You might be hearing in the news right about now that a thing called the “God Particle” has been discovered, and many people believe it is proof that God exists….or at least that a God can exit. The particle is also known as a Higgs Boson, first proposed by Peter Higgs in the 1960′s. The CERN nuclear research facility has been looking for it for quite a while and believe it is the door for opening up a whole new way of understanding our universe, including space, time, and matter (not forgetting antimatter).
So what is this particle?
The so called God particle is a sub-atomic particle that is believed to be cornerstone or main building block of the universe and all matter as we know it. The particle acts as molasses within the universe and is the reason why objects have mass….which would also explain why we have gravity….which also means it would explain time as well. That is one reason why it is called the “God particle.”
I know that might be disappointing for some of you who thought that somehow this particle would actually prove that God exists. However, that is not why it is called the God particle. Like God it has been elusive hard to prove its existence, hence the nick-name. It is not called the God particle because it is pro-God.
So, what does this mean for Christians and science?
It’s actually not a good thing for Christians in the short term. If this particle exists and behaves in the way scientists thinks it does, it would explain how the messy gob of energy that existed before the big bang developed mass, thereby forming matter. What that means is that scientists are one step closer to proving the theory of the big bang.
The good news:
The good news is that the Bible does not have to agree or disagree with science in order to “prove” God’s existence. Genesis was not a scientific document. It was a story developed to explain who God is, what he is like, and how we relate to him. Does that mean that God didn’t create the world? No…goodness no. Even if the big bang can be proven to be true, it does not mean that God wasn’t the one that made it all happen. After all, where did that energy and/or matter come from?
The science answer is “its always been there,” which is fun because that is a major problem that people have with God…He defies time and space (maybe because he created it)! Thus, proving the big bang actually might get us closer to proving that beings without origin (God) can exist.
The other good news is that there is scientific evidence that God may exist. For more on this, lookup the string theory on youtube and google and you will enjoy your findings.
SPECIAL NOTE: Laminin is NOT proof of God. Louie Giglio is either lying about his scientist friend or his friend has no credentials. Laminin looks nothing like a cross in real life. The drawing he displays is a scientific diagram, that is drawn in a way to make the elements readable. Here is what Laminin looks like is its natural form.