Listen: 68 Question 2

Sometimes we can use the term “Big Bang” without realizing the actual meaning behind the term.  I saw a t-shirt once that read, “I believe in the Big Bang.  God spoke and ‘BANG’ it happened.”  The actual teaching of the Big Bang theory is not creation at all.  The most accurate and concise definition I have found about the Big Bang theory is this, “Somewhere between 18 and 20 billion years ago, all of the matter in the universe was compressed into a tiny space no larger than the dot on a page. This dot spun faster and faster until it exploded, thus creating the Universe and everything in it.”

Notice that with this definition, which is in agreement with all the other definitions I have read, Big Bang is not really an act of creation at all.  It is the explosion of an extremely dense mass which existed prior to the Big Bang.  That causes us to ask where this dense mass came from; who created it?  Notice the language of Genesis 1:1 which says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”  The thought of true creation is making something out of nothing.

The Big Bang theory proposes that after this great explosion, the sun, stars, and planets began to form naturally over a great period of time.  Psalms 8:3 says, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.”  This shows that creation was a deliberate act of God, even to the ordaining, or positioning of the moon and stars.  It also speaks to the greatness and power of the Lord.  All creation is a result of the simple movement of His fingers.  Speaking of the greatness of the Lord in creation, Isaiah says in Isaiah 40:12, “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”  Colossians 1:16-17 tells us, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

The principal problem with the Big Bang theory is that it denies the creating hand of God.  According to these theorists, all these things happened by happenstance.  This is another problem with the Big Band theory if God is left out of the equation. Have you ever seen the results of an explosion? What is it like? Do brand new buildings and automobiles and new varieties of trees and animals suddenly appear that were not there before the explosion? No, all you see is ruin, rubble, and devastation. So how does the tremendous explosion of the big bang happen to produce such a highly ordered and beautiful universe?

Let’s look at some very solemn words in Romans 1:18-21, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”  The thought here is that the wrath of God is revealed to those who ‘hold down’ the truth in unrighteousness.  Creation is a manifestation of the great power and plan of God, yet many absolutely refuse to acknowledge Him.  Obviously, men realize the existence of God through His creation, but they choose not to honor Him as God, and are not thankful to Him.  Because of this, men have no excuse.  None will stand before the Lord as innocent or ignorant.

Amos 4:12 tells us to, “…prepare to meet thy God…”  We read in Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”  We will all stand before the Lord someday.  Nothing will escape His eye, and no one will have an acceptable excuse for refusing and acknowledging Him as Lord.  Hebrews 3:15 says, “While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.”  What is the voice of God saying to you?  The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  I trust that all will listen to the voice of the Lord and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.