Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Light - Making Something Out of Nothing

This is actually an old article, but once again, it provides compelling support to the Bible.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/09/970918045841.htm

It begins:
"A team of 20 physicists from four institutions has literally made something from nothing, creating particles of matter from ordinary light for the first time. The experiment was carried out at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) by scientists and students from the University of Rochester, Princeton University, the University of Tennessee, and Stanford. The team reported the work in the Sept. 1 issue of Physical Review Letters."
Additionally, it states:
"In this experiment scientists observed for the first time the creation of particles from real photons, packets of light that scientists can observe directly in the laboratory."
Upon reading this, four specific Bible passages came to mind:

  1. "God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." (Genesis 1:3)
  2. "By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen." (Hebrews 11:3)
  3. "In the beginning the Word already existed.  The Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He existed in the beginning with God.  God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.  The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." (John 1:1-5)
  4. "Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.  He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.  He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.  Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together." (Colossians 1:15-17)

Some claim that science and faith are mutually exclusive.  The truth is that science is simply the process of seeking to understand and explain the mechanics of faith.

As Christians, we are not to operate with a blind faith, but to make use of the wonderful minds that God has gifted us with.  The more you seek, the more you will find, and the more you find, the more awed you will be at the beauty and majesty of creation and the Creator.

Let His light shine!

Love in Christ,
Pastor Joe