BY JAYME DURANT | ICR
I ran into a Christian recently who asked, “Couldn’t God have used the Big Bang to get everything here in the first place?” Maybe they assumed the Big Bang just meant a loud noise when God spoke the world into existence (Psalm 33:6-7, 9). But the question indicated they didn’t understand the tenets of the Big Bang model.
The problem is that the model is based on evolutionary assumptions. Among the many issues, two points particularly stand out as not fitting with what the Bible teaches about creation. The Big Bang model assumes it took billions of years for everything to develop as we see it today. However, the Bible’s timeline indicates that creation took place over six days about 6,000 years ago.
Another big problem is the model’s assumption that death was occurring millions and millions of years before the first humans came on the scene. That means death happened before Adam sinned, and that would mean it isn’t the result of human sin. But this directly contradicts what the Bible says: “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” (Romans 5:12). We need to begin with the Bible when determining whether to accept a proposed scientific theory and not the other way around.