The Big Bang of God's Fiat
by Keith Vierbicky
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The Big Bang of GodÕs Fiat
IÕve read more than a few online stories about how Jesus would drive an SUV in order to transport His disciples in our day, but please donÕt take the title of this article to mean that Father God crashed His Fiat while driving the golden streets of Heaven at the speed of thought. The word fiat means a command or act of will that creates something without or as if without further effort. When God created the universe, it was by divine fiat. What scientists call the Big Bang was nothing more, nor less, than GodÕs omnipotent voice calling the universe into being from nothing. As the psalmist sang, I shout, ŌThe heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies proclaim His handiwork.Ķ
However, a recent USAToday headline read: Big Bang unfolded in the blink of an eye. Charles Bennett, team leader of NASAÕs Goddard Space Flight Center, and his group believe that the universe expanded from the size of a marble to billions of light years across in the first trillionth of a second. He said, "It never ceases to amaze me that it is possible to tell what is going on in the first moment of the universe.Ķ They base their ideas on data from their WMAP satellite. That data, they believe, supports an old physics idea called inflation.
Speaking of inflation, itÕs possible that some scientists are headed, in a big way, on a mission for Egos. To believe that man can go back to the beginning of the universe and confidently give us a picture of how it all unfolded and proceeded to develop would amaze me, too, if it were not for GodÕs word. In the first verse of Scripture, in a baseball analogy like none other, the Bible says God created the heavens and the earth in the big-inning.
Scientists tell us that light travels at 186,000 miles per second. Sunlight reaches us in about 8.3 minutes at that speed, so I was wondering how matter, the size of a marble could have expanded to billions of light years across in just one trillionth of a second at light speed. After all, a light year, which is a distance measurement, is nearly 6 trillion miles. It seems odd, but I guess IÕm just a pea brain thatÕs foolish enough to believe God over notable NASA scientists. Although rocket scientists, it seems theyÕre out to launch on God.
Hopefully, these men will have the opportunity to see a powerful event that does happen in the blink of an eye. At some point, and nobody knows exactly when except God the Father, clouds of believers will be lifted into the sky in the blink of an eye. Jesus, the Creator of all things, will return and forcefully take His church up to meet Him in our atmosphere. On the day of Jesus Christ, these men will know they were wrong. Hopefully, they wonÕt die before they admit the error of their ways and put their trust in the true God of mission control.
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Éwe shall all be changedŅ in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Corinthians 15:52 NIV
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A question I have sometimes asked is "where are your witnesses? Those who were there when it happened and saw that occurred." Usually makes them think. I can then explain how important a witness is, using Biblical references, and cast a seed of doubt into their stubborn thinking. Nice article, and well written. However, I think that Jesus would drive a Mustang GT convertible (hee-hee). By the way, not sure of what happened in copy/paste, but some punctuation came out wrong: "IÕve".