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STEPHEN HAWKING SAYS NO NEED FOR GOD; IS HE RIGHT?

Stephen Hawking is a scientist I admire greatly; both for his determination amid a tragic disease and his obvious intelligence.  But his latest comments on Creation trouble me.  I may be foolish to argue with the holder of the academic chair at Cambridge that Sir Issac Newton held but here is what Hawking asserted:

He [Hawking] adds: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.

“Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.

I note Hawking uses the word “creation”; I think he is right.  The universe was created.  He’s just wrong about how it happened and Who did it.  Hawking suggests that the laws of science brought the universe into being and thus there is no need for a deity.  But the former holder of the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics might differ with Hawking:

Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all things and knows all that is or can be done.

I’ll go with this:  “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1 (KJV)  God can neither be proven or disproven by science.  I would merely state my testimony:  I need God in Christ every day and He gives me strength and wisdom for my daily walk.  Anyone who wants to know more can contact me at eesjresquire@netscape.net.  Here’s how to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour from Billy Graham’s web page.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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