Bible Question:

Your discussion of the “Big Bang Theory” left out the astonishing statement of the proof in the New Testament found in Hebrews 11:3.

Bible Answer:

The passage that you refer to is as follows

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. (NASB) Heb. 11:3

The passage is a great one for it tells us that God “prepared” not the worlds but the “ages.” The Greek word for “worlds” is AIOV. The word means “ages.” That is, God created the ages out of nothing that we can see and everything within the ages, the universe and the worlds within the universe, God has made. The Greek word that is translated as “prepared” is KATARTIDZO. The Greek word actually means “to create, to make, or to design.” It can also mean “to arrange, to make ready, or to complete.” God did all of these things when He made this age. This age contains everything that we see. It was all made from things that we do not see. Someone could claim that the atom and its sub-particles cannot be seen and that is what God used to create this age. But that reasoning avoids the obvious. For the world upon which we live is visible.

Probably the greatest passage in the scriptures that indicates that God created everything and not a Big Bang is Romans 4:17.

. . . even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. Rom 4:17

There is nothing mysterious about the meaning of this passage. The Greek has been translated accurately. The message is simple. God creates from nothing the things that exist – the things we see! In Genesis 1:1 we are told that God created the heavens and the earth. The Hebrew for created is BARA. A comprehensive examination of the uses of BARA leads to the conclusion that in all cases it refers to activity performed exclusively by God.[1] God tells us that no one else did the creation. He did it and He alone!

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him. (NASB) Col 1.16

Conclusion:

The message of the passage is that our world came from something that was invisible. Matter is nothing more than an uncountable number of subatomic particles, and the result is the things that we see around us. You used a significant word in your question. The word is “theory.” Any honest scientist will admit that the “Big Bang” is a theory. Even if the “Big Bang” did occur in the beginning, one must ask, “Where did the subatomic particles that made up the gasses that were involved in the Big Bang come from?” No one has the answer except the scriptures, and God wrote them so that we could know how it all began. He created everything out of nothing. If you are looking for a great book on the subject of the Big Bang, I would recommend the book Dismantling The Big Bang by Alex Williams and John Hartnett.

Book:

Williams, Alex and Hartnett, John. Dismantling the Big Bang. July 2005.

References:

1. Thomas J. Finley, “Dimensions of the Hebrew Word for “Create,” Bibliotheca Sacra. Oct 91, p. 491.

Reference Links:

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