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“First this: God created the Heavens and Earth–all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.”-Genesis 1:1,2



What does this mean to humanity? First off, if God created both the Heavens and Earth they are His. As humans we are part of this creation. As part of this creation and observers of the creation around us we can see the very “finger-prints” of God. From the vastness of universe- everything- to superstrings. From the vast array of galaxy super-clusters to the smallest and most short-lived elementary particle. From the angel to the animal. And yes, all of humanity are His.


Some have said “In the beginning, bang,” or some other mock of In the beginning God. Some astrophysics have now built off of stringtheory to form M-Theory (advanced stringtheory) to explain the big bang as a the result of a collision of two membranes. A membrane, brane for short, is basically a universe. According to the theory there are eleven dimensions; three of space, one of time, and five one-dimensional objects wreathed together at every point in space-time. This makes ten, the eleventh is beyond our universe. Of course if the universe means everything then what is beyond everything? Certainly, philosophically this is impossible and since M-theory is more philosophy than science it seems absurd. Even the big-bang theory is more philosophy with no way to ever prove it happened. “Big bang cosmology is probably as widely believed as has been any theory of the universe in the history of Western civilization. It rests, however, on many untested, and in some cases untestable, assumptions. Indeed, big bang cosmology has become a bandwagon of thought that reflects faith as much as objective truth.” (Burbidge, G., 1992. Why only one big bang? Scientific American, 266(2):96.). In fact much of modern astrophysics is more philosophical then scientific. gAt any rate, almost everything in Hawkingfs book is based on his fertile imagination and logical speculation, with almost no visible evidence or proof. This appears to differentiate his work from fiction, which is almost always based on obvious, demonstrable fact. In another way, however, physics is a lot like fiction or income tax calculating, in that when there is a conflict between the world and an intellectual construct, the author adjusts the world to fit an imagined plot.h (Roger L. Welsch, gAstrophys Edh, Natural History, February 1994, pp. 24, 25).


The implication of Physics is that there must be a God yet instead of acknowledging this truth physicists seem to beat around the bush looking for some natural thing to hold the universe together. gTake black matter, for example. As fate would have it, the most recent and popular theories in physics just donft work. Itfs not as if there are some loose threads around the edges; the theories donft work at all. If they did, the universe would instantaneously fall in on itself or fly apart. Now those of us who are not astrophysicists would probably do something like discard the theories. Not astrophysicists. They readjust the uncooperative universe to fit their theories, postulating a gigantic quantity of invisible gravity-producing stuff they call black matter, even though itfs not black and maybe not even matter. And there you are. Just like that, the modern, popular theories are back in business.


I can imagine that readers new to physics and its way of doing things might be skeptical, but those of us who are higher up in the world of science feel nothing but anticipation in all this theorizing. It could, after all, be a step toward a newer and even sillier putty.h (Roger L. Welsch, gAstrophys Edh, Natural History, February 1994, p. 25). Now lets not call people to ‘throw the baby out with the bath water’ with physics but lets not be unscientific by assuming that perhaps some supernatural force, all powerful being, God Almighty-Sovereign Creator has not called the universe into existence and also sustains this existence by His word. “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.h (Hebrews 1:3 NIV). If reality suggests that levels of smallness exist 500 times smaller then the elementary particle where one dimensional objects described as strings vibrate at a frequency that determines the nature of that elementary particle. In fact all matter and energy, everything is determined by this gorchestra of God.h What more of a reality to see Godfs very voice in all that is, and indeed sustaining all things by His powerful word. If the world was created Ex Nihilo, out of nothing, from the voice of God then it must have certainty been a big bang.


Another thing we can realize from the opening wordfs of the Bible is that the universe was chaotic, unorganized, dark viewed apart from the love of the Trinity a certainly lonely place. God would come to unfold creation to bring order, light and to make a place were he could share His love, were love could increase and abound-humanity. Unfortunately there was a fall from this order, this holy and good creation. Sin entered the world through and separated from us from God. Only generations later the world had fallen again in to a water, a sea of people indulging in sin, wickedness and making utterly chaotic what God intended to be good. And since this fall God has been working for the redemption of man and offered once and for all in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. And through coming to Christ we are born again, made new and made good. The Spirit of God indwells us, regenerates us, and empowers us to lives holy and honorable to God and full of love to both God and our neighbor. Though Christians are still being made perfect and not fully perfect they are called brothers of Christ and sonfs of God. The call to redemption and repentance is Godfs desire for the whole human race. The gift of salvation was offered to the world in Christfs atoning work on the cross yet like any gift it must be received.


 


Readers, I have been quoting verses from the Creation accounts for a greater part of the last year. I am taking time to meditate on them and offer this to everyone both followers of the Hebrew Scriptures; Jews, Christians and people of the Bahafi faith as well as all people who might find truth in them. It may or may not promote discussion however I think it would be beneficial if it did, if this discussion was done in a healthy manner. And as always I pray Peace to all.


















