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Did you know that the Apostle Peter, nearly 2000 years ago, predicted what Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking would say today?  He predicted the evolutionists who say everything created itself and the naturalists who believe everything just “goes on as it always has”, while denying the miracle of Creation and the God of the Bible.

To quote Wikipedia, Uniformitarianism, also known as the Doctrine of Uniformity, refers to the invariance in the principles underpinning science, such as the constancy of causality, or causation, throughout time, but it has also been used to describe invariance of physical laws through time and space.  Though an unprovable postulate that cannot be verified using the scientific method, uniformitarianism has been a key first principle of virtually all fields of science.

2 Peter 3:3 states,  “Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.  By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. ”

You see, the foundation of all the old age earth systems is called Uniformitarianism.  That’s a really long word that means things “go on as they have since the beginning of creation”.  In Geology it means that the layers of dirt/soil/rock/ we call Strata must have all been laid down at the same rate throughout all of the past “hundreds of millions of years” of history.  Or in chemistry and physics, if we see a certain rate of decay of any isotope in a lab today, it must always have been present at that rate, and behaved in exactly the same way, since the “big bang” occurred. Because if everything has behaved similarly and the rates of decay of uranium to lead, and potassium 40 into argon 40 have never changed, and if our measurements are accurate, then scientists believe that they can predict the age of the earth. In fact they say their measurements come up to be in the Billions of years old.

We can address the absurdity of the belief in Uniformitarianism at another time.  But isn’t it interesting that the very words of today’s atheist scoffers are foretold by God in His Holy Word 2000 years ago?

Psalm 1:1   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in  the seat of scoffers;

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Emergency Room Physician. Student of science and student of scripture. Defending truth in a post-truth society. I believe that Truth exists, and I believe it is our duty and privilege to seek it out, amidst ignorance, frivolity, and misconceptions.

2 thoughts on “Scoffers”

    1. The arguments over closed systems, like those over the Second Law of Thermodynamics, have a long history. Under some definitions, and for some purposes, the earth can be considered a closed system. But since it receives energy from the sun it cannot be considered thermodynamically a closed system. The same applies to the universe itself. Those who posit a quantum fluctuation as the “origin” of the universe must by definition assume many other “quantum states” for the universe, some with something, some with nothing, meaning the universe already existed, therefore defeating their own argument for the origin of the universe.


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