“Salvation” series (post #2)
The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or a word; their voice is silent in the skies; yet their message has gone out to all the earth, and their words to all the world… (Psalm 19:1-4, New Living Translation)
Any talk about salvation, a plan of salvation, or getting saved must begin with talk about God. After all, if atheism is correct, the very idea of salvation becomes pointless. Saved from what? Saved to who? Saved to where?
So how do we know that God exists? The go-to answer is still creation. The atheists hold to the formula: nothing + nobody = everything. Frankly, that formula is ludicrous. I mean, seriously, it’s ludicrous. They give me a hard time for believing in a Creator God when they believe that all this creation we live in just kind of “happened” on its own without any impetus, power, or intellect behind it. Please. That’s so illogical and nonsensical it makes my head hurt.
Elizabeth Howell, writing for space.com, says the following about the Big Bang theory:
The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small singularity, then inflated over the next 13.8 billion years to the cosmos that we know today.
Uh, hold on there a minute, Elizabeth. I have a quick question. Where did that “small singularity” come from? Am I not correct in stating the obvious that nothing will continue to be nothing endlessly unless some kind of Creator God creates that “something” you’re calling a “small singularity”? After all, a “small singularity” doesn’t just appear out of thin air. For that matter, thin air doesn’t just appear out of thin air!
Along the same lines, Matt Williams, writing for phys.org, writes:
Today, the consensus among scientists, astronomers and cosmologists is that the Universe as we know it was created in a massive explosion that not only created the majority of matter, but the physical laws that govern our ever-expanding cosmos.
Okay, Matt, so you are telling me that “nothing” suddenly exploded and out came a whole bunch of matter. Really? Doesn’t that theory raise more questions than it answers? I mean, “nothing” doesn’t just inexplicably explode and produce “something,” let alone produce the primordial elements of what would become our ENTIRE UNIVERSE. I’m no astronomist or physicist, but my head is starting to hurt again.
Somebody says, “But aliens created it all, even this universe in which we live.” Fine, let’s run with that idea for a second. All it does is set the fundamental question back further: Who created the aliens? Again, nothing will continue to be nothing endlessly unless a creator God interjects Himself into the process and creates something. As one fellow has said, “I’m amazed at how much stuff evolutionists (and I would add in atheists) start with to tell us how everything came into existence.”
Hey, listen, I don’t claim to have God all figured out myself. I don’t know why He does do this and doesn’t do that. I don’t know why He allows one thing but doesn’t allow another. Trust me, He drives me nuts sometimes too. But me turn atheist and believe that our mind-numbingly structured and ordered creation — a creation that operates in finely tuned orchestration like a gigantic machine with a zillion moving parts — just happens to be here apart from a Creator God? Sorry, that ain’t happening. No, there HAS TO BE a God out there somewhere. You can love Him or hate Him. You can agree with Him or disagree with Him. You can believe in Him or not believe in Him. But He’s out there somewhere, and He’s very much real. And to know that, all you have to do is look around at the creation in which you find yourself.