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Apostle's Creed Apologetics: Did God Create The Universe?

The 1980 documentary “Cosmos” has astronomer Carl Sagan famously saying, “The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be.” The whole documentary takes the viewer on a tour of the beauty and complexity of our universe. The 2014 documentary series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is a recent reboot of the original that pays homage to Sagan’s documentary. The reboot was produced by Seth MacFarlane who is well known for creating the popular animated show “Family Guy.” These two shows could not be further from one another. So, what prompted MacFarlane to stray outside of his normal genre with “Cosmos”?

He said in a 2014 LA Times interview that there has been “a resurgence of creationism and intelligent design quote-unquote theory” and “a real vacuum when it comes to science education.” Because more schools have begun to question evolution and there has been a rise in intelligent people advocating for intelligent design and the creation of our universe, MacFarlane wanted to reboot Cosmos to set the record straight: There is no God. There is nothing other than our physical universe. Science is the only thing that gives us truth. And science explains everything, including the cosmos.

But the Apostle’s Creed says we believe in God, “maker of heaven and earth” because Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” So, either God is eternal and create