What is the “Big Bang” Theory?

British Astronomer Fred Hoyle first used the term “big bang theory” when he hosted a radio show in London. It referenced Edwin Hubble’s theory that everything had a beginning.

Hoyle had the idea heavenly bodies were constantly being created, called “star nurseries,” signifying there is no definite time of creation. He believed everything was created in a single event, nothing was created separately, and there had been nothing before this creation.

However, evidence shows that it was not a drawn out process–but one sudden beginning to everything.

Westerlund 2 — Hubble’s 25th anniversary image

It wasn’t an explosion. It was merely a reference to a sudden beginning that hadn’t occurred before and has not occurred since.

The Bible references a sudden beginning.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1: 1-2

Most Christians believe in some kind of sudden beginning, like the theory, since this is how the Bible describes it.


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