Moody Adams -- from his book "Proof" Einstein declared in an interview published in G.S. Viereck’s book “Glimpses of the Great,” 1930: “I’m absolutely not an atheist. …The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws.”
Pierre Simon de La Place, one of the great astronomers, said, “The odds that our universe could have been created without God are less probable than those of Homer’s book, the Iliad, being created by throwing pens and ink at a sheet of paper.”
There are some who believe that everything in the universe is just an accident. There is no Creator, no God. There are two views of the universe. One is the “intelligence” view, that everything was designed, created and sustained by great intelligence. The other is the “anti-intelligence” view, that everything was designed, created and sustained by accident, without intelligence. These two views can be correctly labeled the “brainer” and the “no-brainer” views.
Suppose there was no God. It would mean that the human brain, the greatest known intelligence in the universe, has never been able to create anything as big, fast, and intricate as the universe. In other words, no brains would be superior to all brains. That is a “no brainer” view of the world. The existence of the universe is great proof there must be an intelligence—a God. Certainly, no intelligence could not be superior to all intelligence.
Palms 19:1 says, The heavens declare the glory of God. If you listen to the sun, moon and the stars, they are loudly declaring that a glorious God created them. Our magnificent universe is far and away the great proof of God.
Just think how big it is. We know of 5 billion galaxies and have no idea how many more there may be. In our galaxy alone there are over 200 billion stars. And this is one of the smaller galaxies. God said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them (Genesis 15:5).
Men of science have put forth only two explanations for the universe: One is that the universe was created; the other is that it has always been here. People who did not want to believe in God worked to prove it had always been here. But the philosopher Thomas Aquinas offers valuable evidence in his “First Mover” principle.
“Now whatever is in motion is put in motion by another, for nothing can be in motion except it is in potentiality to that towards which it is in motion; whereas a thing moves inasmuch as it is in act. For motion is nothing else than the reduction of something from potentiality to actuality. But nothing can be reduced from potentiality to actuality, except by something in a state of actuality.
“It is therefore impossible that in the same respect and in the same way a thing should be both mover and moved, i.e. that it should move itself. Therefore, whatever is in motion must be put in motion by another. If that by which it is put in motion be itself put in motion, then this also must needs be put in motion by another, and that by another again.
“But this cannot go on to infinity, because then there would be no first mover, and, consequently, no other mover; seeing that subsequent movers move only inasmuch as they are put in motion by the first mover; as the staff moves only because it is put in motion by the hand. Therefore it is necessary to arrive at a first mover, put in motion by no other; and this everyone understands to be God.”
This left scientists with only one reasonable theory. The universe must have had a beginning—a point in time when it was created. It meant the universe has not always been here. This led some to propose the “Big Bang” theory. Einstein said: “In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.” (Ronald W. Clark, “Einstein: The Life and Times,” New York: World Publishing Company, 1971, p. 425).
The Bible challenges us to, Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things (Isaiah 40:26). Scripture states: Every house is builded by some man; but He that buildeth all things is God (Hebrews 3:4). Since it is obvious that every house has a builder, it is reasonable that man’s house—the universe—likewise had a Builder.
Look at your furniture and you know there has to be a furniture maker. Look at your appliances and you know there has to be an appliance manufacturer.
Now lift up your eyes, look at the universe and you see the evidence there has to be a universe manufacturer—God.