A news report quotes an astronomer as saying he has demonstrated evidence that the universe is growing older. Fewer stars are forming, which shows that the universe is gradually running down, as all natural systems do. See the news report here.
This is further evidence that the second law of thermodynamics is still in effect. The evidence that the universe is running down proves that the universe is not eternal, but rather began a finite time ago. Atheists have tried to hold to an everlasting universe, one which just keeps running and running without beginning nor end. But the evidence for the big bang combined with evidence that the universe is running down all point to the conclusion that the universe began, and did so a finite time ago. If the universe were infinitely old, it would have run out of energy an infinitely long time ago. Since it has not, we can know it began. Things that begin must have a beginner, for something cannot come from nothing.
The atheists go to great lengths to try to avoid the obvious conclusion. They try to appeal to little-proven theories of quantum mechanics. This is an interesting reversal of the “god of the gaps” theory. When Christians point to evidence of a designer, atheists have long rejected these claims as ‘god of the gaps’ theories, saying that since we do not yet understand what caused some natural event, Christians are merely pointing to a gap in knowledge and saying “god did it!” while holding to their faith without evidence. Well, it would appear that the atheists are making a similar claim. When the natural evidence points to a claim that destroys their pet naturalistic dogma, they grasp at unproven theories in an attempt to disprove what the evidence is clearly pointing toward: Some being outside the universe caused it to come to be.
The New Testament is then proven true, when it says men suppress the truth.