Some profess to be naturalists, some atheists, some evolutionists, but all fit in the same category simply because they contend that there are scientific laws which govern any and all changes which take place, not only on this earth but throughout the entire universe. Those of us who fit into the other category…that of creationists, contend that there are exceptions to that. Unfortunately, some creationists contend that miracles happen all the time today. They choose to say that something is a miracle simply because it appears to have circumvented natural laws. These sorts of things only cause the naturalists to become more critical of creationism.
But in the cases of each of those groups, they are only grasping for facts where there are none. We will attempt to explain. Let us first remove the error of ‘every-day’ miracles. Miracles are anything that exists or occurs which circumvents the scientific natural laws which have been proven. In other words, anything which is supernatural. Miracles are not occurring today. They did occur, of necessity, in the creation of any and every thing that now exists. During the first 4,000+ years, God intervened in directing His creation to the coming of His Son who would make it possible for man to be forgiven of his sins. The apostles, upon the establishment of the Lord’s church, were given miraculous gifts to be able to preach the gospel message and were given the power to pass certain of those gifts to others upon their addition to the Lord’s church. When the apostles were all dead, these miraculous gifts were ended, leaving the New Testament, Jesus’ directions and commandments for men’s obedience and continued distribution of the covenant to all mankind. No further miracles have been performed and none will be until the final day when all men’s spirits will return to God, who gave them.
So you see, naturalists are correct insofar as the present time is concerned. Absolutely. But it is things which have occurred in the past which they have no inkling as to how they were begun, and will not so long as they deny the existence of an omniscient and omnipotent God who created this universe and all other supernatural needs to place man upon this earth and bring him to a point where he could obey Him and receive an eternal and trouble free life.
So now that we have explained where natural and supernatural activity was, is and is yet to come, originated, let us consider why these facts are correct.
First, before physical matter and energy existed, before this massive universe existed, before time and space existed, and before life, as we know it, existed, there was only a spiritual realm…nothing of a physical nature, even space. This is virtually impossible for mortal man to comprehend. This writer has to admit, that I cannot fully comprehend it.
But the fact is this, every scientist knows that all physical matter and energy had to have a beginning. Natural laws prove that. And they must have an ending. Our natural laws prove that also. Here are the spots where there can be no natural explanation. Read each one carefully, and if you are a Christian, prayerfully.
#1: The beginning of the universe with every minute item within it. Scientists have no clue how this could have occurred. Our natural laws of conservatism proves that the quantity of matter and energy, regardless of what process it may go through, remains unchanged. Now, common sense can tell you that anything which had a beginning and will have an ending, yet cannot be changed in quantity, absolutely had to have a means of creation and of destruction. There is no argument there. It is simply fact. The first portion of the Holy Bible, was written somewhere near 3,500 years ago, when scientific discovery and knowledge was virtually nil, yet the author, through divine revelation explained all about the existence of an eternal spirit God who had the ability to create all of this massive universe. The information contained in these ancient writings have for all these millennia, been able to withstand man’s feeble criticism and until this day, have never been proven to contain one error. There are enumerable accusations of errors, but none have been proven to be facts.
#2: Creation of life. Brilliant scientists have learned what is required to produce life. But, not one instance of creating it has been done. It is explained in the same book, the Holy Bible, that life comes from life and that each kind (species) creates its own kind.
#3: Facts are presented which have been proven accurate over these thousands of years in which men have attempted to prove inaccurate, yet they have continually failed to do so. Such as the number of the stars, innumerable, yet man for many centuries thought they could count them. Only recently have we discovered the many trillions of stars to exist. The inspired writers of old knew this.
Scientists now profess to know how the universe began. But they don’t. Even if the ‘Big Bang’ occurred, it would have had to be a supernatural event. When nothing exists…nothing exists. Not even a singularity. If so, where and how did it originate? They refuse to say that it was a supernatural power or event. Yet, they all know that a bit of nothing cannot explode into this incomprehensible universe. They seem to be ashamed to admit there is an all powerful God, yet they will accept something as foolish as the Big Bang. Now, they claim to have found a sub atomic particle (Higgs boson) which will one day destroy the entire universe. They may be right. But if so, God placed that particle into all matter knowing full well that He would one day eradicate all matter just as he had made it. The scientists proclaim that this tiny particle is what created all matter. Now if that doesn’t qualify as a supernatural occurrence, I ask why not.
Once again, the inspired writers knew of this long before any of the present day knowledge and equipment were available. Read Peter’s prophecy of this occurrence.
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:10)