According to most physicists, our Universe came into being in an event known as the Big Bang. The idea is that space and time expanded from an
I agree. This "Big Bang" concept has been around since ancient times.
This is what God the Lord says-- he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who
gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
"He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Though worded differently, big bang is simply understood as "stretching out the heavens".
It should also be comparable to a Singularity within a Black Hole. The bizarre thing about Singularities is that they are hidden from Spacetime
by what is known as an Event Horizon.
The concept of black holes has actually been around since ancient times. Its not a modern concept.
Isaiah 13:10 - NIV
The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.
Jeremiah 4 - NIV
28 Therefore the earth will mourn and the heavens above grow dark, because I have spoken and will not relent, I have decided and will not turn
It is very well understood that a blackhole is swallowing up the stars. Nothing can escape a black hole, not even light. That is why the stars will
not give off light anymore and the heavens grow dark according to the verse above.
In a Black Hole, light traveling outwards towards an event horizon is pulled back by the very strong gravitational field, because of the warping
of space-time inside the event horizon, regardless of the lack of a photon mass. This prevents light from ever escaping the Black Hole.
Talking about singularities, if there is a big bang, there will also be a "big crunch".
In physical cosmology, the big crunch is one possible scenario for the ultimate fate of the universe, in which the metric expansion of space
eventually reverses and the universe recollapses, ultimately ending as a black hole singularity.
Slowly at first, and then with increasing momentum, the Universe collapses under the relentless pull of gravity. Soon the galaxies of the
Cosmos rush toward one another with an inward movement as violent as the outward movement of their expansion when the Universe exploded earlier. After
a sufficient time, they come into contact; their gases mix; their atoms are heated by compression; and the Universe returns to the heat and chaos
from which it emerged many billions of years ago (1978, p. 118).
This "big crunch" causes the universe to collapse under the pull of gravity. All elements will heat up and dissolve into the "singularity".
This concept of the big crunch, has also been around since ancient times.
Isaiah 34 - NIV
4 All the stars of the heavens will be dissolved
2 Peter 3 – RSV
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and
hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with
According to the scriptures above, it describes what happens during a big crunch. The universe will be kindled with fire and the elements will
dissolve with fervent heat. Everything going back into a singularity and the universe gone or according to the verse above, "passed away".
After this, there will be another big bang and another different universe will emerge. A brand new universe.
"Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
"As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me," declares the Lord, "so will your name and descendants
So, the big bang, big crunch, blackholes, singularities, are all already understood by ancient man. Indeed, nothing is new under the sun.
there is nothing new under the sun.
What if this Singularity was Conscious?
What would you call It? Hmm.
Base on the scientific facts as evidence and base on the ancient scriptures, there is no doubt at all that God has this infinite power for He controls
and manipulate the power of a blackhole. For a day with God is a thousand years and a thousand years a day (time dilation). A total control of the
fabric of space time.
...a day a thousand years
"Gravitational time dilation is the effect of time passing at different rates in regions of different gravitational potential; the higher the
local distortion of spacetime due to gravity, the slower time passes."
....a thousand years a day
That means, God can increase the power of gravity so as to slow down time, so that a day will become a thousand years. God can also travel the speed
of light so as to speed up time, so that a thousand years will become a day.
2 Peter 3:8 - RSV
But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Even General Relativity is an ancient concept as well.
The singularity is not all conscious, but it is the power of higher consciousness which is God, having no beginning and no end. God is a powerful
energy and energy can neither be created (beginning) nor destroyed (end).
[edit on 2/25/2008 by amitheone]