Steven Hawking the noted professor said recently : ‘spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing.’ This would be fine, if he gave the credit to a creator, but he does not.
Seems like a major weakness of argumentation Steve, for anything created implies a creator. See that piece of lumber yonder? How long will it be before it arises and starts to scratch itself, setting in motion the desire to become a table to be used by humans.
So the piece of wood opines, ‘what is a table, and what is a human?’ Sounds rather stupid, yep, that’s the point. Forget about the wood itself, where did the tree come from? Right, spontaneous combustion.
Hawking is correct when he says ‘things come from nothing,’ but his logic ends there, for belief in God, rather knowing a personal God is absolutely not logical in the natural world; however, in what respect is creation logical? The Greeks were known for their search of wisdom, and the Jews were known for their religion, but they too dismissed the idea that God was personal and could be known.
Certainly many of these well meaning souls lived entire lives of devotion trying to please what they knew as an unknown god. Those people thousands of years ago wrestled with the same moral and spiritual issues of today.
Some thought, ‘how can something come from nothing?’ ‘What is the reason for life?’ Certainly very good questions, and the answer to these seeming difficulties must and can be addressed the same manner, for if something is true, it was true then, and it must be true today.
Man instinctively hates the idea that there is somebody over him; that there is somebody smarter, wiser, and One in whom he may perhaps be summoned to appear before. The authority of the mind is subject to who?
‘No, not me, I am my own god, and answer to no one,’ says the fool in his heart. Some study God as if He can be contained in a Petrie dish or test tube. Beep, wrong. True, one can learn OF God by the study of a dewdrop, but He is not the drop.
‘Spontaneous creation’ argues Mr Hawking, and I ask, ‘who lit the spark?’ for the lessons of nature abound towards design and a creator. Who has more honour, the grand estate with its gardens of beauty, or the master builder? Of course, the one who drew the blueprints.
So Mr. Hawking, who drew the blueprints for the sun, the moon, and the stars? Who guaranteed the nation of Israel’s perpetuity as long as the night orb stayed its course? (the promise of Jeremiah 31.) Who said that the heavens declare the glory of God? What does Mr. Hawking say the heavens declare?
God says that the human heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all things; what does Steve say of the human heart? God tells us that the heavens and earth were made by the simple word of God, Mr. Hawking says that creation was a grand accident.
How can a seemingly intelligent man convince himself that creation is ever apart from intelligence?
Has anybody ever created ANYTHING from nothing? A simple ‘no’ would suffice. God can be known by faith, and too many scientists despise this, but the foolishness of God is wiser than men.
God is to be known by revelation and faith, not in a classroom to be dissected, but understanding He is higher than the heavens, and approachable, and desiring to both know and be known by his very creation.
His word paints not a flattering picture of mankind, and often we see that the animal kingdom offers better manners than do people, who live also as animals. Mr. Hawking has many disciples who devour his every word, and this latest attempt to put God in a box is weighed in the balance and found wanting.
Strangely, Mr. Hawking is in a very good position to consider the alternative to his specious arguments, but it appears he fails to take advantage. He is confined to a wheelchair and carries a weakness; and the paradox? that the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Also Steve, who generated your very first breath? What law of ‘spontaneous creation’ decided that there needed to be breath? What you cling to is that which you deny, that your breath was God created, and it is in him that you live, move, and have your being.
The big bang was, and always will be a theory. Be honest with your self and draw your own conclusions, and come to understand, ‘in the beginning GOd…’ Ω