Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pastoral Pings ~ Busting the Big Bang

          The Big Bang continues to be the Big Bust. After reading about a scientist claiming that his measuring of light-waves proves that there was a big bang after all, and seeing once again that all we have is a present-day phenomenon filtered through evolutionary assumptions, it made me sad that people will believe in evolution based on so little, while rejecting the incredible evidence for creation found in both the material world around us, and the wonderful testimony of God's word.

          At the same time, after decades of watching evolutionary news headlines boast of things that just ain't so, and reading the testimonies of scientists who both know Jesus Christ as Creator and Redeemer, and are above reproach in their scientific practices, I still feel joy whenever I hear some new way that the creation gives glory to the God who created.[1]

          The fact is that, in the beginning there was no big bang that brought something out of nothing. Instead, there was the uncreated God who created everything out of himself.[2] Today's light waves give glory to God whose first command of creation was, "Let there be light!" And when he spoke these words, "there was light."[3]

          I write this because so many think that the announcement of a scientist discovering something unique about light waves actually enables him to extend this measurement down through the ages that could be any length an evolutionist wishes them to be. All these scientists are really seeing is something wonderful about the light that God created in the beginning. Whatever it is doing now, or appears to be doing now, is simply the ripple-effect of God speaking it into existence by his word.

          Since the heavens continue to give glory to God,[4] including light-waves rippling out into the furthest reaches of the heavens, I thought I would join their song this morning and deny that the glory of the light of the heavens belongs to some impersonal and impossible explosion from the distant past of some far-flung imagination.[5]

          Instead, by God’s own breathed-out words we know that, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”[6]

          Now, this being true, guess what else God offers us along with the glorious testimony of the light-rippling heavens. Look at this wonderful blessing of wisdom and knowledge: For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.[7]

          Isn’t that beautiful! The same God who flung light into existence, and made us in his image so that we could figure out how to look so far into space that we could distinguish one kind of light-wave from another, invites us to see in Jesus Christ our Creator the glory of God in the face of his Son, the true Light of the World!

          And, if Jesus still says to us today, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”,[8] let us not allow any blind, big-bang-believing evolutionist keep us from knowing the light of the world who created all the light we will ever find in the heavens. Perhaps one day we will hear of even this scientist truly seeing the light!

© 2014 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 ~

Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.)

[1] Romans 1:18-23
[2] Genesis 1
[3] Genesis 1:3
[4] Psalm 19:1
[5] The impossibility of everything coming from nothing is well documented by scientists. Ministries like, Institute for Creation Research ( , Answers in Genesis ( , and Creation Ministries International ( , have plenty of articles explaining these things.
[6] John 1:1-3
[7] II Corinthians 4:6
[8] John 8:12

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