A Universe From God: The True Source Of The Cosmos

According to a few noted theoretical physicists, the universe came from nothing, for no reason, with no purpose.[1]

Is there a rational basis from science to believe such as statement, and is this theory factually based? In simpler terms, do you believe that your family, your loved ones, and human life, have no reason or purpose?

Forgetting the science of the universe—from a practical, experiential, point, most human beings seem to agree that our lives do have a great purpose and our existence is more than transient. We all have a sense of eternity and recognize that life is more than physical. There is a spiritual dimension to human existence which demands an explanation apart from science and physics.

The presence of evil, sickness and death are unnatural, existing as a ever present reminders that we are meant for a purpose greater than simply living and dying.

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This book details the evidence that is presented to us from the universe itself—which fully supports a valid conclusion that all that exists, does so for a reason. When we examine the framework for the universe and what was necessary to cause it to come into existence in the first place, the conclusions are both stunning and conclusive.

The evidence for God as the source of the universe is staggering. There are many noted scientists, cosmologists, physicists, and mathematical physicists who followed the evidence where it has led and concluded that an eternal and unlimited mind is the only rational explanation for the existence of the universe.

An amazing fact of the Bible is that nowhere does God seek to prove to us that He exists.

In the 1st chapter of Romans, the Holy Spirit tells us why:

…because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.  —Romans 1:19-20

First: God created each human being with an inner awareness that He exists (“what may be known of God is manifest in them” Romans 1:19). The evidence of this is universally seen all over the earth. Human beings have a desire to worship.

Second: the evidence for God’s existence is known by the things that we can see all around us—creation (being understood by the things that are made, Romans 1:20). It is foolishness to imagine that this vast and complex universe happened by chance.

The Creator of the Universe designed His creation so that His invisible attributes (order, design, beauty, grace and love) can be clearly seen by the things that He has made.

The Lord designed the Earth and the Heavens in such a way that any logically thinking human being would come to only one conclusion: “We have a beautiful, intricately designed, perfectly balanced and ordered Universe; we must have a Creator.”

It is because people do not know the God who created all things that they are unaware of His purpose for their life.

If God Were to Speak To Us, What Would He Say?

Chapter 1 of Hebrews declares that God has Spoken. Unfortunately, man for the most part has not been listening.

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. (ESV)  —Hebrews 1:1

The problem for man has always been that God has not spoken in a manner that man wants to hear. Instead of following the evidence where it leads, scientists today have formulated conclusions which are not supported by the facts.

God Is A Necessity

There no rational explanation for the existence of the universe outside the reality of a transcendent being, who possesses unlimited knowledge and power.

Every thinking person on this planet understands that all things which have a beginning, have a cause. This would of course exclude God, since He is eternal and has no beginning.[2]

A universe as vast and complex—yet clearly ordered, balanced, and calibrated to make life possible, must have a source that is infinite and eternal. Scientists know today that life on earth was made possible because of the precise manner in which the universe began. Had it not formed in a specific way, no life would have been possible on earth nearly 13 billion years later.

A Finely Tuned Universe Designed For Life

The argument for a finely tuned universe is the most compelling evidence to prove the existence of God, because it demonstrates by science and mathematics that an intelligence is behind the universe. Leading atheist and author of “The God Delusion,” Professor Richard Dawkins admits that a finely tuned universe is a “wholly respectable reason for believing” the universe was created:

“There may be good reasons for believing in a god, and if there are any I would expect them to come from possibly modern physics, from cosmology, from the observation that (as some people claim), that laws and constants of the universe are too finely tuned to be an accident. That would not be a wholly disreputable reason for believing in some form of supernatural deity.”[3]

The reality that the universe exhibits design characteristics which are only possible by intelligence, demands a rational answer. Science is able to tell us the mechanics of how the universe exists but it cannot tell us why it exists. To this end, only the One who made all things can fully satisfy our need to know and understand why we are here and what our purpose is.


NOTES:
[1] From “Big Think,” an interview with Lawrence Krauss. http://bigthink.com/videos/lawrence-krauss-from-a-cosmic-perspective-were-irrelevant-its-up-to-us-to-give-our-lives-meaning
[2] Anything which has existed forever does not require a first cause. The universe, having been established with a beginning, is not eternal, therefore, requires an intelligent and powerful source.
[3] Richard Dawkins on the announcement that Antony Flew now believes in God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEPUn__hYso



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