Science is Beautifully Consistent with the Bible!

Join us for a journey through the last 13.7 billion years as we explore the creation of the universe, earth, animals, and humanity. See how the description of creation in Genesis 1 is in harmony with the history of the universe, earth, animals, and humanity as described by science.

Then join us in asking how else could this happen unless the One who guided the writing of Genesis 1 and the Creator of the universe are one and the same?

What is Big Bible?

This website shows how science is beautifully consistent with the Bible! It shows how the description in Genesis 1 and descriptions from our current science are in harmony about the creation of our universe approximately 13.7 billion years ago and the transformation of the earth over the last approximately 4.5 billion years.

We dispel the common notion that the Bible is scientifically inaccurate and full of myths and legends. In fact, the opposite is true. On this website, we primarily explore Genesis 1 for our example. There are two keys to understanding Genesis 1 from the viewpoint of science.

  1. The first key is that the Hebrew word that is translated as "day" in Genesis 1 is the Hebrew word yom. The word yom could also be faithfully translated as a "period of time". In other words, it is a valid assumption based on the original Hebrew text that the days are not 24 hour days. There are other logical and Scriptural reasons as well to assume that yom does not refer to a 24 hour day.
  2. The second key is that Genesis 1 could be seen to be written from the point of view given in Genesis 1:2 that the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters that covered the earth. This is a critical insight. With this insight, we can avoid the common confusing approach of interpreting that light was created on day 1 or the sun, moon, and stars were created on day 4. From the point of view given in Genesis 1:2,  the Spirit is hovering over the surface of the earth and witnessing the visibility or appearance of light coming through an initially dark atmosphere on day 1 and the visibility of the sun, moon, and stars through an atmosphere that is finally clear on day 4. This interpretation is in harmony with all major Bible translations. For example, verse 14 describes the beginning of creation day 4 concerning the greater and lesser lights (sun and moon) and the stars. Verse 14 begins with "Let there be" in the ESV, KJV, and NIV translations and with "Let lights appear" in the GNT and NLT translations. These phrases do not necessarily mean that creation of these lights was taking place. They could just as easily mean that the lights were appearing where they have not appeared before. This would then correspond exactly to the sequence of events as described by science. Therefore, understanding that the descriptions in Genesis 1 can be seen from this point of view of the Spirit hovering over the earth is a key point in harmonizing the Bible with science.

Once these two key points are understood, then there is excellent harmony between the descriptions in Genesis 1 and the way that science now describes changes that the earth went through for the past 4.5 billion years. Please note that the description in Genesis 1 was written over 3000 years ago. But the scientific findings have only been discovered over the last several hundred years. That these two descriptions are in harmony strongly suggests that the One who guided the writing of the Bible and the Creator of the universe are indeed one and the same! The truth of the harmony between Genesis 1 and the findings of recent science is certainly a profound truth that is worth deep and thoughtful consideration.

This harmony between an ancient text and current science is unique in human history. No other ancient text and no other human culture can make such a claim of having harmony with current science for their origin story. Although some cultures have tried to make this claim of harmony, none of them stand up to rigorous scrutiny. But with these two very valid and Scriptural assumptions, then the Bible can make this claim of harmony with science under rigorous analysis. This website and the Genesis timeline provide an overview of this rigorous analysis and the resource websites provide further details.

The Days of Creation

Click on the up or down chevron in the above screens to view descriptions of the different days of creation. Click on the title in the above screens (for example, Day 1 of Creation) to find more details about the given day of creation.

Every story has a point of view. The key to harmonizing Genesis 1 with science is the point of view provided in Genesis 1:2.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (NIV)
From this point of view, Day 1 through Day 6 of creation are told from the Spirit's perspective hovering over the face of the earth.

Note that the Spirit of God is depicted as a bird of fire in the illustrations above.

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?

Young Earth Creationists

We would ask the following questions of those 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)?

Non Judeo-Christian Religions

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?

* For Young Earth Creationists, please note that valid translations of the original Hebrew Scriptures can be seen to be consistent with an accurate timeline of science. For example, in Genesis 1 the Hebrew "yom" that is usually translated as "day" in English can also be accurately translated as a long, yet definite period of time.