Creation, Main, Opinion, z203
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Lessons from Nothing


Scientists claim that everything came from nothing. But they have a hard time describing nothing or where it came from or why it was there. Nothing is crucial to their Big Bang Theory which is man’s attempt at explaining what God did without actually saying God did it. As you can imagine, this takes a lot of work and a lot of words.

People have talked about nothing ever since. Probably before that as well. But to build a whole science of nothing is absolutely brilliant. You can’t prove anything, so there really never is an end to this body of esteemed literature. It just goes on and on, with loads of grants and support dedicated to the cause of nothing. Anything goes, just so long as you ignore the truth. It gets even better with the theory of evolution.

According to this great tidbit of wisdom, all life came from pond scum. This is hard to believe so you need to be really knowledgeable about nothing. You see, nothing created the universe and out of that nothing micro-bacteria formed and over a whole lot of time became men and women, snakes and birds, and cows, and monkeys.

It kind of makes you respect nothing a lot more, doesn’t it?

That there are so many holes in this theory of evolution doesn’t matter. The bottom line is that our common ancestry is not pond scum after all. It is nothing. In the end, we all came from nothing.

Well, that certainly explains that empty feeling in my stomach when I’m hungry.

Being from nothing takes a lot of pressure off as well. If I do anything at all then I’m doing something, and something is an improvement from nothing, isn’t it?

There are literally no expectations from nothing. I suppose my pond scum great granddaddy’s nothingness was greater than those who are still pond scum or I wouldn’t have become a creature that can live and breathe, think and feel. I’d just be still in the old swamp. This is an intriguing thought. Are there more than one nothing and why are some nothings stronger than other nothings. Was there a nothing war?

Nothing must be pretty big and impressive, since even the earth and the sun and the stars all came out of it. Some planets are nicer than other planets. Imagine if our nothing deposited us on Mars or Venus. That’d kind of suck for us.

I wish I could sit down and interview nothing. Imagine the insights I would gain from talking to nothing about nothing. I know nothing is still around, Teenagers seem to experience nothing a lot.

“Hey, what are you doing?”


So, we know there is proof that nothing still exists. Teenagers tell us so. And if you don’t want to believe what they say, wait until it is posted on social media. Then it becomes instant truth.

Maybe I’m a little jealous of the people who make such a good living based on nothing. Perhaps I want a corner office and a respected career in which all I do is invent theories that can never be proven and I get to give great lectures about my work. Which, by the way, amounts to whole bunch of nothing. But that’s a good thing, right?

It is a good thing if you chose to ignore the truth. The truth is that God created the world, the universe, and everything and everyone that has ever been. At one point, scientists knew this. They spent their professional lives examining God’s world. They took the truth and told us how that truth was put together, how it all worked.

Then along the way, they lost their way. If this sounds familiar, it is because it is the story of all of us. How many times have we, as individuals and as nations, walked away from God and the truth of his word? Some of the lies we pursue seem sensible and we can justify and rationalize them if we base our first bit of logic on a lie.  

The big lie of science is that it must oppose God. It does this by ignoring the very foundation upon which it was built—God’s creation. How many times in our lives do we ignore the one who created us and pursue the lure and lie of sin?

We’re more than nothing. Let God show you who you really are.


Andy Becker is a pastor, retired counsellor and former CEO of a Hospice organization. His book, The Travelers, is available at and

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  1. The diffidence between nothing and a void!
    The VOID gave its place to SPACE that came into being (existence) with the introduction (creation) of MATTER. A VOID describes a condition before the appearance of SPACE created by the introduction /presence of Matter. A Void describes a condition as before the world was, before anything was created by God. [John 17:5] “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”.
    NOTHING is a condition that can be experienced in the material universe only. It can be a description of a room or a closet with NOTHING in it!
    NOTHNG is a condition that requires the presence of the material universe, a VOID dosen’t !
    God, Time, Creation (How God created Space first and then time)


  2. Thank you for the clarification. You’re right. Before God created, there was a void. My article was a tongue in cheek look at scientific theories that ignore the reality of God.
    I appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts.
    God bless, Andy


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