This is a quote from I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (p. 92-93):
“But wait,” the atheist will protest, “if you can have an eternal God, then I can have an eternal universe! After all, if the universe is eternal, then it did not have a cause.” Yes, it is logically possible that the universe is eternal and therefore didn’t have a cause. In fact, it is one of only two possibilities: either the universe, or something outside the universe, is eternal. (Since something undeniably exists today, then something must have always existed; we have only two choices: the universe, or something that caused the universe.) The problem for the atheist is that while it is logically possible that the universe is eternal, it does not seem to be actually possible. For all the scientific and philosophical evidence (SURGE [The Second Law of Thermodynamics , Expanding Universe, Radiation from the Big Bang, Great Galaxy Seeds, Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity], radioactive decay, and the Kalam Cosmological Argument) tells us the universe cannot be eternal. So by ruling out one of the two options, we are left with the only other option—something outside the universe is eternal.
It all starts from this. If this conclusion is correct—that God created everything—then how can it be difficult to believe that Jesus walked on water, that people were raised from the dead, or that there’s real meaning to life?
second source: Galatians2v20’s Blog