Here is an excellent example of God using the mysteries of creation to disgrace the philosophers of the world (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:27). While Mr. Spencer sought to undermine the validity of creation theology, he unwittingly underscored the very truth of creation theology as revealed in Genesis 1:1. God says, “In the beginning” (TIME) “God” (FORCE) “created” (ACTION) “the heavens” (SPACE) “and the earth” (MATTER). God is the force or energy, which performed the creating action. God spoke, and it happened.
- And God said... - Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26
- By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. - Psalm 33:6
The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy can be transferred, but it cannot be created or destroyed. In other words, energy cannot be created from nothing; it must be transferred from another source. As we have set forth, God is eternal and self-sufficient. Therefore, He is uncaused and the First Cause in creation.
The energy in the universe originated from God. On the first day of creation, God said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:4). Light is energy (it is one form of electromagnetic energy). When God said, “Let there be light,” God did not create light or energy, but transferred energy from His own essence.
- … God is Light… - 1 John 1:5b