Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we’ve got a preacher. It’s Stephen Howard, pastor of the Morrow Bible Church. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
On March 14 of this year English theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, passed away at the age of 76. … He even had Isaac Newton’s old job, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at The University of Cambridge. And like other popular scientists today, Hawking was an atheist.
You will notice that the rev regards the terms “scientist” and “atheist” to be virtually synonymous. Then he says:
In a 2011 Discovery Channel documentary, Hawking said, “We are each free to believe what we want and it is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate.”
But is that really the simplest explanation?
Ooooooooooooh! The rev has a simpler explanation. He tells us:
In order for Hawking and anyone to be a scientist they must make use of scientific laws. These are laws like Newton’s laws of motion, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, and the laws of thermodynamics. These and many others are the foundation for scientific research and discovery. … Stephen Hawking was no dummy. He was very knowledgeable. But his atheistic viewpoint cannot make sense of the laws of science. How could the laws of science be the result of a big bang?
Good question! The rev continues:
If the world came to be merely by chance, why are these laws so orderly and consistently true? Atheistic scientists are inconsistent because their atheism gives no basis for the laws of science, yet they use them any way [sic].
Scientists are fools! But wait — what about the sin of Adam & Eve, which caused a radical alteration of the universe? And what about the Flood, and all the other miracles in the bible? According to the rev, the laws of science are wildly variable, but he doesn’t mention that. Let’s read on:
The laws of science were created by God. The Bible says [scripture quote]. Of course, many evolutionists and atheists say it is wrong even to suggest that God created the universe. They think humans are the result of random chemical reactions and mutations, and therefore, can do whatever they want.
Yes! Evolutionists are a wild bunch. They run around doing whatever they want. Another excerpt:
And yet, they have a huge problem with people teaching creation. Wait a minute; that seems like a double standard.
Wow — he’s right! Here’s more:
The Bible explains what is really going on in the atheist’s heart [scripture quote]. Deep down inside the atheist actually does know there is a God, but he doesn’t want to be accountable to Him. Atheists don’t need more evidence for God.
Right — the evidence is all around you. And now we come to the end, where the rev returns to Hawking:
While they have the opportunity, they need to quit rebelling against what God has already showed them. The day will come when it will be too late like it did for Stephen Hawking.
Egad — Hawking is in the Lake of Fire! Don’t let that happen to you, dear reader.
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