Let’s not use the term “Big Bang”

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


“Big Bang” is a terrible term. It creates an image of the earth being created as an explosion starting from within, and moving outwards. However, it wasn’t quite like that.


Space has a lot going on inside of it. It is one of God’s creations that is always evolving. Virtual particles are constantly appearing in space. Much of it is empty space, with no charge, matter, or anything else. But it is filled with a writhing population of virtual particles, which physicists call the quantum foam.

People often get confused by a “one miracle” concept. For instance, we think that a tree’s seed being planted, the trunk, branches, leaves, etc are all separate miracles. This isn’t the case, because God’s miracles are a bit more complex than this.

Essentially, the seed already holds the power to produce the other parts of the tree. Therefore, it is one large miracle. So, God creates thing to grow and evolve, not to remain constant.

Each creation starts with a singularity, with the power to grow. Look at any living thing.


When the earth was created, and the Big Bang happened, God had not yet created space really. He was busy drawing his outline. When the Big Bang began, it was like a bolt of lightning coming into the place the earth would be. So, it came from outside of the area–from God.

This makes more sense, because the Big Bang often comes with the idea that from chaos came order.

What do you think? Do you think it lines up with Genesis 1:1? Does the Bible even give us enough detail to know if it does?


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