Re: Big Bang as evidence of God

Eduardo G. Moros (
Thu, 18 Sep 97 14:16:03 -0600

Thanks Don Page for your comments. I'm here in this exchange learning more
than I bargain for. I recently became interested in the topic of origins
after attending a 4-week lecture series given by Dr. Henry Schaefer in the
spring of 1995 at Washington University in St. Louis, where I work as a
biomedical engineer/medical physicist. This forum is a good place to learn I
tell you.

In reading your posting I could not help myself from thinking that the
Universe is somehow following a cyclical model in which we find ourselves with
it in the first cycle - the only cycle God intended to use - ....... just a


> I'm afraid I disagree with Eduardo's suggestion of an "absolute
>beginning of time." However, some of the verses he cites (e.g., Matt. 19:4,
>and Ps. 102:25 and Hebr. 1:10 if "earth" means our planet rather than the
>entire universe) might be referring to our common notion of time (probably
>approximate) within the present fairly classical epoch of the universe,
>in John 1:1, 2 Tim. 1:9, and Titus 1:2 (and in Ps. 102:25 and Hebr. 1:10 if
>"earth" there does mean the entire universe) I would interpret the concept of
>time as being more metaphorical, having to do with causation by God rather
>with sequence in physical time, which in any case almost certainly does not
>exist even in any approximate sense `before' the creation of the universe, as
>Augustine recognized long ago in his Confessions.
> Don Page