Once asked what he planned to say when he died and stood before God, the prominent anti-theist Richard Dawkins responded “I will say ‘Sir, why have you hidden yourself so well?’” But has he really?
Scripture offers some important truths concerning the evidence for God’s existence. The heavens declare the work of his hand, and therefore the reality of his being (Psalms 19:1-6). Because of this awe-invoking wonder of creation, those who don’t believe in God are labeled fools (Psalms 14:1) who have made themselves eagerly oblivious to his existence (2 Peter 3:5). Those who live as though they believe in a universe without God are without excuse (Romans 1:20).
If this is true, one would think that the more we learn about the universe, the more we would affirm his being, as well as his greatness. Science seems to constantly graze against theology, while not embracing the truth it implies. In a Newsweek article titled Welcome to the Multiverse,
Brian Greene explains the origin of what was once considered science fiction, namely that not only are we not alone in the universe, but our universe is not alone in reality. His explanation begins with the origins of the “Big Bang Theory.” Greene explains:And before long, scientists reasoned that if space is now expanding, then at ever earlier times the universe must have been ever smaller. At some moment in the distant past, everything we now see—the ingredients responsible for every planet, every star, every galaxy, even space itself—must have been compressed to an infinitesimal speck that then swelled outward, evolving into the universe as we know it.The big-bang theory was born. During the decades that followed, the theory would receive overwhelming observational support. Yet scientists were aware that the big-bang theory suffered from a significant shortcoming. Of all things, it leaves out the bang. Einstein’s equations do a wonderful job of describing how the universe evolved from a split second after the bang, but the equations break down (similar to the error message returned by a calculator when you try to divide 1 by 0?) when applied to the extreme environment of the universe’s earliest moment. The big bang thus provides no insight into what might have powered the bang itself. According to Scripture, there is in fact a multiverse, at least one more that exists outside the fallen one we currently occupy. It had an origin. It had an originator. Imagine it. Human knowledge has reached a place where it can empirically theorize heaven. And yet, many choose to imagine a universe without God. Belief is, and always has been, a choice
There was a time when creation sprang into being, a point past which scientific equations break down; a split second instant before the bang where the laws which govern our universe don’t seem to apply. This is a place where science must set silent. The big bang “provides no insight into what might have powered the bang itself,” but Scripture does.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:1–4)
Source: Brian Greene, (May 21, 2012), Welcome to the Multiverse, Newsweek, Retrieved from https://www.newsweek.com/brian-greene-welcome-multiverse-64887
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