Does God Exist?
Assume for the sake of argument that the “big bang” is true as imagined by so many. Imagine now that event or better yet take the literary narrative of Neil DeGrasse Tyson an authority on this topic…
“By now, one second of time has passed…At a billion degrees, it’s still plenty hot – and still able to cook electrons, which, along with their positron counterparts, continue to pop in and out of existence…” 1
Now fast forward in your mind how over time the universe following the all the laws of physics and time is at work until you arrive at our present place. Now ask the question “Does God exist?” WAIT hold on before asking that question let me ask you to rewind all the way back to the beginning one second before Tyson imagines electrons and positrons popping in and out of existence. Now consider what Dinesh D’souza throws into our imagination of the big bang.
“It is very important to recognize that before the Big Bang, there were no laws of physics. In fact, the laws of physics cannot be used to explain the Big Bang because the Big Bang itself produced the laws of physics… Nothing can be known scientifically about what came before such a point. Indeed the term before has no meaning since time itself did not exist prior to the singularity. Once upon a time there was no time.” 2
Stop here and now ask “Does God exists?” Everything I can know about the creation is limited to an observation within the creation, the singularity, or from inside the big bang. There is no way to prove or disprove what lies on the other side of that event. However one can observe that there is a creation. You and I are part of the creation and we interact with the creation. So then where we find a creation it is logical and rational to assume there is a Creator.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 ESV
Would it be easier on our minds to ask “Does a Creator exist”?
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalms 19:1 ESV
Tyson using the laws that came into existence at the same time as creation tells us that we do not need God to move forward. Everything formed at random over time however when we look at the world where do we see information and architecture randomly form anything? Everything operates based on information that was previously programed or embedded into the dna of the structure. Ducks give birth to ducks, and wordpress displays the content that was input into the blog editor. The point is that the laws of this big bang require intelligence to organize structure and life. It is a creation.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:20 ESV
God, the Creator, then reasonably exists and He has created us with a mind that can perceive that He exists. Now I know that is an impossible step for some and others may need some time to meditate on the truth of that step, but while everyone is here looking it over consider what would you do if you happened to run into the creator of the building or home you live in? Obviously the creator of that structure is an intelligent being that you could talk to. So would you have any questions for this person? Maybe you might ask “Why that closet in that location”? What about God… what would you ask Him? Why did you make me like this? Why all the evil in the world? What is on the other side of that singularity? Before you walk away from this step do you have any questions for God, if he exists of course? Why not ask Him now? If He is God can He not find some way to hear and respond?
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 ESV
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 ESV
- Tyson, Neil DeGrasse. Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries. United States: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.
- D’Souza, Dinesh. What’s so Great about Christianity. Washington: Regency, 2007.