The Bible and Science
The Bible tells us that God is:
- All powerful
- All knowing and
- All present
Science teaches the Big Bang Theory; it is very interesting that that theory substantiates important Biblically revealed aspects of creation and of the atom.
How can this be?
For over 76 years I believe that I have existed. How can this be? Where did all the material of the earth, the universe and my body come from?
The Bible says:
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalms 19:1
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Romans 1:19 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Romans 1:20
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6
I was raised in a Christian home, attended Sunday School, and was taught that God existed and created the universe and created life.
With maturity, during Bible study and prayer I made – what was to me a discovery – that helps my faith:
Genesis 1:1 and 2, tend to substantiate the “big bang theory.” The scientists seem to accept, at least for now, the idea of a “singularity.” (One expression of a singularity: God’s supernatural act of creation.) As I understand the Bible, the moment of the “singularity” is the moment when God spoke the universe into existence.
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.
In the second verse of the King James Bible the huge collection of elementary particles that would create the universe – as without form and void.
Commentator Adam Clarke says that “without form and void” are English translations of the Hebrew words “tohu and bohu” and Clarke understands those two words convey the idea of “confusion and disorder.” This aligns very well with at least part of the “big bang theory” as “confusion and disorder” were the state of the elementary particles immediately after they were spoken into existence by God.
That verse continues to the creation of water (I believe that God used the appropriate portion of the just created primary particles to create water: And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2b.
In verse 3 God says, let there be light. God created light, this was the end of the first day.
With each day of creation God transforms more elementary particles to matter, and ending Genesis Chapter by creating human life with the ability to procreate.
From the above, it is intended to show that God’s creation of the universe, as described in Genesis 1 has been at least partly substantiated by science.
One more fact worth mentioning, regarding the expanding universe: He (God) hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. Jeremiah 10:12.
Circa 1920 Hubble verified that the Universe is expanding. I believe that Hubble’s substantiates that the heavens were “stretched” as shown in Jeremiah 10:12. Again, God is not restricted by time, the billions of years are not a necessity for our creator God.
Another fact from the Bible on the structure of the universe: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:3
In 1909 Rutherford’s experimented with alpha particles shot through gold foil; some alpha particles were deflected, others went through unimpeded. From this Ruthorford deduced that the atom was mostly open space. This, to me, proves the truth of Hebrews 11:3 phrase, “things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
When these scriptures were written (void and without form and “not made of things which do appear) man did not have the scientific knowledge to make these statements.
These discoveries help me to have faith that God inspired the scriptures and that God exists.
At the age of 8 years I responded to an alter call and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. At age 12 I was baptized.
I believe that I am called by God to reach out to Churches and their Pastors so that the Church can lead the way to a revival of “We the People.” The rest is up to the people and what guides them in their voting process.