No, The Universe Could Not Cause Itself And Here’s Why

Why is there something — let us stipulate that it is the universe in which we exist — rather than nothing? That’s the most basic question of all, and there are only two possible answers: Either the universe had a beginning or it is eternal.

But did the universe begin itself or was it created by something outside of itself? That gets us to the question of does God exist. How you answer that question shapes how you answer most of life’s significant questions.’s Frank Turek, co-author of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist,” explains in the following short animated video why the universe could not have created itself, and why God must exist, or, to put it in Aristotelian terms, the uncaused First Cause:


Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland. Go here:

One thought on “No, The Universe Could Not Cause Itself And Here’s Why”

  1. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
    Tell me, if you understand.
    Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
    Who stretched a measuring line across it?
    On what were its footings set,
    or who laid its cornerstone—
    while the morning stars sang together
    and all the angels[a] shouted for joy? (Job 38:4-7)


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