Hebrews 11:3 – “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” NKJV
I recently heard Dr. Carl Baugh of the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, Texas, a scientist and Bible scholar speaking about creation and he used the aforementioned passage from Hebrews. He said: “We know that vibratory energy (acoustics) is the basis for all subatomic particles, and consequently, all physical matter.” Then think about Genesis 1 where we read, “And God said, and it was…”
All the pagan concepts, theories, and religions begin with all the energy of the universe already in place. They do not and cannot go back to the cause other than theorizing something like the Big Bang and even in that they find major problems and inconsistencies. Only the Bible goes to the source. Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” The Heaven or the space-time dimension (shamayim) in Hebrew. So, in the Bible, we find a beginning and an adequate cause. In the biblical explanation of creation, we have ‘time, space and matter’ all expressed from the beginning and their cause – God!
Back to the vibratory energy (acoustics) involvement in creation and all that we see. I want you to consider the role of sound and music in life. Lucifer (the devil) as an archangel may have been, as many teach, created with a purpose to be involved in music and worship. I glean this from Ezekiel 28:13, “…the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you…” The word settings are (toph) which means timbrel which is a musical instrument, and the word sockets (neqeb) which means pipes, grove, hole or could be the description of a flute. Isaiah 14 describes him as “the son of the morning…” This could possibly suggest involvement in music and worship before the throne of God. I won’t split hairs, but music has and does play a significant role in shaping society. It is a powerful tool for good or evil.
In creation, none of us have all the answers. Science tells us where God has been as it looks at creation but the Bible tells us where God is! That is a thorn in the side of those who adopt the Naturalism view of creation. However, if I look at this vast universe that we know so limitedly it is beyond the scope of probability to believe it just happened. Then I consider the intricacies of the human body I find it impossible to believe it just happened or evolved over time. Gravity alone is so amazing and the consistency in the solar system, the effect of the moon and sun and the rotation, and how the planets are proportioned and positioned is nothing short of amazing.
God’s creation is so amazing, I stand in awe each time I pause and view the sky, the sunrise or sunset, and the beauty of his creation. As I consider the role that acoustics plays in creation and life, I understand why the Psalmist would tell us in Psalm 150 to Praise everywhere with everything and continually. Why? Because sound, music, voice, vibratory energy is designed and used by God to be creative. We are celebrating God’s Creation and Creativity each time we engage in expressing Praise through sound be that music, singing, or verbalizing.
Music, singing, and speaking are powerful tools that God has deposited in us so let’s seek to use them for His purposes. Sound as a spiritual weapon is a thought that has intrigued my heart.
God bless you as you go through this day!