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Summary: The Cosmos speaks of the world as the entire visible and unseen universe as a well-ordered whole that includes everything that exists

"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 men are without excuse." (Rom 1:20 NIV)

The Cosmos (Gk: kosmos) speaks of the world as the entire visible and unseen universe as a well-ordered whole that includes everything that exists. It is intricately balanced and tailor-made for life and yet is both profoundly complex and chaotic due to what was revealed in the Bible, known as the Fall of humankind (Gen 3:1-24). At the macro level, the Cosmos appears orderly like a clock, but at the sub-atomic level, matter behaves chaotically. If Gravity were infinitesimally different, everything in the universe would change.

As a young teenager, I came to the logical conclusion that nothing can create something, so the universe had to have been created by a Supreme Being. It seemed far more reasonable to believe that God exists than not to believe He exists.

When someone makes the emphatic assertion that there is no God and no one can know that, that statement can not be proven absolutely. Whether a person does or does not believe that God exists, no one has yet to explain honestly what caused the existence of that which is perceived as the starting point of the Cosmos.

The Bible reveals why there is an existing universe rather than a non-existing one.It has yet to be proved and requires the element of faith to believe. Without faith, "it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him" (Heb 11:6 NIV).

When I became a Christian, I met the one true God through faith, but one of the questions I could never get past was, "Where did God come from?" I could relate to Jesus as God, the Son, who came to earth as a human, and somewhat understand the Holy Spirit as God, but my brain would begin to fry circuits when I tried to comprehend God, the Father as always existing with no beginning.

"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." (Heb 11:3 NIV)

I came to learn that my reasoning was both irrational and nonsensical by contemplating the origin of God the Father because it implies that He lives within the space-time continuum of a finite universe He created. The truth is that God has no beginning - He IS! (Ex 3:14). The Bible tells us why the Universe exists and proclaims that Jesus is the divine Designer who created it with a purpose and maintains all things by the word of His power (John 1:3; Heb 1:2-3; Col 1:16-17).

The Bible says that God has revealed Himself to every human being since time began in the beauty of the heavens, "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 men are without excuse" (Rom 1:18-20 NIV).

Science is limited to investigations within the material, physical world. Until the beginning of the 20th-century, scientists thought that the classical physics of Sir Isaac Newton, who assumed that all the physical processes of nature and the infinite universe worked like a clock in an ordered and predictable way, should be observed like a logical and mechanical clock. Scientists also believed that natural laws govern the universe in an orderly fashion. When they began to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter, they discovered that the theories of Newtonian mechanics, and electromagnetism, which describe spatial motion, completely fell apart at quantum or extremely tiny atomic and sub-atomic scales.

The word "quantum" is Latin for the amount and means of the smallest possible discrete unit of any physical property, such as energy or matter. It came into usage in 1900 when the physicist Max Planck used it to present to the German Physical Society. As a result, the belief began that everything in the Cosmos is made out of energy.

The scientist Albert Einstein is considered the Father of the General Theory of Relativity which superseded Newton's theory of Gravity. In 1915 he discovered a mathematical way to explain Gravity and how it affects time and such things as how and why planet stays in orbit as well as the dynamics of the expanding universe. This ultimately led to the discovery of atomic energy, which has been used to harm and help humanity.

Quantum Physics has fundamentally different formulations and incompatible descriptions of reality than the Theory of Relativity that allows connections which are inconsistent with classical Physics. Einstein tried to find flaws in the counterintuitive predictions of Quantum theory but could not.

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