Does God Exist? Did Science Just Discovered God?


I have been asked this question quite a lot by Atheists, “Why should I possibly believe in God? In this scientific age, how can we believe in some invisible man in the sky?” In an interview with Reuters, the theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking says “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.” Are the Atheists right? Well, I do believe in God and the idea that science actually disproves God couldn’t be further from the truth. In this article, I will share with you some reasons from science, philosophy and the Bible which completely supports God’s existence:


The Scientific and Logical Arguments For God
Are The Descriptions of The God of The Bible Consistent With This First Cause or Creator of The Universe?
What About The Multiple Universe (Multiverse) Theory? It Proves There is No God
What If The Cause of The Universe Is The Flying Spaghetti Monster?
Closing Thoughts


 


The Scientific and Logical Arguments For God


Scientists have informed us that the universe began to exist – an idea which was absurd a few decades ago, when mainstream science held on to the view that the universe was eternal. There are several scientific reasons which insinuate that this universe had a beginning but to be brief I will share two major ones with you:

i) According to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, we know that they universe is loosing energy, think of this energy like the “gas” for your “car” – the universe is steadily loosing this “gas.” More specifically, the universe is wearing out – all useful energy to do work is being converted into entropy (decay or disorder). So our universe’s energy is decreasing while the entropy is increasing. And the Bible actually serves as a witness to this:

Psalms 102:25, 26
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

If it was possible for us to somehow record all the energy consumption of this universe over its history then we would recognize that in the past there was once a moment, when there was maximum energy available to do work. It also follows that at this exact moment the measure of entropy or decay was zero. This proves that the universe indeed had a beginning – the universe cannot be operating forever – the scientific evidence contradicts this.

ii) In 1905, Albert Einstein developed the Special Theory of Relativity as a result of measurements of length, velocity and time from moving observers and light. This data led him to develop the famous correlation that we know as E=mc^2. Ten years later, Einstein applied this theory to Newtonian physics and thus the theory of General Relativity was born. In fact, Einstein’s work pointed to the expansion of the universe and its beginning, however, his pantheistic beliefs made it difficult for him to come to terms with this conclusion – but the implications of his work did not go unnoticed. In the 1920’s a Russian mathematician named, Alexander Friedmann, took hold of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and proposed that the universe was expanding. It was finally in 1929, that Edwin Hubble made a very fascinating discovery, he discovered that the universe indeed seems to be showing signs of expansion. He came to this conclusion after observing the red-shift from galaxies moving away from ours – think of this like an ambulance with its siren on driving past your car and you hear the distortion in the sound as it comes to you and the other unique distortion in the sound when it finally passes your car (this effect is called the Doppler Effect). Red-shift in the galaxies is like a “unique distortion” in electromagnetic radiation like light, which indicates that they are moving away from us. So, we know that the universe is expanding, which I must let you know is another fact found in the Bible:

Jeremiah 10:12
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

Job 9:8
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

edwin-hubble-mount-wilson-observatory So the universe is expanding, you may think of it like a balloon, if we were able to record the edges of the universe and trace the expansion back through history we would reach a single region (just like when an inflated balloon is deflated). From these two scientific facts – the expansion of the universe and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics – among many others, we have confirmation that the universe had a beginning.

iii) If those two proofs somehow failed to satisfy your skepticism about the universe having a beginning, then I will offer you a powerful philosophical proof. If the universe never had a beginning, then the universe is eternal – if it is eternal then there is neither an “ending of time” nor a “beginning of time.” Without a beginning or an ending of time, then there would be no such thing as the “present” that we experience today. What do I mean by this? I will try to illustrate this concept with an analogy, it goes like this – let us just imagine that the universe is an “athlete” running a race along a “circular track.” We are observing this athlete running around and around the track without end. This athlete has a problem, he is running around and around…and getting tired, he must stop – but the greater problem is this – there is no finish line, because the circular track is an infinite closed-loop. Likewise, the opposite is true, if there is no finish line then there is no starting line and this athlete would not know where to begin his race – every moment he sets off to run he must run backwards due to the fact that there is no starting point. As such this athlete must run backwards forever. Now, is it logical for an athlete to run both forward and backwards simultaneously? So, logically this universe must have a beginning and must have an end our “athlete,” the universe, is getting tired (2nd Law of Thermodynamics). In addition to this, for us to arrive to the present we must logically have a beginning. So, it is completely reasonable to conclude that the universe does in fact require a beginning and likewise an end.

