'In the beginning, (time) God created the heavens (space) and the earth (matter)'
- Genesis 1:1
- Time consists of - past, present and future
- Space consists of - height, depth
- Matter consists of - solid, liquid and gas
God is the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit. Three persons in One. (1 John 5:7). He uniquely has revealed Himself to us through that which has been made.
Due to the current conditions the universe is in, we know that
there was a beginning. The universe is slowly running out of useable energy, if the universe had been here forever, the amount of useable energy would have run out by now.
we know that the universe had a beginning, we understand that it must have had a cause because everything which has a beginning requires a cause.
This cause must have
been spaceless and timeless (outside of time and space), immaterial, uncaused and unimaginably powerful.
It can also be argued that the cause of this universe was intelligent
and living. This is because intelligence cannot come from something which is not intelligent and life cannot come from non-life (something not living).
the creation worldview strong and factual as any other view does not have an explanation for life coming from non-life or how things are intelligent.
If God does not exist,
then something random without a mind, without any purpose, somehow managed to put together the universe with the sun the perfect distance away for life, stars which light up the sky, the moon, the laws of the universe including gravity (laws require a law
giver), plants which provide us with oxygen, animals of all different colours, patterns, shapes and sizes and even medicine has been provided for us in leaves! To say it is all by chance/accident or random processes requires even more faith than to believe
it was designed on purpose by a designer!
God is immaterial because He is Spirit (John 4:24). He is a living being so was able to create that which is living.
God breathed the breath of life into man. God did not have a beginning so does not require a cause, unlike the universe. He is uncaused and eternal. (1 Timothy 1:17).
outside of time and space and is very powerful (Job 37:23). Time and space had a beginning so must have had a cause.