“Science and the Word”

Categories: Bible Moment

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1

Science can’t account for that.  The Bible moment…

When scientists speak about the creation of the world, the universe for that matter, they often refer to initial singularity.  This is the point, they say when the entire universe and time itself exploded into being.  And scientist can’t account for that.  They don’t know when or how it happened. 

Many journals have been written about the origin of the universe, questions have been posted and no real answers have been given.  Has the universe always existed, or did it have a beginning?  If it did have a beginning, what caused it to come into existence?

NASA describes the Universe at one second after the Big Bang this way: “According to the theories of physics, if we were to look at the universe one second after the Big Bang, what we would see is a 10-billion degree sea of neutrons, protons, electrons, anti-electrons (positrons), photons, and neutrinos.[1]  Thomas Kitching, writer for The Conversation noted, "In this early stage, the universe was extremely bright and at frequencies of light that humans cannot see.”[2]

So, what about the beginning of time?  Scientists have theorized that the universe originated with the Big Bang and, they arrive at this theory by light travel.  They say that by looking at the speed of light and going back in time the Universe must have exploded into existence about 30 billion years ago.[3]  But what about time?  What about the energy or force that made the Bang!?  Scientists of all shades cannot come up with a working theory.  Stephen Hawking a world-renown theoretical physicist lectured, “Since events before the Big Bang have no observational consequences, one may as well cut them out of the theory and say that time began at the Big Bang. Events before the Big Bang are simply not defined because there's no way one could measure what happened at them.”[4]

While science grapples with the difficulties of the origin of time, the Universe and life, the very first verse of the Bible explain it all in ten simple words, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  (Genesis 1:1) God created the Universe out of nothing.  OUT OF NOTHING! – ex nihlo.

One day science will accept what the Scriptures teach about the origins of everything.  Robert Jastrow, an American astronomer, and planetary physicist and NASA scientist wrote, “At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”[5]

The Bible Moment, as Christians we love the truth, no matter the origin.  Not all science is a lie, but all Bible is the truth.  “Thy Word is truth.”  (John 17:17)


[1] (NASA, 2019)

[2] (Kitching, 2018)

[3] (Hawking, n.d. para. 1)

[4] (Hawking, The Beginning of Time, n.d. para 6)

[5] (Jastrow, 1992)