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Was the BIG BANG God's method?

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Tradition vs. Bible

Did the Big Bang happen in the same 'week' when God created everything?

Did God accomplish all of His creative acts within six 24-hour days ... or did God's creative acts unfold over billions of years?

The question is not what God is able to do, or what tradition says God did, but what the Bible says God actually did.

We know the order of God's creative acts, but we don't know how long ago or over what lengths of time, but there are strong reasons from within scripture to believe that a creation 'day' is an age (long indefinite time).

It seems from scripture that the Big Bang (Genesis 1:1-2) occurred long before the beginning of the six 'days' of creation (Genesis 1:3-31).

See the Bible study here on why creation 'day' is more than 24-hours.

Christians inadvertently help science take the place of God

In stretching and defending the Bible, some Christians are actually degrading the Bible's authority and giving credence to science's rise as the new authority.

When Christians insist from tradition that the Bible says the universe was created less than 10,000 years ago all in one week – even though the Bible really doesn't say that – it pits the Bible against science and makes them enemies of each other.

Instead, Christians should embrace scientific discoveries and claim them as part of Christianity – as the design of our almighty God – rejoicing that God allows us to learn more and more about His marvelous creation every year. Discovery is vastly different from creation!

The materials, compounds, instruments, machines, and structures that man has built from God's physical laws and atomic building blocks have made life better for everyone. They are gifts from God. No one wants to go back to primitive days.

Even apart from the Bible, Christians know instinctively from common sense that there is super-human intelligence and design behind the amazing discoveries.

Due largely to career and social push-back against over-zealous Christians, most scientists simply say that life is a mystery, and they maintain an agnostic attitude toward God, publicly at least.

Scientists don't fight Christianity until Christians move into the science domain and make stupid pronouncements that scientists know are false.

For the most part, scientists are just trying to figure out how the natural world works.

By stretching the Bible, blindly defending tradition, and fighting science – rather than embracing science as the progressive discovery of God's design – many Christians have set the stage for the tragic shift away from God that's occurring in American today.

Science is becoming America's new god!

In the Millennial and Gen Z generations – which are now more than half of the U.S. population – science IS god for most, and Christianity is increasingly regarded as irrelevant.

Christians are largely to blame for this seismic shift from Christianity to science because most Christians don't have the interest or courage to face the divisive issues and to re-read scripture in light of new knowledge. Christians are not prepared to answer the tough questions.

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Thinkers Bible Studies / Topic 1.1

GOD'S CREATION

Was the BIG BANG God's method?

SIX INSIGHTS
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Insight 1: Bible credibility
INSIGHT 1

Why the 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'
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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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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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