Yesterday, after we completed our family Bible study in the book of Joshua, I stepped outside and found my children waiting for me. My daughter asked me, “Daddy, what do you think is outside of space?” I loved the question as it was one I had around her age. Her question was no doubt triggered by a conversation we had a few days prior about the universe and what we learned in Joshua. How God held the sun still so the Israelites could assist with destroying the enemy, (Joshua 10:12-14).
In the days prior, I had explained to the kids how unimaginably big the universe really is.
After my daughter’s question, the kids then brought the Bible into the conversation.
“Why do some people not believe in God?”
I recalled their attention to our conversation where I explained to them “evolution,” and some of sciences belief in the “Big Bang theory“.
My children said,
“But something cannot come from nothing”
I laughed and told them they are doing a lot better than most people. “Out of the mouth of babes” I thought to myself.
Even children can understand, something cannot come from nothing.
We once again discussed the age of the earth and the universe itself, which does not contradict with the Bible, (see: The World That Was, The First Earth Age). At the same time, there is no way to know with certainty if the earth is really 4.5 billion years old as science claims.
Nothing is 4.5 billion years in age on earth (close, but it is surrounded in question marks), so there is nothing to date, so 4.5 billion years is just a guess due to a scientific doctrine known as “uniformitarianism” which is,
The doctrine suggesting that Earth’s geologic processes acted in the same manner and with essentially the same intensity in the past as they do in the present and that such uniformity is sufficient to account for all geologic change.
Essentially, science believes everything has been the same since the beginning and that is what I explained to my children.
As soon as I explained that to my children, without batting an eye, my eight-year-old daughter said,
“But Daddy, things have not been the same since the beginning, the dinosaurs are extinct, so it has not been the same”.
My daughter made a very wise observation that very few adults can grasp. Things obviously, from the mouth of babes have not been the same since the beginning.
I explained to my children that God’s Word actually tells us, mankind would come up with such an idea. I explained to them 2 Peter 3:4-5 which states,
2 Peter 3:4
4 “And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
That is the very definition of “uniformitarianism“.
“Things have always been the same, there is no God and He is certainly not coming“. Let them believe what they want to believe, just know, God told you they were going to say it.
2 Peter 3:5
5 “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:”
Why are they “willingly ignorant“?
Due to “uniformitarianism,” the belief, the doctrine that says “all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation“.
As there are false religions and false teachings, science as well has created their own false doctrines, their own religion in essence called “uniformitarianism“. Look, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, just understand much of science is guesswork and scientists are not all in agreement, they all have various theories which is fine.
The point is, many within Christianity and the scientific community cannot grasp the fact that things have not always been the same, but a little child is wise enough to know something changed as the dinosaurs are no longer with us, not to mention other fossils that are ancient.
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ told us,
“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?” – Matthew 21:16
“Perfected” (Strong’s: G2675) can also mean to “prepare“. Out of the mouth of children was praise “prepared” and so it has been prepared for you in this work.
Our conversation carried on, but I feel that portion of it was important to share with you.
Thank you for listening.