Today, let’s reflect together on a significant topic: the question of the origin of all things. In our contemplation, we will focus on the “cosmological” argument, leading us to recognize the existence of God as the most logical explanation for creation.
The basic idea of the cosmological argument is simple: nothing came into existence by itself, and nothing created itself. Everything created was brought into existence by something pre-existing. This chain of causes continues until we reach something uncaused, something that has always existed and never ceased to exist. This uncreated reality, eternally existing, is, as we believe, the God described in the Holy Scriptures.
Let’s look at some verses that provide insight into the origin of all things:
Revelation 4:11: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Colossians 1:16–17: “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.”
John 1:1–3: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him, all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made.”
These verses show us that the most logical explanation for creation is an eternally existing God. In contrast, some thinkers claim that “nothing” created the universe, even prominent scientists like Stephen Hawking held this view. However, as Christians, we must remember the important truth expressed in 1 Corinthians 3:19: “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.”
It is crucial to keep this truth in mind because in a world that often seeks alternative explanations for creation, we know that our conviction of an eternal and omnipotent God is the only logical and true answer to the question of the origin of all things.
Let us pray together in this awareness and thank God for His wisdom and revelation.
Lord, our Creator and Origin of all things, today we have reflected together on the significant topic of origin. In our contemplation, we have focused on the cosmological argument, guiding us to acknowledge the existence of You as the most logical explanation for creation.
The verses from Scripture we have considered bear witness to Your omnipotence and wisdom as the one who created all things. Revelation 4:11, Colossians 1:16–17, and John 1:1–3 show us that the most logical explanation for creation is an eternally existing God.
In a world seeking various explanations for origin, we remember the crucial truth that the wisdom of this world is foolishness to You. As Christians, we know that our conviction of an eternal and omnipotent God is the only logical and true answer to the question of the origin of all things.
We thank You, Lord, for Your wisdom and revelation. Let us pray together in this awareness and thank You for Your infinite greatness and love. May this knowledge be anchored in our hearts as we contemplate the world around us. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.
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