“Can you come up with an example of anything that began to exist that doesn’t have a cause? Even David Hume, the famous skeptic said, ‘I never asserted so absurd a proposition as that anything might arise without a cause.’
The universe began to exist. Virtually every scientist now concedes that universe and time itself had beginning. So, whatever begins to exist has a cause. The universe began to exist. Therefore, the universe must have had a cause. Now what kind of cause can bring a universe into existence?
It must be:·
· uncaused, because it can’t be an infinite regress of causes.
· immaterial or spirit, because it existed before the material world.
· eternal, because it created time.
· very smart and very powerful, because of the precision and the power with the creation of the universe.
· It must have personal will, because it needed to have to make the decision to create.
So think about this. We have an uncaused, immaterial or spirit, eternal, smart, powerful, personal, one-of-a-kind Creator – that’s a pretty good beginning point for a description of God. Physicist Dr. Arno Penzias, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, showed that the universe had a beginning. Penzias said, “The best (cosmological) data we have are exactly what I would have predicted, had I nothing to go on but the five books of Moses and the Bible as a whole.”
Cosmology goes a long way toward establishing the existence of Creator. Science points toward God, not away from Him.
The best news is that the Creator is not distant, detached, or some disinterested deity but that He’s a personal God and that through Christ we can meet Him, we can know Him, we can experience Him and we can spend eternity with Him. He lovingly crafted the cosmos as a habitat for you and me. He sent His only Son to die for our sins that separate us from Him so that we can be reunited with him forever. That’s the greatest news of all.”
Edited comments of former atheist Lee Strobel, speaking in Lake Forest, CA, as quoted in The CP.
“He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!”