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Monday, June 13, 2011

God and Stephen Hawking

When you read a title like that, if you're like me, you wonder, just who is Stephen Hawking?

Stephen Hawking has made a name for himself by being one of the greatest modern day physicists up there with Einstein, Newton and others. He has also made it a goal to discredit God for creation as much as he possibly can.

So many people are being lulled into the notion that if science can answer any question, it must be the absolute truth right? So whose design is it anyway?

In the mini book by John C. Lennox, God and Stephen Hawking, he takes the Christian viewpoint in taking on each of the questions posed by Mr. Hawking in his latest book, The Grand Design, co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow, which is climbing to the top of the best seller list. Here are the questions that book apparently addresses with answers from science experts, Dr. Hawking and Mr. Mlodinow:

How can we understand the world in which we find ourselves?

How does the universe behave?

Where did this all come from?

Did the universe need a Creator?

Stephen Hawking does not hide the claim that he is an atheist, and his premise for this book is it is his claim it is the laws of physics, not the will of God, that provide the real explanation as to how the universe came into being. The Big Bang he argues was the inevitable consequence of these laws: "because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing."

To refute these claims Mr. Lennox explains it perfectly clear in my opinion, "the laws of physics can explain how a jet engine works, but not how it came to exist in the first place. It is self-evident that the laws of physics could not have create a jet engine on their own. That task also needed the intelligence, imagination, and scientific creativity of Sir Frank Whittle. Indeed, even the laws of physics plus Frank Whittle were not sufficient to produce a jet engine. There also needed to be some material that Whittle could use. Matter may be humble stuff, but laws can not create it. (pg. 37-38)

I received this book compliments of Litfuse Publicity for my honest review and loved the simplicity in which these arguments are logically explained. This is just the book I've been looking for when faced with the challenges from some who want scientific proof for God's existence. This is just the book I've been wanting for so long. Hands down a 5 out of 5 stars.

John C. Lennox

John C. Lennox is Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at the University of Oxford, and author of the bestselling God's Undertaker. He lectures on faith and science at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He has lectured around the world, including in the United States for Ravi Zacharias; in Austria; and in the former Soviet Union.

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