When I read Stephen Hawking’s article “Why God Did Not Create the Universe” (Wall Street Journal Sept. 4-5, 2010 P. W-3), I couldn’t help but laugh! I thought, This guy teaches at Cambridge University? He can’t possibly really believe what he wrote here, can he? Does he really believe this entire complex universe and all the amazing life forms in it came about when nothing exploded in the big bang?’ (See I Tim. 6:10)
He admits that “everything in the universe follows laws, without exception” and “the laws of nature had to dictate …” Yet he cannot see that even this would require a Lawgiver.
Does he really believe “the laws of gravity and quantum theory allow universes to appear spontaneously from nothing?” He freely admits that, “Many improbable occurrences conspired to create Earth’s human-friendly design” and refers to “the miracle of fine tuning,” but then concludes by saying that “this makes us in a sense the lords of creation.” Wow! Satan started that lie in the Garden when he told Eve that she could be like God. (Gen. 3)
II Peter 3:3-7 is so-o-o-o-o-o true! These scoffers like Hawking are indeed “willingly ignorant!” These intellectuals think that they can outsmart God. They believe “God Did Not Create the Universe” And Hawking calls that “modern science?”
I think I’ll just stick with: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”