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The Big Bang and God

Question: Dear Pastor Paul, I have heard some Christian apologists use the Big Bang theory as an evidence for the existence of God. Isn’t the Big Bang theory anti-God and wasn’t it created by Atheists as a means to avoid God?

Answer: Contrary to common belief, the concept of the Big Bang aligns remarkably well with the Biblical narrative of creation, standing as a robust scientific corroboration. It challenges the once-prevailing idea of a Universe existing eternally. Scientists employ the term "Big Bang" to depict the abrupt origin and expansion of space, time, matter and energy.

The Bible outlines four key attributes of a Big Bang Universe:

1. An absolute beginning

According to Genesis 1:1 and Hebrews 11:3, the Universe had a beginning, indicating the necessity of a transcendent Creator.

2. An expanding Universe

At least five Biblical authors reference an expanding universe. This is evident in passages such as Job 9:8, Psalm 104:2, Isaiah 40:22, 42:5, 44:24, 45:12, 48:13, 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, 51:15, and Zechariah 12:1.

3. Unchanging laws of Physics

Scripture also emphasises the constancy of the laws of physics, notably in Jeremiah 33:25–26.

4. Law of Decay

Romans 8:18–21 also speaks of the universal law of decay that we see all around us in nature.

These four Biblical attributes of a singular beginning, cosmic expansion, and unchanging laws of physics, including the law of decay—sum up the essence of a Big Bang Universe. The alignment between the ancient Biblical description of the Universe and contemporary scientific understanding serves as compelling evidence for the supernatural inspiration of the words of the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” - Genesis 1:1

Pastor Paul Lyndon Burtwell

Clearspring Church Gloucestershire

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