February 18, 2018

Eternal – Don R. Patton

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:00 am by sranderson0103

The late Isaac Asimov, the famous atheist, author of more than 500 books, acknowledged:

“In fact, all we have to do is nothing, and everything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out, all by itself – and that is what the second law is all about.”

The creator of the universe initiated this law (the Law of Entropy) and it governs the universe, which is winding down; not up.

“Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. “Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. “But You are the same,” (Psalm 102:25-27)

Everything we see (as our clothes) is wearing out. This realization tells us, it has not always been this way. Something quite different from what we observe, was responsible for the initial order of the universe, from which it is now degenerating.

Since science is based on what we observe and everything we observe is going downhill, science cannot explain that initial order. The necessary implications of observational science, point to an explanation beyond the natural processes we observe; in other words, to a super-natural explanation.

The First Law of Thermodynamics, derived from what we observe, tells us nothing can be ultimately created or destroyed. Those who are brave enough to think about these two universal laws, come face to face with the realization the “natural” world cannot account for what we observe. What is the source of all this stuff (law says not from nothing) and how did it get up, from which it is now going down? Of course, imaginations conger up fanciful solutions, but have little to do with real science.

Think about it. Think about the implications of the first law. If there ever was a time when truly nothing existed, then nothing would exist (if we are limited to observational, scientific explanations). The fact that organized stuff does exist, says something beyond the natural is responsible, something super-natural. And it says that what is responsible is beyond our space-time continuum. These observable facts point to an explanation that is supernatural and eternal.

Eternal? Can that be a reasonable explanation? Since we have never observed anything eternal, it sounds unreasonable. But, a reasonable answer requires consideration of the alternative. What would that be? Squarely, contradicted by the First Law of Thermodynamics, the devoted naturalist says, “Nothing.” “Nothing created everything.” That’s the alternative story, and they’re sticking to it. (See, A Universe From Nothing, Laurence M. Krauss) An astute critic expressed it this way. “Naturalists believe that there was nothing and nothing happened to nothing but then nothing magically exploded for no reason, creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs and eventually people.”

I understand that the “eternal” explanation is difficult to swallow but it’s better than, “nothing.”

Inspiration (confirmed by perfectly fulfilled prophecy and abundant, competent eye-witness testimony of supernatural signs) reveals that a supernatural, eternal being is the answer.

“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.” (Psalms 41:13)

“Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” (Psalms 90:2)

Understandably, the Word of this supernatural, eternal being, will endure forever.

“Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.” (Psalms 119:89-90)

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)

The inspired Apostle Peter quotes Isaiah’s revelation and extends the promise to the preaching of the Apostles.

“BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER.” And this is the word which was preached to you.” (I Peter 1:25)

The eternal Word of the eternal God promises that because God is eternal, we also shall live forever.

“His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.” (Psalm 89:36)

The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” (I John 2:17)

 

 

 

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