Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The beginning of time

"It's not the 'nothing' we have a problem with, it's the 'created' and you've heard this a million times you creepy ignorant man. If you ask me: 'What created the universe?' I will answer 'Nothing.' You will then proudly quote me as holding the position that ‘Nothing created everything’... and for this I have every reason to call you a stinking liar, because what I actually believe is that the universe was not 'created' in the first place. Just like you believe your insubstantial God was not 'created.'" Intepid

Those who believe that the universe is eternal (that it wasn’t created) reveal their lack of understanding of basic science. Look at the words of Stephen Hawking:

"The conclusion of this lecture is that the universe has not existed forever. Rather, the universe, and time itself, had a beginning in the Big Bang, about 15 billion years ago" (The Beginning of Time).

There is disagreement about how long ago the universe began, but there is no doubt amoung scientists that it had a beginning. So the belief that it wasn’t created is completely unfounded. Which brings each of us back to the question: "What was initial cause?" That Cause was God.

So where is God? The Bible tells us that we are in His presence. No matter where you go, no matter what you do, you are seen by the God who requires an account of every thought, word, or deed. It is your God-given right not to believe that, but you will only deny it to your own eternal detriment. God offers you complete forgiveness of sins, and the gift of everlasting life (see Romans 6:23). If you refuse it, then you will have no one to blame but yourself. On that Day you will realize that in that respect I wasn't a creepy ignorant man, and that I wasn’t a stinking liar, but told you the truth. And I did so because I care about you and where you spend eternity.