In his book, A UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING, cosmologist Lawrence Krauss ends with the statement, “I find oddly satisfying the possibility that even a seemingly omnipotent God would have no freedom in the creation of our universe. No doubt because it further suggests that God is unnecessary – or at least redundant.” In the Afterword of the book, ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins writes, “Science may be weird and incomprehensible – more weird and less comprehensible than any theology – but science works. … (Theology) lacks even the smallest hint of a connection with the real world.”
The premise of these renowned scientists is that something appears from nothing all the time – “The lesson is clear: quantum gravity not only appears to allow universes to be created from nothing – meaning, in this case, I emphasize, the absence of space and time – it may require them. ‘Nothing’ – in this case no space, no time, no anything! – is unstable. Moreover, the general characteristics of such a universe, if it lasts a long time, would be expected to be those we observe in our universe today. Does this prove that our universe arose from nothing? Of course not. But it does take us one rather large step closer to the plausibility of such a scenario.”
It is interesting to note that Johannes Tauler in the 1300’s, and Jacob Boehme in the 1500’s also claimed that everything came from “nothing.” However, their conclusion was based, not on science, but on direct inner experience through spiritual intuition or inspiration. This is the only real way of discovering the basis of creation as well as its source. That scientists have come to the same conclusion is remarkable even though they refuse to acknowledge creation as the work of Spirit.
In the book SPIRIT AND TRUTH an explanation is given of this “Nothing” from which everything came to be. It is not emptiness but a fullness, not yet manifested. It is that which existed before “things” and is, therefore, a no-thing. As pure being, without any attributes or conditions it is indescribable, but for purposes of providing a way to talk about it, we call it God.
In SPIRIT AND TRUTH this “Nothing” is further labeled as “the Father” – as it is known in Christianity because of the references that Jesus made to it. Referring to the Source as the father made it understandable to those Jesus taught, because a “nothing” would have been totally incomprehensible to them – just as it is to many today.
As SPIRIT AND TRUTH further develops its premise, it explains how all things were created through consciousness. Consciousness being the “light” created by God in the beginning according to Genesis, and it is consciousness through which we each draw our being. There is only one consciousness, of which every existing thing is a part and in which all things are one. This consciousness is called “God’s Son.”
Read SPIRIT AND TRUTH, FINDING CLARIFICATION OF CHRISTIAN BELIEFS THROUGH THE WORDS OF SCIENTISTS, SCRIPTURES, SAGES AND SEERS to get a more detailed explanation of God.