“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
– Genesis 1:1
Be they theist or be they atheist, on this most scientists agree: In the beginning there was nothing. There was no time, space or matter. There wasn’t even emptiness, only nothingness. Well, nothing natural anyway.
And then, bang! Everything. Nonexistence became existence. Nothing became, in less than an instant, our inconceivably vast and finely tuned universe governed by what mankind would later call – after we too popped into existence from nowhere, fully armed with conscious awareness and the ability to think, communicate and observe – “natural law” or “physics.”
Time, space, earth, life and, finally, human life were not.
And then they were.
The overwhelming consensus among scientists, whether they believe in God or deny Him, is that the “Big Bang” moment of singularity is the only feasible explanation to account for the universe and everything in it. All things material must have a beginning and an end.
Still, scientists disagree over the who, what, when, why and how of it all. The Genesis account ascribes manifestation of this incomprehensibly complex and precisely honed universe to a benevolent, omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient God who transcends time and space. This is, as it goes, the only way to account for a universe teeming with evidence of design, painstakingly engineered and clearly crafted by a superior intelligence that far exceeds man’s finite ability to comprehend.
Everything cannot come from nothing.
Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
Speaking for “Prager University,” Christian apologist and former MLB pitcher Frank Pastore notes that there are actually four “Big Bangs” that God-deniers must explain in order to get their self-defeating, “It-all-came-from-nothing,” pseudo-scientific worldview off the ground. To date, not a single “skeptic” has been up to the task.
Think you’re the one?
Atheists, watch this and get back to me:
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