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2. And Then God Said, "Let There be a Big Bang"

For centuries, people have been asking the same age old question, “Is there a God, or does science cover all there is to it?” 3.1% of americans say they are openly atheists (Lipka) while 75% say they identify with a christian religion (Newport). Some of the biggest atheists are: Woody Allen, Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Michel Houellebecq (The Best Schools).Some of the most influential Christians are: Francis S. Collins, Max Planck, Lee Strobel, Dr. Gary Habermas, Dr. William Craig, Dr. William Ranahan, and George Washington Carver. Science and religion are compatible, as science does prove religion in multiple ways.

Science is an amazing undertaking; it teaches us about life, the world and the universe. But it has not revealed to us why the universe came into existence nor what come before the world was created. As science strives to answer that question, the Bible already had it covered. Most everyone has heard of Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity. His work changed the world in more ways than one, and even he has admitted that there is something else out there:

“We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand those laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.” - Einstein, in a 1929 interview (Quotes relating science and faith).

George Gamow’s Big Bang theory is the main hypothesis scientists have agreed with in the past:

According to the Big Bang theory, some 10 to 20 billion years ago, all of the matter and energy of the universe was compressed into a cosmic egg, or plasma ball, consisting of subatomic particles and radiation. Nobody knows where the cosmic egg came from, or how it got there -- it was just there. For some equally inexplicable reason, the cosmic egg exploded. As the matter and radiation expanded, so the theory says, it cooled sufficiently for elements to form, as protons and electrons combined to form hydrogen of atomic weight one, and neutrons were subsequently captured to form helium of atomic weight four. Most of the gas that formed consisted of hydrogen . . . No oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon, sulfur, copper, iron, nickel, uranium, or other elements existed. The universe consisted essentially of hydrogen gas (Gish).

How then, are we expected to believe that everything we know today was born from only hydrogen? Even with that data though, if the Big Bang was real, there would be no large scale clusters of galaxies or voids in space. “The present crisis in Big Bang cosmologies began in 1986, when R. Brent Tully, of the University of Hawaii, showed that there were ribbons of superclusters of galaxies 300 million light-years long and 100 million light-years thick-” (Gish) This in itself proves the Big Bang Theory wrong.

The second most used theory against God and Creation the the belief in evolution. The great Stephen Hawking himself believes in this theory, and yet what is there to believe? Henry Morris states it planely, “First of all, the lack of a case for evolution is clear from the fact that no one has ever seen it happen” (Morris). He goes on to say that if evolution were a real process, evolution should still be occurring, and there “-should be many “transitional” forms that we could observe” (Morris). Along with that, the scientific method traditionally has required experimental observation and replication, yet where are either of those with the case of evolution?  During the early 19th century, Charles Darwin created the theory of evolution, and it was taken to be fact. Sir Arthur Keith, a Scottish anatomist and anthropologist thoughts on evolution are, “Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable” (Hovind). Even if we say that evolution could have happened in the past, or that evolution is going too slow for us to see; and use fossil records for ‘fact’, that would be false too. “Given that evolution, according to Darwin, was in a continual state of motion… it followed logically that the fossil record should be rife with examples of transitional forms leading from the less to the more evolved” (Morris).

Both evolution and the Big Bang were theories used against God, and even with that ‘stagoring’ evidence people still believe. And why is that? - Why is there such a strong belief of God; what has He done to deserve such praise? One of the main issues with God, is that he is a personal God; for how can you have a personal God?:

“Here is the thing about God. he is so big and so perfect that we can’t really understand Him. We can’t possess Him, or apprehend Him. Moses learned this when he climbed up Mount Sinai and saw that the radiance of God’s face would burn him up should he gaze upon it directly. but God so wants to be in relationship with us that he makes himself small, smaller than He really is, Mall and more humble that his infinite, perfect self, so that we might be able to get to Him, a little bit.” - Lauren F. Winner, Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life (Goodreads)

All that God has ever wanted is to have a personal relationship with you, to watch his child grow and learn. Even scientists have personal relationships with Him; George Washington Carver, an American Botanist (a scientist who studies plants) says this about his relationship with God:

“God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His. No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way of doing it are revealed to me. I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain I would Be helpless.” -George Washington Carver (Goodreads).

Through God, George Washington Carver, who was born into slavery, went to become a Botanist and one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time. God revealed to him over 100 products of a single crop, peanuts. Through his success, he never forgot his beginnings, nor who helped him become the man he was.    

Through my life, I have witnessed all that God can do, for me and for others; for people to ignore the evidence is vexing, though I will not push my feelings on others. God has healed my uncle after falling off a tree and breaking a majority of the bones in his body, He has guided us through trials, taught me to become a better person, and I owe God everything. Through the theory of evolution and the Big Bang, we can see that both are false, that humans don’t know the true story; whatever it may be. Science proves God, wither people believe it or not.

























 

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Gallup, Inc. “Percentage of Christians in U.S. Drifting Down, but Still High.” Gallup.com, 24

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Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption), www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1495762.George_Washington_Carver.

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for Creation Research, www.icr.org/article/big-bang-theory-collapses/.

Lipka, Michael. “10 Facts about Atheists.” Pew Research Center, 1 june 2016,

www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/01/10-facts-about-atheists/.

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