Stephen Hawking theorized that God could not have created the universe and that the universe could create itself.
While this is not earth-shaking news (few are surprised by Hawkings conclusions), the BBC interviewer narrated toward the end that Hawking wanted to make it clear that this is just a theory and no evidence has been found to support this theory. I find this interesting, given this the very reason that so many scientists turn down the notion of biblical creation. If they are so willing to accept a theory with no evidence, why are they so quick to turn down creationism? Some random thoughts:
First, science has always dipped its toe in the pool of ‘faith,’ and thus in many ways qualifies as a religion.
Consider, science is like religion in that it makes claims about the origin and direction of all things. Again, much of this comes with little or (more often) no evidence. After all, no one alive today was around when the world began. So everyone begins to make claims as to how it all began. Even atheist Richard Dawkins believes that it’s possible that life began here with aliens. But pouring all of your hope in a theory with no evidence is called ‘faith.’
Just watch this set of videos by Dr. Jason Lisle called “The Ultimate Proof of Creation,” which outlines the logical fallacies that both Christians and secularists use to prove their case.
Second, everything they use to bring forth their theories has a structural design as part of the universe—yet the universe itself isn’t designed?
Think of all the tools and equipment scientists use. Think of the buildings in which they live and work. Think of how well their minds work. Do they believe their instruments, tools, equipment, buildings and even minds were developed by a random accident? No, they would laugh off that idea! They themselves may have had a part in developing those tools. Yet the universe they occupy is not a designed product of a Creator?
1 The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
2Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
3There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world (Psalm 19:1-4).
Third, if they admit there is a God (and especially the God described/revealed in the Scriptures), then they understand they are accountable to that God for their actions and dealings with what He has revealed.
If the God of the Scriptures exists, then that causes a ripple effect in many other areas. If the God revealed in the Scriptures is true, then what that God says is true. And since He reveals He created, then we are under His domain as the creature. And since Scripture reveals that His creatures are under the curse of sin, then that means we in the here and now have that in our DNA. And if we have that in our DNA, it will come out in our actions. And if that sinful nature comes out in sinful actions, we will be held accountable and harbor the consequences of those actions.
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death (James 1:14-15).