Big Bible

Answers for your Big Questions

Thank you for stopping by! We hope that you will find some answers here to some of the deepest questions that your heart and mind can ever ask – about your life, your soul, the creation of our beautiful universe, and the ultimate meaning of life. Please linger a bit to find some treasures. You will be glad you did.

The descriptions in Genesis 1 about the sequence of events are scientifically accurate. This is based on 2 key understandings.

The Hebrew word yom

In Genesis 1, it is the Hebrew word yom that is translated as "day", as in "And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day (yom)". The word "yom" is translated into many other words, however, throughout the Bible. This yom word study shows how yom is translated as "time", "ever", "season", "age", and "year" in the Bible, depending on context. Once we understand that "yom" can be translated as "age" or something other than a 24 hour period of time, then the harmony with science begins to be apparent.

The point of view of the narrator

The other key understanding for realizing that science is in harmony with Genesis 1 concerns the point of view. Most stories are told from a certain point of view by the narrator. The point of view for understanding Genesis 1 is most likely given in Genesis 1:2, which says that the "Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters" (NKJV). From this we know that the descriptions in the rest of Genesis 1 are told from the viewpoint of the surface of the earth ("face of the waters") and not somewhere out in the universe, as many others have assumed.

Why is This a Big Deal?

Genesis is Old

Debates continue about the exact period in which the book of Genesis was written. But current research based on the Dead Sea Scrolls suggests that Genesis was written anywhere from 1500 to 1200 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. 

Modern Science is Much Newer

According to Wikipedia, the scientific revolution started around 1543 when the scientist Copernicus published a book about the sun being the center of the universe instead of the earth. Since then, scientific discoveries have gradually accelerated. Science can now explain in a fairly reliable way the history of our earth and universe.

The Old Describes the New

What is not widely known or accepted yet is that the descriptions in the first chapter of Genesis can be shown to be in harmony with how science now describes the history of our earth and universe. A major goal of this website is to explain this harmony between Genesis and science in a way that is understandable to as many people as possible. 

The Logic is Easy

Putting this evidence together, the logic is easy (and profound).

  1. In the last 500 years science has found truths about the history of our earth and universe that no human had known before this time.
  2. Genesis was written over 3000 years ago, thousands of years before science made these discoveries about our earth and universe.
  3. With an appropriate understanding of the Hebrew word yom and the point of view given in Genesis 1:2, the objective truths of science are in harmony with the Genesis accounts.
  4. The conclusion is straightforward – the description in Genesis chapter 1 (that was written over 3000 years ago) must be from the Creator of the universe. Who else but the Creator would have been able to correctly describe the sequence of events as now described by science that happened billions of years ago?

Furthermore, the Bible is the only ancient text where the Creator has chosen to reveal a history of our earth and universe that harmonizes so well with science. So, this gives a unique authority to the Bible and its stories and teachings. 

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Are You in One of these Groups?

Every one of the following groups has some solid truths guiding them. If you are in one of these groups, would you be willing to consider another aspect of the truth?


We would ask the following questions of anyone who is skeptical about the divine origins of the Bible in our scientific age.

How is it that a one-page summary that was written over 3000 years ago accurately corresponds with how scientists now describe (1) the beginning of the universe with the big bang and then (2) the stages of the evolution of the earth over its 4.5 billion year history? Who would you think the author of that summary might be? Is there any other origin story that even approaches congruence with the modern scientific origin story?

Non Judeo-Christian Faith

We would ask those who are members of non Judeo-Christian religions - Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, and others - the following questions.

How well does your origin story correspond to what we now know from science about our origins? Would you be interested in finding out more about an origin story that was written thousands of years ago that claims to be from the Creator - an origin story that aligns with how science explains the beginning of the universe and the transformation of our earth and life over the last 4.5 billion years?

Young Earth Creationist

We would ask the following questions of Christians who believe that the earth and life were created about 10,000 years ago or less.

If the Bible can be shown to accurately portray the history of the earth as described by current science, then do you see how this can be a great witness to many non-believers or followers of other religions around the world - that the author of the Bible is the great Creator of nature? Do you see how this could help fulfill the great commission? Do you see how this could help believers who may doubt that the Bible is the Word of God to have greater faith in the Bible as the Word of God?

Also, can you see how for some people, knowing that the LORD has prepared His creation for over 13 billion years in preparation for Jesus can lead to even deeper conviction, praise, and worship?

Please read our thoughts on A Time for Rejoicing, Restoration, and Peace to see how we can work together for the Glory of God.

Christian Parents, Teachers, Caregivers

We would ask the following questions for Christian parents, teachers, and caregivers who want children to learn about science or technology and also want them to learn about the trustworthiness of the Bible.

Do you want the children in your care to learn science and technology in a way that's in agreement with what they are learning from the Bible? Do you think this would help them to be better prepared for having a strong faith while living well in society (being in the world but not of the world)?

If You Are in a Group Above, this Website is for You

The 6 Days (yom) of Creation

Please feel free to click on one of the images below to see more details about a given day of creation.