“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” ~ Genesis 1:1
“The heavens and the earth” means everything. It means the universe. It means all there is. It’s what Carl Sagan meant when he used the word “cosmos.” “The Cosmos,” he said, “is all that is or was or ever will be.” (He, of course, failed to acknowledge that there could be an entire unseen spiritual world contained within this physical universe, or the possibility that there could be an entire world outside the boundaries of this universe. He was not the first scientist nor will he be the last to speak with limited vision.)
So the first words in the Bible declare that God created everything that exists anywhere in the universe. The universe did not evolve. It came into being through the creative act of an all-powerful God. First there was nothing, and then there was something.
Now don’t overlook this fundamental point: evolutionists have absolutely no answer to the most basic question of all: why is there something instead of nothing? We have an answer; they don’t. They might not like our answer, but a rational, scientifically defensible answer beats a no answer every time.
The law of the conservation of energy powerfully confirms the creation account in Genesis 1. Simply put, this law states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant. While it may be transformed from one form to another, the total amount of energy always remains the same.
An additional component of this law is that “energy can neither be created nor destroyed.” Notice here that we are not talking about a scientific theory, which is all that evolution is. We are talking here about a scientific law, a fixed, immutable rule of the natural world.
Now evolutionists believe that the universe is just such a closed system. In other words, the total amount of energy in the universe is constant. It never changes. It never diminishes nor increases.
Further – and this is the crucial point – scientists have no explanation for where that energy came from. If energy can neither be created nor destroyed, then physicists are admitting in plain terms that there is no mechanism inside the universe that can explain the origin of energy (or mass, which is simply a form of energy).
But if there is no mechanism inside the universe that can explain the origin of energy, then the logical conclusion is inescapable: someone or something outside the universe put it there.
So the brightest, most learned, most sophisticated scientists on planet Earth tell us there is no mechanism in the entire universe that can explain the origin of energy. But energy is here all the same. The universe is filled and flooded with energy. We are surrounded by energy. In fact, since mass is just another form of energy, each one of us is energy. And the origin of that energy, by scientific law, had to come from outside the universe.
Each one of us is living, breathing proof that energy exists. It came into being somewhere at some time. And according to science, it had to come into being by some all-powerful force outside the universe itself. If some all-powerful force outside the universe had not put it inside the universe, it would not exist. We would not exist.
Who could that all-powerful force be, which stands outside the universe itself but brought it into being? The answer is quite simple. The Creator God revealed to us in the very first words of Scripture.
So the bottom line is this: you don’t have to check your brain at the door to believe in scientific creationism. In fact, it is physicists who in willful blindness refuse to believe in a Creator who are checking their brains at the door.
I’ve often said that it is impossible for there to be a conflict between good theology and good science. There can be a conflict between good theology and bad science, or between bad theology and good science, but it is simply impossible there could ever be a conflict between good theology and good science for the simple reason that the same God is the author of both.
The Bible’s explanation of the origin of all things in Genesis 1:1 is simple, powerful, unambiguous, direct, and impossible to misunderstand. And it is backed by the best in scientific law. Ladies and gentlemen, do not doubt this book.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)