What Caused the Universe?

“You are My witnesses,” says the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.

(Isaiah 43:10) NKJV

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) are investigating how people regard the relationship of cause and effect by evaluating the responses we get to the question: what caused the universe?

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Nonunicornism

Should I remain silent while you babble on? When you mock God, shouldn’t someone make you ashamed?

(Job 11:3) NLT

Atheist science trolls (ASTs) will pull random stuff out of thin air in their eagerness to mock we people of faith, but there are some recognizable patterns. It would seem that AST masters of yesteryear made up some responses which have past into AST lore because a lot of people use the same ones. A lot of them involve unicorns.

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Cause and Effect

For as the churning of milk produces butter, And wringing the nose produces blood, So the forcing of wrath produces strife.

(Proverbs 30:33) NKJV

Understanding cause and effect, logic and reason, is critical in successfully deducing how the Bible can account for all of the physical evidence and empirical observations of the universe.

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Effect, Cause and the Reprobate Mind

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

(Romans 1:28) KJV

The “reprobate mind” of Romans 1:28 is a consequence of rejecting the relationship between cause and effect. It manifests as a refusal to acknowledge the relationship between behavior and consequences.

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