I’m a christian and I believe in the Big Bang theory

I’m a christian and I believe in the Big Bang theory

Isaiah 40:28

” Do you NOT know? Have you NOT heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth! He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”

If any christian is trying to defend there faith one of the first things they mention to anyone of another religion is this statement, ” How did the matter get there in order for the bang to happen?!?!?!” or “something had to exist for the bang to happen!” Which if you think about it is fairly true, how did the matter come from nothing in a big void in space where no life can exist except that which is already there?

As a college student and taking Geology one of the first things we talked about in my class is space and dealing with the Big Bang theory which is actually amazing if you take the time to actually study it. More of less fast geology lesson what happens is this

There is this cloud called the Nebula cloud which is basically gas/ elements that were collected from a star that died long ago are circulating around each other like a hurricane and all the energy and gravity that is in that is sucked into the middle of this ball of energy and suddenly BOOM! it explodes sending out this massive form of energy creating a nebula which is basically our galaxy. When this energy goes out it is so massive that traces of the big bang can actually still be detected to this day, but how does one who is a christian sit in a class like this and not wonder of think themselves, “wow God, you were there when that was created and formed!” “How can people not believe in Jesus?!?!”

I remember a couple of months back having a conversation with my grandfather about this hypothesis that I had going around my head (a theory is a hypothesis tested people!) that what if the power of the big bang was the prove of God’s existence?!?!

See remember in Genesis 1:1 -3″ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  And God said, ” Let there be light, and there was light”

What if God speaking light into this world was God creating the big bang?!?!?!?! If it is then this would be a sign of God never ending power and strength to us!  That means that God does exist and that God did create the world just with an amazing Bang! God didn’t just create us and not leave clues of his existence. It’s all around us if we take the time to actually look around us. See when God created us he already knew that we were going to question him and he already knew the things we were going to deal with but he also knew that we needed faith and he left us with Nature. Ever wonder why we are so drawn to nature and post artsy pictures of nature and caption it with something moving or I always feel close to God in nature, that’s simply because that’s God’s gift to us to show his infinite power and glory . All through scripture it talks about the creation of this earth proclaiming the work and glory of Jesus

Isaiah 45:12

“It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.”

John 1:3

” Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”

Job12:7-10

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you or speak to the earth, and it will teach you or let the fish in the sea inform you . Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Psalm 19:1

” The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

Romans 1:20

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

I think it is time especially as christian to start looking at science and realize that just maybe just maybe the more we look and study the world around us the more we will see God’s power and beauty. Everything that has life has to praise the Lord and everything that God created is a sign of his existence.

Now my hypothesis might be completely wrong but then it might be completely right, it still needs to be tested just like our faith and walk with the Lord does, but at the end of it God is the one who still created the earth and because of that I’m thankful.

“The more I study science the more I believe in God.”

Albert Einstein

-SM

HEART AND HEAD ARE DIFFERENT

HEART AND HEAD ARE DIFFERENT

We’ll start at the beginning ( a very good place to start 😉). The moment we hear about Jesus is the moment we hear about our relationship with God. We start hearing it when the pastor or someone says, ” If you want Jesus to be the Lord of your life ask him to come into your heart.” or ” If you want a RELATIONSHIP with God let him come in”. At that moment we have a choice to decide do we want Jesus in our lives yes or no. Simple yes, maybe at the moment or maybe at the realization that your broken heart is in need for a savior or a friend to come in, whenever you decide to have that journey is when you start your relationship with God.

We grow in our love and appreciation for him when we spend time in his word when we open it up and start to see just how much he wants to talk to us through worship, through someone or simply through just sitting down, and reading his word. We grow and that part of our heart becomes a well a deep well were we store all the things we know and will eventually learn about God.

As of a couple of weeks ago I was visiting my grandparents and sitting down to pray with them as we always do before we leave the next day, and while I was sitting there listening to my grandmother pray the Lord really struck something in me. My grandmother has a relationship with God just as much as I have one with him. She might be at a place in her  life now that she is older and can pass down her wisdom, but she is still as much capable to have a deep meaningful relationship with the Lord as much as I am.

What makes me think that just because my grandmother is 85 years old,  she can’t have a relationship with my lord and creator of this world? It wasn’t until that moment that I looked around and saw my mom, grandmother, sister, and grandfather not only as member of my family, and people, but as children of God, people who might be at different levels of there walk with the Lord, but at the end of it all it’s still a RELATIONSHIP with him. Mine, might be different than theirs, but there is no need for me to label or to compare mine to theirs simply by saying that just because I’m younger my relationship is deeper and more meaningful than theirs. This is not a competition to see who is holier than thou, this is a place to see your brothers and sisters in Christ in a different light.

My grandfather who I call (Abuelo) had been very raw and open about his doubt and the frustration he was facing with God at the moment with unanswered prayers.

Little background on my grandfather, he was on the road to be a pastor when his marriage ended up in a divorce. Which made him change his degree, and now he has his Doctors in physiology, so needless to say my grandfather is a very smart man, and for 93 he is healthy as a horse and not at all loosing his mind (thank you Jesus).

One thing my grandfather and I discuss a lot while we are there is theology, my grandfather has hundreds of books on theology next to his chair and is always hungry to learn and know more about Jesus, but as I sat there staring at my grandfather who I love so dearly and admire and hope to one day make him proud, I started to realize something I already knew but needed to be reminded of, there is a HUGE difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge. My grandfather is so full of head knowledge about all these wonderful things about Jesus, that I started to see that maybe just maybe he had started to neglect his heart knowledge of the Lord.

It’s like two different planets. The knowledge you know of the Lord in your head cannot compare to the need of the heart relationship you need to have with the Lord. Your heart is a very raw and soft place where the Lord can speak to you directly and it can alter the way you think feel and know about something. The Lord desires for you to know about him in a place of beauty and grace and a place where it’s fragile but also very soft. There are times when our head knowledge can get in our way and make us over think or even choose not to hear Gods word on the matter simply because we have all the facts right. The thing is the Lord wants to move in your heart because that’s where it all began with him. It didn’t start in the head it started with the heart. God started this world because he desired to have a relationship with you the thought of you yes, but he loved you before you were even in your mothers stomach. The heart is where he knocks and you let him in, the heart is where you speak to him and let him speak to you back. The heart is so fragile and special that God even tells us to protect it.

We need to realize that our heart is so much different than the head knowledge we get and receive at school, church and at bible study our head is full of what our heart desires and what we put in our heart. Even though we are not suppose to follow our heart because at times our heart is deceitful and can be hurt and broken, it is God who holds it all together an calls your name and says, your heart might be broken but your heart knows the sound and voice of the Lord and that’s why we follow it because our heart always leads us back to the cross and the word of the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5 ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Proverbs 4:23 ” Above all else, guard your heart , for everything you do flows from it.”

  • SM