Posted by: Rob Lester | July 7, 2010

1st Law of Thermodynamics Part 1: Matter is not being created

Gen. 2:1-2 state that “the heavens and the earth were finished…God ended all His work which He had done.”  Nothing new is being created.  In science, this is known as the 1st Law of Thermodynamics which states that matter/energy cannot be created or destroyed.  It has been called “the most universal and certain of all scientific principles” (Morris, 235).  The same matter is merely being continuously reshuffled and reformed.  This does not appear to be the case to the casual observer.  It looks like new things are springing up all the time (plants, babies, even “births” of new stars).  Several scientific theories have been abandoned which have suggested new matter is being created (e.g. “Steady-state” theory).  How did Moses know this when man only discovered this in recent centuries?  God told him.  The Bible is not a science textbook, but there is solid, scientific truth found in its pages; usually in contrast to the “accepted” and erroneous beliefs of that day.


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