What is the mathematical likelihood that our universe, capable of originating life, could have been randomly brought into being by a “Big Bang” accidental explosion? One chance in a billion (109)? One chance in a trillion (1012)? One chance in a bilion trillion (1021)? According to Dr. Roger Penrose, Emeritus professor of mathematics at Oxford University, the odds are far greater against such an occurrence.
He stated, “This now tells how precise the Creator’s aim must have been, namely to an accuracy of one part in 10 to the 10123rd power. This is an extraordinary figure. One could not possibly even write the number down in full in the ordinary denary notation: it would be 1 followed by 10123 successive 0’s.” Even if we were to write a 0 on each separate proton and on each separate neutron in the entire universe—and we could throw in all the other particles for good measure—we would fall far short of writing down the figure needed.1 Penrose’s number tells us that the “accidental” or “coincidental” creation of our universe is an impossibility. It takes far more “faith” to believe that this happened by chance than to believe that it was instigated by an incredibly powerful mind.
Sir Fred Hoyle, noted by the London Telegraph as England’s foremost mathematician and cosmologist, states this argument by the following word picture: “The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way is comparable to the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.”
Dr. Pierre-Paul Grassé, former President of the French Academie des Science and the scientist who held the Chair of Evolution at the Sorbonne in Paris for twenty years agreed. “No matter how numerous they may be, mutations do not produce any kind of evolution. There is no law against daydreaming, but science must not indulge in it.” (Pierre-Paul Grassé, Past-President, French Academie des Science, Evolution of Living Organisms Academic Press, New York p.88).
Mysteriously masked from our textbooks are literally hundreds of the world’s most renowned scientists who have abandoned Darwinistic Evolution as scientific truth.
Dr. Robert Jastrow, the recent director of the Goddard Institute (the scientific crown jewel of NASA), is one such dissenting voice in the wilderness of hopeless assumptions that have defined evolution since Darwin first proposed his now highly skeptical theory in 1859. After studying the most recent glimpses of the ever expanding cosmos, Dr. Jastrow said, “Most remarkable of all is the fact that in science, as in the Bible, the world begins with an act of creation.”
Now we see how the astronomical evidence leads to a Biblical view of the origin of the world…. The astronomers are so embarrassed by this, for the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance, and he is about to conquer the highest peak when he finds himself face to face with a group of theologians who have been there for centuries!” (Intellectuals Speak Out About God New York: Regenery Gateway 1984 p 52)
1 (References: Roger Penrose, The Emperor’s New Mind, 1989; Michael Denton, Nature’s Destiny, The New York: The Free Press, 1998, p. 9)
After studying Evolutionary dogma in my biology based pre-med degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, I, too, was duped into the single-minded bias of modern day “science” that conjured up a belief system that “nothing” inadvertently exploded and over a long period of time became an intricately ordered, elaborate universe. With even greater astonishment, somehow a pool of lifeless chemicals, through random chemical accidents, somehow gave birth to living organisms. Subsequently, random mutations supposedly elevated those simple life forms to more complex species until eventually fish became frogs, lizards became birds, cows became whales and monkeys became man.
A vast chorus of dissenting scientists has recently cried out for scientific reason. Regarding the so called Big Bang, Andrei Linde (Stanford cosmo physicist) reported, “The Big Bang theory is scientifically brain dead…..one may wonder what came before the Big Bang? If space and time did not exist then, how could everything appear from nothing?” (The Mathematical Journal, 1992. Vol. 2, Issue 1)
In a debate with atheist, Richard Dawkins in November 2006, the renowned human genome expert, Dr. Francis Collins, caused the ground to tremble beneath the feet of the non-theist Darwin community. “The gravitational constant, if it were off by one part in a hundred million million, then the expansion of the universe after the big bang would not have occurred in the fashion that was necessary for life to occur. When you look at the evidence, it is very difficult to adopt the view that this was just chance. But if you’re willing to consider the possibility of a designer, this becomes a rather plausible explanation for what is otherwise an exceedingly improbable event – namely, our existence. God is the answer to all those ‘how must it have come to be’ questions.” (Dr. Francis Collins, Time Magazine, Nov. 13, 2006)
Regarding the supposed beginning of life in the pre-biotic pool of lifelessness on planet Earth, British mathematician Sir Fred Hoyle said, “The notion that a living cell could be arrived at by chance in a primordial organic soup here on earth is evidently nonsense of a high order.” (“Hoyle on Evolution:”, Nature, Vol 294, Nov. 12, 1981 and “The Big Bang in Astronomy”, pg. 527)
Sir John Eccles, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology: Neuroscientist
“Modern Biology and the Turn to Belief in God”, The Intellectuals Speak Out About God.
“We come to exist through a divine act.”
It is the only view consistent with all the evidence.” (Eccles 1984a, 50).
The Voice of Genius (1995) “There is a Divine Providence over and above the materialistic happenings of biological evolution.” (Eccles, as cited in Brian 1995, 371.)
Putting a nail into the coffin of the vast agnostic scientific community of Biblical dissidents, Dr. Soren Lovtrup, Professor of Zoo-physiology at the University of Umea in Sweden, joined an ever-expanding list of renowned professors and researchers who no longer accept “blind chance” biology. “I suppose that nobody will deny that it is a great misfortune if an entire branch of science becomes addicted to a false theory, but this is what happened in biology…. I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. When this happens, many people will pose the question, ‘How did this ever happen?’” (Darwinism: Refutation of a Myth p. 30 Dr. Soren Lovtrup, Professor of Zoo-physiology at the University of Umea in Sweden).
Giving scientific support and unwavering confidence in the first chapter of the most widely read and universally accepted book ever written, Dr. Arthur Compton, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, documented the following historical statement, “For myself, faith begins with a realization that a supreme intelligence brought the universe into being and created man an orderly, unfolding universe and testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered: ‘In the beginning God’.”
(Chicago Daily News- 12 April 1936).
Understanding God’s Creation
Mark these Key Words: God created or made day
Old Testament Viewpoint
Genesis 1:1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 25-28, 31; Genesis 2:1-2
Genesis 1:1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 25-28, 31 In the beginning God created the heavens and he earth. 3Then God said, Let there be light; and there was light. 5God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 7God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. 8God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 11Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. 13There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 16God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 19There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens”. 23There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 25-28God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth”. God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth”. 31God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Genesis 2:1–2 THUS the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
New Testament Viewpoint
Mark 10:6; John 1: 1-3; John 1:10-12
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of creation, God made them (Adam and Eve) male and female.
John 1: 1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
John 1: 10-12 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
What is God saying?
1) List the main event that took place during each day of Creation i.e., what did God create on each day?
- Day 1:
- Day 2:
- Day 3:
- Day 4:
- Day 5:
- Day 6:
2) How does this study change your perception about God, knowing that He created you and you are a part of His
3) How does this fact change your perception about yourself and your purpose with your life?
4) Einstein’s law of cause and effect says that where there is a watch, there must be a watchmaker. Where there is
a design, there must be a designer. What does our cosmos tell you about God?
5) If Jesus was there in the beginning and He says that Adam and Eve were created “from the beginning of creation”, what is he saying about all theories of evolution?
What else of significance do you see God saying in this passage?
If God created you, then God can recreate you (a new man/woman in Christ). How does this give you hope?
What is your biggest question about God? How does this discussion stir your intellect and emotions?
Memory Verse: Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”.
A Adoration: Father, today I praise You for…
C Confession: Father, please forgive me for…
T Thanksgiving: Father, today I’m thankful for…
S Supplication: Father, the people & things that I wish to pray for today are…