Tuesday, April 15, 2014

John Lennox: The Origin of the Universe

Here is an excellent lecture by Oxford Professor Dr. John Lennox (session one of the Pensmore Dialogues on Science and Faith). Dr. Lennox discusses the beginning of space and time, cosmological fine-tuning, the account of creation in Genesis, and many absurd statements by scientists who try to avoid the obvious implications of our scientific data. The lecture is a little less than an hour (followed by Q&A), but it is well worth watching in its entirety.


  1. Lennox's great learning leads him to deny the truth of Scripture concerning the timeframe in which God created the universe.

    "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy." Exod. 20:9-11 NAS)

    Who are we going to believe? God or John Lennox? What are we going to believe? God's word or John Lennox's word?

    He has almost infinite knowledge of what philosophers and scientests are saying, but he knows very little about God says in His word.

    Read and study the Scriptures!

    He has read and studied many books, but does he really read and study the Book!

    "But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body." (Eccl. 12:12 NAS)

  2. I also like John Lennox. However, he again uses word salad to express how the bible does not say what it says. This reminds me of another question asked of man... "Yea, hath God said...?" Gen 3:1. But to make the point, if John Lennox believes in Billions of years for creation, how does he explain the short time of man on the earth, in comparison to the long existence of creation? The bible clearly states that Genesis 5:3 "And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:" Doing my own counting years ago, I came up with 4004 years to the birth of Christ, and we have approximately 2017 since then. So by my account, man has only been in existence for over 6000 years. I wonder how John Lennox Squares that?