We live in a world where people are looking for answers and for the meaning of life. Are you ready to be able to answer their questions when it comes to your faith? “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” (1 Peter 3:5 ESV). Peter tells us that we should always be prepared to answer people’s questions about our faith. Do you realize that about 1 in 8 people claim to be either atheist or agnostic? Could you quickly give them an answer to why you believe God exists? One argument for God’s existence is called the Cosmological Argument. It works like this.
- Everything that begins to exist must have a cause
- The universe began to exist
- Therefore, the universe had a cause
The conclusion that is drawn from this is that God is the uncaused cause that caused the universe.
The logic is that since the universe had a beginning (which is almost universally accepted by scientists), something had to be the cause of it. So, you either must believe that something caused the universe or that nothing caused the universe. When I say nothing, I mean nothing, (no time, no space, no matter). As Christians, we believe that God is the uncreated creator and that by Him all things were created. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) This verse shows that God created time, (in the beginning marks the beginning of time) as well as space and matter (the heavens and the earth). So, let me ask, which one seems more logically impossible to believe, God created everything or nothing created everything?