Erasing God: Redefining the Theory of Relativity

For generations man has tried to deny the sovereignty of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They have done this by calling into question the origin of the universe. Christians believe that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob created the universe with a word. Secularist believe it was with a release of energy, “The Big Bang.”

In an article titled “No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning” published on the site Phys.org, physicist and astronomers have announced a new theory. Claiming that their model compliments Einstein’s theory of general relativity. This theory; however, has the same flaw as Einstein’s, human nature.

The human factor comes into play when the evidence doesn’t aline with the worldview of the one attempting to solve a problem. They have a tendency to “fudge” their results. Einstein was no different.

“It was 1916 and Albert Einstein didn’t like where his calculations were leading him. If his theory of General Relativity was true, it meant that the universe was not eternal but had a beginning. Einstein’s calculations indeed were revealing a definite beginning to all time, all matter, and all space. This flew in the face of his belief that the universe was static and eternal. Einstein later called his discovery “irritating.” He wanted the universe to be self-existent—not reliant on any outside cause—but the universe appeared to be one giant effect. In fact, Einstein so disliked the implications of General Relativity—a theory that is now proven accurate to five decimal places—that he introduced a cosmological constant (which some have since called a “fudge factor”) into his equations in order to show that the universe is static and to avoid an absolute beginning.” (I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Foreword by David Limbaugh) (p. 73). Crossway. Kindle Edition.)

Einstein allowed his worldview to override the truth. Even though Einstein proved that the universe had a beginning, he was adamant to not give credibility to the Christian worldview. “Although Einstein said that he believed in a pantheistic God (a god that is the universe), his comments admitting creation and divine thought better describe a theistic God.” (I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Foreword by David Limbaugh) (p. 74). Crossway. Kindle Edition.)

One cannot overlook the validity of personal bias when it comes to proving or disproving one’s personal worldview. This article stands on that principle. This new theory attempts to help iron out the “fudge factor” in Einstein’s theory.

The article states, “The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.” The article seeks apply “quantum correction terms” to Einstein’s theory. Knowing Einstein’s worldview, we can ascertain that these scientists are attempting to remove the Judeo-Christian worldview on creation.

My assertion is proven within the article itself, “Although the Big Bang singularity arises directly and unavoidably from the mathematics of general relativity, some scientists see it as problematic because the math can explain only what happened immediately after—not at or before—the singularity. “The Big Bang singularity is the most serious problem of general relativity because the laws of physics appear to break down there,” Ahmed Farag Ali at Benha University and the Zewail City of Science and Technology, both in Egypt, told Phys.org.”

The worldview of Ahmed Farah Ali and Zewail City of Science and Technology both share the common perspective of many atheists. For example one of Einstein’s contemporaries looked for a “loophole.” “In 1919, British cosmologist Arthur Eddington conducted an experiment during a solar eclipse which confirmed that General Relativity was indeed true—the universe wasn’t static but had a beginning. Like Einstein, Eddington wasn’t happy with the implications. He later wrote, “Philosophically, the notion of a beginning of the present order of nature is repugnant to me. . . . I should like to find a genuine loophole.”” (I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Foreword by David Limbaugh) (pp. 73-74). Crossway. Kindle Edition.)

However, when personal worldviews are set aside, truth prevails. “By 1922, Russian mathematician Alexander Friedmann had officially exposed Einstein’s fudge factor as an algebraic error. (Incredibly, in his quest to avoid a beginning, the great Einstein had divided by zero—something even schoolchildren know is a no-no!)” (I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Foreword by David Limbaugh) (p. 74). Crossway. Kindle Edition.) Einstein’s willingness to skew the facts to support his personal worldview ended up showing that man will go to great lengths to deny the deity and sovereignty of the Judeo-Christian God.

I will end with this, “And as “irritating” as it may be, his theory of General Relativity stands today as one of the strongest lines of evidence for a theistic God. Indeed, General Relativity supports what is one of the oldest formal arguments for the existence of a theistic God—the Cosmological Argument.” (I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Foreword by David Limbaugh) (p. 74). Crossway. Kindle Edition.) To God be the glory forever and ever, Amen!

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