It is written:
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.” (Psalm 19:1-3)
When we look at the universe, we realize that there are only three ways to account for its’ existence. 1. The universe has always existed. 2. The universe created itself out of nothingness. 3. The universe was created by the supernatural and eternal Being (i.e., God).
When we study science, what do we find regarding this question?
Let’s ask some experts to testify.
“In the marketplace of ultimate worldviews, I realized that the idea of a perfect God who created the universe and desired a freely chosen, loving relationship with us made the most sense. Sending his Son to restore our relationship with him made it possible for me to know him. That option rang true. Instead of simply accepting what others had taught me, a combination of my own life experiences coupled with a rational evaluation of the alternatives in light of the evidence resulted in my making a truth commitment of my own. The more I continued to study, the more I saw how scientific findings in biology, physics, and astronomy all support belief in God. Nature’s evidence is compelling….Conversely, as mentioned in the discussion of the cosmological argument (see chapter 2), the logic of cause and effect infers that every effect has a cause, so everything that begins to exist must have a cause. Because the Big Bang “effect” marks the beginning of space, time, matter, and energy, there must have been something—or Someone—that caused it. Sir Arthur Eddington, who experimentally confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity, lamented this finding: “Philosophically, the notion of a beginning to the present order is repugnant to me and I should like to find a genuine loophole.” 4 Philosopher and atheist advocate Kai Nelson admits, “Suppose you suddenly hear a loud bang . . . and you ask me, ‘What made that bang?’ and I reply, ‘Nothing, it just happened.’ You would not accept that.” 5 Physicist Stephen Hawking claims, “Almost everyone now believes that the universe, and time itself, had a beginning at the Big Bang.” 6 Further, contrary to popular opinion, the Big Bang was not a chaotic explosion, but rather a very highly ordered event requiring vast amounts of information. Hawking wrote, “If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, the universe would have re-collapsed before it ever reached its present state.” 7 However, if the expansion rate were any faster, matter would have spread out too rapidly to allow galaxies, stars, planets, or anything else (like you or me!) to form. Another prominent astrophysicist, George Smoot, described the creation event as “finely orchestrated.” 8 Mathematical physicist Roger Penrose, an associate of Hawking, showed that the highly ordered initial state of the universe is something that could not have just randomly occurred even by the slimmest chance. 9 When acclaimed British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle calculated the miniscule probability that carbon atoms—necessary for life—would have precisely the required resonance for abundant production by nuclear fusion in stars, he said that his atheism was greatly shaken, adding his famous line, “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics.” 10 Princeton theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson echoes this impression: “In some sense, the universe knew we were coming.” In other words, many highly regarded scientists recognize that the Big Bang creation event was much too finely tuned and improbable to be some cosmic accident.” (Leslie Wickman, Ph.D (Corporate Test Astronaut, Rocket Scientist, and Hubble Space Telescope Engineer), God of the Big Bang: How Modern Science Affirms The Creator, 508-535 (Kindle Edition); Brentwood, Tennessee; Worthy Publications)
Nature points undeniably to its Creator, the eternal LORD God of the universe.
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