There are many people in the world who are worried about many things. We see these persons on the news in a panic that we humans are destroying the planet and Global Warming is going to decimate the earth.
We hear more today about the near misses of asteroids and meteors who threaten earth, than we have in times past. Today, scientists have the capacity to detect these objects long before they threaten earth. In the background there are a great number of experts who are working on solutions to prevent earth from being struck by one of these celestial bodies.
When I was a kid in school, every week in the 60’s we had an emergency drill where a nuclear attack was simulated. We took cover under our desk with our hands folded over the back of our neck. How this would have prevented anyone from being incinerated by a nuclear explosion, we never knew.
The world is filled with threats and people who are worried about man’s impact on the planet and often warn us about the harm we are causing.
It is important to understand that the universe and the earth, as well as all human life, was created by God. He built into the universe precise controls that determine and regulate every tiny part of the universe to makes life possible on earth.
Perhaps one of the most extraordinary texts in the Bible is David’s description of the universe as a creation of God. In the 19th Psalm, David writes that God designed the universe to speak to us on earth of His existence. This message has gone out to every person throughout the world for all of human history. David’s intent was to eliminate all excuses that God doesn’t exist because there is no evidence.
It seems to be the goal of David to foresee those who would claim that there is no God and thereby remove from their minds, the idea that all that exists happened by natural events and God is not necessary.
The atheist will tell you today that they are part of a large body of intellectuals who are defeating the tide of religion and bringing reason to the planet. These individuals really believe that they are wiser than those who claim that God exists and stand against the tyranny of those who seek to impose their beliefs on others.
In truth, the atheist are the most uniformed persons on earth, denying even the most basic of scientific truths and the evidence of the universe itself as proof for God. What I find particularly interesting is the stunning lack of awareness by those who claim there is no God, regarding the origin and commencement of the universe.
All that exists today, began suddenly at the beginning of time, space, and matter. Prior to that singularity, there was nothing. All of the scientific evidence we do have today proves that this is true. Because this reality is such a great threat to the atheistic worldview, theoretical physicists have created mathematical models which state that other universes could exist which are responsible four our universe. There are nearly a dozen of these theories today that all have the same goal; impeach the idea that the universe began as a result of an intelligent Being.
The problem with all of these theories is that they are not based upon provable scientific evidence that demonstrates that these other universes actually do exist. These ideas exist only as theoretical mathematical computations which conclude that other universes could exist, not that they actually do.
The scientific evidence we do have today—which is provable, observable and testable—demonstrates that the universe began suddenly when nothing prior existed. There was no time, no space to put a universe in, and no matter to fill the universe. Everything began suddenly, when nothing had existed prior to that moment.
The reason that this is such a great threat to atheistic philosophy is that a finite universe that began suddenly from nothing is exactly what the first line of the first paragraph of the first book of the Bible states: “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Hebrew word used for created, is bara, to make from nothing.
Notice the language of Psalms 19 and how specific the text is that God created the universe for the purpose of speaking to us on earth and providing us with empirical proof that God exists:
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. ~Psalms 19:1-4 (NLT)
Compare what David wrote in Psalms 19, three thousand years ago, with what Paul wrote two thousand years ago:
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. ~Romans 1:20 (NLT)
It was God’s intent that all excuses would be impeached by His creation of the universe. You might say that you don’t believe that the Bible is true, just as you don’t believe that God exists. Of course this is the privilege of every person to believe what they want.
What no one can say, however, is that they never knew that God exists because He has not provided proof for the people of earth. If we were able to say this to Him, He would simply point to the sky with His finger and we would look up and see the universe He created.
On the day of judgement, it will be the universe that is a primary proof that God will exercise to convict those who would not believe what God said.
If the universe was not enough, God also provided a living, breathing, walking and talking representative of His existence in the form of His Son. God sent Jesus to earth to prove to us that He exists. This is also disputed by those who do not receive any evidence for God. Although God told us ahead of time—precisely what to look for in a candidate for Messiah—critics see the Hebrew prophecies as just one more false claim by Christians.
Do you see the pattern emerging? Whatever someone says to prove the existence of God, it is always denied.
Jesus told the men who had seen Him, that they were witnesses of all He had said and done. He told these men that after He was raised from the dead, He would remind them of all of these things so that they could write a testimony and distribute it to the world.
These men knew that Jesus had performed miracles as proof for the fulfillment of all the Hebrew prophets predicted for the Messiah; His crucifixion and resurrection, and Jesus alive for a period of 40 days.
God preserved this record for the past 2,000 year and the Bible has always been the best selling book in all the history of the world.
Despite this, the critic says “there is no God and no one can prove that He exists.”
A person begins to realize that we are dealing with a small group of stubborn children who refuse to acknowledge what is painfully obvious. God exists and He has left us with adequate evidence to satisfy the human mind.
Scientific Evidence For A Created Universe
Not long ago, I compiled a list of 1,978 precise physical constants that scientist have discovered in the universe which make human life on earth possible. The easiest way to think of these constants is to visualize a control board with 1,978 dials. Each is precisely set so that life can exist on earth. Change any of these dials by a tiny fraction of, 10^15 or 10^40, and all life on earth dies.
In evolutionary theory, life began and continues to evolve by a process of random acts which makes billions of errors before it makes a successful action. The errors are eliminated and the successes accumulate until a cell or animal becomes fully functional.
As we find that the universe has these precise settings that cannot be altered unless we kill the earth, we must understand that evolution or any other natural process could not achieve this. The only method whereby we can achieve a precise setting the first time is by intelligence. A mind has the capacity to think about a setting, and know what will happen if this dial is set too great or too little, before it is established. Only a mind could know what the precise setting must be for all 1,978 of these dials, all at the same time.
