Christians Have the Best Explanation for the Fine-Tuning of the Universe

Understanding the fine-tuning argument strengthens the cumulative case for the Christian faith

By Misty Callahan

Alister E. McGrath in his book, Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers & Skeptics Find Faith wrote, “Reality is emblazoned with signs pointing to the greater reality of God. We need to connect the dots and see the overall picture.”  It wasn’t that long ago when cosmologists discovered that our universe required very specific settings in order to support life. Just like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” our universe is “just right” in order that we may exist. This is often called the “Fine-Tuning Argument” and it’s an important concept to understand because it’s one of the strongest pieces of evidence in the cumulative case of Christianity.

The Heavens Declare

Psalm 19:1 states, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

My dad wasn’t always a Christian. In fact, as I explained in an earlier article, my dad was a militant atheist for many years after the death of my sister. However, after he became a Christian, he became fascinated with God’s creation. He specifically loved the majesty of space and the universe as a whole.

The “Argument from Fine-Tuning” is a topic that comes up a lot when you start to delve into the research surrounding the question of whether or not God exists…

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