The Big Bang theory has been a hotbed of controversy for many years between evolutionist and creationist. While it not argued that the universe is complex in its design, what is argued is how it came into being. It is a well-known fact that someone or some force created the universe. Some form of super intelligence set the planets in their circular motion perfectly orbiting the sun, holding them there in their place so that they don’t cascade out of their orbit or hurl themselves into the sun and burn up. Some force keeps people from flying off planet earth into outer space. There are those who believe that everything that is seen today on the earth and in the universe, began with a large explosion.
Design and Trend, the author of Big Bang Theory Opens Up Another Chapter in the Study of the Universe, tends to believe from what astronomers are attesting to that the universe did birth from a cosmic inflation that followed the large Bang due to a recent discovery of gravitational waves. If the universe did indeed start out as an explosion, what caused these gravitational waves, who or what made them? How could a universe which started out as nothing become self-existent, self-sufficient and self-aware in order to produce a big bang boom, that the end result was the stars, the constellations, and planets as we know them today? Did the universe manifest itself on its own or did it actually explode and then eons and eons pass by to give people what they have today?
The author asks a slightly different question: But how did the universe blow up 100 trillion times in a blink of an eye 13.8 million years ago? How indeed. It is more important to ask the following question: How does the author or the astronomers know for certain that the big bang and the boom was 100 trillions times in a blink of an eye 13.8 million years ago? Were they there at the exact moment in time? Did they have some sort of super industrial equipment that measures the power of an explosion? Obviously not! Until recently, no-one knew how to measure what a powerful explosion was until the first atomic bomb was tested. It seems impossible to think such an explosion could ever birth something into existence. When the local news reports about an old building being torn down for a new one to takes its place, after the explosion, there’s devastation. Does a new building automatically manifest itself in its place? Of course not!
Professor Jack Hallman, taught a class on the Book of Genesis. Three of the most popular beliefs among evangelical Christians about the age of the earth/universe were discussed.
Theory One: Day-Age. In this theory, it took exactly seven literal days for God to create everything that is seen today: The trees, stars, moon, plants and animals, people.
Theory Two: Thousand Year. In this theory, God took 1,000 years to create everything God did on each of the seven days. Meaning this, what God created on day one, took 1,000 years. Day two, 1,000 years. Day three, 1,000 years. And so on and so on.
Theory Three: Gap Theory: In this theory, some believe that there is a lost chunk of time between what happened in verse one and verse two. In the King James version of the Bible, verse two states: “The earth became void,” causing some to believe that something of cataclysmic proportion caused the earth to be destroyed and then remade.
The Big Bang in many circles will remain a debate topic for many years. Those who wish to believe that life today began with a large explosion coming together like a giant vacuüm and then cementing themselves into each individual living and nonliving thing that is seen today has that right to believe that. However, the world is owed to know the truth of who or what is keeping everything running like a well oiled machine and not running every which way in insanity. Truth be told, it is the Bible that has the answer. In the Book of Colossians, it says, God’s Son, Jesus Christ, holds everything together. The Big Bang theorist may be right after all saying the universe and all the planets and life on them started off with a bang , because in the Book of Genesis, chapter one, it says, And God said, let there be . . . And it was. And it was good!
Opinion by John Thomas
King James Bible(Printed)
Professor Jack Hallman