In the Bible, God says that He “upholds” all things (Hebrews 1:3). The New Testament Greek word which is commonly translated as uphold means to support or to maintain. The implication of this word being in the present tense is that it is happening continuously. In other words, at this very moment, God is sustaining everything in the universe. If He would cease to sustain, we would cease to exist.

If the negatively charged electron were not kept moving, it would drop toward the positively charged nucleus and every atom in the universe would be destroyed. What keeps these electrons moving? We can model and describe the movement, but we really don't know what keeps them moving.

All matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms. If the force holding the nucleus of these atoms together were reduced, the positively charged protons in the nucleus (which strongly repel each other) would instantaneously fly apart. Positively charged particles repel each other in the same way the positive ends of two bar magnests repel each other. It is still not completely understood why positively charged protons in the nucleus stay close together. Although scientists have called the force which holds the protons in the nucleus by various names, including “gluons” and “the strong nuclear force,” they really don't understand what it is or how it operates.

Things do not just happen in our universe by accident. God holds the universe together, just like He stated in His Word.

From A Closer Look at the Evidence, July 22.

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