The famous British physicist Stephen Hawking has written a new book. So, as part of the publicity campaign to sell copies, news items appeared around the world this week. In this new book, Hawking makes it clear that God did not use the so-called “big bang.” Now, that is a statement we would agree with. God certainly didn’t use the big bang; what the Bible clearly teaches in Genesis totally disagrees with it. (See what our staff astrophysicist says in this online book chapter.)
However, that’s where any agreement with Hawking stops! The various news items all make similar statements:
Modern physics leaves no place for God in the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded. Just as Darwinism removed the need for a creator in the sphere of biology, Britain’s most eminent scientist argues that a new series of theories have rendered redundant the role of a creator for the Universe.
AiG’sPerché Dio Permette la Morte e la Sofferenza? (published on the AiG website each Saturday) will reference Hawking’s new book and comment on the content. One news item quotes Hawking as saying, “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist . . .”
One needs to ask Hawking: where did the “law of gravity” come from?
Make sure you check out News to Note tomorrow on AnswersInGenesis.org.
Steve Ham, Senior Director of Outreach at AiG, gave a challenging devotion to the staff yesterday morning, entitled, “From Top to Bottom.” He began by talking about a roller coaster ride.
You can hear his 25-minute devotional here:
Here are the passages of Scripture he used when talking about the “roller coaster” ride:
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.(Philippians 2:5–11)
No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. (John 3:13)
Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth? He raises the poor out of the dust, And lifts the needy out of the ash heap, That He may seat him with princes - With the princes of His people. (Psalm 113:6–8)
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Luke 14:11)
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. (Ephesians 3:8)
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Timothy 2:5–6)
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14)
(Isaiah 41:13) For I the Lordyour God will hold thy right hand, saying unto you, Fear not; I will help you.
We find great comfort in just telling the Lord Jesus Christ how weak we are and how much we need Him. It is then that we find Him to comfort and help us.
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