Bible Miracles: Entropy

The laws of thermodynamics describe the relationships between various forms of energy, and how energy affects matter. The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, and the Second Law states that as energy is transferred or transformed, more and more of it is wasted. The Second Law also states that there is a natural tendency of any isolated system to degenerate into a more disordered state.

This is what the Bible tells us that the earth is wearing out precisely expressing the Second Law that we discovered recently. Many places in Bible like Psalm chapter 102 verses 25-26, Isaiah chapter 51 verse 6 and Hebrews chapter 1 verse 11 demonstrates this fact in one way or another.

Isaiah 51:6: Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed. ESV

Psalm 102:25-26: In the beginning, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing, you will change them, and they will be discarded.  ESV

Everything is running down and wearing out as energy is becoming less and less available for use. That means the universe will ultimately “wear out” This wasn’t discovered by science until recently, but the Bible states it in concise terms.


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