Every theory about the origin of the universe is founded on faith. They all admit or presume a beginning that can’t be seen. We have ample evidence that creation magic happened. We are here. But all “how” explanations require faith. Each describes the inexplicable. Creation theories answer the question “Who or what caused the creation magic?”
It requires dramatically more faith to believe in magic without a magician. So why would people want to choose that proposition when what it involves goes against all known human experience? Perhaps because it clears a path to claim that the highest intelligence in the universe is humanity. And if we claim further that we are the highest and best of existence, then we are the best the universe has to offer. Therefore we have a right to control.
We all believe in things we can’t see. But Biblical faith is far more in keeping with what we know by experience. We know creations come from creators. No one has ever seen a creation make itself. We observe that creators are sovereign over their creations. As with us.
So it is only a step of faith to believe that we are creatures, made by God. We are physical representations of spiritual realities. Our limitations mean our beginnings require faith. Thankfully, the True Creator Magician did not leave us to speculate who or why. We know by faith that God created the worlds, speaking them into existence. We know he gave it choice, and then redeemed its poor choices.
Faith is an opportunity. An invitation to believe that God is who he says he is. The visible and the invisible declare the name of Jesus. We are invited into the uniquely human opportunity to put our faith in Him.