Welcome to Belief News with Lydia Hoverson. Today we will discuss the question, “What is the origin of the universe?”
Well, if you ask google, the first suggestion it gives is an article simply presenting what it calls the most popular theory. The big bang. I didn’t feel the need to personally ask people what they believe. If you’d like to see real people say what they believe, just YouTube some of Ray Comfort’s stuff and you’ll see there are actually people who believe this theory. Not only that but statistically most Americans probably do.
So what is the big bang according to google? The belief that about thirteen point whatever billion years ago the entire universe – all time, space and matter – was once a three millimeter ball. Every physical, mental and emotional thing was compressed into a speck. It is believed that this speck existed for only a fraction of a second before an explosion blew all things far out into nothingness, becoming the universe in one trillion-trillionth of a second. The expansion of the universe has supposedly slowed down after 13 billion years, but it is still going.
Though the energy that caused the explosion is admitted by the big bang theorists to be uncertain, they are “certain” it is not God.
The Biblical account of creation. This answer, however, is indeed hard core to people who want nothing to do with any religion whatsoever. Let’s slow down then. For a moment let’s not think of the God of the Bible and just think of the energy that caused this big bang. If the energy “created” space, time and matter, then the energy itself would have to be timeless, space less and immaterial, right? (YouTube Frank Turek “The uncaused first cause”).
However, not only does the energy have to be powerful and supernatural (beyond the laws of nature), but is also has to be intelligent. Even a child knows that tornadoes don’t put things into place but only disrupt them. If you asked the best artist in the world to simply paint the world, and I mean every single detail because that is what’s there, he couldn’t do it. How then could non-intelligence create the whole universe? Now look at the God of the Bible, omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing) and spiritual (timeless, space less and immaterial). It is not ridiculous to believe in him, rather it is ridiculous not to.
“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God” – John 1:1