We have come a long way in the thoughts of evolution, as first posed by Darwin, and many great strides in advancing science have been made. I still am under the impression modern man has this notion that science can and will provide us with all the answers to the questions we will ever need. Look at the belief of ‘the string theory,’ and the basic tenets for this thought could have been based on what Einstein gave us with ‘the theory of relativity [E=MC²].’ I find it a shame one of the smartest men in recent history [Einstein] did not connect the relativity of God’s presence to all he knew… he never established a personal relationship with God himself. Further, I find it more than amusing to hear scientists refer to moments after ‘the Big Bang,’ since this comes from a theory as well… yet unproven. If it could be proven… wouldn’t it point to an event, one christians call creation, where everything that is started from? Who is to say though that there wasn’t a big bang, when God created all we can find or see in the physically known universe, as from the beginning of all things presently known? To have been there is when one could say with the assuredness of being an eyewitness to the event of creation itself. Did something come from nothing, if science would or could even agree with that, for there is the need for something to be present for selection to happen in the first place, isn’t there? In my humble opinion, it is science that would only be able to explain the: truths of creation, existence of things [past and present] and how they work, guess to how it all began and present theories [unproven thoughts] to what or how we think of things we do know in anticipation [expectation] of proving it [turning theory into fact or factual information]. Even more amusing is when scientists are confronted with either anomalies to facts that are known, within the many varied fields called ‘the sciences,’ or discoveries that lay with their many questions to the assertions of those that call themselves scientists- even where rational thought is valued… denial can be present. There have been many attempts to throw out these oddities or simply discard evidence that did not correspond to prevailing thoughts and viewpoints which were being advanced for personal notice- a collective advancement of one vs. another over the years.
So, at a time in human history [according to the Bible… the end times] when mankind would seek the deeper understanding of assertion and postulation [guessing himself to be right/sounds so scientific] we still cannot answer why protons band together as they do in the subatomic structure of all things in this physical universe. If the laws of physics are to be believed to be true, wouldn’t positively charged particles repel away from one another [since it is understood that opposites attract]? As found in the Encyclopedia Britannica [online] is an extensive article on magnetism– where the laws of attraction and repulsion are further explained. Sure there are plenty of theories… some scientists even make the claims they have ‘compelling evidence‘ for them.
I find it more than amusing… to be interesting, to learn of what the Bible tells us about the coming destruction of all matter, the beginning of which is first found in…
Colossians 1:16-17 (King James ) 16 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: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
The word consist is where we can first begin to understand this, despite the theories to magnetism or the sciences involved beyond that. Consist, in modern thought, comes from Latin consistere [stand firm or still, exist] but also stems from this understanding of this passage. Let’s look at another version to see it clearer.
Colossians 1:17 NIV He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17 CEB He existed before all things, and all things are held together in him.
If one believes the Bible as being the word of God to man… then we should hold fast to the promises God has made to us and for us. The destruction of the Earth [the first time] was by water, and the destruction that comes will be by fire. Since this is now the second Earth we live on, the first being destroyed by water but still the same, prophecy to the truth of a completely new Earth is to be believed for what is told us.
1 Corinthians 5:5 KJV To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
2 Peter 3:16 KJV As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Isaiah 29:6 KJV Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
Revelation 21:1 KJV And I saw a new heaven and a new Earth: for the first heaven and the first Earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Isaiah 65:17 KJV For, behold, I create new heavens and a new Earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
This would imply a necessity for this to be needed, and I would believe this needs to be an Earth untainted by the residue or residuals of sin. A new wineskin for the presence of God among mankind… a new home to move into for us all.
2 Corinthians 12:2 KJV I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
[The term or phrase ‘caught up’ comes from the word harpázō /rapture, and tells us it will be as if you were teleported/transfered/transported/instantaneously moved.]
If the strength of the atomic blast is thought to be awesome… the release of subatomic material affecting all matter will be nothing short of cataclysmic- an end of everything in existence. Mankind has always held to the notion of the wealth of energy found within our reach, yet unattainable. The Bible tells us it is Jesus Himself that holds and keeps all things together [in place and intact]. When He says it is enough, as He told those in the garden with Him when He was taken captive, it will be enough to know man’s end will come in less than the blinking of an eye. We are also told there will be a new creation for us… a new Earth, one where God Himself will reside with us- to be our God forever. Do you look forward to this day as I do, to see the Kingdom of God and live there with Him? I hope you will consider it a fruitful thing to think about- the alternative is not becoming at all. I believe God created everything to spark our curiosity and amaze us to what He can do, which would attract our attention to the one that did this- God Himself. I pray you will ponder this… won’t you? (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,
P.S. If you still have doubts or questions about creation [intelligent design], please look below [I’m including another Study] to another article I’ve written on the glory of God’s ability… thoughts on creation itself.
