Our universe is amazing!

It can be very difficult to comprehend God and the supernatural, but sometimes we need to remember that we are currently spinning at around 465 metres per second, on a planet, in outer space, which is also very difficult to comprehend! Think about that for a moment! 

Life is amazing and our God is awesome! We can only humble ourselves and stand in awe of all that God has created, the depths of His wisdom and understanding.

God has not hidden Himself from us. Throughout history God has made Himself to known to His chosen people. He has revealed Himself through Jesus Christ who came to this earth and performed the greatest act of love mankind has ever known, dying for you and I and rising again. He has changed billions of lives and even today no one and nothing can stop the good news that 'Jesus Saves!' spreading throughout the whole earth by the power of the Holy Spirit who has come to us!

'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.' - John 3:16 

The cosmological argument

1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause

2. The universe began to exist

3. Therfore, the universe has a cause

- This cause must be very powerful, spaceless, timless, immaterial and uncaused - this describes God

People will then argue, "Who/what created God?" - The answer to this question is that God is eternal, He doesn't have a beginning and therefore doesn't require a cause. The universe however did have a beginning and does require a cause.

The universe is so orderly and reliable

Why should the universe obey laws if there is no law-giver?

Gravity remains consistent

The earth rotates the same 24 hours

The speed of light doesn't change.

How is it that there are laws of nature which never change? Why is the universe so orderly and reliable?

"The greatest scientists have been struck by how strange this is. There is no logical necessity for a universe that obeys rules, let alone one that abides by the rules of mathematics. This astonishment springs from the recognition that the universe doesn't have to behave this way. It is easy to imagine a universe in which conditions change unpredictably from instant to instant, or even a universe in which things pop in and out of existence."

Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize winner for quantum electrodynamics, said,

"Why nature is mathematical is a mystery...The fact that there are rules at all is a kind of miracle."

All laws require a law-giver

The Bible tells us that there are laws of nature - “ordinances of heaven and earth” - Jeremiah 33:25. These laws describe the way God normally accomplishes His will in the universe.

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? - James 4:12

For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; he will save us. - Isaiah 33:22

God’s logic is built into the universe. It obeys laws of chemistry that are logically derived from the laws of physics, many of which can be logically derived from other laws of physics and laws of mathematics. The most fundamental laws of nature exist only because God wills them to; they are the logical, orderly way that the Lord upholds and sustains the universe He has created.

The planets act as a comparison

Saturn and its incredibly designed rings

God made the planets for a very important reason - not only do they reflect His glory, they act as a comparison to show how unique and special the earth is, in that it can sustain life.

If there were no planets, we would never know just how special planet earth is, for there would be nothing else to compare it to! God made the planets so we could understand how special our earth is.

We have water, we have oxygen, we have gravity and we have all we need for life. It is so fine-tuned! There are amazing animals, families, plants of all kinds, trees and seeds. Everything we need for life and to thrive is here. All the foods we could ever need for good health have already been provided for us. There is no way this could happen by chance. The strawberries, raspberries, bananas, apples and oranges. So unique each fruit and vegetable, all helping our bodies in someway! How could this food essential for our lives come about by chance without no designer or no intelligence or no thought behind it? This proves our God! Life is truly amazing! 

Each of the other planets have several things wrong with them which make them unsuitable for life. For example; there is not enough oxygen to live on Mars or Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are far too cold for life as they are so far away from the sun.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, it would be far too hot for life, and liquid water would not be able to exist. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are all 'gas giants' meaning that they have no solid surface. Venus' temperature is far too high for life and its atmosphere is hostile.

The fine tuning of the universe

Our expanding universe

Isaiah 40:22 tells us that God "stretches out the heavens like a curtain"

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God, and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” - Pslam 19:1

God left us clues!