October 9, 2013: In the Beginning, God

~by Susi Pittman

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth; the earth was waste and void; darkness covered the abyss, and the spirit of God was stirring above the waters. God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good. God separated the light from the darkness, calling the light Day and the darkness Night. And there was evening and  morning, the first day.
~Genesis 1:1~

Just this one simple scripture encompasses all truth of the origins of all things. God was there. He was uncreated, exisiting always, His infinite mind and heart the beginning and end of His divine plan.

There is no way to reproduce that in a laboratory or by scientific knowledge, there are no witnesses.

I marvel how in these modern times, that things that were considered iron clad in the “enlightened” minds and taught to us in school have changed. Why? Because science is bringing us ever closer to the original and true answer, even if it doesn’t seek to do so. Today, the universe is younger than was first thought…new studies show that animals do have feelings and emotions…the earth isn’t as old as was originally considered…it appears that there was a great flood upon this planet…the migration of animals is being re-evaluated as not instinctual, but as something that was invisibly programmed into their being…and the list goes on.

Why do you think that is? Why do you think that science in all fields continues to be confounded with new information changing that which was considered absolute?

We can only refer back to the beginning…our beginning…the beginning and end of all truth.

I’d like to share with you the original broadcast from the moon by the Apollo 8 astronauts. On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman recited verses 1 through 10:

This was my generation. This was what we believed, what we held up for all the world to see. I thank God for the time that I have lived in and especially for the time when this great country acknowledged His presence and divine providence.

Lest we forget where we have finally arrived, I will finish with the iconic words from the master of today’s worldly belief. Remembering that this pronouncement comes from a MERE human brain, which is but a speck on a huge planet, that cosmologically is barely an atom existing in the nano-second of time in the universe:

“There is no place for God in theories on the creation of the Universe.”
- Prof. Stephen Hawking,
BBC September 2, 2010


Susi Pittman is founder of CatholicStewardsofCreation.com and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; an advocate for the Florida Catholic Conference; a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Council of Women in Jacksonville, Florida; an Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Augustine;a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.

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