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Was the BIG BANG God's method?

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COMBINE INSIGHTS
Here's where we combine the six Insights to get an informed biblical answer

Be prepared to discuss the Big Bang intelligently

For millions of people, the Big Bang is a major obstacle to faith because they assume that to become a Christian one has to become anti-science, give allegiance to Christian tradition, and embrace the concept of a very young universe.

They have heard Christians interviewed and quoted in the media say things about science in utter ignorance, making educated people cringe.

The purpose of this Bible study is not to change the mind of any Christian, but to broaden it, for evangelism.

Whatever a Christian now believes personally about the Big Bang, the important thing is to be able to engage in intelligent conversation that lets others know that God's timing and method of creation are not essentials for Christian faith and that there are different ways of interpreting scripture on this topic.

God gives us progressive revelation

God seems to enjoy allowing us to discover His marvelous creation a little at a time and at an accelerating pace, now so amazing and fast that our minds usually cannot comprehend it.

Each new piece of scientific or historical information gives us a better understanding of God's design plan and how everything functions under His majestic laws of nature.

When confronted with new information, we should not be afraid to change our views about God's world when the changes fit within the teaching of God's Word. God seems delighted to give us ever greater knowledge of what He has done.

The issue is Christian influence in the modern world

The purpose of this study on the Big Bang – and the purpose of all studies on this site – is not to change theological beliefs but to increase Christian influence, to help reverse the current declining trend in America.

We communicate with doubters and unbelievers in two ways: (1) The life we live and (2) what we say about our faith.

This site is about what we SAY.

Of course, lifestyle is a very important part of Christian testimony (the most important part) but the focus here is on conversation (the most neglected part).

Many Christians excuse their silence by saying, 'They can see it in my life.'

What they really mean is that others will think he or she is a good person. But that's not the same as sharing the gospel. There are people from all religious faiths, and people without any religious faith at all, who are good.

The gospel does not rub off on others by moral reputation, proximity, or osmosis. It needs to be expressed in words.

Most people today don't go to church ... don't read Christian books ... don't watch Christian TV or radio ... don't engage with Christian websites ...

So how will they hear the gospel unless friends, relatives, neighbors, and associates tell them?

Christians may talk about church perhaps, but most are not prepared for intelligent discussion of basic theological issues.

Good spiritual conversation with doubters and unbelievers today requires more than unloading a testimony or Bible verse. It requires sensible and coherent dialog to demonstrate that the Christian knows what her or she is talking about – and why – not just parroting phrases from religious indoctrination.

Big Bang is a good conversation starter

Even if no one ever raises the Big Bang issue with you, it's often an effective way for you to initiate spiritual conversation with them. The Fred Hoyle broadcast, for example, is a captivating lead-in story that begins on neutral ground and will not make anyone wary of Bible-thumping.

Talking about the Big Bang is not threatening to people – it's interesting and mind-stretching – yet it lays the basic foundation for Christian faith.

Talking about the Big Bang will also flush out many misconceptions of what the Bible actually says and can extend your dialog to other spiritual topics.

FIVE REASONS

for believing Big Bang

✓ REASON 1. Bible said it first
Genesis 1:1-2, the first words of the Bible, describe the Big Bang. We could not deduce the full concept from those few words – and the concept would have been incomprehensible to ancient people – but now with help from modern science we see how everything began in an instant with the Big Bang, the moment when God spoke the universe into existence.
✓ REASON 2. Confirmed now by science
Until the mid to late 1900s, scientists believed that the universe had always existed (Steady State) and rejected the idea that it had a beginning. Now virtually all scientists agree that the universe had an instant beginning – Big Bang like the Bible describes – caused by 'a singularity' (Christians say 'God').
✓ REASON 3. Removes barrier to faith
Jesus gave Christians the commission to 'make disciples.' Christians often thwart it by erecting unnecessary barriers to faith by saying the Bible says things it doesn't actually say. When doubters and unbelievers are told that the Bible says the universe is less than 10,000 years old – and they are convinced from modern knowledge that this is wrong – they assume that the Bible is wrong about other things too and that it is not a book of truth.
✓ REASON 4. Enhances gospel message
Believing the Big Bang does not in any way alter Christology (birth, life, teaching, sacrificial death, atonement, and resurrection of Jesus Christ), which is the core of the Christian gospel. Instead, the gospel message is enhanced because it is not tarnished with concerns that the Bible has been proven wrong about origin of the universe.
✓ REASON 5. Honors God
A universe that unfolds with majestic precision over billions of years is even more marvelous than a universe put together as-is in a week. It diminishes God's creation when people say the universe is less awesome than it really is.
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GOD'S CREATION

Was the BIG BANG God's method?

