In the Beginning was the Big Bang
The Big Bang theory has always been a sore subject for most atheist scientists and many Christians as well. It causes problems for both beliefs. Christians often want to believe that God made the universe and the world and heaven in six actual days. Science laughs at this belief because it knows the universe is millions of years old. Not thousands. On the other hand, many atheist and agnostic scientists do not like the Big bang theory because it means there was a beginning to the universe where it started at a specific time and place and that leans too close to a "Creator".
For a long time the theory was nothing more than one simple theory. Then they started finding evidence of it. They have measured the "Red Shift" of the universe, proving that the universe is expanding away from one place in the universe. Not only the direction of the expansion is clear, but the speed of everything all points to one particular place and time where the universe started.
Imagine placing a bunch of tiny particles on your fingertip and then blowing on them. Some would go further than others depending on their weight and possibly their sizes. Without gravity, those particles would continue to float away from you and as they did so they would spread out away from each other because they would be moving in a straight line. Not in line with each other, but out away from you. Science has measured this and found that it is consistent with everything they have come to expect if there was a big bang.
Then there is a thing called the Cosmic Microwave Background. Scientists have predicted that the radiation from the big bang would have cooled to somewhere around 3° Kelvin since the universe began. Science has found the radiation level is at about 2.75°, which falls right in line with expectations.
Whether you like it or not, the evidence is showing the Big Bang is not just a theory anymore. The universe in fact did have a beginning. But what caused that beginning?
Science would say it was a singularity, but what science cannot explain is where that singularity started. This is a typical thing you will find science tends to do. It will find the facts for something, but it cannot explain the most important issue. (I will point out a few more of these examples in future articles) Yes the universe is expanding. Yes the temperatures of its radiation is at the right temperatures. Yes it is safe to say that the Big Bang likely did happen. But what caused the big bang? Where did that singularity come from?
Atheists would say that not knowing where it came from doesn't make it God, but only says they don't know where it came from. I would argue they are wrong.
It's not like science came up with the Big Bang theory, then couldn't explain where the first singularity came from and Christians suddenly came up with the theory that there is a God that made it. If that was how things happened, I would be on the side of the atheists. If you come across some strange thing there is no explanation for, you cannot make something completely up and say it must be evidence for the thing you made up. No, in this case, the belief in God came a long time ahead of the Big Bang. Since the beginning of time there has been the belief in God. Our entire history has been filled with those who believe God is real. Could they prove God was real? No, but the belief has been there for thousands of years. Now science almost proves that the big bang theory is correct, but the only thing about it they cannot explain is the one thing the belief in God explains. And keep in mind, this is not the case where there are several theories by scientists explaining where the first singularity came from and Christianity decided to add God to the list. This is a case where science has zero theories on where it came from. Not one single theory that cant have holes shot in it by even basic science. Since there are zero theories that actually make any sense at all, and the belief in God creating the universe was around way before the first theory of the big bang, then this is evidence that actually backs up the belief that God created the universe.
When you have multiple theories explaining something, then the job is to figure out which theory fits the evidence the best. If there is zero evidence to back it up and all theories are equal? Then they are to be considered equal explanations. But if there is only one theory that cannot be proven wrong in some way, then until there is a second theory that holds as much strength, or there is some kind of evidence that proves the one theory wrong, that one theory must be given credit to being the right answer. Since there are no other theories on where that singularity comes from, and the belief in God, which has been around since long before we even heard of the Big Bang is the only theory that cannot be argued against, then we must say that right now God creating the universe is the most plausible explanation for the beginning of that singularity.
Can you prove it wrong in any way? No.
Can you put forth even one other plausible theory to explain where that singularity came from? No.
Until you can say yes to one of those two things, then God is the most plausible reason for where the singularity came from. Which means the big bang is at this time, evidence that God exists. Is it proof God is real? No, but it is evidence towards that. You may say that it cant be evidence towards something that doesnt exist, but that has yet to be proven. God has not been proven to exist yet, but He has yet to be proven not to exist.
Whether you wish to believe in God or not, the simple fact that since he cannot be proven not to exist means it is possible that he does. In the same way that because I have not proven God does exist, it is possible he does not. Whether God is real or not is possible either way. Since God cannot be proven either way, we are forced to only look at the evidence we can find. And right now, with the question of where the first singularity came from, only one plausible theory actually fits. God.