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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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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!
I absolutly loved this! My daughter is a high school science teacher, and we are both christians. We had our own ideas of what scriptures say, and what actual physical science says. This brought ALOT to light! Thank you.
Excellent points here.
No scripture to back up your words.
Yes there were people before Adam, the cave Men and the ice Age.
With this pandemic going on, I have many of these conversations with myself.
Really enjoyed
By observing ruins etc firsthand, my personal opinion is that man existed before Adam. Adam was the first God breathed His Spirit into.
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 this! I have had many conversations about science and Christianity. I am not very smart but now I am a little smarter.
This is a very interesting read and I'm going to be reading it again. 
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!
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!
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lov it
Amen. Thank you.
I have believed for many years what you have written here, but who among my friends and fellow-Christians will believe me? I stand alone. It took almost two hundred years before the church—or church members—believed that the earth was not the center of the universe. Will it take that long before Christians will believe that Adam and Eve were not the first humans created?
This is utter nonsense in my opinion
Either believe the world or believe God. We cannot have both.
God bless.
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.
I appreciate this study.
You have answered so many questions for me! Thank you!
praying Gods direction, provision, and anointing on this site and everyone, like me, blessed enough to have been led to it .
So interesting. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming. Enjoy reading them so much.
Your site is full of heresy. Repent.
One of the best study sites I have found!
This is awesome, very detailed information and totally makes sense, thanks for sharing!
2nd law of thermodynamics disproves big bang & evolution.
Mainstream science is wrong about almost everything.
Rational Evangelicals. Exellent.
Your Thinkers site is the best Bible site I've come across.
Does the bible really say humans will burn forever in hell or is it really more like thrown in the fire and destroyed? Ps I already know the answer!
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
This is heresy. I hope you repent and trust the Scriptures.
Thank you
You’re freaking idiots led by Satan! Change the Bible, go to hell! Hope you enjoy it!
An extremely good read.Would like very much to hear more.
I really liked what is written and honestly agree with the reasoning. May the Almighty broaden my mind to perceive and digest these facts.
Interesting and thought provoking.
Very informative and interesting.
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!
Very,very informative! Thank you
This makes me better understand that you need to "dig deeper" in Bible study.
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!
The reason the doctrine of original sin arose, was that Augustine couldn't read Greek and there was an inadequacy at certain points in the Latin translation, resulting in a misunderstanding.
Scientists lie to us. They lie about the age of the earth.
I really enjoy your site.
The big bang is a theory. God is a fact.
I appreciate your efforts at presenting the Bible as an accurate portrayal of what science has found to be true.
I like that explanation it makes since it has scientific evidence to back it up
As much nonsense and stupidity as I have heard since big bang or evolution.
Amen Amen Amen!!!
Much of what you share are things that have been revealed to me by the Spirit of God. Finally your site is out and does not counter Biblical script and does not hinder the Christian witness. Thank God.
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.
False teaching. Repent
Of course. If Adam and Eve were the only humans and had children, who did the children copulate with? If it was each other, then everyone would have mental defects. The Adam & Eve story is just the beginning of the Old Testament.
I have always thought this to be true but have never heard it said! Praise God!
Thank you. I have visited this site before.
All bad things on the face of the earth are connected to sin , by one mans sin we were all condemned.
awesome info keep up this good work
Interesting !!
Enjoyed the read. I am a believer.
Wrong all wrong
Brilliant
These explanations make real sense.
Interesting to read. Will research further.
Not bad, I'll have to check the Hebrew to double-triple check, for this kind of study the KJ is almost useless.
I want to learn it all.
Adam was perfect because it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that he had body aches and gray .
You really don’t understand the Bible at all.
Pure sophistry for the purpose of setting aside the claims of God upon us.
What a great and informative article! This information is invaluable when discussing biblical concepts with others, both Christian and non-Christian.
You have an interesting take on how to reconcile the time difference challenge between Bible time history & archeology . I don’t think it will matter about which time viewpoint ya right. What matters is faith & trust in Jesus for forgiveness of sin & gaining eternal life
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.
Thank you for the work that goes into this site, and please keep the good material coming.
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.
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!!!
The information that I read was very informative.
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
O my how i wish i could find a friend would be willing to discuss the bible openly with me.
Excellent reading
I am eagerly awaiting more topics.
I stumbled on your website recently, and was impressed by the scope of it and the balance evident in it.
You have developed material that is vitally needed for reaching the newer generations.
Very good explanation
Very insightful
You are very much on the right track.
Love the study
Your site is great for discussions and other questions about the bible. I hope that it continues.
Interesting topics. The bible is good for salvation but not for earth history
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.
Great work! Keep up the war against the ignorant churchians, and supporting Christian enlightenment!
I'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
Are these lessons available in printed form that can be purchased or that can be downloaded on line in a condensed version?
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!
I want more information and I want bible study
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.
Wonderful subject thank you I want more Bible studies
Very interesting please keep me posted
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