I have declared the former things from the beginning; they went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3
How do you believe the world began? It would be interesting sometime to walk down the street and interview people to see what they think.
It just so happens, though, that God has an opinion on the matter. He says that He did it; He spoke the world into being. If you don't believe Him, then let us reason with each other for a moment. However you look at it, there are only four possible explanations for the origin of the universe.
First, it is just an illusion; it doesn't really exist. Well, I'm sorry, but if you believe this then you are a little crazy. I think, therefore I am, applies here. Something has to exist in order for you to think and experience all the things that you do.
Second, the universe spontaneously arose out of nothing. This was once very popular, but has now been proven to be completely absurd scientifically. Matter cannot create itself, it is simply impossible.
Third, the universe has always existed in some form. This remains a widespread belief today, but also is disproven by science and mathematics. The theory of thermo-dynamics tells us that everything is gradually losing energy, slowly wearing out and going away. This indicates that there has to have been a beginning to everything, which leads us back to the indefensible theory number two.
This leaves us with our fourth and last explanation: Somehow, sometime, somewhere, everything was put into place by a Creator. This is the only remaining scientific explanation. It is the only reasonable view of the origin of the universe. Because matter and energy are both finite things-ever decreasing and never increasing, ever decaying and never creating, ever ignorant and never intelligent-they are completely incapable of creating an ordered universe or a populated planet, whether by design or by chance.
These things have to have been done by an infinite God, a God who exists outside of time, matter, and space, an uncreated God who is not limited by the boundaries of creation.
Have you met this infinite God?
Prayer Lord God,
Thank You that You are God, the Creator of all things! Thank You for revealing Yourself in the intricacies of creation. I worship You today and ask You to help me live out the reason for which I was created.