The Law of Causation requires that everything which exists have an indefinitely greater cause. In other words, something larger than the universe must exist, which in turn created the universe. The Scripture states that God created the universe.
- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. - Genesis 1:1
The phrase, ‘the heavens and the earth’ is a Hebraic figure of speech which refers to the universe. This is known as a merism in which two opposite ideas are joined together into a single, all inclusive concept.
That Causation is a Law necessitates the need for a lawgiver. The Scripture states that the Law of Causation is a God-ordained law.
- For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. - Hebrews 3:4
The one who builds all things is none other than God. God is the only cause, and there are no others.
- …I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me. - Isaiah 44:6
- I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God… - Isaiah 45:5
Consider the sun. Its diameter is one hundred and nine times that of the earth. The sun’s volume is 1.3 million times the earth’s volume and 330,000 times the mass. The sun puts out 3.86 × 1026 watts of power requiring four million tonnes of matter to be converted every second into energy. If the sun is this large and powerful, how much larger and powerful is the God who created it?
- Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1938), 26.
- W.T. Stace, A Critical History of Greek Philosophy (London: MacMillan and Co., 1934), 6.