Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | March 28, 2018

Science in the Bible – The End

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How will the world END?

This is another of those big questions about which many people wonder. Many answers have been proposed, but most overlook the Bible’s answer to this question.

The previous blog article, Science in the Bible – The Beginning, disputed the prevailing worldview that everything started with a Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago by outlining scientific and Biblical problems with the concept. Instead of an originating Big Bang, the Bible teaches the universe had a Beginning by the Creator God of the Bible around 6,000 years ago.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Despite having disputed an originating Big Bang, I must admit that I believe in a Big Bang. However, I believe in the Biblical Big Bang at the END, not the evolutionary Big Bang at the Beginning. Scripture describes the real Big Bang that occurs at history’s end:
But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. . . . But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a ROAR [Big Bang] and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless.
(2 Peter 3:7,10-14 NASB)

The Biblical Big Bang at the End of the world and the purported evolutionary Big Bang at the Beginning differ in crucial ways.

It makes much more sense that a Big Bang would be destructive, as at the end of time, rather than creative at the Beginning.

The universe will disappear with a roar. It did not appear in a bang. It was spoken into existence.

The elements will be destroyed by intense heat. They were not generated by an enormous explosion, but rather designed and created by Yahweh.

The earth will be burned up. It was formed cool in water, not molten from a hot conflagration.

The Big Bang is future, not past. Scientists say everything started with a Big Bang and will end with a cold death when the sun burns out. This is backwards. Earth started cold without the sun and will end in a future judgment by fire.

Implications

The future holds complete destruction by intense fire of everything material — cars, houses, smart phones, computers, books, money, clothes, golf courses, malls. Heaven and earth will be replaced by a new heaven and earth full of righteousness.

Why do New Testament authors include such sobering future glimpses? To satisfy curiosity? No — to motivate righteous living.

This is the Apostle Peter’s intent as he poses a penetrating question: Since everything will be totally destroyed and replaced with a new heaven and earth uncursed by sin, what kind of people should we be? (2 Peter 3:10-14)

Peter doesn’t leave us to ponder his question on our own. He calls believers to high standards of godly behavior. In essence Peter instructs us to live now as worthy of our future home. He urges us to be spotless and blameless, distinguished by righteous conduct.

We must also “be diligent to be found by Him in peace.” Isn’t it more entertaining to stir things up? Isn’t it more natural to pester and annoy each other, or to easily take offense? To diligently pursue peace requires conscious, determined efforts.

People with a Biblical worldview worship the Creator, looking beyond immediate circumstances and stresses. They respect the reality of the future destructive Big Bang and anticipate Yahweh’s eventual re-creation of heaven and earth. They strive for holiness and peace 24×7, seeking a life in the present that is worthy of their future home.

Science Catches Up to the Bible

Thousands of years ago, the Genesis record testified to a Beginning for the universe by the Beginner. Only within the last century have scientists confirmed this Biblical truth of a Beginning. The Bible says the world will end with a Big Bang, but today’s scientists have not yet caught up to this truth, thinking the world will die a cold death.

Although the Bible is not primarily a science textbook, it does contain many scientific truths like this and those mentioned in this Science in the Bible series, truths that long pre-date their discovery by today’s scientists. This is strong evidence of divine authorship of the Bible.

Questions to Ponder

1. What one intriguing sentence can you prepare to inform someone of the Biblical End when the typical idea of a Big Bang comes up in your hearing?
2. Is God nudging you to pursue peace with someone today without delay?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 30th article in the Science in the Bible series of blog posts. While there is much science connected with Creation and Noah’s Flood, this series will focus on lesser known scientific truths that were alluded to in the Bible long before they were known to scientists.
Read the prequels:
1. Science in the Bible – Blood
2. Science in the Bible – Ocean Currents
3. Science in the Bible – Undersea Mountains
4. Science in the Bible – Ocean Reservoirs
5. Science in the Bible – Good Medicine
6. Science in the Bible – Round Earth
7. Science in the Bible – Don’t Marry Kin
8. Science in the Bible – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
9. Science in the Bible – Hanging Earth
10. Science in the Bible – Thermodynamics
11. Science in the Bible – Water Cycle
12. Science in the Bible – Quarantine
13. Science in the Bible – Starry Host
14. Science in the Bible – Turning Earth
15. Science in the Bible – Hygiene
16. Science in the Bible – Seed of Life
17. Science in the Bible – Circumcision
18. Science in the Bible – Expanding Universe
19. Science in the Bible – Visible From Invisible
20. Science in the Bible – The Sun
21. Science in the Bible – Atomic Fission
22. Science in the Bible – Surgery
23. Science in the Bible – Dinosaurs
24. Science in the Bible – Biogenesis
25. Science in the Bible – Pigs with Wings?
26. Science in the Bible – Eating Pigs
27. Science in the Bible – First Aid
28. Science in the Bible – Chicken & Egg Dilemma
29. Science in the Bible – The Beginning

Read the sequel:
31. Science in the Bible – Mother Eve

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(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday March 28, 2018 A.D.

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  1. And think we will be there to watch the final Big Bang and watch the new creation. That is exciting!

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  2. The impact of the Bible Science Guy is exciting. I discovered the blog several months ago and as I poured over many blogs a day it re-ignited my hope in the Lord though I have known him for 62 years. I had a stroke two years ago and have been in a care facility since then. Thank the Lord for I-Pads.

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    • Praise God that the blog articles have been a blessing to you. Grace to you!

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  3. In response to your first question, I’d say, “The Big Bang is filled with holes and hypothetical entities like dark matter, dark energy and inflation, but the Bible has been proven to be trustworthy and reliable, and it speaks of the universe coming to an end by fire and intense heat.”

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