You see, unless all of these physical constants were set the first time, at their precise setting, no life would exist on earth today. These precise settings began at less than one zeptosecond at the commencement of the universe.
Even greater, these dials must be maintained over the entire course of the history of the universe, or life would not exist on earth today. If the universe was not constantly monitored by an intelligence, then global warming, meteors, or nuclear war would likely kill us all.
These things being understood, how much should we worry about the earth and whether we will all be killed suddenly by the loss of our atmosphere through global warming, and asteroid that destroys all life on earth, or a nuclear war started by mad men?
The Bible describes God as in control over every tiny detail of the universe, and this is why life on earth exists in the first place. God does not abandon us to evolution or the dangers of climate or the foolishness of man. God is sovereign and maintains control over the universe, ever microsecond.
“Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” ~Isaiah 46:9-10 (NLT)
The Bible tells us that God caused the universe to begin, suddenly, when nothing existed before. The Bible says that God created the universe from invisible materials to make all we can see. The Bible also tells us when, and precisely how the universe will end.
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. ~Hebrews 11:3 (NLT)
Peter writes that when God has completed His current plan of allowing man time to hear the Gospel of Christ, turn from sin, and receive Him as Savior, that God will destroy the heavens and the earth and create them anew.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. ~2 Peter 3:10 (NKJV)
The “Day of the Lord,” is an Old Testament allusion to the return of the Messiah to earth the second time, to establish His righteous kingdom on earth. Jesus came the first time in fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 61, to bring “the acceptable time of the Lord,” when anyone can be saved by trusting in the death and resurrection of the Messiah. Isaiah also wrote that there will be a second arrival of the Messiah to finish the second part of Isaiah 61, “and the time of vengeance by our God.”
When Jesus went to Nazareth and entered the Synagogue, He was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Jesus opened the scroll to Isaiah 61 and read the first part of Isaiah’s prophecy, “the Lord has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor.. to proclaim the acceptable time of the Lord…” Jesus closed the scroll, mid-sentence in Isaiah’s prophecy and did not read the second part: “and the day of vengeance of our God.” Why? Because Jesus came the first time for salvation. He will return a second time to bring judgement to the earth.
This time of judgement and the establishment of God’s righteous kingdom on earth, is “The Day of the Lord,” that Peter describes.
Peter said that after Jesus completes the one thousand year term of His reign on earth, He will “melt the heavens and the earth with a fervent heat.”
Until the events of the seven year Tribulation are determined by God to begin, no one on earth can destroy the earth or human life. This is firmly under the control of God’s sovereignty.
It is interesting that one of the possible scenarios that scientists have proposed for the end of the universe is a massive heat death. After the expansion of the universe, it will suddenly collapse back upon itself and die in this enormous heat. This is precisely what Peter describes in chapter 3, verse 10.
…the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat…
Where Are We Now?
Understanding that God has a plan that He is following for the universe and human life, when will all of these things take place and where are we presently?
The New Testament describes a period of grace when God is not judging us for our sins, but is allowing us time to change our minds, turn from our sins, and be saved. God said He will not strive with us forever (Genesis 6:3). He has appointed a time when grace will end and judgement will come. When that happens, Jesus will return a second time and bring judgement to the world.
Those who refused to obey God and turn from their sins, will be sentenced to an eternity of separation from God. Those who obeyed God’s command to repent and believe the Gospel, will be gathered together into a kingdom on earth that Jesus will rule over for 1,000 years, promised to David in the Old Testament.
God is love, but God is also Holy and He will not tolerate sin to continue on earth forever. In heaven, God’s sovereignty and words are settled forever. No one disputes or rebels against what God has said because they know He tells the truth and He is righteous in all He does.
After Jesus has completed the 1,000 year kingdom on earth, He will melt the universe with a great heat death and everything will collapse back upon itself. The destruction of earth and the universe will not happen until God says that it is time for it to happen. Man cannot destroy the earth or human life, because God has a plan that He has determined and no one can change what God has planned.
During the seven year Tribulation described by the Book of Revelation, chapters 6-18, we see that the earth will be struck by Asteroid’s, and nuclear war will break out, as well as global warming will threaten the earth.
We can have great confidence in what God has said. Not one word of all the Lord has told us in the Bible has ever failed. Our planet and human life is protected by God and no plan of evil men or an outside celestial body can destroy our planet.
This truth gives those who love God great confidence and should remove all fears and doubts about the future. God is in control of everything, and man cannot supersede the plans of God.
 Acts 1:8 (NLT) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
 John 14:25-26 (NKJV) “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
 Old Testament Prediction: Isaiah 35:4-6 (NKJV) 4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing.
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 11:2-5 (NKJV) 2 And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples 3 and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
 According to Guinness Word Records: more than 5 billion Bibles, with an equal number of other books, written by multiple authors, during the last 2,000 years. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction/
 “The Anthropic Cosmological Principle,’ Barrow and Tipler, 1986, pp. 293, 296
 “How Intelligence Acted Upon The Universe: Observable Facts Of Science,” Teach The Word Publishing, Inc.; first edition (June 18, 2018), ASIN: B07DVVMPZR
 All matter in the universe is made up of invisible material, consisting of atoms (Hebrews 11:3).
 Plait, Philip (2008). Death from the Skies!. Viking Adult (published 16 October 2008). p. 259. ISBN 978-0-670-01997-7.
 Psalms 119:89 (NKJV) 89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
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