With ample evidence discovered by science, the thesis of an "infinite
universe" was tossed onto the scrap-heap of the history of scientific
ideas. Yet, more important questions were forthcoming: what existed before
the Big Bang? What force could have caused the great explosion that resulted
in a universe that did not exist before?
There is a single answer to be given to the question of what existed
before the Big Bang: God, the All-powerful and the Almighty, Who created
the earth and the heavens in great order. Many scientists, be they believers
or not, are obliged to admit this truth. Although they may decline to
admit this fact on scientific platforms, their confessions in between
the lines give them away. Renowned atheist philosopher Anthony Flew says:
Notoriously, confession is good for the soul. I will therefore
begin by confessing that the Stratonician atheist has to be embarrassed
by the contemporary cosmological consensus. For it seems that the
cosmologists are providing a scientific proof of what St. Thomas contended
could not be proved philosophically; namely, that the universe had a beginning.
So long as the universe can be comfortably thought of as being not only
without end but also beginning, it remains easy to urge that its brute
existence, and whatever are found to be its most fundamental features,
should be accepted as the explanatory ultimates. Although I believe that
it remains still correct, it certainly is neither easy nor comfortable
to maintain this position in the face of the Big Bang story. (Henry
Margenau, Roy Abraham Vargesse, Cosmos, Bios, Theos, La Salla IL:
Open Court Publishing, 1992, p. 241).
Some scientists like the British materialist physicist H. P. Lipson confess
that they have to accept the Big Bang theory whether they want it or not:
If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay
of atoms, natural forces, and radiation, how has it come into being?…
I think, however, that we must…admit that the only acceptable explanation
is creation. I know that this is anathema to physicists, as indeed
it is to me, but we must not reject that we do not like if the experimental
evidence supports it. (H. P. Lipson, "A Physicist Looks at
Evolution", Physics Bulletin, vol. 138, 1980, p. 138).
In conclusion, science points to a single reality
whether materialist scientists like it or not. Matter and time have been
created by a Creator, Who is All-Powerful and Who created the heavens,
the earth and all that is in between: Almighty God.
It is God who created the seven heavens and of
the earth the same number, the Command descending down through all of
them, so that you might know that God has power over all things and that
God encompasses all things in His knowledge. (Surat at-Talaq: 12)