What Are the Laws of Thermodynamics, and How Do They Confirm Biblical Creation?

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Only a Creator can explain uniformity in the universe.

Rob Webb | Answers in Genesis


While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22)

Today, many people (even Christians) believe that scientific (i.e., natural) laws confirm ideas like evolution. But we don’t often stop to ask fundamental questions, such as why these laws exist, where they came from, and how can we even understand them?

We often take these questions for granted (naturally as our presuppositions). Think about it: in an evolutionary/naturalistic worldview where everything in the universe is purely “matter in motion” and just an accident of the big bang, why should the physical universe obey orderly principles rather than pure chaos? And why do we depend on these laws regardless of time or location? In other words, why do we presume the laws of nature will work in the future as they have in the past?

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In general, people in our culture today simply take for uniformity for granted, which is necessary for science to even work. However, it is only possible to explain uniformity in a biblical worldviewGod (the eternal law-giver) promises to uphold/sustain all things in a logical fashion (Genesis 8:22) and causes them to exist by his will alone.

God’s logic is built into the universe. And that is why the universe consistently obeys natural laws and is not simply random or chaotic. And He has given us reliable senses (Genesis 1:26Ecclesiastes 7:7Isaiah 1:18Hebrews 5:14) to discover and understand these natural laws. This is what makes science observable, testable, and repeatable. Without God, science would be impossible.

Now, this brings us to the laws of thermodynamics. We’re going to get a bit “science-y” here, but don’t worry! This is to help show you how incredible our God is when it comes to the laws of science.


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