There is no contradiction to the Biblical account that the material universe came into existence in a moment of time, as the Big Bang evidence indicates.
According to the Scriptures, which came first, Earth or the stars and planets?
According to BBT, which came first the stars and planets or Earth?
To: Reuben Hick
I take the GAP theory as credible and it matches the meaning of the Hebrew Words for formless and void. Tofu/Bofu are used rarely in the Old Testament, there are other words that could of been used.
They always imply the devastation AFTER a Divine judgment. I think Genesis 1:1 is the physical creation of the universe by the Word of God..."In the beginning (of time) God created the Heavens and the Earth (Big Bang) All energy and matter were created.
God was interested in the story of man and his redemption in the Bible. Unlike man, God gets right to the point. In verse two we skip billions of years to about 6 thousand years ago. The earth is roiling through its orbit...destroyed, shrouded in clouds (interstellar?) Now God says "let there be light" And the rest of the account does not use the Hebrew word for a new creation...but recreation, or restoration.
God spends one verse on the creation of the universe, and the rest of the Bible on the creation of man, his fall, the search for the seed, and his redemption. We can find out about the physical laws of the universe on our own...he gave us intellects for that.
All science, so far as I am concerned, is simply the discovery, by man, of EXISTING law. Science never developed in China, or India. It could only flourish in a culture that had accepted the fact of a creator God. (Christianized Europe) And still could not really flourish under spiritual darkness, (The Roman Apostasy) but scientific truth was realized after the release of spiritual truth in the reformation. Truth is unified across spiritual and physical boundaries. Ignore spiritual truth? Watch the world plunge into superstition and darkness. As it did when it rejected the truth of Christ.
If God created the universe and its laws, then it could be discerned by man. Most, if not all, of the early great scientists were believers! Something idiot evolutionists conveniently forget. Darwin could not have shined the shoes of Newton, and Newton was almost fanatical in his belief in God.
Subconsciously evolutionists know this, that is why they buried Darwin next to Newton's tomb...as if to confer upon this faker, the glory and intellect of a Newton. According to BBT The stars are first, then planets condense from clouds around their stars. This is not in conflict with scripture if you take the meaning of formless and void...just exactly as the Hebrew intends. For a better treatment go to www.custance.org, or find an old book by G.H. Pimber "Earth's Earliest Ages." I would not just dismiss the GAP theory out of hand, nor would I dismiss the BBT. The cosmic background radiation, and physical laws that we can observe are very strong in support of that theory. Not to mention the expansion of the universe etc...
posted on 12/03/2004 10:32:31 AM PST
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