Genesis 1:1 ESV
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God created the universe from nothing, and this is actually supported by science. Why is there something rather than nothing? The best explanation is that a supernatural and personal being created matter, space, and time at a specific point in the distant past.
The evidence that supports this explanation of the origin of the universe is the Big Bang and the precisely fine-tuned creation.
To put it briefly, the Big Bang means that there was a definite beginning for the universe. This leads us to the Cosmological Argument for the existence of a theistic Creator-God, which goes like this:
1. Everything that had a beginning had a cause.
2. The universe had a beginning.
3. Therefore, the universe had a cause.
You can’t get something from nothing, and before the Big Bang there was nothing; by nothing we mean there was no space, time, or matter. Space, time, and matter did not exist prior to the Big Bang, and none of these things can exist without the other two. Contrary to the claims of Stephen Hawking and other naturalistic scientists, the universe could not have formed as the result of natural laws of physics because these laws were nonexistent before the big bang.
The Big Bang evidence for the beginning of the universe means that the universe and its accompanying laws of physics had a definite beginning in the distant past and the universe itself is not eternal. This is good evidence against not only the atheistic worldview, since something (or dare I suggest, Someone) had to cause the universe to exist.
It is also evidence against a pantheistic worldview–the belief that the universe is God, for much the same reason. Since something caused the universe to begin to exist, whatever that was is God.
Rather, the evidence points to a theistic worldview. In the theistic worldview, a powerful and personal creator outside the universe created the universe.
He is outside nature; i.e. supernatural.
He is powerful, since He created the universe from nothing.
He is personal, since He chose to create the universe.
He must be highly intelligent, since the earth is so finely tuned for life, even intelligent life. (I plan to explore this further in another blog post.)
This is an accurate description of the God of the Bible!
This also paves the way for belief in miracles. If it is reasonable to believe a theistic God created the universe from nothing, anything else is at least possible.