Big Bang and the Bible

What is man that you take note of him, when one observes the universe..


Opinions do not necessarily result in illumination, hence the contradictory

sayings; "wise think alike" and "fools seldom differ".

Truth of any subject matter has to be absolute, unless, the subject itself is not reality.

For all the Physical Laws and Chemical Laws that we are aware of, there is a degree of predictability. Without the Law of Aerodynamics being absolute for instance global transportation would be a 'nightmare'.

When the initial 'explosion' occurred there had to be PRECISE CONTROL, or the resultant planets, stars, galaxies, the very universe itself would not be. So, as matter formed, correspondingly so did anti-matter, a cooling process occurred within seconds, and the resultant Physical Laws, and Chemical Laws arose possibly simultaneously.

Were it not for the relative masses of the proton, neutron, and the resultant electromagnetic forces between the proponents of the nucleus and the circulating electrons, elements and their compounds essential for life would NOT have formed.

The precision involved in the formation of hydrogen, with its particular chemical characteristics, could NOT be left to chance.

God is a title, but , if there is a God, then the Intelligence behind the universe would be God.

As scientist observed and eventually measured the speed of the expansion of the universe something astonishing was inferred. Gravity alone cannot explain why the universe is held together based on its speed of expansion. So dark matter, and dark energy have been ascribed as components that help to explain this.

The universe is extremely vast and complex, the Bible, on the other hand is easier to understand, and offers answers as to who, why, when and how.

A careful and diligent search will shed light, Matthew 7:7, 8; Proverbs 2:1 to 6. But, just

accepting what any or everyone has to say, may stifle truth. Jeremiah 17:5, 6.



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True Truthseeker 6 years ago Author

Drawing Conclusions. .

The Song of Creation composed in Sanskirt over 3,000 years ago is part of the Rig-Veda, a Hindu

holy book. In this work, the poet doubted that even the many Hindu gods know "how creation happened" because "gods themselves are LATER than creation."

Likewise, writings from Egypt and Babylon contain similar MYTHS about the birth of their gods in a

universe that already existed. NOTABLY, these myths COULD NOT SAY WHERE THE

ORIGINAL UNIVERSE CAME FROM.

THE BIBLE ON THE OTHER HAND BEGINS: ":In the beginning God created the heavens and

the earth." Genesis 1:1. This statement was written by Moses who "talked" with the Living God, some

3,500 years ago. The Bible describes God as a Spirit [John 4:24], not visible to our eyes. The effects

of invisible heavenly bodies such as neutron stars and black holes are detectable by TODAY'S

scientists by the effects they produce, making the concept of invisibilty plausible to even the cynical.

It is widely AGREED among scientists that the universe had a BEGINNING. It is also agreed

by MOST, that BEFORE THE BEGINNING something REAL must have existed.

Whatever THEY may speculate and postulate WHAT existed, MOST presuppose the

existence of something, something WITHOUT A BEGINNING, THAT EXTENDED BACK TO

INFINITY.

The issue NOW BECOMES, some THING eternal, or, some ONE eternal.

Considering the following should help you to decide.

1. In time prior to Louis Pasteur many believed in SPONTANEOUS GENERATION-- the

notion that life could arise spontaneously from nonliving matter.

2. In the 17th century, Italian physician Francesco Redi proved that maggots appeared in

rotten meat ONLY AFTER flies had laid eggs on it.

3. Pasteur after PROVING that ALL LIFE AROSE FROM OTHER LIFE, EVEN

TINY ONES LIKE BACTERIA [MICROBES], in 1864 he announced: "Never will the

doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow struck by this simple

experiment."

4.The Russian biochemist Alexander I. Oparin offered a few theories as to how life began on

earth. This resulted in a plethora of tests in the labs since 1950 to generate life from nonliving

matter, ALL HAVE FAILED MISERABLY.

5. Professor Maciej Giertych, a noted geneticist stated in a documentary film when being

interviewed: "We have become aware of the massive information contained in the genes. There

is no known way to science how that information can arise spontaneously. It requires an

INTELLIGENCE; it CANNOT ARISE FROM CHANCE EVENTS. Just mixing letters does

not produce words." He continued: "For example, the very complex DNA, RNA, protein

replicating system in the cell MUST HAVE BEEN PERFECT FROM THE VERY START. If

not, life systems could not exist. THE ONLY LOGICAL EXPLANATION IS THAT THIS

VAST QUANTITY OF INFORMATION CAME FROM AN INTELLIGENCE."

6. Dr. Richard M. Restak describes the human brain as having somewhere in the region of

50 BILLION neurons with a MILLION BILLION synapses [connections], and with an

overall firing rate of perhaps 10 MILLION BILLION TIMES PER SECOND.

7. Robert Ornstein and Richard F. Thompson, biology professors, wrote: "The ability of the

human mind to learn-- to store and recall information-- is the most remarkable phenomenon in

the biological universe. Everything that makes us human-- language, thought, knowledge, culture

is the result of this extraordinary capability."

8. There are complex cycles that help to maintain life, as we know it. Food for flora and fauna

results from these cycles viz a viz. WATER CYCLE, CARBON CYCLE, PHOSPHORUS

CYCLE, AND NITROGEN CYCLE. ALSO PHOTOSYNTHESIS OF PLANTS,

RESPIRATION OF BOTH PLANTS AND ANIMALS ARE ALL INTER-RELATED AND

MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL.

