None of us have physically seen God, nor have we seen Him interact with this world in a way that can be scientifically verified. So then how can we use science to prove that a Supreme Being or God exists whose powers are unimaginable and whose existence transcends time, and space?
Modern society has produced Secular Christians who generally walk the path of life with little more than “blind faith.” They are led to this belief system that Christianity is based entirely on feeling, and the concept of God has mere existence in the mystical realm of faith and has no basis in facts.
But if this is the case, then how are we as Christians supposed to convince Atheists and unbelievers to the reality that God exists?
Atheists and the contemporary scientific community would have you think that God and science are polar opposites. But nothing could be further from the truth. God has not left us in doubt concerning His existence. On the contrary, He has provided us with more than enough evidence that the position of Atheists looks untenable.
In this article, we will have a brief look at some scientific facts which strongly imply the existence of God. It will also become evident that Atheism is unscientific and illogical.
God and Science
Contrary to popular belief, God and Science are not irreconcilable diametric opposites, but rather, they are in perfect harmony because a truly scientific study of this topic will lead to the evidence that proves the existence of God.
And now read Romans 1:20 to see the proof that God gives of His existence.
Can you see the similarity between the definition of science and the approach that God wants us to use to determine His existence?
God is telling us that the best way to know about Him is through the scientific study of His creation!
Now, this is excellent advice from God because the best way to understand the origin of the universe is to study it scientifically.
God and The Laws Of Thermodynamics
The Laws of Thermodynamics are the most fundamental laws of physics. They have been tested numerous times and have always proved to be valid.
Thermodynamics (from two Greek words meaning ‘heat power’) is the science dealing with the conversion of heat and other forms of energy into work. The Laws of Thermodynamics explain the fundamental behavior of matter and energy and are essential to understanding why the universe works the way it does.
In other words, the very fabric of the universe is governed by these laws!
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Also known as The Principle of Conservation of Energy, the law states that in a closed system, “Energy or Matter can neither be created nor be destroyed but rather can only be transformed from one form to another.”
This law is one of the most fundamental laws of Physics and all, physical, biological, and chemical processes in the universe are subject to this law.
E.g., If you burn a piece of wood to generate heat, it may appear that the matter in the wood has been destroyed. This is not true, the atoms that made up the wood are still there. They were merely transformed into ash, soot, smoke, and heat.
If we were to weigh all the remnants and by-products produced as a result of burning the wood, we would find that the weight would be the same as the original piece of wood. You might think that maybe by burning the wood, we created new heat energy, but this is also not true. It already had chemical potential energy preexisting within it, which just got converted into heat energy.
Therefore by burning the wood, no new energy was created or lost from the universe, it was just transformed from one form to another.
Implications of the First Law of Thermodynamics
The implications of this law are far-reaching. Endless studies and experiments have confirmed its validity repeatedly under a multitude of different conditions and the results have always agreed. Therefore this law is unquestionably accepted as a universal fact by all scientists.
From this law, the following conclusions can be drawn:
- The total amount of energy and matter in this universe is constant.
- Natural processes cannot create themselves nor arise from nothing.
So where did all the matter and energy come from?
Contemporary scientists and atheists claim that the universe was created by the Big Bang. According to the Big Bang theory, all matter including stars, planets, galaxies, etc. and all energy such as heat, nuclear, and chemical energy came into existence at the Big Bang. And according to the same scientists, there was no matter or energy in before the big bang.
This violates all the known laws of physics, including the first law of thermodynamics. Remember, energy and matter cannot be created, so the “scientific” theory of the Big Bang contradicts the most fundamental law of Physics.
The universe has a seemingly infinite quantity of energy and matter. But where did all of this come from in the first place?
Scientists today admit that they don’t have an answer. But I would like to suggest that the only logical and plausible explanation is that this energy and matter were introduced into this universe from an external source or entity. This entity has to be very large, powerful, and capable to provide almost unimaginable energy and matter to bring the universe into existence.
Therefore science and the first law of thermodynamics require and prove the existence of God.
The First Law of Thermodynamics mentioned in the Bible
Yes, you read that right, it is not a typo. All the laws of nature were created by God. So it should come as no surprise that you can find many of the laws of nature mentioned in the Bible thousands of years before man discovered them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
In essence, it states that the amount of usable energy in the universe is decreasing as time passes, i.e., entropy or disorder in the universe is increasing with time.
