Sounds like a grand statement – yes?
It isn't really. Not if you want to adhere to logic, rational thinking and scientific evidence.
Here's all three in a small package:
. Either matter is eternal, OR
. The Creator of matter is eternal
There it is. Logic and rational thinking backed up by scientific evidence.
Why would I travel down this road yet again? After all these years, why would I bother presenting this truth one more time? Well, I was at an atheist blog yesterday and the writer presented what he considers to be an “ingenious plan” to prove to anyone “with the courage to try,” that God does not exist.
His plan runs as such:
Take every question that you have about Christianity, questions like:
. Why doesn't God heal amputees?
. Why didn't the Christian kids always come first in track and field?
. Why doesn't God do what I tell Him to do when I pray?
And consider – just consider as a possible answer – Because God doesn't exist.
Do this for thirty days, says the atheist writer of this blog, and he practically guarantees that you will become an atheist.
If this kind of non sequitur, illogical, irrational thinking embarrasses you as a human being, trust me, I understand. I've heard it countless times down through the years. It's a sad and pitiful example of the depths to which we humans will allow ourselves to sink in an effort to deny the existence of our Creator.
The facts of our situation are as follows:
(1) Disappointing situations in life are not proof that our Creator does not exist, and
(2) A Creator does exist and this Creator exists necessarily
(Necessary = It can't not exist).
You see, if a Creator did not exist, we would not exist, life itself would not exist, our universe would not exist.
Because nothing (material) does not have the ability to bring into existence everything (material). Unless you have an atheist world-view bias to protect and maintain, that is not a difficult concept to understand.
Until our Creator brought the universe into existence, nothing, absolutely nothing material existed.
The “infinite” exists only as an abstract mathematical concept.
The material infinite does not and cannot exist.
That is a scientific, mathematical and philosophical fact. The Steady State Model of the universe (that it has always existed) has been refuted and thoroughly discredited by science. Science has shown and shown absolutely that the material universe had a beginning from literally nothing material.
The obvious conclusion is that it doesn't matter how much disappointment you've experienced in life. It doesn't matter if God doesn't behave the way you demand that He must behave. The obvious conclusion is that if we're here to talk about it, then Creator God exists. The proof of His existence is the existence of a life-supporting, mathematically precise, moral universe.
Creator God exists and He exists necessarily.
Would knowing this reality phase the atheist in question? Sadly, no. He is committed to a world-view that entails a universe that came from nothing by nothing, and once committed to that belief, well, that's it. End of the line.