Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Creation and the Big Bang: Different views by creationist ministries

Many people think that science and faith tell conflicting stories about how the universe began. But the scientific picture is of a definite moment of creation in a vast cosmic explosion (the ‘Big Bang’), which had to be carefully adjusted for human life to be possible. Far from conflicting, the scientific picture may point us towards a supernatural creator God. This video series from the UK-based FOCUS ministry features, among others, Dr Jennifer Wiseman, Senior Project Scientist on the Hubble Space Telescope, and Gerald Gabrielse, Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University.

Does the Big Bang Fit with the Bible? by Dr. Jason Lisle, from Answers in Genesis

The big bang has many scientific problems. These problems are symptomatic of the underlying incorrect worldview. The big bang erroneously assumes that the universe was not supernaturally created, but that it came about by natural processes billions of years ago. However, reality does not line up with this notion. Biblical creation explains the evidence in a more straightforward way without the ubiquitous speculations prevalent in secular models. But ultimately, the best reason to reject the big bang is that it goes against what the Creator of the universe himself has taught: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.