Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | November 3, 2021

The Biblical Big Bang!

(3 Minute Read. 3Nov2021)

Whirlpool Galaxy
First spiral galaxy discovered (1773).
31 million light years away. 76,000 light years across. Over 100 billion stars.
Companion galaxy NGC 5195 at top.

In the previous blog post,
The Big Bang!, I disputed the
“Nothing exploded into everything”
popular belief about the origin of the universe by outlining scientific and Biblical problems with the concept.

No originating Big Bang occurred. The Bible teaches that the universe began by the act of the Creator God of the Bible around 6,000 years ago.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. . . . Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. . . . He made the stars also. (Genesis 1:1,3,16)

Biblical Big Bang!

Nevertheless, you may be surprised to learn that I believe in a Big Bang. However, what I believe in is 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, which significantly differs from the evolutionary Big Bang:
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).

The Biblical Big Bang at the end of the world and the imagined 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.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host. . . . For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. (Psalm 33:6,9)

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, enveloped in water, and without the sun. It will end in a future judgment by fire.

Implications

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

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 pristine 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.

Peter also urges us to “be diligent to be found by Him in peace” (2 Peter 3:14). Isn’t it more natural to stir things up, to pester and annoy, or to quickly take offense? To diligently pursue peace requires conscious, determined efforts.

People with a Biblical worldview worship the Creator, looking beyond immediate circumstances and stresses. Respecting the reality of the future destructive Big Bang, they anticipate Yahweh’s eventual re-creation of heaven and earth. They strive for holiness and peace, seeking a present life reflecting the nature of their future home.

Questions to Ponder

1. Have you avoided pondering the future cataclysm — instead of letting its prospect purify you?
2. Is God nudging you to pursue peace with someone today?

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

For Christ and His Kingdom. Soli Deo Gloria. Alere Flammam Veritatis.

Read the prequel:
The Big Bang!

Read the sequel:
The Giant Arc

Bible-Science Guy logo

Subscribe – Don’t miss future blog posts!
Click the sidebar’s “SUBSCRIBE” button to follow the
Bible-Science Guy Blog. You’ll automatically receive
new posts free by email. Click SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Click Best of Bible-Science Guy for lists of the best Bible-Science Guy posts of each year.
Click Bible-Science Guy Table of Contents for a list of all blog posts starting in October 2007.

©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
“for the defense of the gospel”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday November 3, 2021 A.D.

“Ah Lord GOD! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee.” (Jeremiah 32:17)

Disclaimer: BibleScienceGuy has no control over any advertising that may appear and receives no payment or consideration for it. Ads & “Related” links come from WordPress, not from BibleScienceGuy.


Responses

  1. Thank you for your blog this morning!  It speaks volumes.   Blessings from a science teacher,Paula Smith

    Like

    • You’re welcome. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Like


What do you think? Leave a comment. Please pray for the worldwide impact of the Bible-Science Guy ministry!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: