*Sunday Science* — One of the most amazing features of creation is that it implies a Person Creator. There are two types of explanations for creation – scientific and personal. Scientific explanations explain with certain initial conditions and natural laws. Personal explanations explain by an agent and that agent’s free will.
There cannot be a scientific explanation of the first state of the universe. Because it’s the *first state*, it can’t explain anything earlier when considering its original conditions and natural laws leading up to it. It *has* to be a personal explanation – an agent with free will.
Secondly, the cause must go beyond time, space & matter, and so, cannot be a *physical* reality. It must be nonphysical or immaterial, of which there can only be two types. One is abstract objects like numbers or mathematical units. The second kind would be a mind. It would make most sense that the universe is the product of an unembodied mind.
The cause of the universe would be a personal agent who has freedom of will. He can create a new effect without any foundational determining conditions. He could decide to say, “Let there be light,” and the universe would spring into existence.