Book Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
First Published 12 July 2004
Young earth creationist literature is full of claims that the Big Bang is getting weaker and weaker. New scientific discoveries are casting more doubt upon this theory, and it is not far from being discarded. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over the last half century, discovery after discovery has not only confirmed the big bang, it has almost turned it from a theory into fact. Young earth creationists are not attacking the big bang because of its shaky evidence...they attack it out of necessity. A big bang naturally implies the earth is not young. As a result, their criticisms of the big bang are less than scientific.
Not being an astronomer, for this topic I defer to Dr. Hugh Ross, Dr. Stephen Hawking, and others.
For a general discussion of the Big Bang, from a scientist that has nothing to prove from a religious viewpoint, and is thus impartial, I would read the book The Universe In A Nutshell, by Dr. Stephen Hawking.
For a discussion of the Big Bang from a religious standpoint, we turn to Dr. Ross.
There are a growing number of scientists who see Intelligent Design in the Big Bang, and the evidence supporting the Big Bang gets stronger every day. In fact, to accept the Big Bang, one must accept that there was a creator, because there was an obvious beginning. In this respect, the Big Bang is much better evidence of a creator than young earth creationism. To read some other articles in support of the Big Bang, check out our Astronomy page.
I love the t-shirts that say “I believe in the Big Bang…God said it, and “Bang,” there it was.” This could be equally true for the old earth creationist as well as the young!
If you are not a Christian, and you have been holding out on making a decision for Christ because the Church always preached a message that was contrary to what you saw in the scientific world, then rest assured that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and you can believe in Christ and receive salvation, while still believing in an old earth. Click here for more.
Are you a Christian who believes in young earth creationism? Now that we have shown the many difficulties of the young earth creation science model in this and many other articles, how does this impact your Christian life? If you are a young earth creationism believer, click here.
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