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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
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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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So far you make a lot of sense, I do believe in God.
Would like to keep you on my site for further study. You made me think.
awesome info keep up this good work
Adam was the first person on this earth bottom line
Thank you for this most interesting discussion of genealogy re: the timing of the first man as relates to both the Bible as well as archaeology!!!
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 site is a literal God send! I've been struggling with reconciliation of what scripture says and what I've been taught through various denominations and their individual traditions. I'm so grateful, honestly, to have permission to think critically and to allow the Holy Spirit to teach me directly.
What you have said makes so much sense to me. I would love to read more of what you think.
I am a Christian, and I have always been a “young earth” proponent. My son, also a Christian, is an “old earth” proponent, and we have debated this topic. After reading the content of this website thoroughly, I am willing to reconsider my position.
Very good and educational, explaining how it all connects and coincides with the Bible’s account.
Interesting to read. Will research further.
Very enlightening and interesting, Thank you
I like your site. Good to see others believe as I do.
Very informative and interesting.
Wrong!!
I'm preparing to teach my first Religious Instruction lesson for the year in a public Australian school tomorrow and we'll launch straight in to the creation story from the Bible. So thank you!! I feel confident now to answer any questions the kids might raise.
Scientists make mistakes, and when the scientists' beliefs don't match the Bible then God's word, the Bible, is right, and the scientists are wrong.
This is great. God has shown this to me some time ago, but you are the first that has ever confirmed it. God is good.
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
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Thank you. I have visited this site before.
You are very much on the right track.
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
How great it is to have a resource to help in ministering to the sceptical. Thank you. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to upcoming studies.
One of the best study sites I have found!
I have struggled with references to people before Adam, and coordinating it with science. This makes sense to me. Thank you for helping me with my dilemma.
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!
Thank you for your good work.
It’s too bad that the Christian community cannot allow for mistranslation of both an ancient language and understanding of that language.
With this pandemic going on, I have many of these conversations with myself.
Thank you for this! I have had many conversations about science and Christianity. I am not very smart but now I am a little smarter.
This is fascinating! I stumbled across this site and have been questioning what I was taught. This is an answer to prayer!
Do you offer a textbook?
God created everything that was created in six literal days.
Thank you for this.It helps me understand my youngest grandchild(age 31). Also this affirms my teaching as a science teacher and pastor.
Thank you for the Bible verses about hell. This is a very difficult subject that many people that believe in Christ have adopted as truth. I have yet to understand why.
Thank you for this summary. Very large and difficult task and worth the time taken. I am a believer in Jesus Christ, His eternal life, His death burial and resurrection. I believe the Bible is the Word of God.
I hope this excellent presentation penetrates the evangelical church where sadly a majority of Christians believe that the Big Bang is an atheistic concept rather the Fingerprint of God that it is!
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding.
This sounds interesting.
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!
I don't think I believe this
By observing ruins etc firsthand, my personal opinion is that man existed before Adam. Adam was the first God breathed His Spirit into.
Bullshit. Just utter bullshit.
I have always thought this to be true but have never heard it said! Praise God!
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..
These explanations make real sense.
The big bang is a theory. God is a fact.
I ran across your website this morning. At age 50, I lead a women's Bible Study in Florida. I am at a place where I am questioning so many things about what I have been taught - traditions handed down for generations. To continue teaching is becoming challenging. I have a daughter who is also a believer but wrestles aloud with questions concerning Adam and original sin, eternal hell with eternal suffering, etc. Honestly, I think her wrestling has led me to stop and think more. So now I am seeking…
awesome info keep up this good work
I'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
Interesting and thought provoking, following a line of thinking that has interested me for years. To question traditional interpretation doesn't detract from the validity and power of scripture but reinforces it. Jesus was rejected by the religious experts of His day because He didn't fit the traditional interpreting of scripture. We still have much to learn.
2nd law of thermodynamics disproves big bang & evolution.
God bless.
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!
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!
Either believe the world or believe God. We cannot have both.
Thank you. You have clarified how to teach what I have always believed. I didn’t know how to explain it to others.
Amen. Thank you.
Loved it. Been saying it for years but nobody listened.
I really enjoy your site.
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
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
Beautifully done and very reasonable. I’ve been struggling with the contradictions in the Bible and science for years. I believe that there is a God but I wasn’t always sure if the Bible Was Gods word or man made. Thank you! Makes so much sense!
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
Please let me know if it is available in a hardcover or paperback book.
Very interesting to read.
If for nothing else, this at least may cause someone to dig deeper.
Right!
Don't know, don't need to know. It'll all be revealed by & by.
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.
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.
As much nonsense and stupidity as I have heard since big bang or evolution.
Very interesting, food for thought. I have often wondered about this and have had many questions Thanks
I am looking forward to reading through the rest of the Thinkers website. Thanks for investing in this work. It’s so important! Especially in these times. 
Just another Satanic attempt to change God's WORD. More likely made up of Liberal Kids that don't know any better.
Will this material be made available in print form for purchase?
Thank you for the work that goes into this site, and please keep the good material coming.
Not only do I thoroughly enjoy the topics you discuss but also the motivation behind their writing.
This makes me better understand that you need to "dig deeper" in Bible study.
Thank you so much for confirming what I had always thought!!! Our Father makes wonderous wonders!!!
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.
Your site is full of heresy. Repent.
Thank you
Adam was the first man created to have a living soul.
Yes there were people before Adam, the cave Men and the ice Age.
I am 75 years old. I was raised as a Roman Catholic. I have studied religions all of my life. I have so many problems with the Bible starting with Genesis. I agree with your assessment that Adam wasn't the first human on earth. The more that I learn, the less I believe in the bible and religion as a salvation. But I shall continue researching.
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
An extremely good read.Would like very much to hear more.
I now have Biblical support for my belief.
I am a person that right now I don't practice any religion whatsoever. Very interesting, thank you
I love this web site. I have always wanted to know more about what the Bible means. Please, please keep expanding this site.
Enjoyed the read. I am a believer.
This has certainly opened my mind, I believe in the Bible but could never get a lot of answers to my questions. Thanks
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
Very interesting. Verification of my own thoughts.
Interesting topics. The bible is good for salvation but not for earth history
This is from the devil. The Bible says Satan is a liar and the creater of it. This is a lie created by Satan to deceive people. Adam was the first man and the first sinner. His sin is what started death.
I appreciate your thorough investigation into the Word of God.
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