This is part of a series. Check this blog out from last week first.
Last week, I started writing this series on S.U.R.G.E, which is Norman Geisler and Frank Turek’s acronym that they use to talk about evidence for how they believe the world came into existence. More specifically, I skipped on ahead to the “E” in the acronym. It stands for Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Here’s a Reader’s Digest version. This theory says that as time goes forward, the universe expands, so as time goes backward, we can see space and time curving in on themselves. Time, space, and matter are co-relative. They all came into existence at the same time. Other renowned scientists have corroborated Einstein’s theory. They agree that there was a point where there was absolutely nothing.
Moving on to “S,” which is the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
The first law of thermodynamics, if you boil it down, basically just says that the amount of energy in a closed system is always constant. No energy is ever added, and no energy is ever taken away. The second law, also put into simple terms, says that all energy in the system is constantly being converted from usable energy to unusable energy. Once energy is used up, it’s used up. Poof. Gone. To corroborate Einstein’s theory, the Second Law of Thermodynamics is evidence that the universe has a beginning because if it existed infinitely into the past, we would have a burned out sun today. All of the energy in the universe would be used up. The fact that we don’t have a cold, dead universe today necessitates that there is a finite point into the past at which point everything came into existence.
Be on the lookout for the next blog about S.U.R.G.E., which will cover “U”!