First Things
A Common Sense Approach to Origins

Three Key “First Things” Issues

As I mentioned in the section on my search for truth, I identified three “first things” issues while making that search that convinced me that the first verse of the first chapter of the first book of the Bible has it right – “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

The three key “first things” issues include:

  1. The Origin of Matter
  2. The Origin of the Four Essential Forces of the Universe
  3. The Origin of Life

Why limit the focus of this study of origins to just these three issues?

  1. First of all, it is sufficient to establish what makes sense and what does not make sense.
  1. Second, it is relatively easy to comprehend and to retain these three points. A student does not have to be a rocket scientist to understand the meaning and the importance of each of the points.
  2. Third, these three points are sine qua non (without which nothing) points. They are foundational issues. Even as a building requires a solid foundation to be viable, theories related to origins require a solid foundation to be worthy of consideration.

The three issues are addressed individually in the three sections that follow.