We’re giving you fair warning — this one is a big ark-load of blather. It’s at the website of the Christian Post, which describes itself as “the nation’s most comprehensive Christian news website.” They have a comments icon, but it doesn’t lead to any comments.
We’ve written about the rev’s wisdom a few times before. The last time was three months ago: What Are Ya Gonna Believe?, and that links to the others. Here are some excerpts from his latest, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
In an article entitled “Does Light Experience Time?” Fraser Cain writes, “I co-host Astronomy Cast, and get to pick the brain of the brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Pamela Gay every week. We were talking about photons one week and she dropped a bombshell on my brain. Photons do not experience time. Just think about that idea. From the perspective of a photon, there is no such thing as time. It’s emitted, and might exist for hundreds of trillions of years, but for the photon, there’s zero time elapsed between when it’s emitted and when it’s absorbed again. It doesn’t experience distance either.” Well that sure is fascinating!
The rev puts his keen mind to work on the subject and says:
And yet our certainty that light can exist in the absence of “time” is based upon what God already told us in His Word. Here is one way God describes heaven: “There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5)
Aha — it was in the bible all along. Then the rev tells us:
This explains how light could exist before God created the sun on the fourth day. In fact, there was already light before the beginning of the second day. All it took was for God to say, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3) God’s creative power is not dependent upon time. And there will be light in heaven forever, where believers will dwell in a realm beyond time as we know it.
Yes, that explains it. He continues:
Scripture proves [Hee hee!] what is real and eternal. And science is in way over its head whenever it attempts to prove or disprove the supernatural power of God.
[Skipping an irrelevant quote alleged to be from Einstein]
If you can believe that God provides light in heaven even in the absence of time, then you can believe that God spoke light into existence before the first 24-hour day on earth. The eyes of faith see God doing the seemingly impossible.
Right — faith is the way! Let’s read on:
Did God need there to be “time” in order to create the heavens and the earth? No. “For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) Did God need there to be “time” in order to create light? No. “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) God is not prevented from accomplishing His purposes even in the absence of “time.” And God certainly didn’t need “the clock to start running” before He could create the heavens and the earth. That may be the way man looks at it with his finite thinking, but God can do anything.
Okay, okay — we’re convinced! Another excerpt:
The brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking applied human reason to this issue when he stated, “Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang, so there is no time for God to make the universe in.” Well, that is about as far as man’s intellect can take him. And if you reject the supernatural message of Scripture, you won’t be able to believe that God made the universe outside of time.
Hawking was a fool! Here’s more:
Our human reason is limited in its capabilities. If one of the smartest scientists to come along in recent years doesn’t see how it could happen, isn’t it obvious that God intentionally did something that only the humble would receive and believe by faith? [Yes, it’s obvious!] After all, how else could someone ever come to believe that an infinite God created the heavens and the earth, and that He did so in eternity past?
Would ya believe it — we’re only half-way through this mess. We’ll give you one more excerpt::
While those inclined to analyze everything scientifically continue to promote their theories about the earth’s age, God’s Word will continue to announce that it all supernaturally came about “in the beginning.”
[Skipping a load]
Will you choose to live by faith rather than by sight? Or will you refuse to believe anything that cannot be proven to you scientifically?
Well, dear reader, we warned you. And if you’ve come this far, you have only yourself to blame.
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