If Not God, Then Who Created the Mass of the Universe
Evolution has become the popular theory to teach since Charles Darwin proposed it in his Origen of the Species. The reasons why Darwin came up with this theory, which have been well documented, are irrelevant, but the fact remains that one of the primary reasons that Darwin developed the theory was to prove that all things came to be apart from God. In other words, God is not necessary for anything to occur.
If you are an atheist, then this supports your belief that there is no God, and that all things came to be through random chance. If you are a person who is looking to disprove God’s presence in the world, then this gives you a perfect explanation as well. Things occurred because some random set of circumstances occurred that enabled life to come into being.
How life began is a subject for another day, but Christians are constantly told that the creation account in the Bible is ludicrous. There is no way that God created the heavens and the earth in six days because the earth is billions of years old. Again, that is a teaching for another day.
What is important is that science disputes evolution and the Big Bang Theory at its core. These start with two fundamental theories: The Cell Theory and the Laws of Thermodynamics.
What Is a Theory?
Now, before explaining these it is important to understand some terms. One thing that is frequently told by those who support evolution is that it is true that it is a theory, but that the definition of theory is misunderstood by the vast majority of people. They state that a theory is that same as fact, but that is not the definition at all. According to Dictionary.com, a scientific theory is defined as:
“a coherent group of propositions formulated to explain a group of facts or phenomena in the natural world and repeatedly confirmed through experiment or observation.”
This does not make it a fact. What it means is that there has been some supporting data through observation and experimentation that have demonstrated that it has validity. In the scientific world, a Law is considered to be fact. That means that in every single case where it has been tested, that conclusion is true.
The Law of Gravity is one such example. We all know that what goes up must come down. The object that has the larger mass is going to have a larger gravitational pull and, thus, will pull any smaller object toward it.
However, theories do not always prove to be true. For example, at one point, the theory was that the sun revolved around the earth, the so-called “Geocentric Universe.” This was “proven” to be true for over 2000 years. Nicholas Copernicus proved this false, but for two millennium this was “fact.”
In medicine, the stress theory related to ulcers was debunked in 2005. For hundreds of years, it was believed that people developed ulcers because of stress, and medications such as antacids were created to help with the acid build up in the stomach. In 2005, Barry Marshal proved that ulcers were caused by bacteria, negating hundreds of years of medical knowledge on the subject.
Until 1912, the immovable continents theory was the proven truth in science. This theory concluded that the continents of the earth remained stable and did not move. Alfred Wegener proved that this was false and the Theory of Continental Drift arose.
What this is meant to prove is that theories are far from being facts, and there are many more examples of incorrect suppositions that have arisen. The last two examples show that even in the last century, scientifically valid theories were proven to be wrong, so to believe that the Theory of Evolution is fact is ridiculous. It proves that scientists are as arrogant as any person on earth.
Interestingly enough, two postulates for the manner in which the universe works actually contradict themselves if evolution and the Big Bang Theory are to be believed. The first of these is the Laws of Thermodynamics.
The Laws of Thermodynamics
Understand that a Law has been proven to be absolute fact in every case. The first Law of Thermodynamics is that in a closed system, matter can neither be created nor destroyed. What this means is that all of the elements, energy, particles, and other matter that is contained in our universe can never be created or destroyed – it can only move from one state to another.
For example, when you burn wood, you don’t actually destroy the wood. Instead, you change the wood to carbon dioxide, heat, carbon, and other forms of matter. It is not destroyed – just changed.
If this law is so accurate, then where did all of the matter of the universe come from? It could not be created, according to the Laws of Thermodynamics, so where did it come from?
To answer this question, one of the more common explanations is to focus on the word “closed.” Many scientists explain that the universe is not a closed system or, at least, was not one at first, which would enable it to create because of the matter and energy the universe received from an outside source. So, where did that matter come from?
Another idea starts with quantum mechanics, which proposes that, at random times, the universe is able to draw in very tiny amounts of energy for a short duration of time which spontaneously appear and then are gone. This could very well be true, but it proves that the Law, the absolute fact, has an exception. Therefore, this scientific fact is not a fact all the time.
The fact is that both of these conclusions are true. What is being missed is that God is the One who opened the door to matter and energy being added, and He is the One who has added bursts of energy to change the universe over time. Any other conclusion cannot be supported because, at some point, something had to be created, and these laws do not allow that to be true.
The Cell Theory
The Cell Theory is used to explain the existence of all cells on earth. The third part of this theory concludes that all cells arise from pre-existing cells. If that is true, where did the first cell come from? This theory, by its very definition, proves evolution to be wrong. Evolution proposes that the first cell arose from amino acids coming together, surrounded by a membrane, presumably made of water, and this is how it came to be. However, this makes the Cell Theory wrong.
In addition, if this is true, why are there not more water membraned cells out there. In fact, there are none, which makes the whole theory and its suppositions suspect.
God is the Creator of all things. Whether that was over millions of years or over six days is a debate for another day. However, it is time to start trusting that all of creation was made by Jesus (Col. 1:16) and nothing arose apart from Him.
By Robert Pannier