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About minuiperiannath

Name: Spencer Wentland College: North Central University Year: Senior Major:Intercultural Studies My story of meeting Jesus in short: Not many weeks after I was born my parents baptized me into the Christian faith at First English Lutheran Church in my hometown, Appleton, WI. There they renewed their promises to renounce the devil and his ways, the world and evil and raise me the same way teaching me to love and fear the Lord, the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Creeds and when of reading age to put the Holy Bible in my hands and all the while, with the church community, instruct me in the Christian faith. My parents weren't perfect but they did fulfill the vows they made at my baptism. I had my own more personal experience with the Lord around the age of seven when I followed Jesus out of the Gospels to a "quiet, lonely place" in my backyard with the hope to do whatever Jesus did there. Without realizing it or ever being taught how to "receive Jesus into your heart" it happened quite like that even seeing a mental vision of Jesus and knowing I need to welcome him into my heart and let him sit on the throne of my life. I've never been the same since then and the Lord has kept his promise to be with me "always." I confirmed what my parents chose for me in a public confession of faith and the ritual of believer's baptism at a local swimming school where the Assemblies of God church my mom attends used to do their baptisms. I've never regretted a life with Jesus; life has always been richer, deeper and fuller because of it. About Me: Ha that's a funny question, and a popular one today. Well, if you really want to know "all about me" you will have to meet me. For starters I am hard to put in simple categories and often find myself tumbling between labels; i.e. introverted and extroverted, strong and weak, intuitive yet a rationalist, introspective and social, unique and individual yet needing people and empathetic. I belong to and am part of the Way and that is probably the most defining important part of my being. (Acts 24:14) As a God lover in the Way of Jesus Christ I long to see and embrace all things and people in his love for his glory. Creative people and places energize me. I enjoy and appreciate art and artists and like to contribute and collaborate in making my own art at times. I need my own time and spend a lot of time in contemplation- this is where I get recharged and new vision and vitality for life. A con of my personality is my ill attempts to understand everything about everything. At the same time I also get energy from others and love to be sociable. I make matrix like connections in my mind and although my comments often are perceived as random too me they are very connected to something. To me connection and harmony are very important and I believe the truth brings that out. The last few years have been filled with learning, studying and meeting wonderful people. Copenhagen, Escanaba, Nagasaki, and now back to Minneapolis! So excited to learn, grow and finish my last year at university! Call: I feel strongly called by the Lord to work and give myself as missionary of love to the Japanese people. As the Lord leads I hope to take a missionary assignment through ELCA Global Mission teaching English and serving in congregational mission and leadership in Japan. Eventually I would like to serve as an apostolic worker planting boiler rooms (missional/monastic communities) around the Japanese archipelago with a bunch of other Jesus lovers in international, incarnational bands of friends. About this blog: This blog is for my Church Administration and Personal Finance class. I'm looking forward to interesting and practical conversation and learning that will help develop my leadership and organizational skills for however and whatever takes shape out of the Lord's call.

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  1. alright, as politely and respectfully as i can be, this post seems a little ignorant.  From what i understand, you are saying that physicists won’t admit the real truth that god is the cause of everything and that trying to find the natural cause of things is absurd.  How can you say physics “beats around the bush”  why must we be forced to believe that god is the cause.  I believe that god and science can coexist.  Don’t you think god could have created our universe to work according to physics?  I think god would want us to investigate our world and understand divine systems of science.  I think with science we can greater understand his glory instead of blindly saying, “well, i dont understand why it works so i’ll just say it’s in god’s hands.”  If scientists choose to disregard god, that doesnt mean that religious people must disregard science.  In fact, I think it’s ridiculous that things like evolution conflict with religion.  Why must science and religion be conflicting?  And just because our theories about the universe dont make sense to us now doesn’t mean they wont in the future.  thousands of years ago, flight was ridiculous.  right now, the universes origin doesn’t make sense.  Maybe in a thousand years, it will be elementary.  Also, if you are going to use a scientific source, make sure it’s recent.

  2. I am not saying we should be forced to believe that God is the cause but I am saying that it is absurd to assume that he is not behind it.  The very nature of science is objectivity and assuming that God is behind it or that there is not God or supernatural force behind it is abusrd.  When I speak of ‘beating around the bush’ I do not mean to say, absolutly Physists should just say God did it but that sometimes I feel that the theories seem to keep pointing towards a way to explain everything without God and this does not seem objective to me. Rather I was just postualating I feeling I had not making a statement of belief.  I also believe that God and science can coexist.  I believe God created the law’s of physics.  I do believe that God would want us to learn about the nature of nature, science, yet in modern society I would hardly call the puruit a divine system as much as the system of nature is operated divinely in God’s hands.  If anything science magnifies our comprehension of God’s greateness but when there is no God in the mind of the scientist the pursuit can seem empty as sucha n understanding of a universe without God seems empty.  “I think with science we can greater understand his glory instead of blindly saying, “well, i dont understand why it works so i’ll just say it’s in god’s hands.”- I absolutly agree with this statement.  I agree that it is wrong for people of faith to ingnore science because of its naturalistic tendacies.  When we speak of evolution it is important to clarify mircro or macro.  Science can be wrong and therefore untrue so in this circumstance be in conflict with truth (God’s Word).  Likewise Religious interepratation can be wrong and therefore in conflict with science.  However, both of these reflect more of our human limitness as imperfect creatrues then the divine laws of science and the ideal children of God which would be in haromoy.  I am not simply saying these theories don’t make sense to me or to people but that some of these theories are absurd (not always a negative thing), assumptions, unscientific but also interesting, speclative, and logical.  The scientific sources I used were recent enough to make the points they made.  Just because I quoted them doesn’t mean I agree with them wholeheartedly.  Note how I turn away from them slightly and away from my feeling of absurd physics in saying “Now lets not call people to ‘throw the baby out with the bath water’ with physics…” And illustrating your statement I quoted. “If reality suggests that levels of smallness exist 500 times smaller then the elementary particle where one dimensional objects described as strings vibrate at a frequency that determines the nature of that elementary particle. In fact all matter and energy, everything is determined by this “orchestra of God.” What more of a reality to see God’s very voice in all that is, and indeed sustaining all things by His powerful word.”  I hope this response was short enough for you.  Peace.

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