God is responsible for everything that happens in the universe – discuss
St. Augustine was walking on the seashore thinking about God’s nature when he noticed a boy doing something strange. After filling his bucket with water, the boy then poured it into a hole in the sand. He did this several times. Augustine asked the boy what he was doing. The boy replied that he was putting the ocean into the hole in the sand. "That’s impossible," the saint replied. But then Augustine realized he was doing the same thing. He was trying to fit the infinite God into his small finite brain, which cannot be done. One can, however, make some reasonable assumptions about God’s nature.
God has consciousness and identity. When confronted with the reality that the universe could not start itself or keep itself going, some might erroneously think the universe was started by some mindless force. It takes a mind with intelligence to construct and maintain such an orderly universe. The old argument is, if you found a watch on Jupiter, you would know intelligent life was responsible; the watch did not come about naturally. In the same way, the universe’s clockwork precision betrays the intelligence of its Creator. Thus, God is a person. God has no gender, but "he" is preferable to "it."
Since God is outside time and space, he is eternal. Augustine asked, "What was God doing before the universe was created?" The answer is at the Big Bang, not only was the universe created, but time also began. Astrophysicists claim that before the Big Bang, time did not exist. Because God is out of time, he always is; God has no origin. Furthermore, past, present, and future are simultaneously present to God. He sees us dead and buried already. He knows everything that is going to happen.
In addition to starting the universe, God holds all things in existence by his will alone. If God were to "forget" about the universe—which is impossible because God knows everything—the universe would revert back to...