The Problem With The Big
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 dont 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 explosionif 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
cant 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 cant explain something. And
yet those same scientists are usually
the ones making up theorieswhich are just educated guesses about
the way things work.
In other words, they cant 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 wasnt. (The Bible doesnt mention
it.) Either way, Im sure of this
much: God was most definitely behind it all. And he was definitely,
infinitely, there before it happened.