All of creation, from the beginning, found joy in God and His Word
The problems with these three types of secular origins viewpoints are two-fold.(see note at the end of this blog) First, no known physical law of science demonstrates the possibility of being coming from non-being, or existence coming from non-existence. Thus the idea of the universe "popping into being" is technically non-scientific.
Second, no known physical law supports the idea of a more highly organized system coming from a less organized one. Ice cubes melt and broken glass shatters. You never see icecubes form in a warm glass of water nor a broken pane of glass reverse itself back to an unbroken state. Clearly the universe had to had formed from something or better yet, Someone who was of a highly organized intelligence. The universe is in a state of "winding down", meaning that all of the available, useable energy is becoming less and less. This points to a beginning, that was in a far more ordered state than it is now. Thus the universe cannot be eternally old. Furthermore, to say that another universe formed this one begs the question: then where would that universe had originated from? One would have to go back through an infinite series of universes, which as we have already shown, cannot be sustained by current laws of science.
Only a Christian view of origins can lead to genuine enjoyment of the creation due to knowing the One Who made it
Why no other worldview on origins can lead to joy
Physicist Steven Weinberg, who is one of the architects of modern particle physics and an Atheist, noted one time that the more he studies the universe, the more absurd he finds it to be. Why is that? Is it the data he finds, or his worldview? Atheism assumes there not to be an underlying meaning and purpose to life nor the universe, and yet in order to do science, one must believe there to be some measure of order. Truly any view of origins that is not centered on the Word cannot elicit joy. For the Christian, life is not random. There is order, there is purpose – and thus joy. That purpose is found in Jesus Christ, the Living WORD, through Whom creation commenced.
1. This critique of secular models for the origin of the universe is based off a well established scientific law of physics called "The Second Law of Thermodynamics".