Nick asked:

My atheist friend says time will eventually explain the creation of the universe and that there's no point in putting faith in God.


Trent Horn replied:

"... So your friend concedes there's a cause of the universe that's supernatural, but eventually science may explain what that cause is and maybe reduce it to I'm guessing natural terms or that it's not God ...

I would just ask your friend to explain to you when science explains something how does it do that? ... When science explains something in the natural world and the natural world is all space, time, matter and energy ... it takes something that is already natural to explain it. You take some kind of a force or an atom that already exists.

But, the problem is that if you're asking what created the whole universe, well it can't be a mere force or a mere atom or a mere material thing. It would have to be something beyond all of that and God is the only being that exists beyond space, time, matter and energy. That's the only being under what we can call supernatural ... I think you should just ask your friend what would this cause be that created all space, time, matter and energy? It can't be space, time, matter or energy cause it made those things. There can only be one causally affected thing that could make those and that would be God which is the transcendent supreme being."


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Catholic Answers, "Answering Atheism" (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2013)

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Show air date: October 7, 2013

Name of show: Answering Atheism

Guest comments by: Trent Horn

Question appeared in show: 4:19


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