Chapter Three


In science we study the laws found in the creation. Atheists have said that we do not need to believe in God, because the universe functions according to laws. But where did these laws come from? These laws are mathematical and rational. Could mindless energy have made mathematical laws out of chaos? No! These laws show an intelligent lawgiver. Irrational energy could not have produced rational laws. Why do the laws of the universe continue to function? Why are these laws regular?

Men have studied the universe in which we live. They have found that there are laws of physics and chemistry. These laws were not originated by men, but only discovered. These laws existed before men discovered them. It has taken much intelligence, knowledge and hard work just to discover these laws. Men did not make these laws. Did nature make these laws? Nature has no mind. Nature is dumb, blind and deaf. No, nature could not have made the laws that govern nature. Did these laws come about by chance? Chance is random, disorderly, destructive. Chance also is dumb, blind and deaf. No, chance could not have originated the laws of creation.

Physics and Mathematics

Scientists have found that the laws of the universe are mathematical in nature. These mathematical laws were not invented by men, but only found to exist already. Mathematics show a rationality in the order of the universe. In physics and engineering mechanics, experience has proven the mathematical laws to be reality. For example, men were sent to the moon and they were even brought back; the calculations were accurate. The rationality of mathematical laws in the universe demands a rational intelligent origin. Random chance evolution could not have brought forth these laws from chaos. The cosmos shows the work of a Great Mathematician. To accept science, one must logically believe in God who created science.

The Periodic Law in Chemistry

Take for example the material elements. They are made out of energy. The great Russian chemist, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, discovered the periodic law. He set up the periodic chart of the elements. Mendeleev found that elements are constructed according to the periodic law, not chance. Chemical elements also react according to laws of chemistry.

Laws Show the Lawgiver

Yes, the laws of the universe demand an intelligent Law Giver, a Mind. The laws of physics show the great Physicist. The laws of chemistry show the great Chemist. In the Bible, the great Law Giver calls Himself, God. He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

It is He who made the earth by His power,
Who established the world by His wisdom;
And by His understanding He has
stretched out the heavens.
Jeremiah 10:12.

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth.
By understanding He established
the heavens.
Proverbs 3:19.

Do you know the ordinances of the heavens,
Or fix their rule over the earth?
Job 38:33.

Why Do the Laws Continue to Function?

In science we assume that the laws of the universe are regular and will continue to function. This is only an assumption, as there is no reason for it unless God keeps it this way.
. . . and upholds all things by the word of His
. . Hebrews 1:3. Col. 1:17.

You should believe in God. He is the cosmic Law Giver and Sustainer.

Germaine Lockwood

Copyright ©1996 by Germaine Charles Lockwood. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Scripture quotations in this work, unless otherwise indicated, are from The New American Standard Bible, Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Scripture quotations from The New King James Bible (NKJB), Copyright ©1979,1980,1982, Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville, TN. Used by permission.

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