Cosmology is the study of creation. Even scientists admit that pondering the beginning of everything is a question for theologians.
Charles Darwin: The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed.1
Albert Einstein: The more I study science, the more I believe in God.2
For centuries, scholars have considered the topic sentence of the best-selling book of all time worthy of serious contemplation.
The Bible: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.3
Christians agree that God created the universe, but often disagree on the details. Debates rage over the age of the earth. Controversies over literal and metaphorical interpretations abound.
Any study of our origins is hindered by two factors—creation cannot be reproduced in a laboratory and nobody was there when it happened.
The Bible: Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?4
It is with awe inspiring humility that we ask one of life’s most basic questions: “Who am I, and how did I get here?”