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According to Nikodem Poplawski in an article he published with insidesience.org, “Our universe may exist in a black hole. It sounds strange, but it could actually be the best explanation of how the universe began…” I thought to myself this should be good, so I continued reading. He goes on to submit several questions that have pressed science since Hubble discovered our expanding universe in 1929. Then before he starts into the body of his article he says, “The idea that our universe is entirely contained within a black hole provides answers to these problems and many more.”

As I read the article, one item stood out to me that I would have missed, if not for an apologetic argument concerning our beginnings, which I have become familiar with this past year . It is called the Kalam Cosmological Argument. Atheists, and particularly atheistic scientists, have struggled to find answers to what caused the Big Bang, a theory that has become commonly accepted in the science and theist circles. The idea that the Big Bang has a cause that we as believers refer to as God, triggers great frustrations to the naturalist.

Simply put, the Kalam Argument states that everything created has a cause. For example, A was caused by B, B was caused by C, C was caused by D, etc.

Another way to look at the series of causation is that the tree in your front yard was caused by the seed of another tree, which was caused by the seed of another tree, etc. We can trace these seemingly endless causes, (but they are not endless), back in time to a beginning point science calls a singularity. And you thought that was just a made up scientific term used by Star Trek fans. From this singularity came the Big Bang, a name which really does a poor job of describing what took place.

The Big Bang was not an explosion in terms that we are familiar with, pieces scattered in all directions and everywhere. A better image, that William Lane Craig uses, describes the universe expanding much like buttons that are glued onto a balloon someone is blowing up. Aside from the causation argument, tell me of any explosion that took place which ended up creating something. I think it was Ravi Zacharias that said you could liken it to “an explosion in a printing press which produced an encyclopedia.”

Even Einstein based his model of relativity on the theory of a universe which was not expanding or retracting, but a universe that just always ‘was’. When Einstein visited the Wilson Observatory in 1932, to confirm with his own eyes what Hubble discovered, I can only imagine that he left scratching his head.

The idea of a universe that had a beginning was troubling to many who, like Carl Sagan said in The Cosmos, “The universe is all there is, was, and ever will be.” So here we have a theory that science has nearly understood for a hundred years, and atheists still grasp at straws to come up with something, anything, that would explain our creation without the use of a creator.

In his article, Poplawski talks about atoms, particle spins, black matter, dark energy, torsion, and then says, “Every black hole would produce a new, baby universe inside. If that is true, then the first matter in our universe came from somewhere else. So our own universe could be the interior of a black hole in the cosmos, any observers in the parent universe could not see what is going on in ours.”

These kind of theories that are impossible to confirm, multiverse theories as William Lane Craig calls them, simply push back the question of where we came from. I would ask if this theory of black holes is true, then where did that parent universe come from? Where did its parent universe come from, and when do we stop asking such questions?

This theory is really just another veiled multiverse theory that provides us with no answer as to why we exist, but thankfully, we as believers know how we came to exist, but more importantly why we exist. God is a necessary uncaused being and the question atheists ask, “Who caused God?” does the same thing. It pushes back the question and leads to an infinite number of gods. The only plausible and logical answer is that God is uncaused, He has existed forever, (forever does not mean endless time, but standing outside of time), all powerful, and all knowing.

Even though science struggles with this truth, we as Christians don’t need to fear science, but should always look forward to the next discovery that will only point to a God whose thoughts are not like ours, and who’s creation was beyond our imagination. Sir Arthur Eddington said, “Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.”

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