The second law of thermodynamics is one of the most fundamental laws of nature, having profound implications because it predicts that the universe has a bleak future. One day the universe is going to end up in a “heat death.”
Note: Entropy is a measure of the energy not available for useful work.
Let us understand this from an example. Right now, as I am typing away sitting in a cozy room, I have a very hot cup of coffee sat next to me. If I wait for another 10 minutes, what is going to happen to it? Will it become warmer or colder?
The answer is it is going to become colder. And why is that? This is because my coffee is going to transfer its heat to the colder air in my room. The total energy in the room has not been lost (This is because of the first law of thermodynamics) but simply has escaped into the air, slightly warming it up in the process. But this heat energy of the coffee has been lost and is no longer usable. That is for all intents and purposes, there has been a “heat death” in the room.
Now imagine this on the enormous scale of the universe. Imagine stars to be hot cups of coffee and the universe to be a closed system like the room. Heat energy from these stars is slowly but surely being lost and is being converted into unusable energy. In other words, our universe is slowly winding down like a clock.
But if the universe is winding down like a clock, then it cannot have been eternally existing (even the big bang theory admits a beginning for the cosmos), and more importantly, someone has to have wound up the universe to cause it to come into existence.
Therefore, the second law of thermodynamics demands that the universe had a beginning. And since entropy increases with time, the universe should have started out in the most perfectly ordered state or, in other words, close to zero entropy.
Because energy is required to maintain low entropy, and we know from the first law of thermodynamics that this energy cannot have come from within the universe.
Well known physicist, Sir Roger Penrose calculated that the probability of our universe starting out at very low entropy just by pure chance is :
to one. It means ten raised to an exponent of:
It is hard even to imagine how big this number is. It’s 10 followed by 43 zeros times larger than the entire atoms in the universe!
We know that our universe started out at very low entropy and scientists admit that the possibility of this happening out of natural means is almost zero!
Folks we are left with only one other option, the universe was created by someone.
Therefore science and the second law of thermodynamics prove the existence of God who created this universe in its most stable and perfectly unchaotic state.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics mentioned in the Bible
25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. Psalm 102:25-26
The Cosmological Argument that proves God Exists
Science also proves the existence of God through the cosmological argument.
The cosmological proof can be inferred from the following syllogism:
Premise 1: Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
Premise 2: Our universe began to exist.
Conclusion: Therefore, our universe has a cause.
Premise 1 is obviously true because it is constantly affirmed by our day to day experiences.
Every event has a cause. For e.g., if a flower vase in my garden falls and breaks, it didn’t fall on its own. It was caused by something to fall. Now the cause could be the wind blowing, a ball hitting it, me accidentally stepping on it, etc.
Scientists have never found a single occurrence that was uncaused. Therefore our primary premise can be safely concluded to be universally true.
Premise 2 has been scientifically verified to be true.
As late as the first half of the 20th century, scientists thought that our universe had an eternal existence, i.e. no beginning and no end. They assumed that the universe is static, i.e. its size has always remained the same.
This was known as the steady-state theory, which was first put forward in 1948 by British scientists Sir Hermann Bondi, Thomas Gold, and Sir Fred Hoyle.
But we know that this contradicts the laws of thermodynamics and other scientific evidence such as cosmic microwave background radiations in the universe. Scientists have also discovered that galaxies are receding away from us at an increasing speed, this indicates that the cosmos is expanding. Based on these evidences, scientists now overwhelmingly agree that our universe had a beginning.
Its only within the last 50 years that scientists have accepted what the Bible claimed about 3500 years ago!
World-renowned astrophysicist Dr. Robert Jastrow says:
These sound and verified premises all point to the fact that our universe had a beginning, and an uncaused first agent brought it into existence.
The universe clearly could not have caused itself to come into existence because that would be irrational.
If it could, then it would already have to be in existence and have a mind of its own.
According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, space, and time are interconnected. His theory proves that space, time, and matter came into existence at the same time when the universe came into existence.
Therefore the uncaused agent has to be outside the domain of the universe and also space, time, and matter.
This is only possible if the creator has God-like capabilities of being transcendent over space, time, and matter. The Creator or God of the universe, therefore, has to be outside of our 3-dimensional space, has to be timeless or eternal, and doesn’t consist of physical matter.
Now I believe this is an accurate description of the Biblical God.
The fundamental laws of science clearly prove the existence of God.
If you are an atheist or an agnostic, I implore you to consider the overwhelming scientific evidence and accept the reality of God.