Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
I don’t believe nothing can create something. When I went to school, many years ago, I learned it wasn’t only possible, but it really happened.
I don’t believe it. Nothing creates something; that’s what we are supposed to believe?
That belief is taught as fact in most schools around the world. Nothing turned into something and over billions of years the something turned into monkeys, skunks, people, and kangaroos. I’m leaving out a few details but we all know the story.
The big bang, today’s scientists tell us, started things off a long time ago. All space, time, matter, gravity etc. was condensed into a tiny speck. So immense was the collection of matter and the gravitational forces within, that even light could not escape. Everything in the future universe was sucked tightly into this tiny dot.
Then came the explosion.
I’m teaching Genesis on Sunday mornings. My audience is middle and senior high school students. In their public schools they have learned over the course of seven-plus years they are the creation of a chance explosion billions of years ago which somehow led to them being seated in a church classroom on Sunday mornings.
Explosions beget more explosions.
There is a lot to unlearn for these young men and women these days. If a person believes they are the fruit of a stupid explosion in time past what value can they place on themselves? Suicide rates are exploding among youth (no pun intended). A bad exchange of comments on an Instagram account can lead a precious young girl to take her life. This isn’t directly related to the explosion theory of nothing creating something but there is a connection none-the-less.
Middle school children desperately fight to see value in themselves. And they want others to see their worth. I know how precious they are in the eyes of God, but they have learned they are a product of a tiny dot that exploded billions of years ago. Scientists assure them they have no more value than a tiny sparrow that falls to the ground. Down syndrome children are routinely aborted to spare families the inconvenience. (here) Middle school boys fighting to find value can be just as troublesome.
That’s wrong and God wants our children to know it.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”
“Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns–and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
Every life has incredible value in the eyes of God. The Lord wants you to know how important you are to Him.
Nothing cannot create something. A chance explosion did not create the beautiful young men and women growing up in our world. God did. I will tell them all if I can reach them. I pray their hearts and minds are not clouded and closed to the love of God.