The Fingerprints of God
If a person’s fingerprints are found on an object you know the person has touched that object, you have detected their presence. It is interesting how God reveals His presence in the Bible by hiding information that obviously has His fingerprints all over it. Proverbs 25:2 says: “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” Who would have thought that the creator of the universe would like to play hide and seek?
Isaiah 40:22 says: “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers…” Isaiah was written about 700 BC or 2,192 years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, proving the world was round. How did Isaiah know the world was round? He probably didn’t, he was just speaking for God as a prophet does. But, he did leave a fingerprint of God for us to find with the help of Christopher Columbus. Thus we see a fingerprint of God in the Old Testament, evidence of God’s presence.
What about the New Testament? Hebrews 11:3 says: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” You will notice that this verse does not say that the things we see were made from nothing, but that the material things in this universe were made from things that cannot be seen with the physical eye.
Einstein expounded the theory that E=MC2 where E is energy, M is mass, and C is the speed of light in a vacuum, which is 299,792,458 meters per second. What Einstein theorized was that material things are made from energy. A.O. Schnabel in his book God Has Spoken comments on Hebrews 11:3 saying, “Scientists now understand that all matter is composed of small unseen particles, thus described as things that are not apparent. In fact, the further science probes into matter, the more it is revealed that matter can be considered in terms of energy. For example, the actual matter in the human body would be smaller than the head of a pin.” Brother Schnabel has a degree in aeronautical engineering and worked at Boeing Aircraft Company.
The earth gets its energy from the sun and yet, before the energy strikes the earth where it can be reflected, it cannot be seen. Space is a very dark place, although, a tremendous amount of energy passes through it.
How did the writer of the Hebrew letter know that the things he could see were made from energy that he cannot see? He probably didn’t, he was just speaking as a prophet for God. But he did leave a fingerprint of God for us to find with the help of some men of science like Einstein.
When people ask, “Do you really think God wrote the Bible? Just reply, “He must have ... His fingerprints are all over it.”