| ‘God Is’ (2) Isaiah
the world’s greatest thinkers believe that God not only exists, but that He created
the universe and its inhabitants. So the next time someone tells you that only
simple, uneducated people believe in God - don’t buy it. Dr Robert Jastrow, founder
and director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, writes in his
blockbuster book, God and the Astronomers: ‘The astronomical evidence supports the
biblical view of the origin of the world … The details differ, but the essential
elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same … Science
has proved that the universe exploded into being at a certain moment … What cause
produced this effect? Who or what put the matter or energy into the universe?
Science cannot answer these questions … and for the scientist who has lived by his
faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the
mountain of ignorance … is about to conquer the highest peak, and as he pulls
himself over the final rock he’s greeted by a band of theologians who’ve been
sitting there for centuries.’ Pierre-Simon Laplace, another of the world’s great
astronomers, said that proof in favour of an intelligent God was infinitely more
probable than that a set of writing implements thrown promiscuously against
parchment would produce Homer’s Iliad. The evidence for God as opposed to the
evidence against Him as the creator of this universe, is infinity to one. It can’t
even be measured. So rejoice: ‘God is.’ He’s accessible and available, if you’ll
just take time to pray and invite Him into your life.
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