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As Christian and an inquisitive nature the comparison of Scientific discovery with Biblical writings has always intrigued me, and as Science and Especially the deep space telescopes such as Hubble uncover more fascinating finds, I like to compare those to what the Bible offers.

One theory has vexed me for years, and more and more new discoveries add to my consternation.

Big Bang Theory - The Premise (http://www.big-bang-theory.com/):

The Big Bang theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. Discoveries in astronomy and physics have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did in fact have a beginning. Prior to that moment there was nothing; during and after that moment there was something: our universe. The big bang theory is an effort to explain what happened during and after that moment.

Creation as per the Bible:

Genesis 1:1 and 2 KJV

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Big Bang theory:

There are many misconceptions surrounding the Big Bang theory. For example, we tend to imagine a giant explosion. Experts however say that there was no explosion; there was (and continues to be) an expansion.

So the big bang theory imagines a universe which was not instantaneous, but actually an evolution not only over time, but continuing today.

Creation as per the Bible:

Genesis 1:31 KJV

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

John 5:17 KJV

But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

So according to the Bible God also created the universe over a period of time, and according to Jesus was still actively engaged in work.

This article ends with the following statement:

Any discussion of the Big Bang theory would be incomplete without asking the question, what about God? This is because cosmogony (the study of the origin of the universe) is an area where science and theology meet. Creation was a supernatural event. That is, it took place outside of the natural realm. This fact begs the question: is there anything else which exists outside of the natural realm? Specifically, is there a master Architect out there? We know that this universe had a beginning. Was God the "First Cause"?

Has anyone else done any research in this area other than people such as Hovind etc? Of particular interest is any users of the site.

I see that there are 4 votes to have my question closed and guess it is for the best since no one seems to understand what I'm asking. I was and am not asking for verification of anything only if anyone else has noticed that those discoveries appear to give reasonable possibility to what was written Centuries ago, but due to recent discoveries doesn't seem so far fetched. I was not even asking if that lends any veracity to the Bible only the similarity of the two. I would close it myself if I were able since there seems to be little chance of it ever being understood let alone answered.

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which is also duplicate or closely related to Biblical literalness and the speed of light –  The Freemason Dec 19 '13 at 16:16
    
@ Freemason the satirist I have closely scrutinized those questions and answers, but neither of them is a comparison of Biblical representation to Scientific findings only questioning the veracity of the statements. –  Bye Dec 19 '13 at 18:00
    
It is ironic that you can win Nobel prizes in physics for discovering something what the Bible adherents have been believing for three thousand years. –  Neil Meyer Dec 19 '13 at 19:16
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It's only a duplicate if you assume that YEC is "the" position. Old Earth Creationism, which is not addressed in the titles of the two proposed duplicate questions, would hold the Big Bang to be compatible with Genesis. Young Earth Creationism often discounts the Big Bang altogether. –  pterandon Dec 20 '13 at 13:03
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In the Old Earth Creationism views of Hugh Ross, the cosmos (sun, planets, light) was created in Genesis 1:1. Then, a Spirit hovered on the waters of a "formless" coalescing dustball, and didn't see light, because light couldn't make it down. Then light was made to appear, etc. A starting reference for this viewpoint is Word Studies in Genesis One.

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@ pterandon Thanks for some reason no one seemed to understand that my question was not aligned with either young earth or old earth, only that I was awed by the resemblance of those discoveries to the Biblical accounts, and wondered if others had also found them intriguing. I Have not yet aligned myself with either theory, but will ask God when I get to Heaven if it still seems worth asking. –  Bye Dec 20 '13 at 14:25
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There are any number of people who have noted similarities between the Big Bang theory of the creation of the universe, and the Biblical account --a quick Google search brings up hundreds of thousands of results.

The chief barrier to reconciliation is the timeframe. However, if you follow the logic that the "days" of creation might represent any length of time in God's eyes (and further, are willing to conclude that they might not be equal lengths of time as we measure them), that is not necessarily an insurmountable obstacle. The verse typically cited for the above point of view is 2 Peter 3:8, which is itself probably a reference to Psalm 90:4, "A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night."

Of course, you would still need a loose, poetic reading of Genesis in order to map the Biblical events to the ones hypothesized by scientists.

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@ Chris Sunami If we take a look at Genesis chapter 1 there is no way to claim a 24 hour day until verse 14. Since the 24 hour day is predicated on the Earth's rotation relative to the sun and the sun did not exist until after the third day. Therefore the length of those three first days is moot. –  Bye Dec 19 '13 at 18:10
    
@ChrisSunami don't forget you also have to follow the logic that "There was evening and there was morning" (which are never used symbolically anywhere in scripture) are meaningless as well because the periods overlap in BB cosmology. And in Hugh Rosses interpretation life was created in the first period in the ocean. –  2tim424 Dec 21 '13 at 10:11
    
@CecilBeckum You have to read that in to say that. What the text says for itself is that "God called the light day, and the darkness He called night, and there was evening and there was morning day 1" He defined what He meant by Day right there. –  2tim424 Dec 21 '13 at 10:14
    
@ 2tim424 I have decided to ignore this question though completely misinterpreted from my original, but I will add this comment in respect for your comment. The Dun is not the only light and darkness is simply the absence of light.Look at the original Hebrew. –  Bye Dec 21 '13 at 12:58
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