Big Bang Theory
By Gus Munden
(Editor's comment: Brother Munden is a gospel preacher who also teaches in the public school. He is knowledgeable in the Bible and therefore accepts Bible explanation of original creation.)
The second thing which we made reference to in the third paragraph of this article was to not add anything to what is said in the Genesis account. This has been an equally common problem in people's misunderstanding of the Genesis record. The Bible has not given a method of creation that God used to bring things into existence. Some have felt that a theory like the Big Bang is a threat to Genesis when, in reality, all it does is give a way that what the Bible describes as 'the heaved up things' (shamayim in Hebrew translated 'heaven' in most translations) could have come to be. Welleducated atheists hate the Big Bang theory because they know it assumes creation. What exploded is not addressed by this theory (John Clayton, Does God Exist?, Nov.Dec. 1995, pp 1112).
The Big Bang theory is inconsistent, misleading, dangerous and untrue to God's divine record of his creation! John Clayton says that educated atheists hate the Big Bang theory because they know it assumes creation.
John says that something exploded. Where in the world does he get that idea? If John would explain the Big Bang as a theory of unbelievers, all would be well, but John teaches it as a fact!
Unbelievers are comfortable with the Big Bang theory of origins because it is an alternative to believing in God's method of creation. Carl Sagan, a noted atheist, accepts the Big Bang explanation of the origin of the universe and seems comfortable with it, but he does not accept creation.
Brother Clayton says, "The Bible has not given a method of creation that God used to bring things into existence."
The Bible says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen. 1:1). But John holds to the view that none of us knows how the worlds were made because we weren't there. That's right- we weren't there, but God tells us how he created things. "By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made: and ail the host of them by the breath of his mouth ... For he spake, and it was done, he commanded, and it stood fast" (Psa. 33:6,9).
God created the heavens and the earth by his Word. He spoke it into existence! That's the how. "Through faith we understand that the worlds, were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" (Heb. 11:3). There it is; we know how the worlds were brought into being. The Bible tells us.
What's so difficult in believing in God's method of creation? John says God had no method of creation. God's power, exercised through his Word, created the earth. "Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee" (Jer. 32:17). God's power, his arm, his Word did the creating, not an explosion!
We could stop here and walk away praising God for his marvelous, wonderful, powerful Word of creation, but please read the following: Jeremiah 32:17; 10:1112; 27:5; Genesis 2:34; Psalm 115:1516; 121:2; 124:8; 134:3; 136:56; 146:6; 148:5; Isaiah 40:26; 37:16; Revelation 10:6.
John Clayton began his article with this sentence, "It God created the earth and if he described what he did in Genesis, why does the [scientific] evidence not fit the Genesis account?"
The fact is: it does!
John ends his article with this sentence, "Why not be silent where the Bible is silent and refuse to allow denominational tradition and human religious theories to create conflict with the scientific evidence?"
If John would do what he recommends, there would be no problem. In the first sentence above, John states a great fact-but he contradicts it when he gives us his Big Bang theory! John is not silent where the Bible is silent; he goes beyond the Word of God in teaching the Big Bang theory of creation.
The Big Bang theory did not originate with God, but with men. I know many unbelievers who accept the Big Bang theory of creation. You can believe in the Big Bang theory without believing in God, but you can't believe in God's method without believing in his divine record of creation!
"Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together" (Isa. 48:13).
"If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen"(1 Pet. 4:11).
The Bible never speaks of an explosion known as the Big Bang theory nor any other theory, but it does speak of God's powerful, infallible divine Word spoken by Jehovah himself in the creating of the heavens and earth and all things!
Out of nothing came everything. God simply spoke things into existence.