For Christians, the heart of the issue comes down to the question "Does the concept of a Big Bang type creation event undermine or support Scripture?" This article endeavors to investigate these possibilities.
Dr. Hugh Ross,
astrophysicist, pastor and Christian scientific apologist
states the "Big Bang Theory' is totally in agreement with
the Genesis account of creation. In a
previously posted article in Buzzle.com Dr Ross articulates the
compatability of the "Big Bang Theory" with the "Genesis
. He stated "The Standard Model – Big-Bang hypothesis" - is 100%
compatible to the Biblical narrative in the opening
chapters of Genesis.
dilation and time stretching make it possible for the 6-day
creation period of Genesis to be the same as the eighteen
billion year creation period of the Standard Model. God's
perception of time is different to our perception of time.
In Psalm 90:4 we read "A thousand years in Your eyes are as
a day that passes" and from Einstein's General theory of
Relativity (1916) we learn that gravity affects the
space-time continuum, in other words the changes in
gravity affect the rate at which time passes.
is not absolute. Time is as flexible as the available
differences in the force of gravity, and the speed of motion
across a boundary that separates the observer from the
observed. Relativistic time dilation, the difference in
perceived time, makes the six-day creation period of Genesis
the eighteen billion years
creation period of Cosmology.
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