Ramblings is a collection of writings that tend to ramble on
different topics to spark interest, challenge, and encourage others to research
and think deeper on the issues of life. It is not meant to cause dissension,
arguments, or debates in any way. They are merely points and thoughts to
ponder. The "other side of the
coin" so to speak. A Rambling is not meant to necessarily draw to a
conclusion. It's up to you, the reader to do that.
What is it and
where did it really come from?
Webster's defines Entropy as follows
" 1. A thermodynamic measure of the amount of energy
unavailable for useful work in a system
undergoing change. 2. A measure of the degree of disorder in a substance or a
system entropy always increases and available energy diminishes in a closed
system, as the universe."
In the Bible when God created the Universe and all that is
in it, He literally spoke it into existence when at the beginning of each of
the six days He said, "LET THERE BE...".
Quite opposite of Evolution isn't it.
It appears that God created a closed system called the Universe
and that it was as He called it " GOOD" .
Everything was perfect.
think it is very hard for us to really grasp what that means. Adam and Eve
literally were perfect. They were fully mature, had a language, could probably
write, and because of their perfection could talk with God, walk with Him in
the Garden, and even see Him face-to-face. Everything was pure. There was no
decay. There was no death. We do not really know how long this may have lasted.
But during that time the Universe remained in a steady state even though it was
created as a closed system. During that time, what kept it going? What kept it
from running down? Could it have used up energy but that energy was replaced by
an outside influence? Could God have by His power been sustaining the universe?
The Rambling Thought is:
Consider this, during the time when the creation was
PERFECT, God supplied the energy. He was the outside influence. He kept it
going. His hand was on it. There was nothing that separated Him from His
creation. He and His creation were one. There was an unbroken relationship of
intimacy. Unfortunately that ended when Adam and Eve decided to disobey God and
Sin and Death entered the Creation and the Universe was forever changed.
put a curse on all of Creation. According to Genesis 2:16-17 "And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from
any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will
surely die."" Genesis 3:17-19 "To Adam He said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded
you, "You must not eat of it." "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your
life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will
eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.""
It appears that part of the curse was that God stepped back
and let things go on their own without His power of restoration. He appears to have taken His
hands off of His Creation as far as restoring is concerned. That was part of the curse. Sin caused death and
death is the decreasing of energy or the running down of a system. God's restoration process that keeps things from running
down and dying is gone. Entropy is the aging process. The running down of a system. Entropy is dying in progress.
The ultimate end of entropy is death. Even though God
redeemed us spiritually through Jesus Christ for those who accept Him as their
Lord and Savior and which He is our only hope which is truly amazing, sin and
disobedience to God is so terrible that all of the Universe and His Creation
still has to take the consequences and
physically die. There is no redemption for that. It did not have to be
that way if sin did not enter the world.
Because of sin, the intimate relationship with His Creation was broken and He removed His restorative power.
That was when Entropy and therefore death entered the Universe.