Believe the word
To the Journal editor:
Pastor Geier, I am a friend of Mr. Lehto and share his belief that the Bible is in fact the word of God. I’m also a believer in science and am particularly fond of the first Law of Thermodynamics.
When I was in high school it stated that matter cannot be created nor destroyed. The newest version reinforces that truth.
To put it simply in a scientific format, the trouble with matter is matter. Matter cannot create itself so it’s not possible scientifically for anything to be in existence let alone the entire universe.
This means matter had to have a creator. Genesis 1:1 is my choice. I also believe all human beings are made in the image of God as stated in Genesis. When analyzing the complexity of even the simplest life forms, it speaks to me of infinite wisdom, not chance rolls of the dice in the primal soup over mega millions of years.
Take your pick of scientists and ask them where matter came from. They will have to come up with a faith statement, because they don’t have a scientific clue. By the way, you can’t have a big bang, little bang or any other bang because a bang needs matter to bang.
I also agree with you with God’s love for the world, which is clearly expressed in John 3:16-17. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world would be saved through Him.”
D. Michael Carriere