Big Bang Theory   4 comments

One of our early inquiries was the Big Bang Theory, which we returned to in recent years.

The Big Bang theory proposes that the universe started from a singularity – a dense wad of matter that for reasons not yet known suddenly exploded outward in an immense pulse of energy and light. Scientic consensus has pretty much decided that is how the universe we currently live in started.

Of course nobody was there at the time to observe the actual event, so this theory cannot be proven by scientific means. We can evaluate the evidence and say that is probably what happened, but honest scientists admit they could be misinterpreting the evidence or that new evidence could be found that would disprove the theory. Sadly, few scientists today are willing to question scientific consensus, but their lack of open-minded inquiry does not make the theory incorrect.

In fact, I think the Big Bang theory is a reasonable non-believers’ description of how God created the universe.

Genesis 1 says “In the beginning, God …” It goes on to say He spoke light into darkness, formed the stars, the sun and the planets. It synopizes Creation in a few sentences, saying it took six periods of time for God to reach the culmination of His Creation – mankind. I say “period of time” because what is a day to an eternal being when there was no sun to calculate a time period?

Robert Zastrow, founder of the Godard Space Institute (an agnostic) wrote in his book “God and the Astronomers”:

The details differ, but the essential elements of the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same. This is an exceedingly strange development, unexpected by all but the theologians. They have always believed the word of the Bible. But we scientists did not expect to find evidence of an abrupt beginning because we have had until recently such extraordinary success in tracing the chain of cause and effect backward in time. At this moment it seems science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance,; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he Is greeted by a band of theologians who have been there for centuries.”

We have two different views of the same evidence. Atheists, who hold a hard line position that there is nothing that exists that they cannot analyze under the rules of science, say the Big Band theory can only be explained by other theories that sound like faith – multiverses, for example. To the Christian, the science arrived at where we had been for centuries. For the honest and maybe agnostic scientist, it’s curious, but not frightening that theologians were essentially right a long time before science got there.

So far, nothing I’ve learned from science has rattled my faith that God is behind it all. I’ve read some great books that really challenged my faith, but I’ve come to realize that the presuppositions of the researcher can affect the outcome of their science and that sometimes it takes centuries before those outcomes are challenged and shown to be wrong.

Science is very good at observing evidence and I appreciate honest scientists who do this so well. It’s when scientists try to torture the evidence to fit their worldview rather than let the evidence speak for itself where I have a problem with scientists.

Posted June 2, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Christianity

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  1. Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

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  2. You might enjoy this statement.

    This from Paul Davies, physicist and evolutionist in The “Edge of Infinity”:

    (The big bang) represents the instantaneous suspension of physical laws, the sudden abrupt flash of lawlessness that allowed something to come out of nothing, it represents a true miracle.

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