Did God create the Universe via the Big Bang?
Many Christians think so. In fact, some Christians even try to use the Big Bang as evidence for God as the Universe’s Creator.
But this idea is incorrect.
The third volume in my creation astronomy video series is all about the naturalistic Big Bang model. This is the idea that the Universe created itself by natural processes, without God being involved.
This proposal has many fatal flaws. Nevertheless, some Christians think we should accept the Big Bang model anyway, or at least a ‘Christian’ version of it.
They think that since the Big Bang model states that the Universe had a beginning, the model therefore provides support for the Creation account in the Bible.
What about the model’s (many) problems?
Christians who accept the Big Bang usually will acknowledge that the model has fundamental, unsolvable problems. But they think this isn’t necessarily bad news.
In fact, they would say that many of the Big Bang’s problems—such as the logical contradictions of self-creation, the violations of physics, the fine-tuning of the Universe, and so on—actually support the Biblical account, because they show that an intelligent, all-powerful Creator was necessary to produce the Big Bang.
This approach can seem very attractive, especially for those who feel uncomfortable rejecting a model that is claimed (by secular scientists, anyway) to be good science.
Nevertheless, there are many reasons why Christians should not use the Big Bang to try and support the Biblical account of Creation. Here are three of them:
- The Big Bang doesn’t actually support the Biblical account of Creation.
- The Big Bang is unnecessary for Christians anyway. The support that many Christians think it provides for Genesis, is available from science without invoking the Big Bang model.
- The Big Bang is a dangerous foundation for a Christian worldview. Christians who try to use current scientific opinion as support for the Bible are building their houses on quicksand.
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