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Genesis & the Big Bang Theory
by Marshall Beeber
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 Dr  Ross articulates the compatability of the "Big Bang Theory" with the  "Genesis Creation Account".  He stated "The Standard Model –  Big-Bang hypothesis" - is 100% compatible to the Biblical narrative in  the opening chapters of Genesis.

Time  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.
Time  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 compatible with the eighteen billion years creation period of Cosmology.

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