our physical existence.

If you look at the chronology in the Old Testament then you find this was only thousands of years ago. This is in stark contrast to modern views about the distant past.

#2 If you look to natural forces alone, then you have a fundamental problem explaining the origin of the universe. People talk about a Big Bang where all matter/energy exploded from a singularity of immensely small proportions. Here it is claimed that the whole universe was contained in this pinhead, but they have no idea of where this appeared from.

The first law of thermodynamics states that matter or energy cannot be created, so this fundamental law of nature must have come into being after the universe appeared. This is supposed to have led to the universe we exist in.

Some people claim that the universe is eternal, it didn’t have a beginning. This bypasses the problem of the origin of the universe, however it falls foul of the second law. This basically states that entropy (disorder) within a closed system always increases.

Don’t we see this about us, things decay, age, fall apart, degrade. We have to apply directed energy to counter this. An example:

This is shown with a leaf from a tree. On the tree it provides energy from the sun through photosynthesis. If it was laying on the ground energy from the sun would degrade it.

It requires mechanisms in order to harness that raw energy

#1 If you believe in the God of the Bible, then the whole of creation is clear. God created everything in 6 Days.

Commenting on the days of creation, Martin Luther stated:

“When Moses writes that God created heaven and earth and whatever is in them in six days, then let this period continue to have been six days, and do not venture to devise any comment according to which six days were one day. But if you cannot understand how this could have been done in six days, then grant the Holy Spirit the honour of being more learned than you are. For you are to deal with Scripture in such a way that you bear in mind that God Himself says what is written. But since God is speaking, it is not fitting for you wantonly to turn His Word in the direction you wish to go.”

#2 If you reject God’s creation, then you have the awesome problem of explaining the origin of all things.