God and the Big Bang

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I was surprised to learn the Big Bang Theory is credited to Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), a Belgian Catholic priest. It’s concerning that an alleged “man of God” promoted such rubbish. Lemaître postulated that the observable universe began with the explosion of a single primeval atom.

Aside from contradicting God’s Word (Genesis 1:1), this theory clearly violates two widely-accepted laws of physics: First, the law of conservation of mass states that mass can neither be created nor destroyed. Using a common application, that means we can’t form a brick unless we start with an equal amount (or mass) of clay, water, and aggregate material. Not a single atom.

The second physics law violated here is the law of entropy. Simply put, explosions create chaos, not order. How nice it would be if we could detonate a stick of dynamite inside an Oak tree and out comes a beautiful set of kitchen cabinets. Sounds absurd, doesn’t it?

So, somehow, a big bang – or immense explosion – transformed an atom into a perfectly-designed universe composed of 200 billion trillion stars spanning 93 billion light-years. And pigs can fly.

There’s another important point to consider: the Big Bang Theory requires one to also buy into Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, which is equally preposterous. But that’s another article.

Given the evidence, or lack thereof, it makes no sense to me that anyone would believe the Big Bang Theory over the Word of God (Psalm 19:1). Consider His perfect design that surrounds us and permeates every corner of the universe.

Who showed the sunflower when to bloom for the honeybee? Who taught mallards to fly in a V formation for aerodynamic efficiency? Who established the wonders of conception and birth?

The answer is as clear as the stars in the sky.

Dan Biby
Garriot Road church of Christ
Enid, OK

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