Bible doesnt say how old the universe/earth r (no matter whats claimed). U cant prove the how w/o knowing who/why (God didnt create the universe in the order proposed by scientists). God might hv used a BB (order isnt a product of chaos) but many'll do anything 2 keep God out of it: Actual facts/speculation must b separated: Only God possesses required super intelligence 2 design/engineer/create a universe/life (but religion doesnt = truth - u must know the real Jesus 1rst). Only 1 God can occupy infinity & that God is the God of Israel (no other legit gods exist) - only place u can rightly claim U DONT NEED A CAUSE 4 ur existence & declare the end from the beginning (so God knows all false ideas). Its only fully provable b/c Jesus is the true Son of God & He wasnt speaking out of 2 let alone 1000s of the sides of His mouth (no confusion).
1. The crux of the problem is many (having limited knowledge) try 2 know what God did by imposing human limitations 4 understanding things 2 God's abilities. The BB/BBnc/Ev/Abiog. r unprovable theories 4 a billions of yrs old cold case - cant b proved by scientific method - we didnt see it take place = speculation - many confuse a true fact/speculation especially if added upon a fact(s)).
2. Many scientific finds r true - doesnt mean "all" claims r true (many dont take time & energy 2 carefully think thru things b4 making a claim). Many dont properly take in2 account all it takes 2 create a universe/life (they tend 2 focus on things "seeming" 2 support what they want 2/u 2 believe). The most distant stars seen r 13.7 billion light yrs away - means 3 things: 1. U see it as it was 13.7 billion yrs ago; 2. If it blew up 2day u wont know 4 13.7 billion yrs; 3. So its an illusion as u cant know what happened 2 that star since 13.7 billion yrs ago. @ 1 million mph (u get 2 a point like overdriving ur car lights & a pea size rock can end ur trip - u cant see/avoid them in time) it takes 200 billion yrs 2 reach our galaxy center (33,000+ Light yrs away) - a walk about 1 block compared 2 the size of the universe.
3. So theres NO WAY 2 prove the BB is the cause of the universe. Whether the universe is/isnt expanding we cant prove the driving force of propulsion is due 2 force(s) outside the universe/the BB/other forces or due 2 the universe collapsing/being sucked outward (we cant get outside of it - i.e. quantum mech particle out of nothing claims cant b proved w/o erasing the universe/us 2 do a "clean" experiment & red shift/Doppler effect/CBR/anti/dark matter-energy calc cant b tested/proved).
4. The "1rst" cause of everything (no matter what scientists claim) must b an uncaused cause. 4 singularity 2 pop in2 existence @ 1 small point with the colossal energy needed 2 produce a universe is 1 tall order (It would take @ least a [near] infinite force [like gravity] 2 gather/keep enough energy 2 go from 0 2 billions of degrees kelvin within it if its even possible). Even the so-called perpetual regression type theories double-talk (like 1800s perpetual motion scams) ignore the fact there had 2 b a 1rst cause no matter how many universes/dimensions 1 proposes existed prior 2 our universe - process (work) 2 create singularity/a universe uses energy & unusable energy like gamma/x-ray radiation escapes usage thus perpetual universe regression isnt possible (as more of the universe is consumed [doubt 100% can b consumed] less energy is available).
5. Ignoring #4, even if a singularity "blob" was present prior 2 a BB we'd hv problems. Singularity can only hv 1 property (whatever "it" is) or it isnt in the state of singularity - could only b created thru full annihilation of all atomic structures/fabric of space - having 1 property means it can't react 2 itself/heat/pressure or other particles in the vicinity (no matter how unstable its atomic properties r b/c of the presence of a super immense gravity field/annihilation in2 a single property blob).
6. The blob cant reach a "critical mass" threshold b/c of the state of its existence (& inertia problem: i.e. huge energy burst needed 2 cold start a huge engine 2 overcome lock rotor amps state). B/c the force of gravity is billions of trillions of magnitudes greater than the center of a Super Nova, it couldnt act/react like a SN (atoms still exist there).
