Yes, God is Creator of the Universe. God is the Prime Cause of everything, He is the only thing that is eternal, and therefore, He must be the ultimate Creator. Also, everything is made out of the essence of God-Consciousness. There was/is no other raw material available. As you know, we always use raw materials to “create” anything. There is always a transformation of one physical thing (or energy) into another – a change of form. God too needed a raw material for the Creation, and the only one available was consciousness – His God-Consciousness.
Creationists believe that God created the universe about 6,000 years ago, over a period of 6 days. They believe that God created every plant species, animal species and the human race from scratch, and that the theory of evolution is incorrect. To be honest, I cannot accept this scenario, but believe the scientists who tell us there was a Big Bang that started the universe about 14 billion years ago, and that evolution has happened since then, and that Man evolved about 150,000 years ago. Why should this be wrong? Isn’t this just as feasible as a baby growing from the fertilisation of an egg by a sperm and developing over a period of 9 months, and then growing into an adult human being over a period of about 20 years? This is also true of animals, birds and fish in their own way and their own timeframes.
God-Consciousness used the mechanism of the Big Bang, evolution and DNA to achieve what we have today. As scientists have uncovered it and explained it to us, it is a wonderful and inspiring journey that the universe has taken, and is taking into the future. This is even more of an achievement by an omnipotent and omniscient God than the biblical-style creation. Why do we try to limit God’s ability to have achieved what He has achieved, through the mechanisms described by science?
Nevertheless, no scientist has uncovered what existed before the Big Bang, how life started, where consciousness came from, or many other fundamental initial sources of what is here today. The reason? Because God-Consciousness is the ultimate explanation of the universe, and most scientists refuse to look at God as being a solution. This is a lot more than declaring God “the God of the gaps.” It is the only rational answer.
I find the solution, that there is God and God created the universe, to be the simplest solution of all. Some scientific theories postulate multiverses (multiple universes in different spaces and/or times), an eternal universe expanding and contracting in cycles, life springing spontaneously from inert matter, and so on. To me, these solutions are so complex as to be ludicrous. They do not explain anything, but rather add an extra layer of difficulty to an already complex question. Applying Occam’s razor, that a simple, succinct solution is usually the correct one, it is easy to accept that God exists and that He created the universe.
To be rational and truly scientific there is no alternative but that God-Consciousness is the Creator of the universe.
(Parts of this blog are quoted from The God Franchise)