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The Origin of the Universe

What About The “Big Bang?”

Our Biblical Foundation:

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

“Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:”  (Psalm 146:6)

“Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?”  (Isaiah 40:21)

“He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.”  ( Jeremiah 51:15)

 

There are two options:

1. God spoke everything into existence from nothing.

2.  A big explosion created everything from nothing.

 

  “The universe burst into something from absolutely nothing—zero, nada. And as it got bigger, it became filled with even more stuff that came from absolutely nowhere.” DISCOVER, April 2002

NASA: “The Big Bang Theory is the dominant scientific theory about the origin of the universe. According to the big bang, the universe was created sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from a cosmic explosion that hurled matter and in all directions.”

Most evolutionists insist on an explosion from nothingness as an explanation for the existence of the universe. Do you know what you will get if you leave nothing alone long enough? I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be an explosion.  First, you can’t have an explosion that creates space, time, matter, and energy. It is not only unscriptural, it is unscientific as well. You can’t have an explosion without energy. You can’t have an explosion if there is nothing to explode (matter). It can’t take place in a moment of time, if time doesn’t exist yet.

Some have given a “vacuum fluctuation” as the explanation. It supposedly took place in a moment of time (same problem), in a spot no bigger than a dime (same problem), and created all the matter and flung it out into space. A vacuum is the absence of matter, it requires the existence of matter. A fluctuation requires energy, when supposedly none existed yet.

The beginning of the universe was not a natural event. It was a supernatural event.  The evolutionists try to explain this without a supernatural agent involved.  We have one. God can speak things into existence out of nothing. He has creative powers. Scientifically, “nothing” can’t do it by itself without help.

 

Problems with the Big Bang Theory

The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics

The First Law of Thermodynamics states that matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed.  No matter and energy are now being created or destroyed.  It could not create itself out of nothing. This is called the law of energy conservation.

Dr. Robert Gauge, Origins and Destiny, 1986, p.17 says it this way: “The First Law has been the object of considerable thought since it was first introduced to the world by William Kelvin and Rudolph Clausius. It forbids a natural process from bringing something from nothing.”

The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that all matter and energy are deteriorating and headed on a downward plane toward maximum decay and equilibrium. This is called the law of energy deterioration.

Isaac Asimov, an evolutionist himself, in the Smithsonian Institute Journal, June 1970, p. 6, stated it this way: “Another way of stating the second law then is: ‘The universe is constantly getting more disorderly!’ Viewed that way, we can see the second law all about us. We have to work hard to straighten a room, but left to itself it becomes a mess again very quickly and very easily. Even if we never enter it, it becomes dusty and musty. How difficult to maintain houses, and machinery, and our bodies in perfect working order: how easy to let them deteriorate.  In fact, all we have to do is nothing, and everything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out, all by itself – and that is what the second law is all about.”

Hebrews 1:10-11 says, “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;”

Why is the universe all decaying and growing old? It is because of sin. Romans 8:22 says that “…the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” waiting to be delivered from the effects and bondage of sin. Every effect has a cause. The Bible says the cause of death is sin (Romans5:8)

How does the Bible say all the elements in the whole universe shall pass away? “…the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (II Peter 3:10)

Isn’t it interesting that Satan has many people believing that all the elements came into existence with a great noise (Big Bang)? That is just the opposite to what the Bible says.

The evolutionists only give two proposals for the existence of matter and energy: It created itself; or it has always existed. These are in contradiction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics.

The Law of the Conservation of Angular Momentum - All the planets, stars, and galaxies are spinning.  Big Bang theorists claim the original singularity was spinning faster and faster until it exploded and then flung all the matter it created out into space. However, many planets spin backwards in relation to the other planets (retrograde motion). Some have moons spinning in opposite directions at the same time. Some have suggested that cosmic impacts upon these planets have stopped and then reversed the spin. That would take an incredible impact to stop a planet spinning, then also reverse the spin.  We should see large chunks missing out of the planets.  That is not the case.

There are only two options:

1. Somebody made the universe.

2. The universe made itself.

There are consequences involved in which option you choose. If somebody made the universe, then He is the Boss and He gets to set the rules. If nobody made the universe, then nobody is boss, and we can all set our own rules. Acts 17:24 settles that question, “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth…”

(Taken from the book: "A Commentary on GENESIS Chapter One," by Dr. Arv Edgeworth)

Questions you should ask:  "Can you have an explosion without energy?"  "If there was no matter, what exploded?"  "According to the first law of thermodynamics, can something come from nothing?”

I firmly believe Genesis 1:1 is speaking only of the physical universe. I believe it has nothing to do with angels or the spiritual heaven, referred to as the third heaven. The physical universe is the first heaven.

In verse number one, when it says: “beginning,” that has reference to time, when it says: “heaven,” that has reference to space, and when it says: “earth,” that has reference to “matter.” God was speaking a physical universe into existence out of nothing.

Hebrews 11:3 says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” This was not a natural event.  The heaven mentioned in verse one, or space, was the first “firmament.” This is the firmament which is spoken of in verse 14.

“beginning” = Time  Time has three dimensions: past, present, and future.

“heaven” = Space  Space has three dimensions: length, height, and width.

“earth” = Matter  Matter has three dimensions: liquid, solid, and gas.

To “create” anything takes an enormous amount of energy, and God has an inexhaustible supply. The first verse in the Bible gives us the origin of space, time, matter, and energy.

(Taken from the book: "Dismantling Evolution Made Easy," by Dr. Arv Edgeworth)