If you believe the universe has always existed, you are going against almost everybody

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Think everything in the universe has always existed?

You can believe whatever you want but you might be going against “almost everybody”.

Stephen Hawking, the very popular and immensely respected astronomer from Cambridge University, agrees that this is the consensus. He says,

“Almost everyone believes that the universe, and time itself, had a beginning.”

[Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, The Nature of Space and Time, The Isaac Newton Institute Series of Lectures (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996), p. 20.]

So, what caused it?

A theory?

Or a loving God who gives perfect meaning to everyting that is, that was, and that will ever be?

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4 replies

  1. Actually, this is a really deep subject.

    Does the world and time have a beginning? Gen 1:1 says “In the beginning…” Therefore there was a point that can be marked as the beginning.

    However, we know that God spoke the world into existence. This means that His thoughts concerning the WORLD was present before the manifestation through His word ever took place. In other words, this world in which we physically see actually existed in the mind (so to speak) of our infinite God before the actual point in which it was released. Therefore, the world is as infinite as the “Caller,” of the world.

    Wow…I think I just confused myself 🙂

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    • Hey Patrick, this is a very interesting comment to say the least.

      I understand completely what you are saying and that you are probably right about the universe always existing, at least in the mind of God.

      Many people deny the beginning because they want to deny the creator. God, of course, explains the cause perfectly, science can only speculate.

      Thanks for weighing in brother, you certainly made this more thought provoking than it might have been otherwise.

      James

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