How do we Explain the Origin of the Universe?
Many years ago, Sir Isaac Newton had an exact replica of our solar system made in miniature. At its centre was a large golden ball representing the sun and revolving aound it were small spheres attached at the ends of rods of varying lengths. They represented Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and the other planets. These were all geared together by cogs and belts to make them move around the ”sun” in perfect harmony.
One day as Newton was studying the model, an atheistic friend stopped by for a visit. Marvelling at the device and watching as the scientist made the heavenly bodies move on their orbits, the man exclaimed,” That is a really expressive thing! Who made it for you?”
Without looking up, Sir Isaac replied, “Nobody”
“Nobody?,“ his friend asked.
“That’s right! I said nobody! All of these balls and cogs and belts and gears just happened to come together, and wonder of wonders, by chance they began revolving in their set orbits and with perfect timing.”
The unbeliever got the message! It was foolish to suppose that the model merely happened. Is is even more senseless to accept the foolish notion that there was a big bang and everything that exists in our universe simply came into being by mere chance.
How much more logical it is to believe what the Bible says, “ In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen 1:1)
(Psalm 14:1) “ The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.”