By J. Warner Wallace — Christians aren’t the only ones looking for the first “uncaused cause” of the universe. Everyone, theists and atheists alike, is looking for the cause of a universe that clearly had a beginning.
“Now therefore, fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served, and serve the Lord. Otherwise, choose this day who you shall serve.” When Joshua put this declaration before the Assembly of God’s people, many were those who openly declared for the Lord, but did not abandon the gods of their fathers. These gods, which the fathers served, would later mutate into a lustre-luring evil called the Mammon who will contend with God for the only seat in the heart of man.