Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.(2 Timothy 2:23) ESV
What do believers of popular science (SciPop) or The Ignorant think was happening at the time that God said “let light be” in terms of something simple that we can visualize, like the LEGO building system?
Imagine that we have a completed LEGO house. It’s intricate and beautiful. Where did it come from? How was it made?
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
According to the Ignorant God built the house but it’s impossible to know how. There’s a deeply held belief that some things simply aren’t meant to be understood. The fact that it’s possible to disassemble the house and examine each individual LEGO block is irrelevant. Either the house or the LEGO blocks appeared out of nothing.
Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.– Faith, definition
Popular Science (SciPop)
SciPop took the house apart and examined every individual LEGO block. It concludes that there is only one possible way to make the house, and it requires putting the pieces back together in the exact sequence in which they were taken apart.
According to SciPop the universe is so incredibly ancient that every possible combination of LEGO blocks was tried and the right one somehow stuck and held together. There’s no guiding force or supernatural will at work, LEGO blocks just repeatedly assemble themselves all the time until the right combination occurs.
When asked where did the LEGO blocks come from in the first place? we’re told that it doesn’t matter. They might have been there forever.
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
Ex Abyssi – from The Deep
The debate rages on as the Ignorant accuse SciPop of failing to acknowledge the creative will of a divine being who must have been the one who caused the LEGO blocks to appear from nowhere, and SciPop accuses The Ignorant of being too stupid to assemble LEGO blocks, regardless of where they come from.
By using deduction we can conclude that the source of the LEGO blocks is a body of water called the deep (Ex Abyssi). We can also use experimental physics to show that there’s only one possible combination of LEGO blocks which makes the completed house, and that this requires that the blocks have to be systematically assembled in a predicable sequence.
We may go on to conclude that God the Son, logos, the Word of God, used a predictable sequence to systematically assemble the LEGO blocks into the completed house. The debate is over.