Fred Hoyle dies
The NZ Herald, 23 August 2001, told us:
"Fred Hoyle, the English astronomer credited with coining
the phrase 'Big Bang' to describe the creation of the cosmos, has
died at 86.
Hoyle, a Cambridge academic and science fiction writer,
objected to many conventional cosmological theories and became known as a
populariser of science.
He challenged the belief that a huge explosion 12 billion
years ago caused the cosmos, ironically giving the theory a name which would
last, the 'Big Bang'.
Hoyle advocated the 'steady state' theory that the
cosmos had no beginning but that new galaxies were formed as others moved apart."
I have learnt over the years that it is not wise to put
another's ideas down because no man has all the truth and yet common sense has
always told me that where ever there was an organised creation showing design,
there must be a creator and designer, otherwise life becomes meaningless.
Now that Fred has moved on, he will no doubt know the truth,
which he sought to find out all his life, now having met the one who created and
designed all things.
If only people would read the Scriptures, the text book of
life, and discover how we got here in the first place, life would have been much
easier for many of such men who spent their whole lives trying to find out
something which was already declared for us in God's Word.
During the course of our public lectures we have often made
the statement if there is no God, we are not here, for everything demands a
first cause except God Himself, who calls Himself the great I AM.
The One who always was and will be, is the One who created us
by His Divine Word. Oh what rest of soul it gives one who believes this truth,
and what lack of anguish comes upon one when he or she is at death's door,
knowing that one day they will meet this great designer-creator, not as judge,
but as Saviour, Master and Lord. It is so simple really!!
The Word of God makes it perfectly clear in John 1:1-3: "IN
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The
same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him
was not any thing made that was made." The "Him" in this case
refers to the Word of God, whom we know to be our Lord Jesus Christ.