What is the Upside of Non-Belief? No Structure, No Form, Chaos of Course!

Sticking with the tree metaphor…if your tree is to produce good things, then it must receive good nourishment. Structure is also important. What would happen if everybody was left to establish the point where they would follow societal structure or where it was okay to break those laws? As with the Laws of Thermodynamics and the four grand forces of the universe, everything is held together with a planned God-designed structure, but left alone without this structure; one would have chaos and no form. So too with the world’s cultures, if we don’t have “a good structure”, then we’ll have the deadly chaos of all the genocidal dictators of history and today. The “Black Lives Matter” group wants to do away with all police; what do they want? Anarchy? Without the structure of reinforced societal laws, we would have anarchy and chaos. Thinking from a spiritual point of view, this is where the atheists have no worthwhile structure or position. What is in it for them to attack Christianity, anyway? Why not just keep quiet and let each side exist on their own turf? If I am wrong in my faith, it doesn’t hurt them. What skin is it off their nose for me to believe in God and they don’t? I don’t attack them. Why do they attack me? Maybe they have such a weak structure, that they desire reinforcement from a like band of non-thinkers.

The correct answer lies in the fact that they are dry inside; there is no rich nourishment in an atheist; they are “desert people”, dryer than any 100 year old white bone. Just what is the reward for believing in atheism? Yes, it takes faith to not believe in God just as it does to believe in God. Actually, in my opinion, besides faith to not believe, it takes a willingness to not open your eyes, to not believe in God because God’s creation reveals its Creator (Romans 1:20 and Psalm 19). The heavens reveal the glory of God; you can deny it all you want but it still remains right in front of your nose!

Perfection and Order Just Don't Happen on Their Own…Yes, Martha, There is a Creator!

There is a wonderful order to the cosmos, from the pulsar stars, with clocklike “pulsing” as slow as every 4 seconds and as fast as 30 times a second, to the always dependable speed of light. Astronomer Herbert Friedman said of the pulsars, they are “one of the most marvelous pieces of architecture in the Universe.” Actually, the “pulsing” is really a wobbling of the star’s axis as it sends out radio signals…anyway, accurate world clocks can be set to their measure. For additional facts about the order within the cosmos, we need only turn to the First Law of Thermodynamics, formulated by William “Lord Kelvin” Thomson in 1851. The law, also known as the “principle of conservation of energy”, is simple: Energy, the ability to exert a force over a distance, is a quantity that can neither be created nor destroyed. It can change forms but not the total amount. So then, where does energy come from in the first place? In light of the simplistic nature of the four natural energies, and the even more simple “unified theories”, it is inconceivable that energy would always be here…not in a world that moves toward chaos when left alone. No! God in the Big Bang created energy. Energy is a God gift to us. Energy is how we have “things”. Energy itself is a proof of order in the Universe. Electrostatic repulsion and attraction, the play of the elementary particles, nuclear forces, radioactivity and decay, wave-particle duality, gravity, and magnetism didn’t just evolve. God created all these in a perfect orderly plan that works with mathematical precision in the most beautiful design imaginable. There is no way we can define or get our arms around the full beauty of God’s plan, not with our human limitations; it is much more than human imagination! This, of course, is where we lose our scientist friends, for saying there is something beyond definition is simply not good enough…it must be mastered and understood…but I say that God’s actions cannot be and I like it that way!

Perfection and Order Just Don’t Happen on Their Own…Yes, Martha, There is a Creator!

There is a wonderful order to the cosmos, from the pulsar stars, with clocklike “pulsing” as slow as every 4 seconds and as fast as 30 times a second, to the always dependable speed of light. Astronomer Herbert Friedman said of the pulsars, they are “one of the most marvelous pieces of architecture in the Universe.” Actually, the “pulsing” is really a wobbling of the star’s axis as it sends out radio signals…anyway, accurate world clocks can be set to their measure. For additional facts about the order within the cosmos, we need only turn to the First Law of Thermodynamics, formulated by William “Lord Kelvin” Thomson in 1851. The law, also known as the “principle of conservation of energy”, is simple: Energy, the ability to exert a force over a distance, is a quantity that can neither be created nor destroyed. It can change forms but not the total amount. So then, where does energy come from in the first place? In light of the simplistic nature of the four natural energies, and the even more simple “unified theories”, it is inconceivable that energy would always be here…not in a world that moves toward chaos when left alone. No! God in the Big Bang created energy. Energy is a God gift to us. Energy is how we have “things”. Energy itself is a proof of order in the Universe. Electrostatic repulsion and attraction, the play of the elementary particles, nuclear forces, radioactivity and decay, wave-particle duality, gravity, and magnetism didn’t just evolve. God created all these in a perfect orderly plan that works with mathematical precision in the most beautiful design imaginable. There is no way we can define or get our arms around the full beauty of God’s plan, not with our human limitations; it is much more than human imagination! This, of course, is where we lose our scientist friends, for saying there is something beyond definition is simply not good enough…it must be mastered and understood…but I say that God’s actions cannot be and I like it that way!

Reflecting on Chaos – Part 1

Surely it is not just me that thinks our world is moving more and more toward chaos and the very un-structuring of order. The insane practice of people texting while driving, for instance; we should not have to pass a law to try to stop such ridiculous activity. Where is the common sense to keep your eyes on the road? People want to out law guns to stop gun violence when the facts show that crime is higher in gun-free zones; friends it is a matter of the heart, not of guns! We have traded all thought of proper discipline in the home and school for forms that do not work, and then wonder why our kids are disruptive and fight authority. Our teachers are not supported by parents nor school administrators; they have their hands tied, the kids know it and throw gas on the fire. In business (speaking from experience), people demand un-obtainable perfection with unreasonable time frames, and then bring law suits when the impossible is not delivered ahead of schedule. I could go on, but I think you get the point with these few examples. What do these things have in common? We will investigate in the coming days.

Strive for peace and order…look for a blessing this day!