We as members of the human race claim to be fairly smart yet the smarter
that we get the more that we have to ignore the overwhelming evidence that
there is a Cause for all that we see around us. The trees, stars, clouds,
mountains, animals, people, etc. I think of things that we as humans have made.
Things like watches, computers, cameras, t.v.'s, cars, air conditioners, heaters,
and so on. It took intelligent minds to make the things just mentioned but it took
a mind of far superior intelligence to create the basic building blocks of the
universe- the atom.
As far as our intellect and education has taken us, we still can't understand
the basic laws that God has put within the nucleus of the atom. Everything that
we know of are comprised of atoms which are mostly air. Nobody thinks that
the complicated things that I mentioned made by man just came into existence
accidently yet to say that the atom, which is the basic building block, just came
into existence accidently and our smartest minds cannot understand it is totally
illogical. One scientist says, "The cement that holds the universe together is the
force of gravity. The glue that holds the atom together is electromagnetic
attraction. But the glue that holds the nucleus of the atom together is a mystery
that defies all of our experience and knowledge of the physical world. It is a
force so unlike any that we know that we can hardly find words to describe it."
(Robert E. Marshak in an article on 'PIONS', in the Scientific American
A high school chemistry book put it this way: "The nuclear force is the
force of attraction between nucleons, it acts between protons and neutrons. The
force that can hold positively charged and uncharged neutrons so closely
together in the absence of any negative charge is very different from and much
stronger than the Coulomb forces electrons and protons. In fact, the nuclear
force is the strongest force ye to be discovered. However, the exact nature of
the nuclear force is not yet known.(2) That's a fairly educated way to say, "It's
over our heads, we don't understand it."
The bible tells me that Christ within his people is a mystery that has been
hid from generations. Reading Col. 1:26,27; "Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"
Now going to Col. 1:16,17; we read these words. "For by him were
all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things
were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all
things consist." The word , 'consist' in the Greek is 'sunist'ami; soon-is'-tay-mee;
to stand together, to stand near. Jesus is the mystery that causes the nucleus of
the atom to stay together, to stand near. The scientists have realized that the
holding together of the atom is a mystery, many of them just haven't realized
what the mystery is or should I say who the Mystery is. Even though there are
many scientists coming to know him personally and so in turn they are
beginning to understand the mystery more and more. You can too! He came to
save mankind from this awful mess called sin. Holding the nucleus of the atom
together is simple for him and freeing you from sin is simple also if you allow
him to. Invite the Lord Jesus Christ into your life. He loves you!
(1)Life Messengers' Series published by World Home Bible League, 16801 Van Dam Road, Holland, IL 60473.
"Two of a Kind" and "Who Am I"
(2)Chemistry- Ballar, Moeller, Kleinberg, Guss, Castellion, Metz- Academic Press.
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