Integration between the Christian Creation Story and the Scientific Big Bang Theory

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Integration between the Christian Creation Story and the Scientific Big Bang Theory

In our modern age of scientific revolution there seems to be a growing tension between the scientific and religious understanding of this world. This tension is not surprising as the two worldviews exist on different realms in many ways. The Christian faith, grounded in the revelation of God through Christ for humanity’s salvation, clashes with science on many levels especially concerning human nature, as well Divine authority, as compared to the scientific rational and mechanistic understanding of matter. However in this age of scientific revolution there has been a more concerted effort to develop ways to integrate the scientific and Christian
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Christian practices like prayer, baptism and communion are all drawn from the Bible. Humanity holds prime importance as we are created in God’s image. God is the creator and sustainer of all life on this earth. These Christian beliefs have come under more scrutiny in an age of scientific revolution.

Science thrives on seeking to provide a framework of understanding for the natural and physical world of matter. This endeavor involves taking an ever curious approach towards the observable world and constantly seeks to unravel more of the scientific knowledge of this world. The field is often concerned about mechanisms and processes that drive the natural phenomena we observe. Scientific methods often involve the formation of hypothesis from observation of matter, development of experiments to tests hypotheses, formation of theories and models from conclusions of experiments, and further refinement of theories to fit other data or new observations. Science often seeks to generate laws underlying the occurrences in nature, be it the laws of thermodynamics or the Newtonian laws of motion. Symbols, notations and mathematical equations are often used to provide this scientific lens of understanding this world. Knowledge gained from scientific endeavor is used to benefit humanity, in the curing of diseases and technological machinery.

There are stark differences in the

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