The most basic question that you could ever ask is: “Where did the Universe and everything in it (including yourself) come from?” It is fitting that the only God-inspired book in the world—the Bible—answers this very question in its opening statement: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). In the next few verses we are informed that not only did God create the heavens and the earth, but He made everything in the heavens and on the Earth (Genesis 1:2-31; Exodus 20:11). According to the Bible, everything that exists in the physical Universe ultimately came from an eternal, all-powerful Creator.
The theory of origins that atheists have taught for many years is known as the Big Bang. This theory states that all of the matter in the Universe was once concentrated into a tiny ball about the size of a period. Supposedly, this ball of matter exploded (for reasons no one knows). The result of this explosion, we are told, was the formation of the Universe and everything in it.
So which is it? Did everything in the physical
Universe come into existence by way of the supernatural (God) or the natural? Was it caused by just a Big Bang or by an all-powerful Mighty God? How did Earth get here? And what about the Milky Way and the other billions of galaxies in the Universe?Though atheistic scientists often mock Genesis 1:1, the fact is, the Bible’s explanation for the origin of the Universe and everything in it is both reasonable and scientific.
First, a study of the Universe reveals that all physical effects must have adequate causes that are greater than or equal to the effects (known as the Law of Cause and Effect). Everyone knows that one drop of rain does not flood an entire city, nor can a fire extinguisher cool the Sun. But what about the effect of the Universe itself? Was it caused by an explosion of a tiny ball of matter or by an all-powerful Creator? Just as easily as one can know that a fire extinguisher cannot cool the Sun, he can know that naturalistic causes like the Big Bang are not good explanations for the Universe. But, God is.
Second, from what we observe in nature, matter and energy are neither created nor destroyed. Scientists refer to this fact as the 1st Law of Thermodynamics. Evolutionists believe the Universe began with the explosion of a ball of matter several billion years ago, yet they never have provided a reasonable explanation for the cause of the “original” ball of matter….
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