This was originally written on May 3rd, 2012… “In the beginning” [on Red Bubble]
[Please be warned… some of the information here comes by way of man’s thoughts in regard to creation, some items through links may not support the idea of creation and list information which has timelines I don’t agree with but the scientific data to process mentioned is particularly helpful. I list them here to grant you a better view to that which you should view to clearly get a grip to the concept of “Intelligent design.”]
When it comes to our ability to discern things, from the smallest details to the biggest ones, the one thing we should be able to discuss openly is most often either overlooked or underplayed,“Intelligent design.” It staggers my imagination when people I recognize as being intelligent or at least coming across as being smart… fail to see the truth to “intelligent design” as it relates with all of life and the natural world we live on. Is science nothing more than man’s attempt to understand life… as it is found… and then to explain the complexities found? To have to admit to the thought of this very concept being true is to come face to face with the idea (thought) of the existence of God, and this is one area people who might claim to be intelligent, rational thinking human beings, seem to fail. It is where denial and the personal choice to disregard this concept comes into play more than the possibility of it being true… a failing in our own intelligence being used or even exercised. When we see the complexity to: atoms and atomic structure ( see the latest scientific discovery here ) , the functions that take place within a human cell and the various components and their interactions, the displacement of salt in motion around the entire Earth (the action of desalination in colder waters and the reappearing of salt in warmer waters), the movement of the Earth’s crust and magma, the action and protective properties of the Earth’s magnetic fields or the way the subsurface of the sun is prone to movement akin a huge thermally controlled ocean of turbulence itself… acts as such a divine power source… providing the light sufficient enough to allow photosynthesis to occur in plant life, and from that capability we find life on Earth is able to create oxygen and take in carbon dioxide- a waste product of the actions of breathing and living itself. Imagine that, a carbon tax is for something all of us do… breath.
Life… it can be so taken for granted and assumed to gain importance to only the activities and efforts we can take or do, not the all encompassing truth where all of life and existence, or the continuation of it, is the natural course for us to take or do in our lives. To see more from our lives is to take the time to do more with our lives, as it regards life itself, but here is where it truly changes… from being thought of as ‘here only’ to where we will spend eternity. To see the reason of “intelligent design” take on new meaning to you, personally, is to open yourself up to the possibility to the truth of this reality… God did make all there is here and IT DID NOT HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT, it was done for the purpose of life and it being sustained. To think all this is here by accident… all the many actions, reactions and processes simply all came together… and they are this complex, from the microscopic to the whole universe, is so stupid (excuse me… highly unintelligent in the case of it being thought of as an excuse or reaction to this). I believe the most complex living organism is the human body (and the most complex portion of us is our brains… so why don’t we use them)… and I do believe in its creation, as we are told in the Bible.
There are two parts of the Bible (or two sections… one in the Old Testament and one in the New Testament) that begin with… “In the beginning,” and these are where we shall focus on today… for the sake of this study.
As always, I would request that you pray first… prior to reading the scripture provided, that you might be granted a deeper understanding of God’s word and find the truth of God within your heart when it is over.
Scripture: Genesis 1 and John 1
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
You can read Genesis 1 (in its entirety here) or read John 1 (in its entirety here) or listen to Genesis 1 here or John 1 here.
If there is a beginning to anything… then there comes an ending as well. Where will you end up when this life is through? Do you know, beyond a shadow of doubt? If “intelligent design” actually points to God and His deity, having created the whole Earth and the whole of heaven(s), then won’t you take a moment (just a moment of your life) to consider what is now in front of you… and the choice it offers you. To accept the points of “intelligent design” as having any validity then you must conclude to accept the truth the Bible presents as truth… or simply turn away and deny God exists at all. I hope you will make a good decision, and decide God lives, for from this choice is the next step to you knowing where you will be when this life ends and the spiritual life begins… one without ending. To find Jesus is God is not enough… neither is: thinking, hoping, considering or anything short of belief in Him. It says in John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish , but have everlasting life. I hope you will also agree… so this can be your beginning as a new creature, one that believes in God Himself, our personal God and the relationship we can have with Him. Imagine that, a design found in life itself that is… intelligent! (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,