First Law of Thermodynamics

Spontaneous Generation of the Universe.

We have three choices for the origin of our universe. Either the universe spontaneously generated, it is eternal, or someone created it.

Could the universe spontaneously generate itself?

When we look at the universe we can see it is accelerating in its expansion. The idea of the Big Bang is that the universe had a start and that if we just reverse the expansion, that would be where it started. (I do not believe in the Big Bang.)

The first law of thermodynamics states that "energy and matter can be neither created nor destroyed, but can only be converted from one form to another." In our universe this law applies everywhere. Dr Hawking states, "But what is really important is that these physical laws, as well as being unchangeable, are universal. They apply not just to the flight of the ball but to the motion of the planets and everything else in the universe. Unlike the laws made by humans, the laws of nature cannot be broken". It also implies that our universe is a closed system.  A closed system is where nothing out side of the system can cross the boundary of the system. If there is no God, then our universe has to be a closed system. As our universe expands our boundary moves outward.  An open system has, let's call it, a porous boundary. The earth is an open system because the sun adds energy to the earth all the time with its light.

If there is no God the universe must be explained without Him. This has implications. If energy is not created and the universe is a closed system then the amount of energy is constant. Note there is no exception to the laws of physics. If the universe spontaneously generated it would have to do this from nothing - no thing. We use the word nothing everyday but in this instance and context it is a little different. It means no matter, no time, no energy, no space. What is also interesting is Dr. Hawking states that, "Stars or black holes cannot appear out of nothing."

Why, then, do we have scientists trying to tell us that the whole universe can (appear out of nothing)? This violates the first law of thermodynamics.

From the road and in Christ,