Why don’t scientists reconcile Genesis 1:1 with the Big Bang?

Science, therefore, is powerless to comment further, since it took multiple hundreds of thousands of years before the universe cooled to the point that matter could precipitate out—so hot it was all energy. Matter had to wait for things to cool to a temperature less than a given value.

Genesis 1:1–5 tell us,

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Science cannot relate to any material object during the “hot” period. Even then it took the formation of stars to eventually produce matter more complex that hydrogen and helium. So as to “Why don’t?”—it’s more a matter of “oxymoron, contradiction in terms.”

Genesis is, to a Christian in the 20th-21st Centuries, a bronze-age origin story that served as a Deed of Title and a liturgy. Look at the structure of the first chapter, and see the sense of awe and formulaic repetition. It is exactly the way a liturgy would be formed.

What makes Genesis holy to GOD is its theology, its teaching. These are inspired by GOD. The rest is a bronze-age cosmology across which GOD’s teaching (HIS real word) drapes as a cloak. The actual Creation is vast, well beyond the mental landscape of bronze-age folk. We know that the universe is roughly 3.2 million times older than the presumtive six thousand years of Creation. The stars that fill our sky are but a postage stamp vs the OED with regard to the stars in our own galaxy; and this galaxy is itself but a postage stamp vs the OED with regard to the Universe.

GOD’s glory doesn’t shout at us, it deafens us. And that is how science relates us to Genesis; it lets us hear GOD’s voice in full stereo and see His glory in 3-D.

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