The Pastor’s Quill
Unstoppable God Part 2
By Pastor Tim Hodge
Nov 05, 2017
On October 25, 2017, Newsweek had an article entitled, “The Universe Should Never Actually Exist, Scientists Say”. These are the scientists working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. This is a conglomeration of the greatest minds on the planet. It’s not just a team of a dozen or so, but thousands of scientists hooked up via computer networks to analyze the data of the largest manmade experience in world history.
CERN! Have you heard of it? Do you know any facts about it? Here are a few highlights. It straddles the French and Swiss border. It is a tunnel complex measuring seventeen miles in diameter. These tunnels are filled with magnetic tubes to propel atoms along its path with millions of sensors taking continual diagnostics. In fact, there are 9,600 super magnets that create 100,000 times the gravity of the earth within the tubes. In these tubes, scientists can fire proton beams up to ten hours. These proton beams make 11,245 circuits through the tubes every SECOND. The tubes also have cryogenic cooling because these proton beams could generate enough heat to equal that of the sun. It needs enough power that could light up a small city. All of this to the international tune of $9 billion.
This monster creation is also referred to as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) because the overall intent is to get these atoms in the proton beam going at maximum speed (going in opposite directions) and then have them collide so they can study what they’re made up of. Now, personally, I think that’s as crazy as having a Mercedes and a BMW collide at 200 mph to see what they’re made up of (but that’s just my common-sense logic).
Some of you may remember hearing something in the news about the “GOD PARTICLE” experiment in September of 2015. These are the same folks who conducted that. Their hopes were to cause the atoms to smash and get a brief glimpse at what the BIG BANG was like at the beginning of creation. Guess what? They didn’t find anything. Want to know why? Because creation didn’t start with a BIG BANG. Creation began with a BIG WORD from a BIG GOD.
Back to the article. These scientists propose that everything is made up of PARTICLES and ANTIPARTICLES. These two annihilate one another when they come into contact. They submit that IF – note “IF” – the exact number of both exists then there would be NOTHING to exist because all these particles would destroy one another. Therefore, they set out to prove there must be an imbalance of these particles and antiparticles. To their chagrin they found the opposite. There is a COMPLETE BALANCE in the atomic particles. This left them scratching their heads and saying: The universe, as we see it today, SHOULD NOT exist. Their conclusions were that all observations found a COMPLETE SYMMETRY (perfect balance) in matter and anti-matter.
I had to laugh when I read this in the Newsweek article. Some people are so determined to disprove God. Yet, the more they try to disprove Him, the more His design and presence is made known.
I could have saved them $9 billion. All I would have had to do was flip over to this passage:
Colossians 1:16–17 (ESV)
16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Beloved friends, God is UNSTOPPABLE. He’s untoppable. He’s undeniable. He’s undefiable. He’s indescribable. He is unreplicable. Okay, some of these words I made up (my word processor is putting those red lines under a lot of them); however, there are not enough words in the English language to describe Him. In fact, there is not enough words known to mankind to describe Him.
This amazing God holds all creation together. Even the atoms, the protons, neutrons, and all their make-up, as much as they’ve been studied, scientists still do not know what HOLDS it all together. I can name the person: JESUS.
This same loving God, put on the flesh of a man and came to us so He could die for us. Can we even grasp this? The God who created all this and designed it all the way down the particles of matter is so engrained in our lives that He will move heaven and earth for us.
He maintains balance in all of creation. He can maintain our lives and His Word in us as well. That’s a source of peace and assurance. So much so, I’ll have to say we live the #BLESSEDlife existence.
He is an amazing God.