William L. Craig Critique St. Augustine on the Creation of the Universe


“Why didn’t God make the world sooner? In the early fifth century AD, Augustine of Hippo answered that God did not make the universe at a point in time, but “simultaneously with time.” That is, he believed God had created space and time together. Modern cosmologists have come to agree that he was right about space and time, and therefore it is meaningless to ask why the big bang didn’t happen earlier than it did.”[1]


[1] William Lane Craig, On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision (Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2010), p. 90.

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