Understanding Universal Law

Universal law can never be really understood, at least by man in his current state. The simplest questions can not be understood even by the most eminent scholars. Many times the right questions have never been posed. The earth and the universe are governed by laws. We can see the effects of those laws but the original cause we cannot see. These things at the root are and were caused by a being who created the universe with it’s billions of galaxies and who knows how many stars. We cannot even see it’s end. Only He knows the cause and the effect.

Consider that our actual knowledge of the universe consists of only about 6% of what is really out there. The best we can do is call it dark matter, dark energy but this is the stuff that actually holds the universe together. It is called dark because we cannot see it, as our eyes are limited to absorbing and interpreting only photon particles. Can we see into the supernatural or spiritual world with our five senses? We discount it’s very existence by denying it exists just because we cannot perceive it. When will man realize his inadequacy and admit some things are not perceivable except through the eyes of the one who planned and created them? We can deny the existence of God himself, because we cannot see Him, but doesn’t that prove our arrogance?

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! (Bible Epistle of Paul to the Romans, Chapter 11, verse 33).

He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the sons of Israel [humanity] (Psalm 103:6).

All we see are His acts, not His ways.

Consider God’s words to a seeker (Job) who thought he knew everything:
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,
Who set its measurements? Since you know.
Or who stretched the line on it?
On what were its bases sunk?
Or who laid its cornerstone,..
Or who enclosed the sea with doors
When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;
When I made a cloud its garment
And thick darkness its swaddling band,
And I placed boundaries on it
And set a bolt and doors,
And I said, Thus far you shall come, but no farther;
And here shall your proud waves stop’?

Have you ever in your life commanded the morning,
And caused the dawn to know its place,
Have you entered into the springs of the sea
Or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you understood the expanse of the earth?
Tell Me, if you know all this.
Where is the way to the dwelling of light?
And darkness, where is its place,
That you may take it to its territory
And that you may discern the paths to its home?
You know, for you were born then,
And the number of your days is great!
Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
Which I have reserved for the time of distress,
For the day of war and battle?

Where is the way that the light is divided,
Or the east wind scattered on the earth?
Who has cleft a channel for the flood,
Or a way for the thunderbolt,
To bring rain on a land without people,
On a desert without a man in it,
To satisfy the waste and desolate land
And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
Has the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
From whose womb has come the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
Water becomes hard like stone,
And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades,
Or loose the cords of Orion?
Can you lead forth a constellation in its season,
And guide the Bear with her satellites?
Do you know the ordinances [laws] of the heavens,
Or fix their rule over the earth?
Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
So that an abundance of water will cover you?
Can you asend forth lightnings that they may go
And say to you, Here we are’?
Who has put wisdom in the innermost being
Or given understanding to the mind?
Who can count the clouds by wisdom,
Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
When the dust hardens into a mass
And the clods stick together?

Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
When they crouch in their dens
And lie in wait in their lair?
Who prepares for the raven its nourishment
When its young cry to God
And wander about without food?

The ostriches’ wings flap joyously
With the pinion and plumage of love,
For she abandons her eggs to the earth
And warms them in the dust,
And she forgets that a foot may crush them,
Or that a wild beast may trample them.
She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;
Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;
Because God has made her forget wisdom,
And has not given her a share of understanding.

Now gird up your loins like a man;
I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
Will you really annul My judgment?
Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?
Or do you have an arm like God,
And can you thunder with a voice like His?
Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
Pour out the overflowings of your anger,
And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.
And tread down the wicked where they stand.
Hide them in the dust together;
Bind them in the hidden place.
Then I will also confess to you,
That your own right hand can save you.
Who has given to Me that I should repay him?

Then Job answered the Lord and said,
“I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.
‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
‘Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”
Hear, now, and I will speak;
I will ask You, and You instruct me.’
‘I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear;
But now my eye sees You;
Therefore I retract,
And I repent in dust and ashes.
(Bible, Book of Job, excerpts from Chapters 38-42; New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation).

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message to save those who believe (1 Corinthians 1:21).

…the mind is hostile to God for it does not subject itself to God for it is not able to do so (Romans 8:7).

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;..(1 Corinthians 1:27).

Do we know the ways and laws of God or only His acts? Do we know His thinking behind the universe when He created it? We can calculate the events of the creation of the universe down to 10-41 power of a second after the Big Bang. But do we know, or can we even speculate, how the speck of compressed matter came into being out of nothingness in the first place?