“You are My witnesses,” says the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.(Isaiah 43:10) NKJV
We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) are investigating how people regard the relationship of cause and effect by evaluating the responses we get to the question: what caused the universe?
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.(Genesis 1:2) KJV
The Big Bang isn’t an answer, because it’s an effect, not a cause. The problem with Big Bang models is that they don’t have a source of Hydrogen for nucleosynthesis. The Bible does, there was a body of water present before creation called the deep.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
Here are some recent atheist science troll (AST) responses to the question: what caused the universe? which are similar in a very significant way: they all require the denial of cause.
The Denial of Cause
- The existence of the universe is evidence the universe exists not evidence of its causation.
- The existence of the universe is not evidence that something caused it. It is just evidence that the universe exists.
- The existence of the universe is NOT evidence of the existence of any deity. That’s as dumb as saying ‘the existence of presents is evidence of Santa’.
- As long as human curiosity remains a human trait, discovered explanations will always raise new questions. That being the case, I doubt we’ll unravel material reality all the way back to a “beginning” (a concept that may not even be very meaningful).
The “reprobate mind” in Romans 1:28 is a consequence of rejecting the relationship between cause and effect. It manifests as a refusal to acknowledge the relationship between behavior and consequences.