7. 4 this blob 2 expand a "super" detonator must b present 2 cause an explosion against gravity reaction. The immensity of the gravitational force necessary 2 cause singularity 2 form/retain that state (2 gather/contain enough "stuff" 2 make a universe) prevents anything having the capability 2 serve as a detonator from lasting long enough 2 get near the blob 2 cause a reaction (let alone the tremendous forces necessary 4 the kind of colossal reaction needed 2 commence a universe - huge non-recoverable energy event).
8. Even if some type of detonator got near the blob w/o being torn apart/annihilated 1rst, 2 split/scatter/expand the singularity blob would require it 2 penetrate 2 the center of the blob b4 causing a reaction even within the detonator/explosive (impossible b/c of the gravitational force). Even if such an immense explosion took place in the vicinity of the blob it would do little more than slightly move/vibrate the blob, which would more than likely remain fully intact (@ most it might rip off a very minute surface area which would immediately b pulled back 2 the blob along with all explosion particles). Even if something could last long enough 2 cause an explosion anywhere near the blob, the reaction would b akin 2 lighting a match as u put it in water.
9. The necessary gravitation field is so great that light cant escape - means that even if the blob somehow expanded it couldnt get beyond the threshold/event horizon where it could reach the necessary escape velocity/distance needed 2 overcome the force of gravity/vortex effect & remain @ that expansion level long enough 2 allow atomic formation. B/c the center of gravity would still b @ the blob center not @ the outside "surface" the vector angle of force would b greatest towards the original center - would cause any attempt 2 form atoms 2 be interrupted b/c such a tremendous force exerted in 1 direction pull atoms apart, back 2 the center of gravity.
10. Skipping # 4-9 - even if the proposed cooling process reached a point where quarks/anti-quarks could supposedly form there would hv 2 b zillions forming in a mostly uniform distribution pattern/conditions @ near the same instant over a huge area @ the sub-atomic level or atomic formation process fails = inconsistent a-qk absorption).
11. Contrary 2 popular belief atoms hv 2 b "forged" 2gether which can only take place by the 4 basic forces acting from "outside" its atomic structure while controlling/overcoming forces that must b present/properly coordinated 2 keep the atomic structure intact (strong force vs weak force, etc.) while in the presence of the tremendous vector force 2ward the center of gravity acting against its formation. 4 enough atoms 2 hv a chance @ survival, it would require formation of zillions of atoms 2 go thru the same process @ nearly the same instant @ the sub-atomic level (4 1 thing - 2 hv a chance 2 produce anywhere near enough gravity 2 "clump" atoms - impossible [any new center of gravity, while gathering atoms would also increase its attraction back in2 the immense force from the original center of gravity] & if only a few 2 a few million atoms formed they would shortly disintegrate/return 2 the blob center.
Chances r so great against even 1 atom forming w/o an incredibly Intelligent Being, possessing a much greater area than the universe & having possession/control over many more times the energy needed 2 create a universe, creating it - u'd hv a better chance of having a million monkeys creating the US Constitution by randomly pressing keys on a million typewriters, which we know would b impossible (even if they did they wouldnt know what it was/what 2 do with it). Laws of probability apply 2 each universe event, events dependent on other events only compounds/multiplies the odds against it taking place w/o God causing it.
Many say Ev has no connection 2 Abiogenesis/BB but huge holes in Ev call these theories in2 ? (even if only 1 or 2 issues I list above/below r true/even plausible it calls in2 ? all claims of chance/accidental creation):
In science we established laws of physics. We can't see actual laws of physics. Rather, we see the results/interpret/apply them according 2 whats been observed 2 b true thru experiments/calculations. Same is true regarding God. Just b/c we can't see God doesn't mean He doesnt exist.
There may b evidence 4 some micro-adaptation/some "appearance" of macro-evolution but most is inconclusive @ best/pure conjecture @ worst. Finding the beginning/reason 4 it all is unattainable by scientific method alone (billions of yrs old cold case). We didnt see it take place so we cant test/make a provable theory 4 what actually took place.
