The teachers were listening to a introductory training on biblical creation as I gave them the question, “Where is the star equation?” It seems simple enough. We see stars all the time, we see galaxies (star cities) quite often from our backyard observatory, where we have often gathered with some university scholars and pose the same question.
Books are full of the naturalistic view that everything came about by itself with natural processes. From elementary grades forward the repetition of this world view takes on the appearance of fact. Is it? High school books in the secular area go a step further by briefly mentioning some sort of singularity and expansion with perhaps a contraction thrown in or something to slow everything down like it is today. Is that so? What caused those things? The words in the explanations get big along with the assumptions. Is it science? No one was there. No one observed. One cannot go back to find out.
What about that first star? Where is the equation or the sets of equations that show how that much energy can be naturally gathered in one place on its own? What happened to the first particles or atoms that led to something that led to the forces and heavier densities that supposedly led to a star? As I have said to several audiences, go to the Library of Congress or any other place where magnitudes of references are gathered and find the equation or the processes that have been found to be applicable and are verifiable. They cannot be found.
Repeating the conjecture often enough through schools for decades does not help the gross assumptions, if they are ever mentioned. In simple terms, naturalism is a belief system that everything started by itself and yielded what we see by itself.
God is very definite, on the other hand. He is eternal and needs no cause, has no beginning, and has no end. The Bible statements cannot be dodged except to discount His statement that He made the stars along with everything else in Genesis 1. In fact, He brought everything into being that we understand by the word of His power, which includes all processes, laws, time, space, and substances. Therein lies the reason why the biblical world view is rejected or disdained. It claims to have answers about origins. Science, real experimental and verifiable science, is based on things and processes already present, but God is the author of it all. John 1, Hebrews 1 and many portions of the Bible state that God is both Creator and Sustainer of the universe. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:1).
Perhaps we should get to know our Maker better than reject Him as the Creator. For this reason, we provide resources on biblical creation, which includes findings by specialists and scientists that uphold the Biblical basis of understanding the world around us.
Or, perhaps you can find that equation, which I challenge my audiences to find, that yields the birth of first particles that lead to the first star. Be careful that you look at the assumptions for that equation — if you can find them.
See the COURSES drop-down menu for resources. There is a free downloadable Bible study as well as a new 2020 sixty-lesson book or ebook that have answers to these kinds of questions, including where we come from, what happened, why things are broken, and where we are headed. A free APP for Android cell phones is available (find the white hand on a blue background circle on most pages).
For seekers and believers, why not take a good look at one of these resources, which are biblically-based and provide answers to key questions we repeatedly hear? Contrary to the popular and dominant view that everything we see came about by itself, there is another view. And, research findings along with straight forward observations show the biblical view of creation to give much more plausible answers to what we see. Comparisons of the two major world views are provided in the resources, which are written at the high school level.