In his new book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking writes: "Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing." Stephen's latest quote was that heaven is a "fairy tale" for those of us that are "afraid of the dark." Stephen Hawking is an idiot and a fool!
God did not create the universe, says Hawking
(Reuters) - God did not create the universe and the "Big Bang" was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book.
In "The Grand Design," co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking says a new series of theories made a creator of the universe redundant, according to the Times newspaper which published extracts on Thursday.
"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," Hawking writes.
So, physicist Stephen Hawking is supposed to be one of the most brilliant minds in the world? If so, he's just proved that no matter how smart we are, we can still be completely stupid. Check out his bottom-line conclusions about God and the universe from "The Grand Design", his latest book:
"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, the reason the universe exists, the reason we exist."
I may not be smart enough to understand how relativity, quantum mechanics and gravity do or do not work together to form a "complete theory", but I am smart enough to recognize a fool in willing denial!
Spontaneous creation is basically a contradiction in terms. While spontaneous actions occur with no real planning, the word "create" implies an act of will to design, to modify, to arrange something. How can nothing "spontaneously create" something? Even Hawking's partial sentence "the universe can and will create itself" implies a paradox: how can something that doesn't exist "do" anything, much less "create" a universe? Hawking isn't using a "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" argument: he's saying there was no chicken or egg, until the chicken and egg created each other.
Sorry, Stephen, but you're an idiot if you really believe that the universe could have created itself out of nothing. That's about as asinine as saying that DNA created itself at random out of a pool of goo…. Oh wait! People believe that too!
My bottom line: the fool says in his heart there is no God. I understand that many people simply want to refuse to accept that there is a God since they are dishonest and of bad will and because they don't want to change from their sinful lifestyle. But if you boil it down to the question of "where did this all come from?", the view that the universe, the world, and all living things just randomly popped into existence without some sort of creative "force" or "intelligence" (i.e., God!) driving or designing it doesn't make any sense. Stephen—your pride and refusal to accept that there might be a being out there that's more intelligent than you has blinded you, and you have no idea that your "spontaneous creation" theory is about as solid as a nebula, and definitely not worth observing from near or afar. You may be a brilliant physicist, but you're also a fool.
For many years renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has been advocating his belief there is no God and that humans should therefore seek to live the most valuable lives they can while on earth. Mr. Hawking still believes life has value even in the absence of a Creator.
The apostle Paul would disagree with Mr. Hawking for Paul notes that if there is no life beyond the grave, if there is no bodily resurrection from the dead, if the words of Jesus are not true, if God does not exist, then we should just eat, and drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die. Life has no ultimate and transcendent value or meaning. 1 Corinthians 15:13–19, "But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable."
Guardian newspaper columnist Ian Sample asked Mr. Hawking if he feared death. This was his response: "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." I am glad Mr. Hawking does not fear death, but he should believe that God exists, he should fear God.
Since Mr. Hawking has boldly and widely made known his judgment of God by teaching God does not exist and is a figment of people's imagination, it is only proper that God be allowed to respond and pass His own judgment on Mr. Hawking and let His view be made known. Simply enough, God looks upon Mr. Hawking as a fool. Psalms 14:1 says, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."
In biblical terminology a fool is a self sufficient individual and that is what Mr. Hawking is. He believes that matter plus time plus chance has brought the sum total of the universe into being. Mr. Hawking believes himself to be the product of a cosmic event without rhyme or reason for Stephen Hawking believes the cosmos exists apart from a transcendent Intelligent Designer.
In his book The Grand Design, Mr. Hawking challenged Isaac Newton's theory that the solar system could not have been created without God. "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. It is not necessary to invoke God to. . . set the Universe going," he writes.
At this point Mr. Hawking has gone from science to faith. His faith is in the eternal existence of matter. He does not ask where matter comes from for he does not care. He does not ask who created the "stuff" matter is made of for he does not care. All he wants to do is advocate his atheistic evolutionary religion, which is not being scientific.
Not only does God view Mr. Hawking as a fool but God views Stephen Hawking as unwise. Proverbs 9:10, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."
While many people in the world view Stephen Hawking as a brilliant scientist, God declares him to be without the beginning of wisdom and without true understanding of the universe in which he lives or the God who created him and the universe in which he resides.
Mr. Hawking's lack of spiritual understanding is revealed in his comparing the brain to a computer. In the nineteenth century the brain was compared to the circuitry board of the telephone in a large city exchange. The Bible says that man was made in the image of God and God is a spirit. Here is where true wisdom would begin the thought process and the making of analogies.
