How did the universe come into existence?

At some point in time matter must have existed to create the earliest particles of the universe. The first atoms, the first cells, that caused the big bang or whatever, how did they come into existence? Simply put, how could nothing create something? Whatever it is atheists or non-believers think that started the universe couldn't have been in existence by itself. Some people tell me - "the universe has always been there" - which is not possible because the universe, existing in its particular shape and form, must have had something to coordinate its structure and system.

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  • Jim V
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    There are only three options:

    1 That it has always existed (in one form or another).

    2 That it popped into existence from nothing and by nothing.

    3 That there is a transcendent cause.

    Number one is both scientifically and philosophically unreasonable.

    It violates the Laws of Thermodynamics and requires an infinite chain of causes.

    Number two is irrational.  (Not to mention anti-scientific.)

    Number three is reasonable, if the right cause is identified.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    King David drew this conclusion thousands of years ago: “The heavens are declaring the glory of God; and of the work of his hands the expanse is telling.” (Psalm 19:1 [19:2, TNK]) In another psalm we find the exclamation: “How many your works are, O Jehovah! All of them in wisdom you have made. The earth is full of your productions.”​—Psalm 104:24.

    Source(s): Who Can Give Us Reliable Guidance? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102012645?q=u...
  • 8 months ago

    What can we deduce from the fact that the universe had a beginning? Robert Jastrow said: “You can call it the big bang, but you can also call it with accuracy the moment of creation.” Penzias, who shared in the discovery of background radiation in the universe, observed: “Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing.” And COBE team leader George Smoot remarked: “What we have found is evidence for the birth of the universe.” 

    Is it reasonable to conclude that if there was a beginning, or creation, of the universe, there was a Beginner, or Creator, of it? Many think so. Smoot declared regarding the discoveries made by COBE: “It’s like looking at God.” 

    Of course, without the scientific evidence that has come to light in recent decades, millions have put faith in the opening statement of the Bible: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”—Genesis 1:1. 

    Yet, not all want to acknowledge this simple statement in the Bible. “Many scientists did not like the idea that the universe had a beginning, a moment of creation,” noted physicist Stephen Hawking. They “didn’t like the extra-scientific implications of the theory,” wrote Michael J. Behe, “and labored to develop alternatives.” 

    So the questions are, Did the universe come into existence, in effect, by itself? Did it just happen, or was it created by an intelligent Creator? You will find the following evidence enlightening. For more information WWW.JW.ORG

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    From your own actions ie karma . From the beginningless time

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  • 8 months ago

    We don't know all the details. But in any case, matter isn't required; energy is. As Einstein showed, matter is a form of energy. 

     

    Whatever form that energy took, it wasn't "nothing." And so perhaps there's an earlier state from which that energy came. Knowing what we know about the history of the material universe still doesn't entirely explain it. 

     

    We DO know that the universe, as we experience it now, hasn't always been there. But there's a limit to how far back we can trace its states of existence from the evidence we can collect now. 

     

    Here's one physicist's attempt to describe the process, with the hypothesis of an "unstable scalar field" of energy as a starting point (of this explanation, not of all existence; the scalar field itself must have an origin as well): 

     

     

    Since we don’t know the details, all we can say at this point is that as inflation progresses the unstable scalar field converts itself and its energy into other particles: in a process similar to radioactive decay, where one particle morphs into two or more, the scalar field becomes other kinds of matter particles. Eventually, these initial decay products convert into more ordinary particles. According to this view, the primordial scalar field that drove inflation would be matter’s first common ancestor. This is not as strange as it seems. Particles decay and change into each other all the time. [...] According to current understanding, as inflation nears its end, the matter conversion process goes berserk. The scalar field explosively dumps its remaining energy into a maelstrom of particles, filling the cosmos with hot matter. In the modern view, it is this explosive creation of matter at the end of inflation that is associated with the Big Bang: in other words, the Big Bang is not the beginning. The details, however, remain nebulous. 

    -- Marcelo Gleiser, "A Tear at the Edge of Creation"

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Exactly correct. You would think that all these anti-Creation folks would have at least a basic degree of common sense.

  • 8 months ago

    What you suggest is an effect without a cause. Exodus 3:14 is recommended reading. And there is this, "For He spoke and it came to be; He commanded and it stood fast." Psalm 33:9, 6

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    The universe is eternal - it has always been here - at no point did it suddenly come into existence.So the Big Bang occurred in an already existing universe.

  • 8 months ago

    Simply by God's imagination , because He finally learned to love everyone unconditionally.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    < the universe couldn't have been in existence by itself. >

     

    But you cheerfully accept that god has always existed don't you?

  • gillie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    How did a creator god come into existence? No special pleading fallacies now, if a god can exist without being created, surely something as simple as energy can.

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