The Problem With The Big Bang

Some people say the universe began more than 10 billion years ago, the result of a great cosmic explosion. They call it The Big Bang theory. “Theory” is a key word here. Some scientists accept this theory as proven fact, but they don’t consider several questions that are crucial to actually proving thetheory. First of all, what exploded? And where did this exploding object come from? It must have existed before the explosion. Therefore, time began before the explosion—if an explosion occurred at all. One
encyclopedia says that “the galaxies are still moving away from one another, and the best current evidence indicates that they will move apart forever.” By using the word “forever,” scientists must believe that time is infinite.

But some scientists disagree with that. They would like the entire universe to fit neatly into a box, with a beginning and an end. They assume that since we observe the beginning and end of things on earth, the entire universe must operate under the same principle. Both schools of thought can’t be right.

Additionally, I think many scientists are too quick to dismiss God from the picture. They view God as
merely an idea created by people who can’t explain something. And yet those same scientists are usually
the ones making up “theories”—which are just educated guesses about the way things work.

In other words, they can’t explain it either.
I believe that God exists, and that he created the universe, as described in the book of Genesis. Maybe
there was a Big Bang; maybe there wasn’t. (The Bible doesn’t mention it.) Either way, I’m sure of this
much: God was most definitely behind it all. And he was definitely, infinitely, there before it happened.

Sara Kruszka