He told me, “This is the theory.”
I said, “And this seems reasonable to you?”
He said, “Yes, because science says so.”
I said, “Well I’m not calling you loco, but that isn’t enough for me.”
He said, “You’re an idiot!”
The Big Bang theory begins with a substance that has been expanding for billions of years. The idea is that this substance is the origin of the universe we exist inside of on a planet we call: Earth.
It doesn’t ask or answer three questions:
- What existed before the Big Bang?
- What caused the Big Bang?
- Is our universe the only one?
The Big Bang theory furnishes no Maker. It definitely doesn’t consider that God possibly made everything out of nothing. So, in my mind this makes the Big Bang theory suspect.
It’s suspect because it’s scope is too limited in its explanation. It doesn’t answer questions I’m asking. It isn’t enough. I want more. Besides, the Big Bang theory is disrespectful of God. And, come to think of it, this isn’t anything new in human history.
(Synonyms for theory: assumption, possibility, supposition, premise, guess, hypothesis.)
The Bible starts this way, “In the beginning God …” God created our universe out of nada.
This point of view settles two of the three questions:
- God existed before the Big Bang.
- God caused a Big Bang.
This seems reasonable (and respectful). The idea is that in faith God spoke and there was substance. Therefore God is the Maker. Where the Big Bang theory offers no cause, the Bible plainly says that God is the cause. In fact, God is the uncaused cause of all creation. Everything we know is or was caused by God. Yes, this assumes God without substance or evidence. But isn’t this reasonable?
It isn’t just me who accepts this position. Here’s a list of people in Hebrews 11 who used faith to trust in God without initial substance or evidence. Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, the Israelite people, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, Samuel, David, the Prophets, and many others unnamed. Faith precedes substance and evidence. The Big Bang theory is insufficient. My viewpoint has an answer for question 1 and 2 and I’m not sure 3 matters. Am I an idiot? Regarding the Big Bang, I’m a skeptic.