Jesus Christ, the Maker of All We Know
Entropy and everyone
Entropy is not talked about much at home, the church, or the government. But we all are affected by it and therefore it is a subject for learning. That is what this paper is about. I hope it helps.
Entropy is in the world as a result of the fall of man. What a truly astounding statement. it is my theory there was no need of it prior to the original sin in the Garden of Eden.
The things that occurred after the fall of man scientifically, governmentally, and socially are not fully known but more may have been going on than we can fully understand.
As a result of that event, entropy is everywhere around us. Skin always sheds, a garbage can is constantly filled up and then emptied. Hot coffee goes to cold. Order always goes to disorder.
There are thousands of other examples I have could have listed here. Interesting science that not many people are aware exists. However, some are now beginning to understand it and sense the events around them in context of entropy.
The Northern Lights from Northern Maine
What is entropy and when did it begin?
Entropy does not enter our mind on a daily basis unless you happen to be a quantum physicist or have been inspired to study the science on your own by one. It certainly is not preached around the world in churches.
But entropy is something that affects each of us each and every day. Keep in mind entropy is something like coffee going from hot to cold if left alone. Entropy in a pure form can be stated as:
- Order is always moving towards disorder
- Usable energy is always running down,
- Information gets scrambled,
- Music is moving towards cacophony,
- Randomness cannot organize itself (the goo to the zoo to you theory).
Chuck Missler states the scientific meaning of entropy, "The Second Law of Thermodynamics indicates that in a closed system, as time flows forward, energy in the universe is becoming less and less available." (Missler p. 138)
Entropy increases, energy decreases. My and your home are an example. Fresh paint, today peels over time. An empty garbage always fills up almost daily. Everyone participates in entropy even though they know nothing about the science.
Some theologians believe that the entropy started after the first sin which occurred in the Garden where Satan introduced "doubt" into the new world. I tend to agree. Entropy increases, energy decreases.
Source: Missler, Chuck. Cosmic Codes, Koinonia House: Coeur d’Alene, ID. Print
The invisible particles were made visible by the Eternal Elohim
Hebrews 11.3 states, "By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible."
Read and understand this great Scripture and it will change your life and outlook. It is not an option not to believe that God made the physical and spiritual world in which you and I live. The debate by man rages on as to whether we have a spiritual side of life.
The tragedy is our children are taught that the origin of the species occurred randomly through evolution. That is a bold face lie. If it were true newly created species would be randomly popping up all around us in swamps today.
God used the invisible particles he created to make the things we see for our wonderment and enjoyment. Faith in Elohim is not only advisable; it is justified in the fact you would not be here without your Father, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The existence of an eternal God is so grossly evident to the point it is entirely inexcusable not to acknowledge His handiwork.
It is stated thus: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1.18-20)
There is a curse that is the natural outcome of unbelief. It can be read and understood in Romans 1.20-32. It is rarely preached in our society for the fear that it may offend someone and the church and preacher end up being sued as a result. Unbelief is a sin.
The Question Man Has Been Asking Since the Deception of Satan in the Garden
Mankind has been asking this question since the beginning: "Does God exist, and if He does, what is His nature?"
Look back to the ancient Greek philosophers.They sought the answers to these questions by examining the nature of the universe and the earth life forms. In the 20th century more evidence has accumulated to meet these issues than all the centuries before it combined.
In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul made a remarkable statement regarding the relationship between our understanding of the universe and the existence and attributes of God. God takes it personally when He is denied as the Creator of all we see in our virtual reality we live in.
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse" Romans 1:18-20
According to Paul, not only is the existence of God inexcusably evident, but the invisible attributes of God can also become discerned with an examination of creation.
The Cosmos Examined
At the turn of the 20th century, many of the laws of physics described so successfully which most believed all that remained was to confirm these rules down to a few more decimal places. Isaac Newton's clear laws of motion and gravitation and Maxwell's laws of electromagnetism, those anomalies were often ignored or unrecognized by the physics community.
