In a single Breath the limitless power of God almighty was released and brought order from divine chaos. I love the poetic lyrics of the song So Will I (100 billion X), by Hillsong. Their introduction of the song astounds me in its simplistic yet sagacious expression demonstrating the eternal creative power of God .
"God of creation There at the start Before the beginning of time With no point of reference You spoke to the dark And fleshed out the wonder of light
And as You speak A hundred billion galaxies are born In the vapor of Your breath the planets form
"There at the start, Before the beginning of time. With no point of reference ..." Those words echo through my ears and resound in my spirit. Before there was anything that was created God existed. God is the perpetual state of existence.
Let's talk about the law of conservation of energy for a moment. To state it simply, the Law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. It is only transferred or stored. An equal amount of energy goes in, and an equal amount of energy comes out. For instance, a stick of dynamite goes off. The energy is evenly dispersed through the sound, the fire, the explosion itself and the amount of energy that is dispersed can be accounted for by implementing Noether's Therom as an end result of continuous time translation symmetry.
Time translation symmetry (TTS) is the hypothesis that the laws of physics are unchanged. This means that scientists speculate that laws of physics are the same throughout history. In short, by this scientific theory it could be concluded that laws of physics are eternal, and in the same breath one could determine that energy has always existed. I do not believe that this is the case. If that were true, then energy and the laws of physics would be the progenitors of all creation and science would be greater than all of us with no master.
The law of thermodynamics has helped me to create the concept of Perpetual existence. It is this:
There is a singular point of creation that, with enough time, science could presumably be able to unravel. That would take you back to the exact moment when God began the creation process. However, if you only saw what was happening in the physical you wouldn't see the spiritual dynamic of Creation. You see nothing, followed by the creation of something.
There are many scientific minds that believe that the universe has simply always existed placing it into the same category as God, even going to far as putting the universe as God. Then by that logic If the universe hasn't always existed then the laws of physics must have always existed. But that doesn't answer the question of if a law exists, then who created that law? If the universe simply had a need to be created, or a desire to be created as Steven Hawking's suggested in his book "The Grand Design," then who created that desire? Where did a need originate from? This type of cyclical thinking keeps bringing us back to the same question which could be conveyed with the age old question of what came first: The chicken, or the egg?
The answer to these question is why, I believe, there must be a state of perpetual existence. In order for anything to have been created something had to always exist. Mathematically speaking, if try to multiply something by nothing, then you get nothing. Nothing comes from nothing. Something comes from something.
Let's say that the number zero is a nothing. 0 (nothing)+0 (nothing)=0 (nothing). In order for there to be an equation that equals anything you have to have a positive or a negative value, but even then that means something existed in order for something to be added to or taken away.
in order to truly understand how creation came to be you have to add God into the equation. Before there was any form of creation there was the creator. In order to understand where creation comes from you have to step outside of creation into eternity, which is God, otherwise you will never be able to answer the questions of where did it come from and why did it happen? If we were to ever reach the edge of the universe we would hear the words "Light be" being spoken by God and see all creation forming around us in the same manner that God established from the beginning.
God, Jesus, and the Holy spirit are the answer. Energy had to be created. The laws of physics had to be created. The universe had to be created. God is the eternal perpetual source of existence from which all creation has derived. John 1:1-3 informs us, " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made." There could be no creation, no universe, no laws, no anything if God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit didn't always exist.
The word was with God, the word was God, all things are created through the word and nothing exists that wasn't made without the word of God. This scripture not only establishes Jesus Christ as eternal, but also shows us the pattern with which creation has to occur. There has to be eternaility in order for there to be creation. Even today this scripture is being upheld in the fact that mankind cannot create. You may be saying to yourself, "That's nonsense. We create! We create cures, we create buildings, we create all kinds of things!" The truth is that our idea of creation and God's idea of creation are different.
God creates from an eternal standpoint. God creates from who he is and we exist inside of him. Before there was anything, there was God. That means when he created all of creation creation was created inside of him, inside of the Eternal God. There was no place else that we could be created into. This is why he is omnipresent and omniscient. He created all of it. It all exists in him, and for it to even have happened he had to speak it to be so. Even to this day as we unravel new equations that better helps us understand the nature of creation, that is nothing new to him. He exists outside of time, and inside of time. You can do nothing without God. Nothing exists unless he says it first and it only exists because he said it does. Our idea of creation is taking things that already exist and manipulating those elements to form them into something new. We actually didn't create anything in the sense that we made something from nothing. God is the state of Perpetual Existence that is required to implement all creation.