Atoms, in a stochastic process, break down. Estimates for the half-life of protons is at 1.29×10^34 years. Yeah, it's a long period, but nonetheless, they go their trajectory as everything else.
In a few billion years, our Sun will become a red giant, ceasing to sustain nuclear fusion, and die.
Systems, given energy and left to themselves, DEVOLVE to give uselessly complex mixtures, “asphalts”. the literature reports exactly ZERO CONFIRMED OBSERVATIONS where evolution emerged spontaneously from a devolving chemical system. it is IMPOSSIBLE for any non-living chemical system to escape devolution to enter into the Darwinian world of the “living”. Such statements of impossibility apply even to macromolecules not assumed to be necessary for evolution.
All living organisms, after a certain period of time, die, and the molecules decompose into atoms.
If everything in our universe is in the trajectory of decaying, why did all start in the first place? How was energy in a low entropy state, hot, dense, and extremely highly ordered, created, breaking the second law, doing exactly the contrary of what we observe in the universe? Roger Penrose called the Second Law of thermodynamics one of the most fundamental principles of physics. We should be surprised to the extreme with the fact that the universe started in such a state.
The low-entropy condition of the early universe is extreme in both respects: the universe is a very big system, and it was once in a very low entropy state. The odds of that happening by chance are staggeringly small. Penrose estimates the probability to be roughly 1/10^10^123.
Atoms are only stable because the forces that hold them together, are finely tuned, and because of Bohr's law of quantization, and Paulis exclusion principle in operation in every single atom. If that were not so. atoms would be ions, and annihilate in a fraction of a second.
Life in any form is a very serious enigma and conundrum. It does something, whatever the biochemical pathway, machinery, enzymes etc. are involved, that should not and honestly could not ever "get off the ground". It SPONTANEOUSLY recruits Gibbs free energy from its environment so as to reduce its own entropy. That is tantamount to a rock continuously recruiting the wand to roll it up the hill, or a rusty nail "figuring out" how to spontaneously rust and add layers of galvanizing zinc on itself to fight corrosion. Unintelligent simple chemicals can't self-organize into instructions for building solar farms (photosystems 1 and 2), hydroelectric dams (ATP synthase), propulsion (motor proteins), self-repair (p53 tumor suppressor proteins) or self-destruct (caspases) in the event that these instructions become too damaged by the way the universe USUALLY operates. Abiogenesis is not an issue that scientists simply need more time to figure out but a fundamental problem with materialism.
To me, this is powerful evidence of a powerful creator, which instantiated all state of affairs in the beginning, contrary to the normal trajectory of our universe, atoms, molecules, and life. He gave life to things that otherwise, would not exist.
Everything in our universe decays, but God is God. Forever and ever. Without a beginning, and without an end. He creates the beginning. He is the alpha, the beginning of everything. He is the creator. He is the instantiator. The maker. Nothing equals Him. We owe our existence to Him, that's why He deserves our worship and praise. Amen.