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Big Bang and The Bible

December 21, 2016

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A scientist once said, "There either is a God, or there is not a God,and either answer is terrifying."

There is no middle ground. If there is no God, there is no hope. This is all there is.

But on the other hand, if there is a God, then He calls the shots and we are accountable to Him.

Along this line of thinking comes the big question: Did our universe begin with Biblical creation in six literal days or did we evolve over billions of years?

Our public, private and even many "Christian" schools have pushed the god-less "Big Bang" theory for decades and it's taken its toll.

The percentage of born again Christians who believe evolution and/or the Big Bang plays at least some role in the creation is an uncomfortable 50%! *

Many believers reading this today see little problem with God using the Big Bang in some way or shape in creation, often citing the non-scriptural "Gap Theory" as their basis for belief.

The Gap Theory is an attempt to compromise Biblical fact with baseless science by inserting millions of years between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. But that violates an even bigger Biblical truth—sin brought death. With the Gap Theory, death comes before sin and Genesis crumbles.

"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God."  1 Cor 3:19

The Big Bang theory, with or without the Biblical "Gap," is quite foolish when you think about it. It's hard to believe anyone with two brain cells would put their faith in it.

Consider the facts:
The original theory was first loosely proposed by the Belgian George Lemaitre in 1927. In 1948, George Gamow, R. A. Alpher and R. Herman outlined the basic model.

Gamow, a scientist and fiction writer, gave it the name "The Big Bang." Using simple rudimentary visuals (cartoons) he enthusiastically pushed his theory to other scientists (Isaac Asimov, Asimov's New Guide to Science, 1984, p. 43).

Gamow's fictional writing must have served him well in explaining the universe's beginnings because only an incredible imagination could have thought up this wholly unscientific theory.

The Big Bang teaches that in the beginning, some 12 to 14 billion years ago, there was "nothingness." Then gravity caused the "nothing" to pack tightly together and a spark caused the "nothing" to explode outwardly as hydrogen and helium.

Therefore, the Big Bang begins with nothing, then gravity appears out of nowhere, followed by a magical spark from nowhere that caused an explosion that somehow CREATED hydrogen (one proton and one electron) and helium (two protons and two electrons) from nothing!

Astonishingly, many of our brightest minds believe that in the beginning there was nothing...and then it exploded! Big Bang supporters have more faith than most Christians!

The theory continues to say that this random explosion caused gases to blast outward through frictionless space to eventually form stars, galaxies, planets, and moons...and later plants, animals and humans.

One of the many problems with such a theory is what we know about "frictionless" space.

The randomly exploded out-flowing gases from the Big Bang cannot stop moving outward, slow down or turn. They would continue to move farther apart.

Yet we find grand design in the galaxies of the universe. Not to mention the intricate design in animals and humans!

And finally, no scientist doubts that DNA, the blueprint from which each of us is made, is an intricate design. There is absolutely nothing random in the DNA all of us contain.

And it is not only a design, but DNA replicates itself (code) and is self-correcting! Which, of course, means if you have a design, you MUST have a designer!

 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Cor 1:20

God said he designed each and every one of us. Our DNA code was in Adam. When Adam sinned, sin infected not only Adam, but all his offspring.

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Cor 15:22

God also designed the universe. And it is stunning.

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; Psa. 8:3

Bill Perkins


Bill Perkins is the founder and Executive Director of Compass International, Inc.
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