Bananas About Nothing

Genesis 1:1 is not only the first verse of the Bible, but also foundational, because the other miracles make sense. The hands at the Darwin Ranch are going to a great deal of effort to work around this powerful but simple truth, using arguments akin to throwing trail dust (and, uh, other stuff on the trail) into the air.

Atheists are trying to get out of the truth of the Bible by saying that everything came from nothing. Science, physics, common sense, and God's Word say otherwise.
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Since everything that has a beginning has a cause, some atheist owlhoots are saying that the universe came from nothing. And they're not only serious, they're calling their worthy-of-peyote-induced-hallucinations "science". Never mind the First Law of Thermodynamics, Einstein's general relativity, and even common sense. David Hume taught that same "something from nothing" belief, but Elizabeth Anscombe pointed out that if a banana dropped onto your plate, you'd be thinking of every other possible explanation than, "Hey, this thing came out of nothing! How good is that?" If you study on it a spell, you'll realize that it's obvious that God did just what he said and created everything.
In one sense, Genesis 1:1 is the most important verse in the Bible: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” If we can believe this verse, no other verse in the Bible should be a problem. For example, if God can create the whole universe, then raising people from the dead and causing a virgin to conceive would be easy beyond words.

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Conversely, if we can’t trust this verse, then nothing else in the Bible makes sense. Since this verse is so foundational, it is not surprising that atheists have feverishly attacked this concept. Some of the attacks are childish, while others have the veneer of philosophy or advanced science.
If you're ready to do some serious thinking and learn something, click on "In the beginning God created—or was it a quantum fluctuation?