My favorite website – http://www.answersingenesis.com has a new article entitled “God and Natural Law“. The article explains how it is impossible to say that God is not responsible for all the natural laws that bind our universe together.
The most fundamental laws of nature exist only because God wills them to; they are the logical, orderly way that the Lord upholds and sustains the universe He has created. The atheist is unable to account for the logical, orderly state of the universe. Why should the universe obey laws if there is no law-giver? But laws of nature are perfectly consistent with biblical creation. In fact, the Bible is the foundation for natural laws.
Ah yes. The classic circular argument. God is the creator of natural laws because God created them. I also like the question, “Why should the universe obey laws if there is no law-giver?” Do Christians really believe that a rock doesn’t spontaneously explode because it is afraid of divine retribution?
Since we have been made in God’s image, we instinctively know the laws of logic. We are able to reason logically (though because of finite minds and sin we don’t always think entirely logically).
Perhaps it’s believing every word you read in a dusty old book that makes YOU unable to think logically.
We have seen that the laws of nature depend on other laws of nature, which ultimately depend on God’s will. Thus, God created the laws of physics in just the right way so that the laws of chemistry would be correct, so that life can exist.
Laws depend on god’s will. Thus god created the laws. HOLY CRAP I don’t understand how anyone could accept that argument! Can anyone explain this to me?
Dear god – make it stop – some people are so ignorant it hurts.