by Ronald H. Matthews

Order versus Chaos!
Rev. Ronald H. Matthews
Genesis 1:1-5
January 9, 2000

Ever feel as if your life is pure chaos? Confused, disoriented, disordered, and disjointed? Not unlike the description of the state of our universe before God went to work on the process of Creation? Most of us have our share of chaos. Books abound on the topic, with such titles as:

Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech. (Probably the parent of two or more young children)

Agent of Chaos, Bordering on Chaos, Applied Chaos and finally, my personal favorite, Thriving on Chaos

Some of our sharpest physicists today are straining their brains over Chaos Theory--the study of forever-changing complex systems using advanced mathematics. Super String theory tries to resolve the apparent conflicts between quantum physics and Einstein's theories with the ultimate goal of developing what is called as a Theory of Everything. If you recall my recent newsletter article, you know that I see a correlation between science and the Christian faith. I realize not everyone accepts my view and admittedly it is not scientifically verifiable, but so what? You cannot scientifically prove that love exists, but we know love. Some things are not always visible or definable, but they are a part of our reality. In other words, there are things in life that must be received on faith rather than sight. Our faith in Jesus Christ and in the validity of the scriptures is where it begins.

We believe that Jesus Christ has already given us a Theory of Everything! I spoke about this theory or belief last Sunday. "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. (The darkness cannot get hold of it--can ...

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