Re: appearance of history
Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 16:04:16 -0500 (EST)
At 12:01 PM 2/11/98 -0400, David Campbell wrote:
>>If indeed "Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, so it seems like
>>a good assumption that He has run the universe similarly in the past as in
>>the present," wouldn't that imply that the universe had no beginning? I
>>suppose what you mean is that whatever rules God used to create, those rules
>>are "time-invariant"--whatever that mean to someone outside of spacetime.
>>How difficult it is to talk about God vis a vis His creation.
>Geological and astronomical observations and extrapolation of "natural"
>laws all point to a beginning. Also, many Scripture passages assert that
>God created everything. Because the universe is created and because we
>were created to rule over it, it should be comprehensible. If "natural"
>laws are constantly changing, or are regularly set aside, I don't think we
>can do science. However, we can do science.
David I do not disagree with what you wrote above. I was just commenting
that what you previously stated, and I was quoting you, could be been taken
to mean that the universe is eternal, which is not. Of course, we do not
know how God interacts with His creation. We can discern regularities but
if, for instance, an asteroid were to hit the earth, can we exclude the
possibility that God was the author of such an event?