God of Mathematics
Even though our public school system have a faulty philosophy of education, this does not mean that everything that they teach is counter-factual. Because of God’s general grace, and in spite of their faulty world-view, many non-Christians are able to teach effectively and correctly many subjects from skating to mathematics and engineering to cooking.
Why are there principles of mathematics and logic? Why are the laws of mathematics universal and necessarily true? Why is there a correspondence between mathematics and the natural world? [Gen 1.14-19; Is 40.22; Ps 19.1-4]
What is matter composed of? James Hughes, a professor of mine in university, shares these thoughts…
Jesus literally holds the universe together. If you decompose an atom, what do you find? Smaller sub-atomic particles such as electrons, protons, and neutrons. If you decompose sub-atomic particles, what do you find? Even smaller constituents of matter like quarks. Of what are quarks composed? Those conducting elementary particle physics don’t know. Some postulate the existence of preons, ‘point-like’ (i.e., with zero dimensions) particles. Others have postulated ‘string theory’ (onedimensional components). At the bottom where will this decomposition end? Possibly the analysis of gluons, which hold quarks together, points to the conclusion. Apparently, gluons themselves “need something to interact by. That turns out to be ‘instantons’ [which are] solutions to mathematical equations but … have no materiality. Instantons are mathematical, but have a physical effect: in their presence the gluons feel forces. So nothing can affect something. [Instatnons are] mathematical beings that teeter on the edge of reality and affect the behavior of objects.
At root, the entire universe exists and is held together by thought. The mathematical thoughts of Jesus hold the universe in existence. [Col 1.16, 17]