Recently, famous scientist Stephen Hawking released a book in which he claims that there is no need to give God credit in the creation of the universe. Rather, “spontaneous creation is the reason there is something.” This statement comes from one of the most brilliant minds in the world today, and yet, he is wrong. When he looks at nature and sees evidence for the non-existence of God, he is simply “suppressing the truth” that God is revealed in nature.
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church at Rome, writes,
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. (Romans 1:18-23 ESV)
Here, Paul makes a clear point that God has revealed himself in the world around us, and that when people (such as Hawking) look at the universe and deny His existence, they are simply suppressing the truth trading wisdom for foolishness.
It is my prayer that Professor Hawking will see his error and acknowledge the God that is revealed in the universe that he so loves to examine and explore.
For a review of his book by Dr. Albert Mohler, president of SBTS, click HERE.