Determining the Attributes of God from Science

by Ted Flint

Paul writes in his letter to the Romans that we can perceive the invisible attributes of God from the “things that have been made.”[1] In other words, we can engage in the process of “Natural Theology” and discover what God is like by doing science! Four of the most common arguments for God are the Cosmological Argument, The Argument from Fine-Tuning, The Argument from Reason & Logic, and the fact that mathematics can be applied to what we can discover about the universe. The science behind each of these arguments can tell us about the nature of God.

All Space, Time, Matter, and Energy Had A Beginning (The Cosmological Argument)

Here is a summary of the Cosmological Argument from J. Warner Wallace:

(1) The Universe Began to Exist
(Confirmed by the scientific evidence)

(2) Anything That Has a Beginning Must Be Caused By Something Else
(Affirmed by the Principal of Causality)

(3) Therefore, the Universe Must Have a Cause
(Inferred from the Principal of Causality)

(4) The First Cause Must Be Eternal and Uncaused
(Declared by definition)

(5) The Cause is God
(Offered as the most reasonable uncaused first cause)[2]

If you would like to read about the science behind this, here is the link to my blog about Big Bang Cosmology:

The cause of the universe must be uncaused, otherwise you enter in to an infinite number of causes in the attempt to get to the original first cause; this also requires the cause to be changeless to again avoid the infinite regress. The First Cause is also beginningless, since it does not begin to exist. The cause must also be immaterial, timeless, and spaceless since the cause created matter, energy, time, and space; this would also require the attribute of powerful.

So, from studying the beginning of the universe, we can conclude that the cause of the universe is uncaused, beginningless, changeless, immaterial, timeless, spaceless, and really powerful…


Nature & Scripture: Determining the Attributes of God from Science