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A “cosmogony” is a theory about the origin of the cosmos. According to mainstream scholars, the Big Bang is today’s predominant cosmogony, which maintains that the cosmos was created between 13 and 20 billion years ago from the random, cosmic explosion (or expansion) of a subatomic ball that hurled space, time, matter, and energy in all directions. Everything – the entire cosmos -- came from an initial speck of infinite density known as a “singularity”. This speck (existing outside of space and time) appeared from no where, for no reason, only to explode (start expanding) all of a sudden.

It seems that any discussion of today’s Big Bang cosmogony would be incomplete without asking the question, “What about God?” This is because cosmogony is an area where science, philosophy, and faith have to meet. Whether random or designed, the initial creation of the cosmos was a supernatural event. That is, it took place outside of the natural realm, before the natural realm existed. The natural realm consists of matter and energy that we observe in the physical dimensions of space and time.

So, “Is there anything else which exists outside of the natural realm?” Is there a supernatural Architect out there? If we know that our cosmos had a beginning, was God the “First Cause?”

The opening of the ancient scriptures declares: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

  • In the beginning [time]
  • God created [The Hebrew word is bara, which means “created from nothing”]
  • the heavens [space]
  • and the earth [matter]
What an awesome and revealing opening line to the biblical texts. It’s identical to current mainstream cosmogony, except for the God part –

In the beginning, all time, space and matter came into existence, from nothing, all of a sudden, for no apparent reason. Just Thinking It Thru,
Randall Niles

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