“God created the universe and the Big Bang theory is wrong for stating otherwise.”
“Only uneducated, ignorant people could believe the Universe was made by an invisible God.”
Being a college student studying science at a secular university, I have heard just about every argument about what brought us here. How did what started as nothing all of the sudden decide to become the roses, the oceans, hummingbirds, and me? Today, there are two opinions that have emerged above the rest I’d like to share with you: the Genesis creation account and the Big Bang theory.
What if I told you that “The Big Bang Theory” was not just a popular TV show? What if I went so far as to say that’s probably one of if not the most accepted theories in modern science? That doesn’t seem so hard to believe, does it? But I do hope you’re beginning to believe what I’ve been saying all along that God was there when this happened and He is the cause of creation. It is incredibly possible that the Big Bang theory does a better job of explaining God’s existence than it does at disproving it.
More and more physicists are actually coming to believe in God as a result of the Big Bang theory. Yes, you read that right. The world’s most scholarly and educated people at discovering the wonders of our Universe are finding their way to God through their observations. Why? It’s because God reveals Himself to each and every one of us through His creation. King David wrote a beautiful psalm about it when he said, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork”(Psalm 19:1). Maybe these people finally started listening.
How can anyone possibly explain the birthing of the Universe? Here’s where having faith in a Creator comes in handy. If you look at space and time having a beginning, then whatever caused the Big Bang has to have been transcendent of space and time. There is a clear part of the puzzle that modern science has not been able to discover, which is what/who caused the Big Bang? Theories of black holes have been thrown around as an explanation for this phenomenon. And using the theories of relativity, it can be proven that it really does take an infinite amount of energy to remove just one single particle from inside of a black hole. The problem for scientists who don’t believe in God is that if the entire universe was originally from a single point inside of a black hole, then that energy had to be infinitely as powerful to generate life. The conclusion would have to be that whatever caused the Big Bang must have infinite energy!
So what really must have happened? Let’s turn our attention to the first pages of the Bible and see what we find. The book of Genesis talks about the beginning and how God spoke the Universe into existence. Go to Genesis chapter 1 for me and do me a favor, every time you see the phrase “God said…” I want you to mark it.
Now, let me ask you this, if you were an all-powerful, infinite, and all-knowing God speaking into a formless space, what sort of effect would your sound have made coming from your mouth? I know from experience that my car’s sound system has the power to vibrate my entire vehicle, imagine the infinite power and energy God’s voice would bring to the Universe! That would have to be something big, right? Like a Big Bang perhaps? I am just speculating, but I feel like scientists and bible-believing Christians may have been carrying on like they were the only ones right for a while. When there’s a greater chance that they were just holding two different door handles to the same door; pushing constantly and making little movement in or out. But, God has made it crystal clear to us in His word that He is the creator of all things and through Him all things were made (Colossians 1:16). Ladies, have faith in what you can’t see because of what you can. God bless you all!
Luwam is a junior at the University of Colorado Denver. She came to know Christ in her freshman year and has continued to grow closer with him ever since. She loves science and is studying Public Health. Luwam hopes to get a career in medicine to ultimately go into medical missions to third world countries using her skills to preach the Gospel to people who don't know Jesus. She has a unique gift of being able to see God's heart and character displayed in science.