BIBLE

Origin of the Universe: Gen. 1:1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." In 1978, astronomer Robert Jastrow wrote: "Now we see how the astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world. The details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same: the chain of events leading to man commenced suddenly and sharply at a definite moment in time, in a flash of light and energy."__ God and the Astronomers (New York, 1978), p. 14.

Isaiah 40:26: "Raise your eyes high up and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who is bringing forth the army of them even by number, all of whom he calls even by name. Due to the abundance of dynamic energy, he also being vigorous in power, not one [of them] is missing.

CREATION

Job 38: 9 says: When I put the cloud as its garment, and THICK GLOOM as its SWADDLING

BAND.

The ABOVE is in AGREEMENT with the undermentioned.

Genesis 1:1, 2 relates to a time before the six “days”. When these “days” commenced, the sun, moon, and the stars were already in existence, their creation being referred to at Genesis 1:1. However, prior to these six “days” of creative activity “the earth proved to be formless and waste and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep.” (Ge 1:2) Apparently, a swaddling band of cloud layers still enveloped the earth, preventing light from reaching the surface.

It seems that this was a gradual process, as is indicated by translator J.W. Watts: “And gradually light came into existence.” (Ge 1:3, A distinctive Translation of Genesis).

God brought about a division between the light and darkness, calling the light Day and the darkness Night. This indicates that the earth was rotating on its axis as it revolved around the sun, so that its hemispheres, eastern and western, could enjoy periods of light and darkness-Ge 1:3,4.

It is noteworthy that at Genesis 1:16 the Hebrew verb ba.ra’, meaning “create” is not used. Instead, the Hebrew verb ‘a.sah’, meaning “make, is employed. Since the sun, moon, and stars are included in “the heavens” mentioned in Genesis 1:1, they were created long before Day Four. On the fourth day God proceeded to “make” these celestial bodies occupy a new relationship toward earth’s surface and the expanse above it.

When it is said, “God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth,” this would indicate that they now became discernible from the surface of the earth, as though they were in the expanse. Also, the luminaries were to “serve as signs and for seasons and for days and years,” thus later providing guidance for man in various ways.- Ge 1:14.

Length of Creative Days

The Bible does not specify the length of each of the creative periods. Yet all six of them have ended, it being said with respect to the sixth day (as in the case of each of the preceding five days): “And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a sixth day.” (Ge 1:31) However, this statement is not made regarding the seventh day, on which God proceeded to rest, indicating that it continued. (Ge 2:1-3) Also, more than 4,000 years after the seventh day, or God’s rest day, commenced, Paul indicated that it was still in progress. At Hebrews 4:1-11 he referred to the earlier words of David (Ps 95:7,8,11) and to Genesis 2:2 and urged: “Let us therefore do our utmost to enter into that rest.” The Thousand Year of Jesus Christ, who is Scripturally identified as “Lord of the Sabbath” (Mt 12:8), is evidently part of the great Sabbath, God’s rest day. (Re 20:1-6) This would indicate the passing of thousands of years from the commencement of God’s rest day to its end.

That a day can be longer than 24 hours is indicated by Genesis 2:4, which speaks of all the creative periods as one “day.” Also indicative of this is Peter’s inspired observation that “one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.” (2Pe 3:8).

Shape of Planet Earth:

Isaiah 40:22: "There is One who is dwelling above the circle of the earth." In ancient times the general opinion was that the earth was flat. It was not until over 200 years after this Bible text had been written that a school of Greek philosophers reasoned that the earth likely was spherical, and in another 300 years a Greek astronomer calculated the approximate radius of the earth. But the idea of


True Truthseeker 6 years ago

Shape of Planet Earth:

Isaiah 40:22: "There is One who is dwelling above the circle of the earth." In ancient times the general opinion was that the earth was flat. It was not until over 200 years after this Bible text had been written that a school of Greek philosophers reasoned that the earth likely was spherical, and in another 300 years a Greek astronomer calculated the approximate radius of the earth. But the idea of a spherical earth was not the general view even then. Only in the 20th century has it been possible for humans to travel by airplane, and later into outerspace and even to the moon, thus giving them a clear view of "the circle" of the earth's horizon.

Animal Life: Lev. 11:6: "The hare........is a chewer of the cud." Though this was long attacked by some critics, the rabbit's cud chewing was finally observed by Englishman William Cowper in the 18th century. The unusual way in which it is done was described in 1940 in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Vol. 110, Series A, pp. 159-163. The recent introduction of terms such as ruminant and refection, in no way contradicts the 3500 year old account.

Its internal harmony is significant.

This is especially so in view of the fact that the books of the Bible were recorded by some forty men as diverse as king, prophet, herdsman, tax collector, and physician. They did the writing over a period of 1,610 years; so there was no opportunity for collusion. Yet their writings agree, even in the smallest detail. To appreciate the extent to which the various portions of the Bible are harmoniously interwined, you must read and study it personally.

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      Opinions do not necessarily result in illumination, hence the contradictory

      sayings; "wise think alike" and "fools seldom differ".

      Truth of any subject matter has to be absolute, unless, the subject itself is not reality.

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