SIX INSIGHTS
for an informed answer
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Insight 1: Bible credibility
INSIGHT 1

Why Big Bang matters

For the past 30 years, students in virtually all public schools and universities everywhere have been taught the Big Bang theory. But most Christians believe this is heresy to Christian tradition and that a stark choice must be made either for science or for the Bible. Most young people today are choosing science and rejecting the Bible. This tragic loss of Bible credibility is caused by misunderstandings which need to be corrected.
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Insight 2: yō·wm is Hebrew word for Bible creation day
INSIGHT 2

What the Bible says about the Big Bang

Contrary to what most Christians believe, the Bible says that the earth was NOT created instantly in its present form. See the verses in Genesis 1 which show how God used the Big Bang as a method to form the earth over time, as modern science is now discovering.
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Insight 3: What God created in each 'day'
INSIGHT 3

Science catches up with the Bible

One hundred years ago, most scientist believed that the universe always existed. They scoffed at the Bible for saying that the universe had an instant beginning. See the dramatic story of how all that has changed. Now science – with the Big Bang theory – agrees with the Bible.
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INSIGHT 4

Science is not the enemy

There can be no difference between true science and true Christianity because both seek truth. There is only one truth. Science inquires into the physical and Christianity inquires into the spiritual. See how both have been wrong at various times in the past. Eventually conflicts are resolved with new information. Science is agnostic, but not the enemy. Science makes the case for a single almighty God.
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INSIGHT 5

Tradition vs. Bible

Most Christians believe that God created the universe in six 24-hour days, but that’s not what the Bible says. By stretching the Bible, blindly defending tradition, and fighting scientific discoveries, Christians are inadvertently helping science to become the new god in America.
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INSIGHT 6

Proof of God

Some people, whether sincere or just for argument, say it’s impossible to prove that God even exists. Actually, it's possible to prove the existence of God by following five universally acknowledged rules of logic. Also see response to the question: Then who made God?
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COMBINE

Here's where we combine the six Insights to get an informed biblical answer: Was the BIG BANG God's method?

