No matter what city, county, or country you live in, there are certain laws that you are suppose to live by and follow. When you don’t follow those laws, you are penalized and punished.
Did you know that everything around you also has laws to follow?
From the stars and galaxies throughout the universe to tiniest particles of the atom, everything follows natural physical laws.
The most basic of these are the laws of logic. Imagine if you can living in a universe without the law of noncontradiction. Without this basic law, things could be both true and false at the same time. That wouldn’t make sense would it?
The laws of logic give us the laws of mathematics. For example take the simple equations:
- If a=b, then b=a
- If a=b and b=c, then a=c
- If a+1=b and b+1=c, then a+2=c
- a(b+c) = ab+ac
If the laws of logic and mathematics didn’t exist, we would not be able to count, add, subtract, multiply or divide. Consequently, things like our economy would not exist. We would have no basis for money, buying or selling anything.
Built upon the laws of mathematics are the laws of physics which includes Albert Einstein’s famous formula E=mc2. The laws of physics rule things like light, energy, gravity and motion. Without the laws of physics, we would not have any light bulbs, electricity, cars, computers or cell phones.
The laws of physics are built upon the laws of chemistry. The laws of chemistry govern how atoms and molecules join together to form all of the compounds that make up our world and ourselves. Without the laws of chemistry, everything in the universe would be hydrogen gas and nothing more.
Then we have the laws of biology. Among the laws of biology are the laws of abiogenesis which states that life cannot arise from non-life and the laws of information. The laws of information, which apply to language and DNA, states that information can only come from another source of information and ultimately from a source of intelligence. Without the laws of biology, life would not exist.
It is interesting to note here that evolutionists know and accept these basic laws of biology and yet they still believe that life arose from non-life and that the DNA information system in all living cells also came from random chance. Ultimately the very premises of evolution require one to believe the exact opposite from what these laws dictate.
The laws of the universe are intricately woven together like a beautiful tapestry. They weave together to form the wonderful universe around us. Remove one of these laws and like a tapestry, the rest of the threads begin to unravel until you have nothing lift but a pile of worthless confusion.
But where did all of these laws come from?
Over the centuries, great men like Sir Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler believed that God created these laws to rule the universe. It was their firm belief in God’s natural laws that led them to many of their greatest scientific discoveries. The strong belief in God’s natural laws led to the discovery of numerous fields of science.
These men believed that when God created the earth and all of creation that He also set these basic laws of nature into place. They believed the words of Hebrews 1:1-3 which says:
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
by James Beeke
Bible Doctrine for Younger Children is a two volume series consisting of twenty chapters which contain simple explanations of all major biblical doctrines. Book A contains chapters 1-10 and Book B chapters 11-20. The explanations were written for children nine years of age and older. This series contains more than 150 stories and illustrations to help explain the doctrinal concepts being taught.
These books were written for home, personal, or family reading; school Bible doctrine teaching; or church catechetical instruction.
Book A Chapters:
1. Bible Doctrine, God Reveals Himself, The Bible
2. One God, Gods Attributes, The Trinity, Gods Decrees
3. Gods Creation, Gods Providence
4. Creation of Man, The Covenant of Works
5. The Fall of Man, Sin, Death
6. Gods Law, The First Table of Gods Moral Law
7. The Second Table of Gods Moral Law
8. The Covenant of Grace
9. The Mediator, The Two Natures of Jesus Christ, The Name of Jesus Christ
10. The Offices of Jesus Christ, The States of Jesus Christ
Book B Chapters:
11. Calling, Regeneration, Conversion
12. Faith, Types of Faith
13. Justification, Sanctification
15. The Church, The Church Offices
16. Doctrinal Standards, Creeds, The Five Points of Calvinism
17. The Means of Grace, Gods Word, Gods Sacraments
18. Holy Baptism
19. The Lords Supper
20. The Soul After Death, Christs Second Coming, The Resurrection of the Dead, The Final Judgment, Eternity