The Law of Cause and Effect
States that the cause is the reason something happens. And the effect is what happens as a result.
Causality (also referred to as causation) is the relationship between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first.
Thought: The universe requires a cause because it had a beginning.
- Everything which has a beginning has a cause.
- The universe has a beginning.
- Therefore this requires the universe to have a cause.
It is illogical to state the universe has a beginning, but not a cause. It is self-evident that things with a beginning have a cause. Think of it this way: All science and history would collapse if this law of cause and effect were denied. So would all law enforcement. Imagine if the police didn't need to find a cause for a stabbed body or a burgled house. Also, the universe cannot be a "self-caused-nothing" which can create itself. This would mean it existed before it came into existence, which is a logical absurdity.
So it's real simple. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). GOD is the cause, the heaven and the earth are the effect. Romans 1:20 claims that GOD (the cause) reveals himself through his creation (the effect). Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God". The cause of the heavens was GOD, and the effect was to declare His glory through them.
Scripture References: Genesis 1:1, Romans 1:20, Psalm 19:1
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