Proving the Existence of God part 2

The existence of God is not something that can be proven using scientific methods, but we can use these same scientific laws and see that the very existence of the Universe requires an all-powerful Creator. The fact that the Universe exists defies scientific law. There are only three options for the existence of the Universe:

  1. It was created
  2. It created itself
  3. It has always existed

None of these is a scientific statement. If any of these arguments are chosen, then God exists by default. If the Universe was created, then the Creator by definition is God because only God can create something from nothing. If the Universe created itself, then the Universe by definition is God because only God can create something from nothing. If the Universe has always existed, then the Universe is God because only God is eternal. Is there another realistic option? No. All three of these options require scientific laws to be broken (for example- the laws of Thermo Dynamics). Believing any of them requires faith- but not a blind faith.

Argument from Cosmology

Creation itself shows that there is an all-powerful, all-knowing Creator.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (Psa 19:1 KJV)

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: (Rom 1:20 KJV)

Argument from Teleology

The Universe has order and design. Even the simplest cell is too complex to have come about by blind chance. It required intelligent input (as every scientific experiment has shown, because intelligent Scientists themselves give input to their own experiments). Even the Laws of the Universe have order. If not, we should not expect gravity to work the same from one day to the next.

Argument from Scientific Law

The law of Biogenesis says that life can only come from life. The idea that life can spontaneously generate from non-life has never been observed, repeated, or verified, which means it is not scientific (Moehlenpah, p.47). There are also genetic barriers that will not allow one type of animal to slowly become another type of animal. We expect and observe small changes over time as animals adapt to their environments, but this is not the same thing as an animal changing from one type of animal to another.

Where did the Universe come from? Where did the matter in the big bang come from? Where did space come from? The first law of Thermodynamics says that matter cannot be created or destroyed (Moehlenpah, p.52). This means that nothing new can be created through evolution (Moehlenpah, p.52). This also means that nothing came into existence without God, for God is the only being or power that can overcome the first law of Thermodynamics.

The second law of Thermodynamics shows that everything moves toward disorder (Moehlenpah, p.52). Random chance cannot bring order to a big bang on the level that would be needed to create a universe full of stars, planets, and life on Earth. It takes intelligent input to create a Universe that has order.

Scientific laws are not by chance. They are not random – they can be trusted. Where did they come from? There are always alternate explanations given, but none of them work outside of the laws of the Universe- and those laws had to be laid down by a being that was greater than the scientific laws themselves. Laws cannot be changed. If a scientific law can defy a scientific law, one of them is no longer a law. The lack of an alternate explanation that doesn’t defy scientific law requires the existence of God.

 

References

Moehlenpah, Arlo (1998). Creation verses Evolution. Scientific and religious considerations.

Chula Vista: Doing Good Ministries

 

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