12/13/2015 Soleil about 30
When people ask me how I can believe that God made the world in 6 days, I have to ask “Yes, it does seem hard to believe – why did God take so long?” Because the more scientists study the creation – both the awesome reaches of outer space and the vast inner reaches at the subatomic levels – the more we should be amazed by its Creator. The same Creator that made stars and galaxies millions of light years away could most certainly create their light streaming and already visible here on earth in the same instant. The same Creator that could bypass years of growth and development to instantly create trees and animals and people in a mature state, could also make a mature universe that may appear to scientists to have taken millions of years to develop if they rule out the creative power of God before they even make their hypothesis.
These are the sorts of thoughts that Soleil, an Indian-born molecular biologist I found working on finishing up his dissertation at a coffeeshop, had never stopped to consider. He had always just assumed the commonly accepted “facts” of evolution, and agreed that it would be professional suicide for any scientist to put forward evidence about the origins and development of life that is outside of that evolutionary narrative. But what is harder to believe – that God, who always existed, spoke the universe into existence, or that “nothing” did?
I believe that Soleil, who has spent some of the best years of his life studying the details of creation, has lost the forest for the trees – he has become so focused on the details of creation that he has never really stepped back to consider its Creator. That is, except for a recent coffeeshop conversation in the middle of his dissertation. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” (Psalm 8) P.S. Have you ever questioned evolution? For mountains of evidence against evolution that scientists don’t dare consider – check out www.evolutionfacts.com