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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that the idiom, “Whistling past the graveyard” is “to act or talk as if one is relaxed and not afraid when one is actually afraid or nervous.” This is what scientists have been doing for several decades concerning the death of their theories about creation. For centuries they believed that the universe had always been in existence; that it was eternal. This is called the steady-state theory. However, that theory died when cosmic microwave background radiation was discovered in 1965 by American physicists Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson. That finding proved that the universe began with what is called the Big Bang. There was a creation event at a point in time. It was a measurable reality.

Scientists now must look this biblical fact directly in the face:

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).1

However, this is not how scientists have responded. Physicists and others are so determined to reject the reality of a Creator they have developed theories of the existence of an infinite number of parallel universes. The one we reside in today is just one of those universes. They have no evidence for this theory. They are whistling past the graveyard, and they are wagering their souls that they’re right. These are brilliant minds, gifted with great intelligence by the God they reject. We should pray the Lord will open the eyes of these men and women.

In an interview with Christianity Today, the avowed agnostic scientist and planetary physicist, Robert Jastrow, said, “Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover. That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact.”2

It is a scientific fact that nothing can come from nothing. Ex nihilo nihil fit, as the Latin says. Out of nothing, nothing comes. Every effect must have a cause. However, it is not a fact as far as the Lord God Almighty is concerned. He can make something out of nothing, and one of His grand proofs is the creation event. Nothing can be measured before the Big Bang occurred, so there is no possibility to refute it. This is not chance. It is exactly as the Lord intended it to be, in order to show forth His glory and put the foolishness of unbelievers on display.

Here is just a sample of how Scripture praises Him for what He has done:

“The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches” (Psalm 104:8–12).

Physicists and astronomers have discovered that since the Big Bang, the universe, despite its incalculable immensity, is expanding. Celestial objects are becoming farther and farther apart. They suspect that something they know nothing about, Dark Energy, is causing it. But expanding to where and into what? That is unknown, unless one can determine what is on the other side of the most distant edge of the universe. But we will never be able to find that edge. Try to wrap your head around this: The slower galaxies are moving “outward” at 150,000 miles per hour. However, the most distant galaxies are moving faster than the speed of light. This baffling reality is what the Creator planned from the beginning.

There is even more glory here. Someone named Jesus walked the earth over two millennia ago and being God, offered Himself as the sacrifice for the sins of mankind. This Jesus is the one who is doing all these creation-from-nothing, light-speed-expanding wonders.

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power” (Hebrew 1:1–3a).

All we can say to this truth is,

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created” (Revelation 4:11).

Amen. Be exalted, Lord.

1All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (2016). Crossway Bibles.

2A Scientist Caught Between Two Faiths: Interview With Robert Jastrow,” Christianity Today, August 6, 1982

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