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Is Our Universe in Its Final Era? The Future According to the Big Bang

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Is our universe going to end soon? One article says yes—if you consider billions of years “soon.” The author states that the universe is already in its “sixth and final era,” calling it “the dark energy era.”

The article’s claims are founded on an evolutionary understanding of the universe’s origins. According to the big bang model, the universe supposedly went from cosmic inflation to “primordial particle soup” to an expanding and cooling period. But around 6 billion years ago, dark energy supposedly began dominating the universe’s expansion process.

This dark energy marks the final stage of the universe’s expansion, according to the article, and will eventually cause stars to die and planets to be torn apart.

Although Christians agree that the world is in its final stage because Jesus will return as Judge and King, this article paints a very bleak depiction of the universe’s future. And ultimately, it rests on many assumptions about the universe’s origins.

There are several problems with this view of the universe’s history—namely, the big bang model itself. Here are a few scientific issues with this idea.

Missing Monopoles

Evolutionists say the big bang’s high temperatures should have created lots of magnetic monopoles. (Monopoles are hypothetical massive particles that act like magnets but with only one pole.)

So where are these monopoles? Scientists haven’t found them, which suggests the universe never got as hot as big-bang proponents claim.

The Flatness Problem

The universe’s expansion rate is perfectly balanced with the force of gravity—something scientists call “flat.” But if the universe is the byproduct of a random big bang, why isn’t matter density greater or less? Both those conditions would have catastrophic results.

Our universe’s expansion rate reveals incredible precision.

Inflation: Where’s the Evidence?

Scientists know that flatness and missing monopoles present problems for the big bang model. So they try to explain them with the idea of “inflation.” By this, they mean that the universe went through a time when its expansion greatly accelerated. But there’s no evidence for this theory.

No Antimatter

Whenever matter is created from energy, it produces antimatter, which is like matter but the particle charges are reversed. The big bang should’ve produced the same amounts of matter and antimatter.

But from what scientists have observed, the universe consists almost entirely of matter. Only trace amounts of antimatter have been found. (This is a good thing because when matter and antimatter meet, they create an explosion called annihilation.)

If the big bang really happened, we should see much more antimatter.

Does the Big Bang Fit within a Biblical Worldview?

No. The Bible tells us that God created the universe in six days and rested on the seventh. These days don’t represent long periods of time. Instead, the biblical word for “day” that we find in Genesis 1 always refers to a literal 24-hour period when surrounded by any of the contextual clues of “evening and morning,” “night,” or a modifying number. All of these clues are found in Genesis 1.

The big bang model, on the other hand, indicates the universe formed over billions of years.

The universe’s formation progression within a big bang model doesn’t match the biblical account either. After the big bang supposedly occurred, stars first appeared 10 billion years ago, followed by our sun 5 billion years later. Then came the earth—a mass of molten rock that cooled down for millions of years before forming its first oceans.

This doesn’t follow the Bible’s account at all. Genesis 1 tells us that God first made the earth, which was covered in water. Then He made the dry land and plants on Day Three. On Day Four, He made the sun, moon, and stars, and on Day 5, He made sea creatures and birds. Finally, on Day Six, He made land animals and humans.

Little to nothing about the big bang model matches the Creation account in God’s Word. According to secular evolutionists, our universe’s future ends in a meaningless “heat death.” But the Bible says God will destroy the earth by fire when Jesus returns, after which His followers will enjoy eternity with Him in the new heavens and the new earth.

Learn More About the Big Bang

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Universe Battles: Big Bang or Big Design?

Is our solar system billions of years old? No! Watch the video to discover several evidences for a young solar system.

Creation and Cosmology

Many scientists believe in the big bang. That means it must have happened, right? Wrong!

In these four videos, Dr. Danny Faulkner dissects various flaws in past and current big bang models.