The claim that our universe began, and did not always exist, brings enormous challenges to scientists who do not believe that the universe was created by God.Are scientists part of the Big Bang theory? Yes. In the late 1920s, astronomer Edwin Hubble saw through his telescope that galaxies (a few million light-years away) were rushing off at fantastic speeds. This was not caused by a gravitational pull force. Rather, they kept moving as a result of a primal explosion, all from the same point of origin.
At this point of origin, the entire mass of the universe was compressed into a point of infinite density. This point smaller than a single atom.
Then, in a cosmic explosion. – The Big Bang – the universe came into existence. Steven Weinberg, Nobel Prize in Physics, gives a more detailed description: “At about one hundredth of a second, the shortest time we can talk about with certainty, the temperature of the universe was around a hundred billion (x10 11 ) degrees Celsius.This is even much hotter than in the center of the hottest star, so hot in fact, that none of the components of ordinary matter, molecules, or atoms, or even the nuclei of the atoms, could have stayed together. “
And continues: “The universe was filled with light.”This is strangely parallel to the part where the bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth … and God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”
It did not arise from the matter, but from a pronouncement. A spoken word. “Be the light.”As for the sacred texts of all major religions, only the Bible describes what scientists have discovered since then: there was an explosion of light and a beginning of our universe … from outside the universe itself. With it came the beginning of space, matter and time. It was a unique starting point for everything. Again and again in the book of Genesis we see the description, “And God said …” followed by “… and so it was.”Instead, our universe could have arisen through the laws of physics, such as gravity, electromagnetism, the speed of light, etc.? No, because those laws did not exist yet. The initial start-up of the universe itself produces the laws of physics and everything started without these laws.The Beginning of the Universe – a Singular BeginningAstrophysicist Robert Jastrow, a self-described agnostic, declared: “The seed of everything that has happened in the Universe was planted in that first instant, every star, every planet and every living thing in the universe came into existence as a result of events that were set in motion at the time of the cosmic explosion, it was literally the moment of Creation … The Universe flashed into being, and we can not know what caused that to happen. “
As has been said, this conclusion is worrisome for atheistic scientists. Having a reaction and not being able to document the cause is disturbing. Since it leaves without foundation any affirmation.Jastrow concludes: “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a nightmare, they have climbed the mountains of ignorance; they are about to conquer the highest peak, while pushing to reach to the final rock, they are received by a group of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries. “
Imagine the relief of these scientists when astronomers Hermann Bondi, Thomas Gold and Fred Hoyle advanced what became known as the “steady state” universe in 1948. Their theory was that the universe was infinite in its age.Therefore, creation or a cause was not necessary.The Universe Principle – Theory of the Stationary State turned out to be falseHowever, in the 1960s, the stationary state theory suffered a devastating blow when two radio engineers at Bell Labs (Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson) discovered a mysterious radiation from space. He also came from all directions.When the temperature of the radiation was measured, its source was confirmed. This radiation does not always exist, or come from a part of the universe. It came from that particular moment, originating in creation.Later, in 1996, NASA’s Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite also confirmed that background radiation signals an explosive start to the universe.The levels of hydrogen, lithium, deuterium and helium that exist in our universe today also confirm it.Are there scientists who still want to face the implications of the Big Bang theory? Yes. There are scientists who do not feel comfortable living with: (1) an unknown cause or (2) the conclusion that God is the cause. So they opt for a third option.Other attempts to explain the origin of the universeWhat explanation do these scientists give for the beginning of our entire universe, energy, time and space? It will be simply denying the fundamental premise that science is based on everything that begins to exist must have a cause (A reaction must be caused by an action).The physicist Victor Stenger says that the universe can start “without cause” and can “emerge from nothing.”
The philosopher Bertrand Russell adopted this position in a debate about the existence of God. He said: “The universe is simply here, and that is all.”
It is one thing to say that something is eternal, and therefore the “cause” is not necessary. But it is totally different to scientifically observe the beginning of something, the immediate beginning of something, and then try to say that it had no cause.Even David Hume, one of the most skeptical of all philosophers, considers this position so ridiculous. Despite his skepticism, Hume never denied causality. In 1754, Hume wrote: “I have never asserted anything as absurd as a proposition that something may arise without cause.”
The beginning of the world – Science confirmsAny theory that does not have a determining cause, ends up being only a supposition, an effect of chance in the universe, something that goes in total contradiction with the physical laws, and the order that the organisms of the living beings show. Nothing that is the effect of chance has such perfection.Consistent pure scientific findings point to a single conclusion: Believe that the universe had a singular beginning, like an explosion, where everything we know – the universe, time, space, scientific laws we observe – were originated, it is absurd. however, everything had a beginning. If you have ever wanted to believe in God, but you certainly did not want to do so in contradiction to known scientific facts, science offers reasons to believe that God exists and that it was He who created all things powerfully.It is logical to conclude that God, who is from the beginning, eternal and out of time, created time. God who is present everywhere and can not be confined in space, I create space. God, who is spiritual, not physical, and out of matter, is the origin of our universe and all that is. In contradiction to what the Big Bang theory proposes, God who has unimaginable attributes could create the universe in an instant, and with the intelligent order that the universe has today.This is the message that appears repeatedly throughout the Bible.”Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all this: Do you not know Have you not heard, The Lord is the eternal God, creator of the ends of the earth”
“… Because he commanded, and they were created.” elevenThe Bible says that God formed the earth to be inhabited, thinking of us from the beginning. He gave people the breath of life, He gave man a brief life on earth with the purpose that I will seek and find him. If we do not get to know him, we have lost the whole purpose of our existence. Who knows better than God, the reason for our being?Do you want to meet the Author of the universe? This is what it promises: “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.”
If we are going to look for him to know him, God says: “And I will be found by you.”
In fact, he says: “Let the wise man not praise in his wisdom, nor let the valiant glory in his bravery, nor the rich man praise himself in his riches, but let him praise himself in this: in understanding and knowing me “
We have the opportunity to know the God who brought with him the beginning of the universe.