Did you ever stop to think how strong God actually is? In the last century, some men discovered just how powerful God was. They did that by releasing some of the energy that God had stored up in rocks. You have probably heard about it. It is called Nuclear Energy.
There is a tremendous amount of energy stored up in everything around you and in you. Fortunately, God was able to make this energy very stable so you are not in danger of exploding. But, if you put the right things together, you can get some of that energy released.
|At the end of World War II, two atomic bombs were exploded over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was a terrible event. Most of the people in those large cities died instantly. The whole cities were destroyed. Yet, the total amount of destruction came from the conversion of just a small amount of matter. Hiroshima was leveled by a 15 kiloton bomb and Nagasaki by a 22 kiloton bomb. (A kiloton is the same amount of energy released in an explosion of a thousand tons of TNT!) Yet the total energy from both of these explosions came from the conversion of less than 2 grams (about one hundredth of a pound) of matter into energy. Can you imagine that?|
To put it another way, if you weigh 100 pounds (45 kg) the amount of energy that it took God to make you was equal to about 20,000 of those first bombs. God must be very powerful if he used that much energy to make you. It is impossible to imagine how much energy it took God to make the whole universe. But, in the Bible it says, "For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm." Ps. 33: 9 NRSV
God did not have complex machinery to make the universe. He just spoke and it came into being. With just a word, He could convert all of that energy into matter. But, did He leave any evidence of that? The answer is yes.
In his book, "Creation's Tiny Mystery", Robert Gentry describes evidence that he found of God's power in making this earth. He found in his studies that the foundation of the earth is made up of granite. In that granite are crystals of mica and fluorite. He sliced these crystals so thin that you could see through them and then looked at them through a microscope. What he found were tiny rings. Some of these rings had previously been identified as being produced by decay of Uranium. In other words, they were made by the same energy as in an atomic bomb, but in an extremely small amount. What was exciting to him was that he found that other rings were made by a different process.
|These rings were produced by the decay of polonium. The important thing about polonium is that it only lasts a few minutes. Then in an atomic decay it turns into lead. The results of his study showed that all of the granite in the whole world was produced in less than three minutes!|
God really did create the world just as it says in the Bible. When God spoke, it was created. Now that is power!
Written by Dr. Ron