The first use of the term 'big bang' was by physicist Fred Hoyle on a BBC broadcast in 1949 when he used it to contrast the Steady State theory to an emerging the hypothesis that all matter of the universe was created in one big bang at a particular time in the remote past, a concept he argued against and said was 'irrational and outside science.'
Special creative act. Spiritual life was cloning, not growth.
No end to ideas and possibilities of what happened and how happened, but this interpretation is ... in depth below
Does not affect Christology, the core of Christianity.
The Bible gives genealogies.
Today, the big bang theory is the predominant explanation of how the universe began and is now generally regarded as settled science. The theory says that the universe started with a 'singularity' (Christians say 'God'), then exploded, expanding and cooling over the next 13.8 billion years into the cosmos we know today – and it's still expanding!
In the first second after the universe began, the surrounding temperature reached about 10 billion degrees Fahrenheit according to NASA, heat so intense that light could not penetrate it.
It doesn't matter.
If the big bang is the beginning of nature, then some intelligence outside of nature, and above nature, had to trigger the big bang, to start everything out of nothing, and to establish those predetermined laws of nuclear energy, physics and chemistry that enabled it happen with orderly precision.
Apparently billions of years passed between Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 1:3, as the earth cooled, became liquid, and eventually developed a solid crust.
Then God started shaping the earth and putting life on it. In the first stage of transformation, light starts glowing through the cloud cover, the basic energy for all life. The stages are summarized in Genesis 1:3 through Genesis 2:3 [see 1.2].
The compiler/writer of Genesis (generally thought to be Moses) could not have had this scientific insight more than three thousand years ago without some special revelation from God.
enesis 2 is another matter [see 1.5], outside the realm of science, because it's about creation of the non-physical parts, the parts that distinguish humans from animals ... our greatly enhanced soul (mind, will and emotion) ... our moral character ... and our connection to God.
There's no ME without soul and spirit.
Everyone would like clear answers to these three questions:
No one knows the answers for sure. All we can know at this time is what the Bible says. While everyone agrees on the exact words of the Bible (original language before translations), there are wide differences of option about what the words mean. Different people at different times have had different interpretations of the biblical text.
In attempting to answer these questions, everyone is looking at the same words in the Bible – a relatively small number of words – so the documentation is easy to master but, because of brevity, interpretation is never completely clear.
Study of the words should be done from three or more different translations of the same texts and from a Hebrew-English and Greek-English Interlinear Bible.
Here is the criteria for the interpretations used here:
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