If Stephen Hawking would use biblical terminology, biblical images, and engage in spiritual thoughts he would have different ideas and better conclusions. He would also have a new ground of faith. God would replace immaterial matter. In these final days of his life, as Stephen Hawking struggles with Lou Gehrig's disease, he should prepare to meet the God he does not acknowledge.
"We should seek the greatest value of our action," Stephen Hawking once said. "But why?" the apostle Paul would ask? In the absence of biblical faith, in the absence of God, there can only be the sound of silence.
Stephen Hawking has his opinion of God and God has His opinion of Stephen Hawking.
Yes. The creation itself proves the existence of God, but atheists and unbelievers says otherwise. However, the Bible proclaims that we must accept by faith the fact that God exists: "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6). If God so desired, He could simply appear and prove to the whole world that He exists. But if He did that, there would be no need for faith. "Then Jesus told him, 'Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed'" (John 20:29).
However, God doesn't have to show Himself to prove that He exist, for there is undeniable evidence of God's existence. The Bible states, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world" (Psalm 19:1-4). Looking at the stars, understanding the vastness of the universe, observing the wonders of nature, seeing the beauty of a sunset—all of these things point to a Creator God. If these were not enough, there is also evidence of God in our own hearts. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us, "…He has also set eternity in the hearts of men." Deep within us is the recognition that there is something beyond this life and someone beyond this world. We can deny this knowledge intellectually, but God's presence in us and all around us is still obvious. Despite this, the Bible warns that some will still deny God's existence: "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God'" (Psalm 14:1). Since the vast majority of people throughout history, in all cultures, in all civilizations, and on all continents believe in the existence of some kind of God, there must be something (or someone) causing this belief.
In addition to the biblical arguments for God's existence, there are logical arguments. First, there is the ontological argument. The most popular form of the ontological argument uses the concept of God to prove God's existence. It begins with the definition of God as "a being than which no greater can be conceived." It is then argued that to exist is greater than to not exist, and therefore the greatest conceivable being must exist. If God did not exist, then God would not be the greatest conceivable being, and that would contradict the very definition of God.
A second argument is the teleological argument. The teleological argument states that since the universe displays such an amazing design, there must have been a divine Designer. For example, if the Earth were significantly closer or farther away from the sun, it would not be capable of supporting much of the life it currently does. If the elements in our atmosphere were even a few percentage points different, nearly every living thing on earth would die. The odds of a single protein molecule forming by chance is 1 in 10243 (that is a 1 followed by 243 zeros; thus, even according to the laws of mathematics, this could never happen by chance). And guess what, a single cell is comprised of millions of protein molecules! And remember, we're just talking about the simplest of forms of life here!
A third logical argument for God's existence is called the cosmological argument. Every effect must have a cause. This universe and everything in it is an effect. There must be something that caused everything to come into existence. Ultimately, there must be something "un-caused" in order to cause everything else to come into existence. That "un-caused" cause is God.
A fourth argument is known as the moral argument. Every culture throughout history has had some form of law. Everyone has a sense of right and wrong. Murder, lying, stealing, and immorality are almost universally rejected. Where did this sense of right and wrong come from if not from a holy God?
Despite all of this, the Bible tells us that people will reject the clear and undeniable knowledge of God and believe a lie instead. Romans 1:25 declares, "They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen." The Bible also proclaims that people are without excuse for not believing in God: "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse" (Romans 1:20).
People claim to reject God's existence because it is "not scientific" or "because there is no proof." The true reason is that once they admit that there is a God, they also must realize that they are responsible to God and in need of forgiveness from Him (Romans 3:23; 6:23). If God exists, then we are accountable to Him for our actions. If God does not exist, then we can do whatever we want without having to worry about God judging us. That is why many of those who deny the existence of God cling strongly to the theory of naturalistic evolution—it gives them an alternative to believing in a Creator God. God exists and ultimately everyone knows that He exists. The very fact that some attempt so aggressively to disprove His existence is in fact an argument for His existence.
How do we know God exists? As Christians, we know God exists because we speak to Him every day. We do not audibly hear Him speaking to us, but we sense His presence, we feel His leading, we know His love, we desire His grace. Things have occurred in our lives that have no possible explanation other than God. God has so miraculously saved us and changed our lives that we cannot help but acknowledge and praise His existence. None of these arguments can persuade anyone who refuses to acknowledge what is already obvious. In the end, God's existence must be accepted by faith (Hebrews 11:6). Faith in God is not a blind leap into the dark; it is safe step into a well-lit room where the vast majority of people are already standing.