But things in Creation show an Intelligent Being was involved or the universe/we wouldnt b here (ignoring where it came from) such as:
1. We hv 2 lungs/2 kidneys/2 eyes - each has a NEAR PERFECT MIRROR-image companion organ (not a copy). No matter how u try 2 explain it away, making a mirror-image organ takes full reverse engineering/knowledge/ understanding of its companion's functions/purpose or it cant b created (2 witnesses in Creation).
2. Our bodies r highly symmetrical from 1 side 2 the other - impossible unless 1 has an outside overview position 4 full comprehension of the entire organism (i.e. feather color patterns).
3. We hv 2 arms/2 legs. Each is perfectly designed/precisely engineered 2 work with its MIRROR-image companion. An outside position is required 2 fully comprehend the whole organism/purpose 4 all parts, 2 create it 2 such perfection.
4. The "being" of a cell is confined 2 within the cell membrane & cant know/b aware of much beyond itself. A cell "genius" is magnitudes more intelligent than all humanity/has amazing powers 2 know all of an organism's functions/purpose or it isnt the "brain" behind Creation 4 many millions of incredibly diverse species. If Ev had a chance of being the source of Creation u would hv only 2 or 3 "kinds" of different bodies with several related species (would take many billions of trillions of yrs longer than the universe has existed 2 hv the slightest chance of producing many millions of species of such diversity)
5. Many cells of an organism never contact others much beyond its tiny cell. Mostly, cells/organisms r just copies of their parents doing about the same things as all ancestors. U wont find a bird who builds a better nest than their parents & their chicks build even a better nest. U wont find a bear improving his living conditions, passing them 2 his young. Either a cell has 2 lives - 1 copying its parents & 1 secret life working on improvements or some1 of greater intelligence than all mankind created it all.
6. Others point 2 DNA (or RNA in the 1rst organisms). But a cell needs DNA 2 function & DNA cant function w/o a cell. So, we hv a which came 1rst a cell or DNA problem. W/o 1rst having great intelligence/full knowledge & understanding of how an organism is constructed it cant b created. If an ape finds a combination lock he wouldnt know what it was & even if he turns the dial over & over again he wouldnt know what he was doing & chances against getting it right is astronomical - especially if it had 150 or more no. 2 find in the right order. Even if he got that far he still wouldnt know what a lock is 4.
A cell has little "intelligence" & DNA is much more complex than a combination lock (especially in higher life forms) so the odds against figuring out & using DNA (in the correct sequence) is billions of magnitudes higher than 4 a lock). RNA/DNA r building blocks common 2 all life - having 98% of other species' DNA doesnt prove Ev. DNA like a computer code (but much more complex) requires great intelligence 2 identify/assign its proper order - useless unless u understand it. Give a book 2 an ape. Its useless 2 him as he cant learn from whats written - intelligence is required.
7. In the fossil record we dont find millions of trial & error organisms that should exist if natural selection or fittest survivor is the source of Creation (NO organisms existed b4). The odds r so great against near perfection happening 4 many millions of greatly diverse species, it couldnt take place unless 1 had full knowledge/understanding of what theyre doing B4 millions of organisms could b created 2 such precision. If not true millions of misfit organisms with mistakes, having only 1 or 3 eyes in odd places, 1 leg growing out of a head or where an arm/fin should b or a fin/arm where a leg should b should exist. Millions more misfit fossils should exist than of the perfection found in nature.
8. U won't find species like a horse/goat mating, a frog/fish mating, a rabbit/otter mating, a lizard/bird mating, a cow/hog mating, etc. Species even with similar genes/characteristics rarely mate in the wild. Only a few succeed @ bearing young. Its very rare 4 a wild crossbreed/hybrid 2 reach maturity or bear over 1 litter (usually that litter cant produce/has complications that kills it off). Only human intervention/intelligence has more success but even that has lead 2 some bad results.
