by Pat Franklin
If only physicists took note of the Bible, they would know the answer to the great mystery of the universe and would not need to spend billions (of our money) on the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest particle accelerator.
The collider is a doughnut shaped tunnel 17 miles in circumference under the border of France and Switzerland near Geneva. The purpose: to collide protons (positively charged particles of atoms) or the nuclei of lead. The goal: to understand the origin of the universe and advance physics. Another purpose: to find what they call the Higgs Bosun particle, which they think must exist.
At first I thought: ah ha! they must be trying to convert lead into gold, because the base metal lead has 82 protons and gold has 79. So if you knock three protons off an atom of lead, you have changed it into gold. But this is not what they are doing, because the huge cost of the collider far outweighs any advantage of creating gold from lead.
So they really are spending terrific amounts of money and effort trying to advance science, and especially to figure out what is holding the universe together (which they think is the Higgs Bosun particle, the particle which would balance out the mass of the universe, they believe). By rights, the universe should not be here. It should be flying apart, exploding in the biggest bang ever, because protons, positive charges, repel each other. Yet the protons in the universe are not repelling each other, exploding us all into oblivion. So what is holding them in check?
You will find the answer in the book of Hebrews Chapter 1 verse 3. The Son of God ‘upholds all things by the word of His power.’ If He ever let go – goodbye universe!
One day He will let go. 2 Peter 3:10 tells us that: ‘the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.’ Including the Hadron Collider.
Praise the Lord, there is a new heaven and earth coming (2 Peter 3:13) and, since we who know the Lord know these wonderful things, what manner of people should we be? Peter urges us to ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.’
Are you doing that, dear reader? You don’t need a Hadron Collider to advance your knowledge. Are you reading the Bible regularly? Have you found a good Bible teacher? You can download great Bible teaching free from people including Vernon McGee and Chuck Smith and Ron Matsen. You can get all clued up without spending anything. I download their various ‘Through the Bible’ series on to an MP3 player (a Walkman) and can listen anytime – while driving, cooking, in bed etc. You will find you soon know a whole lot more than you did!
By the way, I am not anti-science. I am hoping some new inventions come out of the collider experiments. What I want is a car-plane, an anti-gravity car which will fly, not drive, and get us up out of the traffic jams which plague our lives. This is not impossible, and I hope they do it some day. In the meantime, I am having a wonderful time learning more about the Lord Jesus, who will probably come before they have time to invent the car plane! And when He does, I won’t need it anyway! I’m hoping to meet Him in the air, after all! (1 Thes 4:16-18)