1. A thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system
2. Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder
1. The heart regarded as the center of a person’s thoughts and emotions, esp. love or compassion
2. The vital part or essence
The second law of thermodynamics states that the amount of energy in a system that is available to do work is decreasing. Entropy increases as available energy decreases. In other words, the purely natural tendency of things is to move toward chaos, not order, and available energy necessary for work is lost (mostly as heat) in this process. Eventually, the universe will run down and all life and motion will cease because all the energy that exists will be, more or less, evenly distrubuted so that no work can be performed and no life can exist. This is the natural tendency of all things. Batteries run down, machines break, buildings crumble, roads decay, living things die, etc. Left to the natural state, all things would eventually cease to function. — Matt Slick (Entropy and causality used as a proof for God’s existence)
Entropy is the dissipation of energy and the natural tendency for everything to progress towards chaos. Everything in this universe breaks down and moves toward disorder – this includes the human heart. Not just the biological pump we all have in our chest but the heart which is our vital essence – the part of us that we consider our seat for love and compassion. This is why we are witnessing the degradation of the moral fabric of our society. Humanity is breaking down towards chaos and left on it’s own will completely destroy itself . The closer we get to the end of this age, the more evident it will be.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
The conditions that cause perilous times in the end are centrally linked to the entropy of the human heart.
There are some who believe that the good people of this world will overcome the bad and will eventually create a loving utopia, but this is against the laws of physics and borderline delusional. Humanity is consistently moving toward chaos and apart from divine intervention will utterly destroy itself.
The Bible clearly teaches that as time goes on and as we get closer to the end, everything breaks down. The hearts of people will entropy and love will grow cold. In the last days people will be brutal and despisers of good without self-control; this is only a natural result of the second law of thermodynamics. In fact Jesus goes on to say that the entropy of humanity will become so bad that unless He were to come back and intervene, nobody would survive.
19 For there will be greater anguish in those days than at any time since God created the world. And it will never be so great again. 20 In fact, unless the Lord shortens that time of calamity, not a single person will survive.
Our only hope is Jesus and the only lasting love is found in Him. The only cure for entropy is to be born again. Those who surrender to Christ become sealed with the Holy Spirit and are given a new heart – one that will never break down or grow cold. God will give us a supernatural heart with which we can love the way Christ loved according to the power of God. This is the heart with which we are to love God, love our neighbor and love our enemy. Only love from the heart of God will endure – love from any other heart will dissipate, degrade and ultimately grow cold as it’s a slave to entropy.