However, then Albert Einstein published the first of his relativity theories in 1905. The science community became shocked with the staggering new view of space, time, matter and energy. Einstein was not aware at the time he wrote his theories they would provide compelling insights into the characteristics of the Creator of the cosmos.
Einstein's theories revealed that the flow of time and the structure of space were relative to the velocity, mass, and acceleration of the observers. What this meant was their observed values are not fixed: they are relative.
For thousands of years, time baffled scientists and philosophers.Their limited understanding entailed time was nothing more than an abstract notion, conceived in the minds of men, and used abstractly in describing the changes seen in the physical world.
Time to their belief was not a thing; it instead was merely a mental contrivance. Einstein proved otherwise. Time, Einstein showed, was like "plastic." That is, it is a physical property of the universe. Further, he determined the observed rate that time flows depends on the physical conditions present at the measuring device.
In brief, Einstein's special and general theories of Relativity which are now confirmed to at least 15 decimal places, predicted that when a clock travels at high velocity, it slows down relative to an another clock whose position is static. The same slowing effect observed when a clock is accelerated or advanced toward an increasing gravitational field.
Also, Einstein showed that space and time are tightly woven; in fact, so much so many physicists now refer to space-time when speaking of these components. Hold onto your seat belts; there is more.
Several years after Einstein's theories were published, astronomer Willem de Sitter, around 1900, discovered a mathematical inaccuracy in the Einstein equations. After correcting them, he found a startling mathematical prediction buried within Einstien's equations: The universe was finite!
Space-time, matter, and energy had a beginning. Paul Davies, in his book, "About Time",the physicist remarks on this incredible discovery.
"Modern scientific cosmology is the most ambitious enterprise of all to emerge from Einstein's work. When scientists began to explore the implications of Einstein's time for the universe as a whole, they made one of the most important discoveries in the history of human thought: that time, and hence all of the physical reality, must have had a definite origin in the past. If time is flexible and mutable, as Einstein demonstrated, then it is possible for time to come into existence and also to pass away again; there can be a beginning and an end to time which is coming.
Source: Davies, Pau, About Time, Simon & Schuster, 1998, Print.
Conclusions and Recommendations
"For by Him, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him, all things consist."
Jesus Christ holds the very fabric of our universe together! The stars in our night sky created by Him and for His praise. And if He stops doing so - so does the universe. The entropy laws reveal a reality slowly "winding down."
Logically, therefore, the universe had to be initially "wound-up." The reduction of entropy, or wind-up of and the infusion of order (information), is described in Genesis 1 in a series of six stages. The terms used in this progressive reduction of entropy (disorder) are "erev" and "boker," translated "evening" and "morning."
Evening and mornings are the terms and the principal stages of creation. Six "evenings" and "mornings" became the "days" constituting the creation "week." However, what we see and know about the physical universe is derived only from observing the universe after the upheavals of Genesis 3.
Some researchers suspect the ostensible decay of c, the slowing velocity of light, was the result of Genesis Chapter 3. More happened there than we can fully understand. It was Paul who wrote in Hebrews 11:3,
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Paul was a Godly scientist in the making. Paul for sure declared in Acts 14:17, “Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”
This did not happen by chance as our children are told daily in schools across America and the world. In Psalms, it is stated, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalms 19:1).
Paul assured the Romans, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20, emphasis added)
Being without excuse ends the debate of persons who have never heard the Gospel in their particular tongue. God has put the knowledge of Him in every mankind.
I sincerely hope you learn from this discussion about creation and the Genesis account. As a Professor at a small Canadian university, I see students inspired by the Word of God.The goal of all the articles written are ostensibly lessons I have taken or given myself in pursuit of degrees in Biblical Studies. God's blessings to each of you.
Creation by God or by chance?
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© 2013 Gary E Hill