Controversy - Famous Scientist Believes God is Unncessary

So you ever wonder how the universe was created? The world? Man?

Earlier this week, a segment on Good Morning America caught my attention. A well-known professor and respected physicist, Stephen Hawking, stated that "One can't prove that God doesn't exist. But science makes God unnecessary. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” He believes it was created from nothing. (See the GMA interview here.)

According to Stephen’s biography on his website, he’s worked on the basic laws which govern the universe. And he helped show that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and end in black holes.

He’s commented that people want to believe there is a god so they don’t feel isolated. They desire someone or something in authority to give a reason for living an ethical life. And according to the GMA report, Stephen Hawking has suggested in the past that people use God as an explanation for things that can’t be explained.

I graduated from college with a BS, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. I respect science and believe in research. I understand the drive to learn – to explore the unknown. The results have potential to do so much good in people’s lives.

But I’m also a strong believer in God and His part in the creation of any and all things.

Why is it so difficult for some to accept a higher “being” more intelligent and powerful than us?

Why is it so important to prove that God doesn’t exist? That we came from "nothing?" That we return to “nothing?”

Are these scientists really searching for answers to discredit God? Or are they deep down wanting to prove to themselves that He must and does exist?

What I studied and learned while taking college classes did anything but sway me towards accepting that we evolved from nothing. I think evolution has and will continue to take place. But that doesn’t discredit God’s part in creation for me. Every cell had to have a beginning.

I still believe, and will always believe—however He did it—whatever path He chose to take—

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1 NIV)


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