God vs. Big Bang
Colossians 1:16: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they bethrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.
Some Christian apologists believe that all Christians should accept the Big Bang theory. They say that the Big Bang theory has been proved, and that at least it tells us that the universe had a definite beginning. They use this as part of a logical syllogism, which they claim proves God. It runs as follows:
Everything that has a beginning has a cause.
The universe had a beginning.
Therefore the universe has a cause.
Such apologists proceed to explain that this cause must, therefore, be God.
The problem is that the Big Bang theory is now beginning to look weak, even among unbelieving cosmologists. The concept that the universe came into existence, from nothing, about 14.7 billion years ago, does not explain so many observed phenomena – such as the fact that radiation is of even amount across the universe, over distances far greater than 14.7 billion light years, which is impossible to explain on the Big Bang timescale. Additionally, many Christians do not realize that the Big Bang theory has an eschatology of the End Times, as it suggests that one day all molecules will cease to move in a Big Freeze, that will bring everything to an end. This is a somewhat bleak future to look forward to, but some Christian apologists have been prepared to accept the Big Bang’s creation myth, but reject its eschatology.
A more logical position is not to accept the Big Bang theory at all, but to accept that what God told us in His Word is the truth.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for what You have told us about how You made this world. And thank You that, when You end it, You will do it in Your time, and for Your glory. Amen.
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