Proof For God: The Law of Causality
Logic is one of the most valuable tools that man has in order to understand his place in the grand scope of the vast universe. Logic sheds light on how man was created, its purpose, and where man is supposed to go. Logic is ruled by reasonable laws, one of which is the law of causality. This law of causality simply states that every effect must have a preceding cause. As man looks around there are many effects in the universe. The mountain range is an effect, the stars are an effect, grass, trees, animals, even man’s own existence is an effect. One must ponder then based on the law of causality, what is the cause of all of these effects?
The evolutionist would cite that the cause of these effects would be something to the effect of the Big Bang. While there are many different opinions among scientists as to the nature of the big bang most come to a conclusion similar this. “The big bang suggests that the universe came into existence 13.7 billion years ago. The entire universe was contained in an infinitely small point known as a singularity. This singularity began to expand slowly, then extremely rapidly, and then slowly again, though there is no reason that such changes in rate had to happen. Over time, stars and galaxies began to form through natural processes.” These then led to further molecules which eventually led to singular celled organisms which eventually led to life as man knows it.
The problem with this theory is multi-faceted, but for the sake of this post one only needs to ask a simple question, where did the materials required for this big bang come from? The modern evolutionist would not be able to answer this question fully, rather they would be forced to simply lead the observer down a never-ending path of “this lead to this and that led to that, etc. etc. forever” In other words, this theory does not adequately answer the question of what was the cause for the effect of the universe.
As scientist Francis Collins writes in his book The Language of God, “We have this very solid conclusion that the universe had an origin, the Big Bang. Fifteen billion years ago, the universe began with an unimaginably bright flash of energy from an infinitesimally small point. That implies that before that, there was nothing. I can’t imagine how nature, in this case the universe, could have created itself. And the very fact that the universe has a beginning implies that someone was able to begin it. And it seems to me that had to be outside of nature.”
This thought helps in understanding that nature could not create itself. No rational human being would look at a bicycle sitting on the sidewalk and ponder how the metal spontaneously appeared or created itself. No, this would be ridiculous. Yet, this is exactly what evolutionists are teaching children today. Nature somehow miraculously created itself without any outside help of any kind. Nor, do the evolutionists even attempt to be able to verbalize a reasonable response to how that nature continued to develop itself once it began. They would state that they do not need to answer such questions as to do so would be to speculate on the true origin of life is to deal with philosophy rather than science.
R.C. Sproul writes this in defiance of that claim,“I say, Wait a minute! When we are going to give an explanation for all of reality, and you pin all of our hopes upon this concept of a Big Bang, why don’t we answer the question , What Caused the big Bang? Scientific theory is innately concerned with matters of causality, and this is the big question of causality: What caused the Big Bang? It is a cop-out, academically and intellectually, to say, “I’m not going to go there.” If you are going to postulate a thesis for the origin of everything, then you are begging the question, What is the outside force that causes monumental change in our little point of singularity - that causes it to move, to cause reality to change from the state of organization toward disorganization?”
There is no possible way for this theory to reconcile the law of causality in any rational unbiased mind. Yet, this is just the beginning of the snowball of lacking casualty in the evolutionists’ beliefs. Looking around at the world, once can see that many different aspects of life are unexplained by evolution, because they lack causality. No, only a trasncendant and etyernal God is the answer for the universe. Not only does God answer the common questions like where did life begin and what is the cause for beauty, emotions, order, and morality? God is also the answer for the dilemma that every person in all of existence feels within their soul. “Why am I here?” The answer is you are here for God. Tim Keller writes, “As Augustine said if there is a God who created you then the deepest chambers of your soul simply cannot be filled up by anything less.”
If the Creator exists, which He does, then human beings need their Creator. This is what the evolutionist desperately tries to avoid. Yet, it is still true. Not only does the God exist, but He has made Himself clearly known in creation. As Paul states in Romans 1:19-20, “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
Beyond this, God has specifically revealed Himself in Scripture. These two go hand in hand in order to fully help man understand God and His Will for all of the universe. R.C. Sproul writes, “What God reveals in Scripture will not contradict what he reveals to us outside of Scripture in the realm of nature. Conversely, if God reveals some truth in nature, that truth will not contradict what is found in the Bible.” They prove one another’s validity. The Bible contains all the answers that evolutionists are desperate to find but scared to admit.
Ken Ham writes,“Only the Bible explains why there is beauty and ugliness; why there is life and death; why there is health and disease; why there is love and hate. Only the Bible gives the true and reliable account of the origin of all basic entities of life and the entire universe.”
The True Cause of the Universe will change the life of any who truly believes in Him. God is the Creator and because He has created all mankind, mankind belongs to Him. Man owes everything to God, so yes God can set limitations and parameters to the morality of man in demanding holiness. Yet, He also loves His creation enough to pay the ultimate sacrifice of His Son in order to pay the price for His Creation’s sin. The Evolutionist does not need to run from God by confounding his own logic in ridiculous ideas of transcendent nature. The evolution can have peace with God by accepting the truth - God is the cause for all things and all of the theological principles that follow. Once this truth is accepted than one cane be like C.S. Lewis and see the world anew as he believed in God “as I believe the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
1. Patterson, Roger. "The Big Bang?" Answers in Genesis. December 23, 2010. Accessed October 16, 2017. https://answersingenesis.org/big-bang/the-big-bang-compatible/.
2. Keller, Timothy. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Penguin, 2008. p 133.
3. Sproul, R. C. Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2009. p. 129.
4. Ham, Ken. The New Answers Book. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2008. p 24.