Do You Believe in the Big Bang Theory?

Dear Parson,

QUESTION: Do you believe in the big bang theory?

     Yes, but it is not a theory, it is a fact, and it is not something that happened millions of years ago. It is not how the world began, but how it will end.

     II Peter 3:10 says, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise (the big bang), and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."

     God will destroy this sin-cursed creation and replace it with new heavens and a new earth "wherein dwelleth righteousness" (II Peter 3:13).

     As for the so-called "big bang theory" of how the earth got here, explosions don't make order, they destroy order. And who do you think made the materials that supposedly exploded? "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made" (John 1:3).

James Bachman