The Insights here are like pieces of a puzzle. Put the pieces together and see the big picture! Now you'll be prepared to engage intelligently and coherently with anyone about what the Bible says about the Big Bang. See list of five reasons why the Big Bang is compatible with the Bible. Also see reader comments.
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Thank you for the article! There are several nonbelievers in my life that I love deeply. My heart breaks for them. Every time I share my faith, I'm bombarded with science. Perhaps this will help. Thank you. God bless you.
Wrong!!
Interesting topics. The bible is good for salvation but not for earth history
Will this material be made available in print form for purchase?
Thank you for this.It helps me understand my youngest grandchild(age 31). Also this affirms my teaching as a science teacher and pastor.
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
Of course there were people before Adam. Adam and Eve were created for a line through which Christ would come.
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding. Thank you so much for putting your website together to help those of us asking questions about traditional lines of thinking. I look forward to reading more!
Interesting to read. Will research further.
About time!
Interesting and thought provoking.
Thank you for your studies. I find them fascinating. And I will read more of your articles.
This is a very interesting read and I'm going to be reading it again. 
So interesting. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming. Enjoy reading them so much.
I agree there had to have been other people before Adam. The sons had children, with whom? Certainly not with their own mother or the gene pool would have died out.
Brilliant
It’s too bad that the Christian community cannot allow for mistranslation of both an ancient language and understanding of that language.
Not sure what to think of this bible study. If nothing else it compels you to really dig deep and think,read and pray for understanding which I think is a good thing.
Your site is full of heresy. Repent.
Thank you
False teaching. Repent
Very enlightening and interesting, Thank you
This is utter nonsense in my opinion
Thanks you so much for your willingness to put your website together to help those of us asking questions about traditional lines of thinking. I look forward to reading more!
No scripture to back up your words.
Scientists lie to us. They lie about the age of the earth.
praying Gods direction, provision, and anointing on this site and everyone, like me, blessed enough to have been led to it .
My views on original sin have changed. Romans 5:12 says "all men die because all have sinned". What it doesn't say is "all men die because Adam sinned".
Humans were around a lot longer the 4000 bc. Thats not even as old as Sumer the first proven civilization. Evidence strongly supports that civilization may have existed long before Sumer.
You are very much on the right track.
Thanks for the analysis
Yes there were people before Adam, the cave Men and the ice Age.
I like your site. Good to see others believe as I do.
This is great, I am going to read more of your topics!
Enjoyed the read. I am a believer.
God created everything that was created in six literal days.
I was just told about your website and it's so fascinating.
Wrong all wrong
Thank you for helping to break down these scriptures, I found out now a lot of what I thought I knew was actually just tradition, most of which was confusing up until now, very grateful.
Bwahahahahaha!!! Religion, please go away and die.
Wonderful subject thank you I want more Bible studies
Very,very informative! Thank you
This is a fantastic article , thank you
One of the best study sites I have found!
Very interesting to read.
This is the best information a believer can get. Where can I donate. Big Bang is consistent to the Bible, great news. Let’s ge smart about religion. Saying the Bible is wrong has helped millions become non believers. This news can reinforce the beliefs in those who strive to believe but need a more firm and also scientific reasoning for the existence of a God. Great web site!
I don't think I believe this
Yes, I agree there is a lot of evidence to substantiate what you say. I have often thought about this myself. Thank you for all the research you have done.
Thank you for a good read on this subject: the indisputable existence of humanoids and civilizations before Adam.
I love this web site. I have always wanted to know more about what the Bible means. Please, please keep expanding this site.
The big bang is a theory. God is a fact.
I applaud you on your studies and have to say that I do not disagree with what I have read. You seemed to have covered this subject very thoroughly.
Please let me know if it is available in a hardcover or paperback book.
The main reason people believe that Adam was the first man is that is what someone told them. It’s man following man and not man reading the Bible for the truths that are in it.
Thank you. You have clarified how to teach what I have always believed. I didn’t know how to explain it to others.
Rational Evangelicals. Exellent.
Really enjoyed
I have read all with an open mind. I heard bits and pieces of theory but never this much evidence.
Thank you for your good work.
Just happened upon this site and wow! This is fabulous. I will be back. Thank you for putting this together and sharing it with us all. God bless you and your family.
What a great and informative article! This information is invaluable when discussing biblical concepts with others, both Christian and non-Christian.
Someone has never had a real encounter with God and does not know the assumptions he is making with the scientific evidence. Sad when you don't know either God or Science
I recently discovered your bible studies website and I just want to thank you for your initiative in establishing this study resource.
Great job! Fantastic resource for believers not only to be able to speak intelligently in a time of waning faith, but for our own education and edification as well!
All present dating methods are based on assumptions that cannot be proven. The methods do not meet scientific requirements of being observable, repeatable, and testable. They can reliable determine chemical compositions, but they CANNOT reliably give age..
Very interesting, food for thought. I have often wondered about this and have had many questions Thanks
Very informative and interesting.
Very good explanation
When are more topics coming?
You’re freaking idiots led by Satan! Change the Bible, go to hell! Hope you enjoy it!
This is fascinating! I stumbled across this site and have been questioning what I was taught. This is an answer to prayer!
All bad things on the face of the earth are connected to sin , by one mans sin we were all condemned.
You really don’t understand the Bible at all.
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
I appreciate this study.
Great work! Keep up the war against the ignorant churchians, and supporting Christian enlightenment!
awesome info keep up this good work
Unbelievable. Was man there at the beginning to make this determination. No. The human race is so arrogant and ignorant.
Thank you for letting me know. Opened up my mind.
Just came across your website, want to commend you on believing the Bible can and should be read as the Truth. I have always believed that if I cannot make sense out of the scriptures, it is my deficiently not the Bibles. God Bless.
awesome info keep up this good work
Interesting !!
I am excited to have found this site when I was seeking the truth about Bible timelines. I have been forced to justify my beliefs by a pastor who has a very fundamental belief in God's seven days of creation.
I do not believe in a Supreme Being who created us in his image and likeness as quoted in the bible
Great Information. I've been teaching these studies for some time to hopefully help Christians have a true biblical world view and not just a churchy world view. Glad yall out there.
this page can go to hell the bible is the truth idiots science is what a man created not GOD!
O my how i wish i could find a friend would be willing to discuss the bible openly with me.
I am in to deep thinking concerning the Bible, while holding on to Biblical fact. Being open to possibilities where things are vague is food for the soul, yet being careful of being deceived into false teaching.
Fascinating to think about. Here is something also to absorb. Let Us make man in Our image. Who is Us? Why not let Me make man in my image. Sounds plural to me. Thank you for the compelling argument Adam is not the first man:)
I stumbled on your website recently, and was impressed by the scope of it and the balance evident in it.
Not only do I thoroughly enjoy the topics you discuss but also the motivation behind their writing.
Yes
It's constructive that science keeps indefinitely improving with better observations and verifiable facts. Immutable good scriptures should simply keep itself relevant by subtle changes in its interpretation to complement and coexist with science. Good work!
Fully embrace this information. By the Spirit I have been convinced before reading this. Any serious thinker who is honest and observant will become agnostic in trying to remain with the ultra conservative ideas of literal six day creation. What a beautiful creation was being made by a glorious intelligent designer!
I find your explanation very compelling and appreciate that we do need to answer questions of unbelievers, there needs to be effort in this direction. So I thank you for your efforts
Adam was the first man created to have a living soul.
Nice to read a legitimate attempt to harmonize the traditions of the Bible with scientific discoveries.
I appreciate your thorough investigation into the Word of God.
You guys are doing an incredible job of bringing science The Bible together as one truth thank you Please continue this valuable work to awaken the public that the Bible and science are truly God's truth not contradicting each other
These explanations make real sense.
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