Studies in Genesis 1
In the beginning, God created the heavens. [Genesis 1:1 ESV]
Man (not men but people) try to explain the universe without acknowledging God’s existence, suggesting He is not who He is, is unknowable or non-existent. Yet, the evidence of the universe and its Intelligent Designer is visible and in some cases measurable. Within the last hundred years a theory of the origin of the universe has been suggested and has gained unprecedented popularity.
Since the first law of thermodynamics states all matter and energy remain constant within a closed system and our universe is a closed system, then matter and energy can neither be added nor subtracted from the sum total. Matter and energy moves and rearranges but does not increase or decrease in amount.
I am not a physicist and do not completely understand the consequences of this law. However, if this law is true, and it is accepted as a law, then the implications are astounding.
All matter and energy were initially contained within an infinitesimally small point of space. Existing for the briefest time and reaching an unimaginable temperature there was an explosion. Within seconds the infinitely large universe was born and has been expanding ever since. Observable astronomical data states galaxies are rapidly moving away from each other.
We are left with some simple yet non verifiable questions. From where did all matter and energy come? What was before? We are faced with unsolvable mysteries and can only speculate answers.
Only God can reveal the answers to these and other questions.