9. Ev processes being "the" source of all Creation would b like having a blind man build a car he's never heard of/seen/touched/heard or rode in. It cant b done w/o 1rst teaching him about the functions/necessary parts & how 2 put it all 2gether so the car will function.
10. Look @ the huge amount of intelligence/knowledge/time & energy used 2 create/improve an airplane's capabilities (& many mistakes). If ppl didnt fully learn what 2 do we'd still b earthbound.
11. Creation is astronomically more complex than an airplane. The more complex an organism, the greater the amount of intelligence/knowledge & understanding needed 2 create it. It can only b done by an Intelligent Designer who already fully understands what He's doing - the sheer complexity of man is evidence of God (airplanes show we're created in God's image - God had 2 b the source of all Creation or it couldnt exist let alone evolve).
12. An incredibly Intelligent Being, capable of building a universe, would know the environment His earthly organisms r 2 occupy. So, He built in adaptability so His organisms could survive many various earthly environments.
13. Earth happens 2 b in the best possible orbit 2 support life. It has the right amount of gravity/right axis & rotation speed/right atmosphere (Ozone layer/Van Allen Belt, etc.) & needed amount of water. The moon's the right size in the right orbit 2 provide tidal cycles needed by organisms. Just 1 or 2 relatively small variants in our orbit/environment & most likely life would b very different & higher life-forms wouldve died off in a relatively short time, if they couldve survived.
Theres many religions, built on what man wants God 2 b like. I realized they cant all b right (Theres 1 Bible - why so many interpretations/fatal errors? II Pet 1:**19-21). Religion wont teach u much about God (they cant teach what they don't know) but God knows what He's doing. Who knows more about a house, the Builder or those moving in later?
Many miss this: Jesus is the only 1 in history who said He's "the" way, "the" truth & "the" life & no1 gets 2 God w/o Him (Jn 14:6/5:39/10:1,7/Acts 4:12) & is the only 1 who came from God. Its fully true or theres no truth & cant b any God (He knows what He's doing or He cant b God).
Since Jesus is the only way 2 know God, "the" whole truth was complete/finished thru Jesus. So any claimed new/other religious beliefs or from self-proclaimed prophets/teachers r invalid & cant lead u 2 God.
No matter how much well-meaning ppl (religious or not) read the Bible they cant find Jesus Christ w/o going directly 2 Jesus thru His Biblical instructions (Jn 5:39/10:1,7/3:3,5). God outsmarted man - the Bible is the only 1 that cant b properly understood w/o Jesus (Jn 14:6/II Cor 3:14/Is 29:11-12 - If Jewish ppl cant pierce the veil over the OT w/o Jesus 4 sure all gentiles cant). Its why theres many interpretations/many thinking its fairy tales/a delusion (Jesus came with the sword of division).
He who has the Son has the Father also but he who doesnt hv the Son doesnt know the Father either - it shall b sheer terror 2 understand the real message - God doesnt respect any man/his religions. It comes down 2 do u want 2 know who our real God is? Many ways seem right 2 man but its end = death (only 1 path [not many] 2 God & its thru Jesus). Biblical knowledge by itself wont save u. Borrowing true knowledge from others wont help u - if u hv a good meal poisoned with arsenic adding better quality food (patching it) wont cure the problem - may prolong ur inevitable death but it'll b death nevertheless - its still part of the poisoned tree. Its useless 2 try 2 patch a tire thats full of holes.
Whoever seeks Jesus with all his heart & soul will find our real God & His Kingdom (u shall know the truth & it'll set u free). But, why should God want u 2 live with Him 4ever if u dont want 2 know Him His way (reason 4 free will - Jn 1:12-13)? The truth of God remains 4ever unchanged while things of man dies with him, including his religions/gods made in his image.
The wise get away from religion & seek Jesus. The Bible doesnt tell us the age of the universe/earth & God wouldve told us if it was important 4 us 2 know.