When did time begin?
“1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
We have faith that the universe started some place – I mean it’s a physical body and hasn’t always been, so at some point it started. The question is how. God tells us He created it out of a word, spoke it into existence. Freaky, but way cool. Science is trying to say that this something just happened, that a bunch of absolute nothing all of a sudden got together and created itself. We believe one or the other, it’s called faith. We have faith that it all started somewhere, somehow, in ways that don’t make sense to us, that we can’t get it had around. I’m not aware of another alternative.
This fact, that we all have faith, has huge ramifications. If you believe the God story, you believe there is a God. This freaky powerful God ought to give you pause to think of the power you’re now believing in. Other religions inventors don’t claim to be God, only wise men. Christ claims to be God, then backs it up with love, service, wisdom, and strength that changed the trajectory of human life. One man. One man started it and had such a powerful impact that all but one if his first disciples suffered horrible deaths because they refused to deny him. One man’s words bring the power of God to our head so we start to open or hearts to His transforming Spirit. And then transformation begins, transformation directed by this freaky loving, powerful, all knowing God. That’s one thing to believe in, too have faith in.
Or, you can believe that something that is contradictory to itself – science says nothing can be created from nothing because nothing is nothing, except for the start of the entire universe. Hmmmm, that doesn’t make sense. It’s contradictory on other fronts too – survival of the fittest should indicate that well have a declining number of species, and that’s happening. So, if that’s been true from the beginning of time, how did we get to have such a large amount of species in the first place? Seems we evolve slower than we would get eaten. Just one example. There are many more.
If it’s far fetched to believe in God, to me it’s father fetched to not.
Imagine a life filed with confidence that you were created out of love, not primordial soup. That changes everything, changes your reason for being, your entire existence.
Once again we get to us having a choice. When did it all begin? When did linear time begin? At God’s word or somehow out of nothing? Are we lovingly created or hatched? Think about it, choose wisely.