In chemistry, the law of conservation of matter states that in any given system that is closed to the transfer of matter the amount of matter in the system stays constant. In other words that you are probably more familiar with, matter cannot be created or destroyed.
That’s why I find it so thrilling to have our God beginning the Bible with Him creating matter and ending it with Him destroying it and once again creating.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
I love how in 2 Peter it uses the phrase, “the elements shall melt with fervent heat”. The fact that our God will once again do the impossible and destroy matter like He created it shows He is to be feared.
Some will find this hard to believe and instead want you to believe that matter was created (a scientific impossibility), when nothing exploded in a big bang and created everything.