AND GOD CREATED
Yesterday I had the opportunity to watch and listen to Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist who has become the link between undecipherable physics and the common person. I have read his books and seen him on various shows for a few minutes at a time, but that day he was on Book TV’s In Depth for three hours answering questions by email and phone calls as well as just talking with the moderator.
I have been a fan of astronomy and science all my life and have followed the discoveries in the field of astronomy and physics with great interest. There have been great strides made in these fields due to the advent of the Hubble telescope and its newer counterparts that are even stronger and more capable of fine tuning what they see.
Now if I have not lost your interest, I will get to the point. It seems that every time a new discovery is made, it corresponds with what we read in the Bible, from the order in which life progressed to the origin of the universe itself. Scientists are reluctant to give credit to the truth of the Bible but they cannot dispute their own findings.
One of the first discoveries I was aware of in recent times was the “Big Bang” theory. For centuries astronomers were sure the universe was stationery and just here with no detectable beginning. Then the Hubble allowed them to witness the beginning. (Has to do with time and space) Suddenly they were presented with the proof that our universe began. Not only that it began but that all the components were there to create the galaxies, star systems, etc. Do I detect a thought of “In the beginning God created”?
There were other discoveries that brought up other questions; one of the most fascinating being the mathematical exactness of our solar system. Albert Einstein first talked of this, saying if you could stand in space and pluck an imaginary string tying the planets together, they would resound in a perfect musical chord. Einstein even went so far as to say the language of God is music.
The latest discovery is extremely interesting. It seems that astronomers and physicists have discovered an element they call Dark Matter in the universe. It has been mapped and its presence verified by Hubble and other space telescopes. What is more, this Dark Matter is the glue that holds the universe together, and keeps us from flying out of our galaxy and into space. “But,” Dr. Kaku says, “we do not know what this Dark Matter is.”
Ah, another thought is forming. “For by Him(Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him: He is before all things and by Him all things hold together.” Col. 1:15 – 17.
Now, if we go to Romans1:19 we read” Because that which may be known of God is shown in them for God has shown it to them. 20. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead…”
So, my friends, we may watch and study the discoveries of the astronomers and the physicists and applaud them as we relate them to the truths of the Bible. Dr. Kaku is very near to the truths of God and I believe through our writing back and forth a few times, that he himself is aware of that.
God created our world in a perfect place and a perfect time. And above all that, He left mysteries of creation for us to discover and be amazed by. And that is awesome.