Evidences for God From Space
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Did the Universe have a beginning or is it eternally existent?

Scientists today, both evolutionists and creationists, say that the universe has not always been there. Some scientists used to say that matter was eternal and that just given enough time and chance anything could happen. But evidence shows that the universe is finite and not eternal. And that space and time, matter and energy had a starting point. Now this presents a problem. Because if it started, you need a starter.

Fred Herren, a science reporter says, "The consensus of the modern scientific community is that the Universe had a beginning, a "creation event," as scientists often call it. During the 20th century, 3 broad lines of evidence converged to make this conclusion practically inescapable;
  1. Einstein's theory of relativity
  2. The first two laws of thermodynamics
  3. The observations of astronomy"
Let's take a quick look at these broad lines of evidence:

Although Einstein's theory of relativity is not technically "observable evidence," it nevertheless is a mathematical model with far-reaching implications. One of these is that space and time are so coupled with each other, that one cannot exist without the other.

That space and time had to begin in the finite past has not escaped the attention of secular scientists:

A 1970 paper by 3 brilliant astrophysicists, Steven Hawking, George Ellis, and Roger Penrose pointed out: "If the equations of general relativity are valid, and if the universe contains and measurable mass, then SPACE and TIME must have originated at the same moment with MATTER and ENERGY.

Paul Davies in It's About Time speculates about the implications of general relativity: "If time is flexible and mutable as Einstein demonstrates, then it is possible for time to come into existence - and also to pass away again; there can be a beginning and an end to time."

"We know now that the universe had a beginning and all things that exist in this universe, life, planets, stars can be traced back to that beginning... And it's a curiously theological result that's come out of science."

-Robert Jastrow, Ph.D.
Founder of NASA's Goddard Institute
Director of Mt. Wilson's Institute

Before the beginning of time was there any time?

The creation model has always anticipated a finite universe:

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth." (Genesis 1.1)

The Bible also states that time had a beginning:

"...which God, who cannot lie, promised before the beginning of time." (Titus 1.2 NIV also 2 Timothy 1.9)

Questions about God's origin are meaningless... because God existed before time... he is, therefore, not subject to time-bound concepts such as birth and death. He is outside of time."
-Chuck Missler
Cre•ator \ n : One who or that which creates, one who pre-existed and is thus independent of, or outside that which was created.
There are really only 2 options:
  • The matter in our Universe is either infinitely old; or
  • The matter in our Universe appeared out of nothing at a finite point in the past.
  • People must believe either in an eternal God or eternal matter. Which do you think is more reasonable?

    Can Laws of Science explain the origin of the universe?

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