Evidence in an Unlikely Place:

God and the Periodic Table


The only true God will never stop surprising us with His awesome power and the wonderful works of His hand.  Our God is omnipresent, everywhere at once, and He can even be found in the Periodic Table of Elements!  Amongst the groups and periods, God has left a trail that leads only to Him.


            Each of the seven days that God created brought about its own unique addition to the world.  The groups and periods in the Periodic Table mirror the actions that God did and the things He created.


            On the first day of creation, the Spirit of God hovers over the waters (Genesis 1:2). Hydrogen, the first element of the first period, mimics that motion.  Hydrogen has one electron that it shares with other elements, so it is placed in the first group, but it also can share electrons like a carbon atom or take them like chlorine.  With these many characteristics, hydrogen can be placed in three groups at once, just as the Trinity is three persons in one, and is said to be in periodic motion, hovering over the Periodic Table as the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.


God also created light on the first day (Genesis 1:3).  In the first group of the Periodic Table is the element sodium.  When sodium and water react, light is emitted.  Our oceans are full of salt water, a mixture of sodium and water, so God could have used this reaction with the sodium He made to create light and the salt-water oceans of our earth.


            The second day of creation, God separated the waters above from the waters below (Gen. 1:6).  Between group 2a and group 3a and in the middle of the second period, there is a large gap between the elements.  This large gap mirrors the second day’s great division.


            God created the first life on earth, plants, on the third day (Gen. 1: 11).  In the next group, group 4a, sits carbon, the molecule necessary for all life.  Also, in the third period is the element magnesium, which is the central element of chlorophyll.  Therefore, in “day three” of the Periodic Table, God created every thing necessary for making plants.


            On the fourth day, “God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night,” so He made the sun, moon, and stars (Gen. 1:14).  The group for the fourth day, group 5a, contains phosphorus, an element that gives off light in the same fashion as the lights God created.


            God created the birds of the air and the fish of the sea on the fifth day (Gen. 1:20).  Group 6a contains oxygen, the element needed for such aerobes to survive.


            The sixth day, God created animals and man (Gen. 1:25-26).  Like the electron-accepting elements of group 7a, we accept electrons from our acidic foods.  God also created us in His image, which the lanthanides of period six mirror perfectly.  The lanthanides are all in the image of lanthanum, which contains the f orbital.  The f has seven orbital's, as God has Seven Spirits (Revelation 3:1). 


            On the seventh day, God rested from His work (Gen. 2:2).  The elements of the group 8 (zero group) are the noble gases. Because they have their outer electron shells full, these elements are in a constant state of rest.


            God is in control of all things and uses them for His good purpose, even the Periodic Table.  He has given us enough proof of His existence through nature (Psalm 19:1), but if we still seek more, it cam be found anywhere.