And God Created … Why We Exist

David Everson

“Why We Exist: Matter Wins Battle Over Antimatter” is the title of an article written by a staff writer for released earlier this year. As scientists struggle to understand the physical nature of the world around us, it becomes very evident that, as mere mortals, understanding that which came from the mind of God presents a tremendous challenge. Of course, in the search for understanding of the universe in which we exist, these scientists have overlooked the obvious: we exist because God wants us to! Let us look at some of the latest discoveries that have been made to try to understand how God brought this world into existence.

In an experiment conducted at the Tevatron Collider at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL, scientists have attempted to understand the nature of the universe. Most scientists are trying to explain its existence without a supreme intelligence, but what they are really doing is explaining how marvelous the Creator truly is. From the article the writer says this, “The seemingly inescapable matter and antimatter particles destroy each other on contact has long puzzled physicists wondering how life, the universe or anything else can exist at all. But new results from a particle accelerator experiment suggest that matter does seem to win in the end.” Well, if that was the way God wanted the world to be, then it will be that way!

In the world of particle physics, the theory of the existence of antimatter is the opposite of the matter which produces the world we see. These two opposites, according to the current theory, cannot come into contact with each other without one of them going out of existence in a major explosion. Science fiction writers have long created novel uses for the theoretical particle, antimatter. Again from the article, "The current theory, known as the Standard Model of particle physics, has predicted some violation of matter-antimatter symmetry, but not enough to explain how our universe arose consisting mostly of matter with barely a trace of antimatter” The obvious answer to this would be that an omnipotent Creator knew what the proper balance of these materials would be for it to remain in existence as we see and need it to be! Ancient writers, by inspiration, addressed what is still true today. The psalmist, in Psalms 33:6-9, observes the real origin of the universe. “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord : let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”

Indeed, the more mankind digs into the makeup of the universe, the more we realize that we should “… stand in awe of him …” after “he commanded, and it stood fast.” 

Again, the psalmist observes that, in light of the creation of the universe, we need to realize what value the God of the universe puts on mankind, His ultimate creation. In Psalm 8:3-5, He says, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.”

Let us honor and obey the creator of this marvelous home of ours, the earth. Amen. -Rt 1 Box 116A, Belington, WV 26250.

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