Now, that I have established that the universe has a beginning, we can proceed to the interesting part. We know that the universe has three elements – space, time and matter – which all began simultaneously. Why do we need all thee elements to occur simultaneously? Well, if you only had matter, then WHERE will you house it? If you only had space and matter then WHEN would it begin? Also if you only had space, then WHAT will you fill it with? So yes, all three elements must emerge at once. With all that said, we know that the universe had a beginning, I have cited two reasons above, as such it must have a cause. Why does the universe need a cause? We know that a building is designed by an architect and a watch is made by a watchmaker. Likewise, if this universe was “wound” up like a clock and we observe it “winding” down, then it follows that there must be a “winder.” But let us look at the attributes of this first cause – this first cause:

a) Transcends Time/ Eternal/ Timeless
b) Transcends Space/ Spaceless
c) Transcends Matter/ Immaterial
d) Is Omnipotent
e) Has A Will

Why must it be timeless, spaceless, and immaterial? Because it created this universe and must be completely independent of those elements. Why must it be omnipotent? It must be so in order to have the ability to create the universe. Why must it have will or desire? This cause has a will for two reasons 1) The power to create (omnipotence) must be acted upon by will 2) An eternal cause creating a temporal universe, instead of an eternal universe, is a signature of will. The ability to will is an attribute which belongs only to persons and hence this cause must be personal. Well, who is this first cause? This first cause is God! Correct! Because only God is eternal, immaterial, spaceless, omnipotent, intelligent and personal. This argument that I have used here proving the existence of God is called the “Cosmological Argument.”

Common Objections To The Cosmological Argument:

1) What if this first cause was created by another cause? This question is reasonable as it opens up the possibility of asking if the other cause had a cause and on and on to infinity – producing what is called an infinite regression. However, this fallacy is self-refuting because it ponders on the possibility of this cause’s creation/source? If such is the case, then WHEN will it be created? After all, this cause is transcendent of time and the universe. The answer would be no, because it is eternal, such a question would have only applied to a cause that was bound by time, space and matter. But if the answer “no” still does not satisfy that answer, then Occam’s Razor will simply shave off any need for an infinite sequence of causes, because Occam’s Razor states that the conclusion with the fewest assumptions is oftentimes the correct one.

2) What if there was no cause for the beginning of the universe? This objection actually tries to suggest that something comes from nothing. But how can this be logical purely based on naturalistic processes? In the case of the universe, before it began there was no potentiality. But how can it logically become a reality without even having its potentiality, if no supernatural miracle occurred? If something comes from nothing, then this nothing is actually something. So rather, the argument is still something coming from something – an effect like the creation of the universe emerging from a cause.


3) What if the universe had no beginning? I would be shocked if anyone still believed this, despite, the fact that I have completely proved this idea is false – logically and scientifically. If you are still not convinced, then I will have no choice but to direct you to this other article here.

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Are The Descriptions of The God of The Bible Consistent With This First Cause or Creator of The Universe?

Well, this question can be easily answered – yes – I am sure you are thinking, “Well that was anticlimactic,” but the answer is really that simple – this God claims to be the Creator of Heaven and Earth:

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Colossians 1:16, 17
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Nehemiah 9:6
Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

pillars of creation

Therefore, this God clearly demonstrates that He is eternal, immaterial, spaceless, omnipotent, intelligent and personal. We know that the God of the Bible is eternal:

2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Isaiah 46:9, 10
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

Fulfilled Bible prophecy is solid proof that He is indeed eternal or outside of time. Furthermore, the attribute of timelessness also inherently implies the attribute of being changeless – God cannot change. Do I have biblical proof? Of course:

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

This proof actually disqualifies the Allah of the Qur’an as being the true God and discredits the notion that Allah is the same as my God, because Allah can change his mind! The doctrine of abrogation is a clear proof of this:

Surah 2:106
We (Allah) do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?

