Posted by: Rob Lester | July 9, 2010

1st Law of Thermodynamics part two: Matter is not being destroyed

 The 1st Law of Thermodynamics states “Matter is not being created or destroyed.”  It is because God has finished His creation that nothing now is being created. But, as a corollary to that, why is it that nothing is being destroyed? This is the second half of the statement of the law. Matter may change form, but in the end the total amount of matter in the Universe remains the same. Nothing is being destroyed, even though its form may change. Once again, the answer can be found in the science of the Bible. Nehemiah provided a portion of the answer when he stated: “Thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all” (9:6). Hebrews 1:3 points out that God “upholds all things by the word of His power.” If God is upholding it, then man will not and cannot destroy it. This might also have some bearing on the debate over global warming.  Is mankind being arrogant to think we could destroy God’s world so easily?  Other verses indicate that God keeps everything in existence, right down to the molecule (cf. Isaiah 40:26, Ecclesiastes 3:14, and 2 Peter 3:7). Thus, again we see that the biblical writers recorded accurate scientific statements long before such statements were even known to be scientifically true. How? Just a lucky guess? No, God told them.


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