If this being is omnipotent, then every occurrence, including every human action, every human thought, every human feeling and aspiration is also His work; how is it possible to think of holding men responsible for their deeds and thoughts before such an almighty Being? In giving out punishment and rewards he would to a certain extent be passing judgment on Himself. How can this be combined with the goodness and righteousness ascribed to Him. –Albert Einstein.
Scientists (and atheists and agnostics) who refuse to accept the abundant evidence which establishes there is a Creator, do so because they falsely judge God Himself, rather than refute the evidence. They continue to devise more and more bizarre loopholes to escape these findings, but these are always refuted by observations, facts and measurement. Hugh Ross’ book titled as above, lays out a history of cosmology, the study of the origin and development of the universe, beginning with the Chinese and Mesopotamian’s some six thousand years ago through today. He also compares theological based conclusions with those of Scientists. Both have been very wrong regarding their cosmology, but stubborn to concede the truth. He points out that the scientists have proved the more stubborn of the two.
For the longest time it was thought the universe was eternal and fixed. This spawned evolution theory based on spontaneous generation through random chance. As evidence of Scientist’s stubbornness evolution still floats around even though it is statistically impossible. However, the evidence for a big bang event and a still expanding universe refutes a static eternal theory and establishes a fixed beginning of the universe. Based on all estimates, there is not adequate time from this beginning to allow mathematically, random chance events to all perfectly happen in required sequence to generate all things we now see. This beginning corroborates the existence of an outside creator/initiator. Many other theories and undefined factors have been proposed to negate the inevitable conclusion of God, but they do not hold true. Einstein invented his “cosmological constant” to preserve a static universe. In 1931, following Hubble’s publication on the law of red shifts, he discarded his constant conceding that its introduction was “the greatest mistake of his life.”
This book is a remarkable primer for anyone who questions the veracity of scientific cosmology. It also addresses the apparent conflicts between the Genesis accounts in the Bible and scientific evidence, and the seeming paradox that obstructs so many, like Einstein, who could not find God just on his terms. The Bible states, “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1: 18-20). Even without today’s scientific discoveries about the universe, God has revealed His existence. How gracious God is to give us through science such insight and further proof of His Creative work.