How can God possibly change His mind on the wording of His scripture? Shouldn’t He get things perfect the very first time? In any case, I digress, God is immaterial because He tells us that He is a Spirit:

John 4:24
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Now, is the God of the Bible spaceless? Some of these attributes are clearly hinted in the following scriptures:

Isaiah 66:1
Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

John 1:1, 3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Some Christians make the error of saying that Heaven is God’s home but Isaiah 66:1, makes it clear that Heaven is not His home it is more like a house that He created Himself! There is a subtle difference between a house and a home – you can live without a house but you depend on a home. As such, God is indeed spaceless, and this is also confirmed by John 1:3, for God created “all things” by default He must have created space, so this indirectly proves that He is inherently spaceless.

God is omnipotent, I think that the clearest indication of this is the fact that God spoke the universe into existence. My God spoke it into existence, unlike the Hindu god Shiva who claims to need to dance for the universe to exist during his Tandava and also needs to dance upon the demon, Apasmara:

Genesis 1:3, 6, 9
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

let there be light

Psalms 33:6
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalms 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

In fact, one of the original meanings of the word “universe” is believed to be, “single spoken sentence.” Now, concerning the question of God’s intelligence and personhood, the following scriptures provide obvious evidence for this:

Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Isaiah 45:5, 22
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

The personal pronouns like “me,” “I” and the telltale signs of will is riddled in those three verses like choosing to strengthen us, saving us, helping us – is obviously pointing to personhood. We have a will and are capable of love and emotions, as such, it should not be a surprise when we learn that the God of the Bible bears this same characteristic – He tells us that we are like this, because of Him in Genesis 1:27!

Finally, the universe is fine-tuned, a fact that no intelligent scientist will ever deny, even the Earth was positioned in a place where it is not too close and not too far from the sun – the “Goldilocks Zone.” These various proofs of fine-tuning are collectively called the Anthropic Principle and is proof that God is in fact personal because it strongly implies will, foreknowledge and intelligence. The Bible is riddled with some very curious passages where God is described as “measuring,” “weighing,” “balancing” all of these terms absolutely confirm that He was the One who did the fine-tuning of the universe:

Isaiah 40:12
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Proverbs 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if thou canst tell?

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

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What About The Multiple Universe (Multiverse) Theory? It Proves There is No God

First of all, the parallel universe theory also known as multiverse theory is just that – it is a theory. A theory is merely a collection of ideas which aim to explain an event, so this multiverse theory merely tries to explain the origin of the universe. It is not a scientific fact, the theory was designed to provide an “escape-hatch” or “cop-out” for those who realize that the compound probability of the universe beginning and life emerging is extremely close to zero. In fact, just the compound probability of life emerging on Earth is virtually zero this other article explains right here. Furthermore, this theory exits science and enters into the realm of philosophy and pseudoscience, as it is impossible to empirically prove that there are many universes. We as human beings are bound by time, space and matter – we are bound by this universe and, as such, we can never observe any other universe (if such exist).

multiverse - each ball is a universe

However, this theory has not stopped some scientists from embracing it. One of the most common explanations for the multiverse is this analogy – they tell us that our universe, as well as many others, are being massively produced by some sort of “undiscovered law of physics” which they portray as a “gumball machine” churning out an infinite number of gumballs – each gumball being a potential universe. Why is this unfounded explanation necessary? Because the clear fine-tuning that we observe in our universe hints too much to God. This explanation attempts to deny God by producing several universes – some universes come out perfectly like ours and some do not even produce or sustain life. The video embedded above (at the end of the last section), “The Fine Tuning of the Universe,” explains this theory very well. Stephen Hawking believes in this theory, and that something can actually come from nothing:

“Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.” – Stephen Hawking in his interview with Reuters, “God did not create the universe, says Hawking.”

But his statement is false, gravity does not create matter, in fact none of the laws of physics ever create, rather they act on the things that are already created in the universe. C.S. Lewis, a brilliant writer and academic, describes the dilemma that individuals like Stephen Hawking and even Lawrence Krauss, another theoretical physicist, faces concerning the laws of physics:

“They produce no events: they state the pattern to which every event – if only it can be induced to happen – must conform, just as the rules of arithmetic state the pattern to which all transactions with money must conform – if only you can get hold of any money. Thus in one sense the laws of Nature cover the whole field of space and time; in another, what they leave out is precisely the whole real universe – the incessant torrent of actual events which makes up true history. That must come from somewhere else. To think the laws can produce it is like thinking that you can create real money by simply doing sums. For every law, in the last resort, says: If you have A, then you will get B.” But first catch your A: the laws won’t do it for you.” – C.S. Lewis in “Miracles” cited by John C. Lennox on p.42 of “God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway?”



