Out of nothing, nothing comes
by Mike Licona
We have all either asked the question or have been asked it: ‘Who Made God?’ Everything we know of has a beginning and was caused to exist by something else. Everyone reading this article began to exist and was caused to exist by their parents. But what about God? Who caused Him to exist and when?
At some time or another most of us have asked the question, “How did God come to be?” The question is actually an intelligent one and reveals deep thought on behalf of the inquirer. Unlike us, God did not have a beginning. He has always existed. Yet how can this be? What did he do before He created the heavens and the earth? What was His existence like?
While these questions may have to remain unanswered for now, one does not have to know everything about something in order to be justified in believing it. Of course we want to be careful not to believe something that is certainly incoherent; for example, the existence of a married bachelor. Unless you alter their proper meanings, the terms “married” and “bachelor” can never be joined.
The terms, “eternal” and “Being” are not incoherent. So we can believe that God is an eternal Being without fully understanding how this may be so. But we can go further. An eternal “something” is not only coherent, it is logically required. Why? There are only two options: the first thing to exist must either be eternal or it began to exist.
For years scientists believed that the universe was eternal. In 1929, Edwin Hubble, after whom the Hubble telescope was named, noticed that the universe appeared to be expanding. This was confirmed in 1965 by Wilson and Penzias. The Big-Bang theory has since enjoyed acceptance by the consensus of astronomers…
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