Many Christians (saints who obey God’s commands and remain faithful to Jesus1) don’t believe that God created the heavens and earth in 6 days. 2 They are convinced that God used the big bang to ‘create’ in about 13.7 billion years. However, the big bang is supposed to be a completely natural, uncaused event which needed no ‘outside’ help from God. Why would people foist the big bang on God, when He has serious problems with it, like:
# God’s ‘program’
Aside from the technical problems of the big bang (discussed later), Scripture tells us that God spoke, and the present heavens and earth and all that is in them, were created by His power. 3 Yet this creation is only the beginning of God’s plan. He will finish His plan for man with the creation of the new heavens and earth. 4 So God’s problem is, if the big bang created the present universe (without Him), will it create the final new heavens and earth without Him?
# End of God’s ‘program’
If the big bang needed around 13.7 billion years to ‘create’ this universe, how long will it need to ‘create’ the next one? Remember the coming one will be completely different. It will never decay. Will it take fifty, hundred or five hundred billion years? What guarantee do we have it will happen? God is completely reliable. He will do it. He will finish what He planned: an eternal Kingdom of peace and happiness on a new earth.
# God does use a big bang
Please take note that there is a big bang described in the Bible, ‘The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare…. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.’ 5 That is God’s ‘big bang.’ It will reach the furthest reaches of the universe, and the deepest depths of the earth. Just think how big that bang will be to destroy all elements in the universe and on earth, and then God will make everything new.
# God’s concern
It is dangerous to put faith in something that cannot guarantee what Christians hope for, namely eternal life. God promises us new resurrected bodies for our new life. Can the undirected big bang deliver the new heavens and earth and new bodies? No, we have no guarantee that it can. God’s concern is that His followers are led astray by the fanciful idea of the big bang, designed specifically to cause people to loose their faith in His Word.
If God has no faith in the big bang, neither should we. In further blogs we will explore more issues God has with the big bang.
- Revelation 17:14
- Genesis 1
- Genesis 1
- Revelation 21:1
- 2 Peter 3:10,12