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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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Thinkers Bible Studies / Topic 1.1

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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Great read very needed in this current time thank you
Nice to read a legitimate attempt to harmonize the traditions of the Bible with scientific discoveries.
Great work! Keep up the war against the ignorant churchians, and supporting Christian enlightenment!
Thank you I knew about these things but I did not understand
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.
This is great stuff!!
I like it! I always wondered about the dinosaurs, and whether other people lived before Adam. You see, the Bible says that Cain was worried about being slain by other people. So, what does that tell you? It's more to the Bible than some clergymen are letting on.
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.
Trying to reinterpret the Bible according to man’s interpretations that are based on unprovable assumptions destroys the authority of the Bible. God was there. Man was not.
This sounds interesting.
No scripture to back up your words.
I have read all with an open mind. I heard bits and pieces of theory but never this much evidence.
Very interesting to read.
This is awesome, very detailed information and totally makes sense, thanks for sharing!
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…
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 most interesting discussion of genealogy re: the timing of the first man as relates to both the Bible as well as archaeology!!!
Very interesting, food for thought. I have often wondered about this and have had many questions Thanks
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 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 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.
Great information, it is worth further studies. Kept up the good work, all of us need to read and study the bible more including me. We need to remember Christ is the Only Way to eternal life.
You’re freaking idiots led by Satan! Change the Bible, go to hell! Hope you enjoy it!
I admit that I have some struggles with your interweaving of science and the Bible, but that will not stop me from reading and considering the material.
Wrong all wrong
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!
Very informative. Keep up the good work. The world needs better understanding of God’s word.
Amazing! I have been studying this subject and drafting a book for about 5 years. I discovered your web site today. In those 5 years, I have come to many of the same concepts as you. Good job folks.
I really liked what is written and honestly agree with the reasoning. May the Almighty broaden my mind to perceive and digest these facts.
Wrong!!
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.
Excellent
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
This makes me better understand that you need to "dig deeper" in Bible study.
False teaching. Repent
Thank you for letting me know. Opened up my mind.
Thank you for a good read on this subject: the indisputable existence of humanoids and civilizations before Adam.
Not bad, I'll have to check the Hebrew to double-triple check, for this kind of study the KJ is almost useless.
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.
You have developed material that is vitally needed for reaching the newer generations.
I'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
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.
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.
I appreciate your thorough investigation into the Word of God.
This is great, I am going to read more of your topics!
Thank you for your good work.
An extremely good read.Would like very much to hear more.
This is a fantastic article , thank you
praying Gods direction, provision, and anointing on this site and everyone, like me, blessed enough to have been led to it .
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!
You should just go away. You are preaching heresy.
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.
Mainstream science is wrong about almost everything.
Will this material be made available in print form for purchase?
God bless.
Very good explanation
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!
I was just told about your website and it's so fascinating.
It’s too bad that the Christian community cannot allow for mistranslation of both an ancient language and understanding of that language.
Of course there were people before Adam. Adam and Eve were created for a line through which Christ would come.
I’m learning so much. Thank you.
O my how i wish i could find a friend would be willing to discuss the bible openly with me.
Loved it. Been saying it for years but nobody listened.
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.
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.
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
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.
One of the best study sites I have found!
I can't wait to share this article with my grandson.
Dumbest thing I've ever read!
You are very much on the right track.
Amen. Thank you.
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding.
Had to be people here before Adam, all the ancient buildings prove the civilizations were here. Many teens of thousands of years.
I am eagerly awaiting more topics.
Unbelievable. Was man there at the beginning to make this determination. No. The human race is so arrogant and ignorant.
I now have Biblical support for my belief.
I really enjoyed this article. I found it very insightful as well as challenging.
Interesting and thought provoking.
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to you.
very well done.!!
Some scientists are open to intelligent design, the problem is some scientists think they are trying to bring church into the classroom.If some scientists find out that some believe in intelligent design they will lose funding.
I will read this in its entirety. What I've read so far is right on according to my extensive studies over 27 years.
Thanks for the analysis
Thank you. I have visited this site before.
Your Thinkers site is the best Bible site I've come across.
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.
Don't know, don't need to know. It'll all be revealed by & by.
What you have said makes so much sense to me. I would love to read more of what you think.
Thank you for this.It helps me understand my youngest grandchild(age 31). Also this affirms my teaching as a science teacher and pastor.
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.
FInally someone uses their brain instead of emotions to explain what I have thought and tried to say for sooo long. Thank you!
This is a great Bible study, it explains everything perfectly so there is no confusion anywhere, it just helps understanding the Bible and God's word so well.
Very good and educational, explaining how it all connects and coincides with the Bible’s account.
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.
I really enjoy your site.
this page can go to hell the bible is the truth idiots science is what a man created not GOD!
With this pandemic going on, I have many of these conversations with myself.
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