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John Lennox on Creation of the Universe


What is even more telling, for me as a mathematician, is that Genesis 1 separates God’s creation and organization of the universe into six days, each of which begins with the phrase “And God said …” Now, doubtless this is language that predates modern scientific language, by definition. It would, however, be rather unwise to dismiss it as having nothing significant to say. For the very same emphasis on God speaking that we find in Genesis is also to be found at the beginning of the Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word … All things were made through him” (John 1:1,3). John informs us that the physical universe owes its existence to God, who is the Logos. The word logos conveys ideas of “word,” “command,” and “information.”[1]

[1] John C. Lennox, Seven Days that Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011), 141.

Considering the Goodness and Sovereignty of God in the Midst of Suffering (John Lennox)


Why? Considering the Goodness and Sovereignty of God in the Midst of Suffering (John Lennox)

Saturday Quote: John C. Lennox on Evolutionary Biologists


The Question that Dare not to be Asked

The sheer vehemence of the protest fascinates me. Why is it so strong? Furthermore, why is it only in connection with this area of intellectual endeavour  that I have ever heard an eminent scientist (with a Nobel Prize to his name, no less) say in a public lecture in Oxford: ‘You must not question evolution’? After all, scientists have dared to question even Newton and Einstein. Indeed, most of us were (rightly – dare I say?) brought up to believe that  questioning standard wisdom was one of the most important ways in which science grows. All science, however well established, benefits from being periodically  questioned. So why is there such a taboo on questioning evolution? Why is this, and only this, particular area of science a no-go area, fenced off from being questioned?[1]

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[1] John C. Lennox, God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (England: Lion Hudson Plc, 2009), 95.