Cosmological Arguments and the Expansion of the Universe
Another indication that the universe had a beginning is that it is expanding. If you “run the film in reverse” going backwards in time, it all condenses down to the ultra-dense “singularity” from which the Big Bang arose, and prior to that, the only possibility is a transcendent agent which could have caused matter, energy, time and space to come into existence. Who could this entity be?
Cosmological Arguments and the Bible
There are many references to creation in the Bible, and what modern science has discovered matches them all perfectly. For example, take a look at these verses:
Genesis 1, Genesis 2, Psalm 19:1-2, Psalm 104, Psalm 148:1-6, Isaiah 40:21-22, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 51:15, Hebrews 1:10-12, and Hebrews 11:3.
These references to a beginning of the universe (that is, of time, space, matter and energy), and to its continual “spreading out” or expansion (it is still expanding today) were not empirically discernable to these authors. They must have had “inside information” to get this right.
Compliments of Steve J. Williams. Rendered with permission from the book, The Skeptics’ Guide to Eternal Bliss (2nd ed), Steve J. Williams, Lulu Press, 2009. All rights reserved in the original.
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