It should be no surprise that Richard Dawkins has completely swallowed this idea whole – that the universe can come from “nothing,” which is based on the union (or illegitimate child) of Quantum Mechanics and the theory of General Relativity, commonly publicized by Lawrence Krauss. Richard Dawkins still persists in repeating this mantra, despite, the fact that Lawrence Krauss is not actually talking about “nothing” – he actually refers to “something” called “quantum fluctuations.” However, Krauss deceptively calls it “nothing,” and abuses the scientific terms in this theory, in order to avoid the clear supernatural implications of a universe with a beginning. The truth is that the multiverse theory does not even eliminate God, this idea that a “law of physics” or some sort of “gumball machine” spitting out universes never truly denies God at all and I will show you why. Please take a look of the traits of this alleged “undiscovered law of physics.” This law:

a) Transcends Time/ Eternal/ Timeless
b) Transcends Space/ Spaceless
c) Transcends Matter/ Immaterial
d) Is Omnipotent

This “law of physics” may not have will, but it still fits the profile of the first cause of the universe. Some of you may already realize where I am going with this. This so-called “law of physics” in the multiverse theory is in a sense God or perhaps His thoughts (which are abstract/immaterial)! Albeit, it is superficially God because it bears all the attributes of the Creator God, it is fundamentally not my God – it is a man-made god – which the Bible calls an “idol” – this is just modern-day idolatry folks (Ecclesiastes 1:9, 10)! Are Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss actually theists but do not know it yet? I actually think so…But what can be said about the multiverse theory and the deceptive mantra that something can come from nothing? Maybe Richard Swinburne, a British philosopher and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University can sum this all up better than I can:

“Multiple universe theory represents the height of irrationality” – Richard Swinburne in “The Existence of God,” p. 165.

If you want my opinion, I was thinking more along the lines that the multiverse theory is, “a fairy-tale which Atheists believe in,” but Swinburne’s description will do just nicely.

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What If The Cause of The Universe Is The Flying Spaghetti Monster?

flying spaghetti monster

I am sure that a clever Atheist in a last-ditch attempt will say, “Okay, if there is a cause for the universe, then what would stop the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) from being this cause?” My response to this question is simple. If you believe that the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe then by default you are saying that it has the attributes of being timeless, spaceless, immaterial, omnipotent and personal – you are no longer an Atheist, my friend, you are now a Theist. This is merely a colourful, humorous and idolatrous description of God. The same rule applies if the “Flying Spaghetti Monster” is replaced by a “gumball machine,” “computer,” “law of physics,” “fairy,” “invisible man in the sky,” “flying invisible skittles bag in the sky,” etc.


This is all just a childish mockery of God, but believe me God will not be mocked, He will have the final say…one day:

Galatians 6:7, 8
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

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Closing Thoughts

I have shown that the notion that science actually disproves God is just absurd. The fact that the universe has a beginning absolutely verifies the existence of God:

“The beginning seems to present insuperable difficulties unless we agree to look on it as frankly supernatural.” – Sir Arthur Eddington in “The Expanding Universe,” p. 178. (Keep note that Sir Arthur Eddington was one of the most influential astrophysicists in the 20th century)

“As we survey all the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency – or, rather, Agency – must be involved. Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?” – George S. Greenstein cited by Fred Heeren in “Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God,” p. 233. (a professor of Astrophysics in the University of Amherst in the Massacheusetts in USA)

Romans 1:20-22, 25
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Now, that it has been established that the Creator God does exist, the question we need to answer is this: Who is this Creator God? I have touched on this already here, but in my next article I will make the case that the God of the Bible is in fact this Creator God, beyond all reasonable doubt! Please do not miss my next article – I am actually getting excited just thinking about it. Feel free to like, follow, and share this with all of your friends and family. God bless!

~Planet Zion