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The Biblical “Big Bang” Theory

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

December 11, 2010

Yes, Virginia, it is very true; there really is a ‘big bang’ theory. This is to say that, with an explosion, out of nothing comes something. The Bible tells us so in every book of the written Word.

There is the Creator and there is the created. God took the nothingness of dust and into that dust He breathed the breath of life and there was an explosion of life as man became a living, breathing, pulsating, human being. There is no other explosion that has ever equaled that of the moment when a person receives life, with his/her universe coming into existence. Your universe did not come into existence at the same time the universe of your parents did. With your own ‘big bang’, dust went from nothing to something. Creation is not a single event; it is an action in process.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). This is the source for the ‘big bang’ theory, the only noise being that of the cry of a newborn child. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it (John 1:3-5).

Perhaps if we were to honor Einstein’s theory of relativity less and God’s theory of relativity more, we would be celebrating this up-coming Christmas with an enormous outpouring of gratitude for Jesus, the Light of the world, who imploded from heaven and exploded into our world with an intensity that changed the course of history forever. God came down from His throne in heaven as ruler over the entire universe to be reduced by His standards to the size of an atom, but with a burst of light, which infinitely surpasses the light from an explosion of the atomic bomb. Yet we continue to honor Einstein, while we dishonor the God and Creator of all things, including the atom.

The atomic bomb brought destruction and disaster on a scale previously unknown to man. The advent of Jesus into the world brought peace and joy to all men who were captive to death through the sin of Adam. Men in darkness did not comprehend the light even though the heavens announced His arrival and angelic beings heralded His coming.

The prophets prophesied, without error, of that moment, the time and the place where it would happen. This was a Man who would be supernaturally birthed by a virgin, who would conceive of the Holy Spirit. The virgin birth would be accompanied by one of the greatest explosions of light this world will ever know. With the advent of this Baby, God gave to man the possibility to be restored to life from death.

Are you down on your knees yet, or are you still counting the number of shopping days left until Christmas?

Some 700 years B.C., Isaiah, the prophet wrote: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14).” Isaiah goes on to say that this is a Son upon whose shoulder rests the government (see Isaiah 9:6-7), the increase of which there will be no end. This is the good news of the coming kingdom on earth, which will restore judgment and justice with the throne of David ruling over a kingdom, which the prophets promised will come. This is about the best news one could receive, concerning the state of government affairs at this Christmastime. Prophecy cannot be broken and it will come to pass.

Isaiah describes the possible shattering effects of the ‘big bang’. “Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear, all you from far countries. Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand, for God is with us (Isaiah 8:9-10).”

God’s own people, Israel, never paid any heed to the importance of the gift of life. They showed no gratitude for the privilege of being called to be sons of God, nor would they show gratitude for the explosion of light into the world, which came with the birth of Jesus. They did not comprehend that man’s condition, resulting from the condemnation of death for his sin, could be reversed, and God would take the judgment upon Himself. Still, His own people’s response was, “Thanks, but no thanks” to the very face of God who had made man something from nothing. How can it be that man would rather think he just happened by chance than give thanks to the Creator?

Are you down on your knees yet?

Jesus healed ten lepers but only one came back to thank Him. What is the matter with us that we are so proud of ourselves that we can forget we are really nothing more than grass, which can grow and be dried up by the sun in the blink of an eye?

Now, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:20-21).” And so the words of Isaiah’s prophecy were fulfilled, as the Light of God exploded into the world.

With the explosion came both salvation and judgment, edifying some and shattering others, depending on what we do with that Babe in the manger. As easily as something came out of nothing, something can return to nothing and for some it will be as though the universe never existed. All memory of it will be gone for those who always believed they existed by some fluke of Mother Nature, called ‘evolution’.

This Christmas could be your last opportunity to get down on your knees and give thanks for the ‘big bang’ that gave life to you. There is about to be another explosion of light upon a world in darkness, when Jesus returns for His own. Yes, Virginia, it is all true, and some will move into the light of salvation, while others will be destroyed in the judgment and shattered to pieces.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! Because His mercy endures forever (Psalm 118:1).

The birth of Jesus, honored during this Christmas celebration, is all about an enormous act of mercy from God for lost mankind. Is the gift of life not the greatest gift any human could receive? How could we possibly squander such a blessing by taking Christ out of Christmas, only to replace Him with cultic religious worship and dancing at the foot of the mountain? The Hebrew children paid dearly for their actions as Moses sent the stones, on which the Law was written, crashing to the ground. America is about to witness the same crashing to the ground of her wonderful Law of liberty.

Wake up! Come out of the darkness this Christmas to witness to the Light, which exploded into the world on a silent night some 2000 years ago when the Babe called Jesus was born and laid in a manger as food for the animal world to eat. He made it possible for man to go from being a beast dressed in animal skins as a son of the devil to once again become an adopted son of God in the Spirit of life. The Lord made it possible for man to shed the scaly skin of the snake, just as did Paul, the apostle, when those same scales were removed from his eyes.

Are you down on your knees yet?