Avi Loeb, author, often quoted astronomer, and former chair of astronomy at Harvard University, posted an article in Scientific American suggesting aliens could have created the cosmos.
“The biggest mystery concerning the history of our universe is what happened before the big bang. Where did our universe come from?” Loeb asks in his post “Was Our Universe Created in a Laboratory?”
“Now there are a variety of conjectures in the scientific literature for our cosmic origins,” Loeb writes, “A less explored possibility is that our universe was created in the laboratory of an advanced technological civilization.”
In other words, aliens.
“This possible origin story,” Loeb opines, “unifies the religious notion of a creator with the secular notion of quantum gravity.”
Ken Ham, the Australian fundamentalist, apologist, author, and young-earth creationist, replies to Professor Loeb in his blog “Answers in Genesis,” rhetorically writing–“So a Creator God is dismissed out of hand, but advanced aliens making an entire universe out of nothing in a lab is a ‘less explored possibility’”!
Ham dismisses Loeb’s conjecture as not only foolish but an example of the Truth expressed by Paul in Romans 1:18-23.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
“It’s obvious our universe didn’t come from nothing and that there is a Creator—but sinful hearts suppress the truth and will believe in anything (literally anything) rather than accept the truth of God’s Word,” Ham observes.
This ridiculous idea that aliens, not God, created the universe is indeed further evidence of a world that has lost its way, rejects everything Biblical, and accepts almost anything no matter how bizarre.
The Bible does not argue the existence of God but assumes it. Genesis 1:1 clearly affirms, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The entire account of creation is succinctly explained in just two chapters.
Critics mock Christians for their “blind faith” in believing the Bible narrative. Yet, learned men at revered academic institutions can publish their opinions in respected scientific journals with the most absurd theories, and we are to take them seriously? Suggesting aliens created the cosmos in a laboratory is not a leap of faith? Really?
Furthermore, the God who created the world and everything in it made mankind. The Bible says, “He created them male and female” (Gen. 1:27). Two genders.
Yesterday, the U.S. State Department issued the first-ever American passport, with a third gender choice, an “X” identifying the person as non-binary or intersex.
State Department spokesman, Neb Price celebrated this move saying it was “a better way to serve all U.S. citizens regardless of their gender identity.” Price further declared the State Department’s “commitment to promoting the freedom, dignity, and equality of all people – including LGBTQI+ persons.”
Well, I suppose if you think aliens created the universe, you might believe they didn’t designate gender at birth. And that sexual relationships, morals, and marriage could be fluid, ever-evolving, and interchanged subjectively based on one’s emotional and mental state, or personal preference.
Edward J. Flanagan was right when he wrote, “Without God at the beginning, there can be only confusion at the end.”
In these complex, confounding, and confusing times, don’t be dismayed by the world’s moral darkness. Don’t give in to doubt. Don’t give up your faith.
Rather, be “the light of the world.” Hold forth “the Word of life.” Walk in the way of righteousness. Exercise your faith. And voice your convictions.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
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