Science and the Bible: 5

 

‘The earth will grow old like a garment.’ Isaiah 51:6 NKJV

Today we’re going supernerd. Get ready for it! The Bible addresses the first law of thermodynamics (known as the Law of Conservation of Energy), which states that, while energy can be changed from one form to another, it can’t be created or destroyed. Science was divided on this question until Sir Fred Hoyle’s ‘steady state’ theory was finally discarded. Hoyle theorised that at points in the universe called ‘Irtrons’, matter (or energy) was constantly being created. But the first law of thermodynamics opposes this: there’s no ‘creation’ ongoing today. That agrees with the Bible: ‘Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.’ (Genesis 2:1 KJV)

The word finished in the original Hebrew indicates an action completed in the past, never to occur again. The second law of thermodynamics says that, in all physical processes, every ordered system over time tends to become more disordered. In other words, everything is running down and wearing out as energy is becoming less and less available for use. The psalmist wrote: ‘You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure… they will all grow old like a garment… But You are the same, and Your years will have no end.’ (Psalm 102:25–27 NKJV)

The more scientists learn about life on earth, the more they discover the truth of what the Bible has clearly taught for millennia! No matter how sincere you may be or how hard you try, in order to open a locked door, you must use the right key. Your Bible is the key that unlocks the door to understanding all of life, and God’s plan for you personally.

SoulFood: Num 32:25–33:56, Mt 13:36–46, Ps 134, Prov 4:5–13

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