In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. -Genesis 1:1
The theological, scientific and philosophical majesty of this verse is simply awesome.
As the starting point of Holy Scripture it sets the tone for the whole body of wisdom contained throughout the pages of the most read book in all of history.
The ten words of Genesis 1:1 contain such unassailable wisdom that even the most hardened sceptic is forced into silence at the feet of such incredible insight.
The simple fact that such advanced knowledge was penned over 3000 years ago should give any honest atheist cause to re-examine his denial of his creator.
In the New Testament John 1:1 provides the corollary to Genesis 1:1 declaring “In the beginning was the Word” and that “Word was God”. The Apostle “who Jesus loved” (John 13:23) also makes the point later in his gospel that God is immaterial (John 4:4).
In summary, Holy Scripture, written over 2000 years ago, teaches us that an immaterial, timeless (Revelation 1:8) being created the material universe by the power of His will. Atheism says that nothing exploded and caused everything.
Genesis 1:1 is the foundational principle of Christianity and it is infinitely more plausible than that of atheism. A comparison of these two foundational principles alone should disrobe atheism of any of its fraudulently obtained intellectual/scientific authority.
Atheists and secularists use every propaganda tool at their disposal to present belief in God as “anti-intellectual” and part of a worldview that should have died out at the commencement of the Modern Era. Rather than honestly admitting (as true science must) that everything we know about the material universe tells us that something does not pop into existence from nothing they shift the debate, carefully concealing the fatal flaw in the foundational premise of their denial of God.
Rather than attempt to justify the idea that nothing can explode, they shift the debate to whether, given enough time, monkeys can become men. At least this denial of God has the obvious appeal that monkeys do look a little bit like men, whereas everybody knows nothing cannot explode. Throw in inconceivable amounts of time and maybe, just maybe atheism is true!
In a similar vein my microwave looks a bit like my TV but I seriously doubt that after a few billion years I would be able to watch Oprah on it.
By inextricably binding science to the Theory of Evolution they unjustly attempt to claim science for atheism and shift the scientific debate away from their ridiculous 1st premise. By focusing the debate on Evolution, a theory that by their own admission is so improbable that in any other circumstance it would be classed as impossible, they attempt to obscure God’s undeniable testimony in Creation.
Of course, even a chance of 1 in many…many billion is better than the concept of nothing exploding!
By going “all in” on Evolution atheist scientists hide the intellectual bankruptcy of their starting premise, betting enough Evolutionary propaganda from the secular mass media will conceal the fact that their horse can’t even get out of the gates let alone run the race.
I imagine that no amount of propaganda short of outright deception (“It’s not ‘nothing’ its a point of infinite density”) could convince people to believe nothing can explode.
Genesis 1:1 fits perfectly with a host of philosophical and scientific principles that are all far more certain than nothing being able to explode and the Theory of Evolution put together. Principles such as the Law of Entropy, the Law of Bio-Genesis, the impossibility of an infinite regress, the impossibility of an actual infinite, the impossibility of something coming from nothing, the Big Bang and the Law of Causality being pertinent examples. For more detail on this see here.
I am always astounded by the religious zeal of atheism in its unquestioning allegiance to such improbable notions as something popping into existence out of nothing and genetic mistakes turning amoeba into human beings. It amazes me how otherwise rational human beings are willing to leave their “brains at the door” as they enter their atheist “church” and worship at the altar of random chance.
In the atheist apologetic the scientific method is callously discarded and contrary evidence is zealously ignored. Any opponent to their substitute God is subject to vilification and then ex-communication. Using their power as “experts” they lobby to have any view that opposes “random chance” silenced and punished (although they do like the idea of little green men “seeding our universe”). All this from people who claim to be “free-thinkers” who follow the evidence where it leads!
Genesis 1:1 is God’s timeless witness to their corrupted hearts and to their wilful denial of fact in order to attempt to justify their rebellion against God.
The Apostle Paul points to Genesis in Romans 1:20 arguing that atheists “suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them”.
He adds that “since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made”.
When confronted by the awe-inspiring creation of the almighty God atheism is “without excuse” (Romans 1:20).