By Joe R. Price
Scientists believe they have discovered relics of the “Big Bang” which they say created the universe 15 billion years ago. These celestial fossils are “massive wisps of gas more than 500 million light years long” and are the “oldest structures ever observed” according to astrophysicist George Smoot (Salt Lake Tribune, Al, 4/24/92). The discovery of these gaseous masses is now being described as “one of the major discoveries of science.” It seems incredible that upon discovering these “structures,” many continue to be believe that they were “built,” not by an intelligent builder, but by such lifeless, thoughtless things as “gravitational forces,” “space” and “time.”
If you are unfamiliar with the “Big Bang” theory, here is a brief summary of it:
The Big Bang is perhaps one of the most difficult physics concepts for laymen to accept. Its chief assumption is that 15 billion years ago all matter in the universe was compressed into an unimaginably dense sphere smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.
The ball exploded at a temperation of trillions of degrees, launching all the matter on the expansionary course it continues to follow today. Within the first millionth of a second after the explosion, quarks and other exotic particles combined to form protons and neutrons, most of which were just as rapidly annihilated by collisions with antiprotons and anti-neutrons, releasing their energy in the form of light waves (Salt Lake Tribune, Al, 4/24/92).
What an amazing theory! But before you believe it, we offer a few questions with which to test it. First, where did “all matter” which was in the form of an “unimaginably defense sphere” come from (matter is not eternal)? And, what tremendous power compressed all that matter into such an amazingly small size (“Honey, I shrunk the universe! “). Also, what generated a temperature of “trillions of degrees”? Truly, the “Big Bang” theory of the origin of the universe is an “assumption”!
The presence of gaseous structures of such massive size (500 million light years) provides greater evidence that some power, which is infinitely superior to man, constructed them. It remains true that design demands a designer. This Master Builder would have the ability to create matter and put it under the control of such forces as gravity, space and time. This Master Designer is God, who has revealed his power and divinity through his creation (Rom. 1:20), and his mind through the inspired Scriptures (1 Cor. 2:10-13,16; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
When will man learn to look at the incredible evidence in the universe for the creative power and presence of God (Psa. 19:16)? Like the ancient skeptics, the so-called wise men of today are “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:7). The evidence in the universe explodes the “Big Bang” theory!
Guardian of Truth XXXVI: 15, p. 459
August 6, 1992