As we continue on, let us consider again verses 2 – 4 of the first chapter of Genesis:
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
From the darkness came light at the call of the Creator. No believer doubts this claim. That said, when we take these passages together, along with some technical insights that have came about in recent years, we find a stunning alternative to the Gap Theory.
We looked in the last chapter at the notion of the Big Bang, noting its flaws and limitations. Unbeknownst to many, both within the believing body of investigators and the public at large, that there is a body of research which sidesteps the Big Bang, supposing a completely separate form of universal origin. By relying on the Einsteinian principles of general relativity – envisioning a bounded, or finite, universe – we are presented with an intriguing possibility…
In the beginning, the first creative elements of the universe would have consisted of only two components: empty space and pure water. Assuming all the basic, fundamental forces of nature were in place at the moment of inception, the “waters” in this nascent universe would have been assembled as a massive hydrological superstructure of normal temperature and density at least two light years in diameter (approximately 12 trillion miles across)! This superstructure would have contained within it all of the elemental mass of all physical materials in the universe as we know it today, including even the matter that would shortly come to be our planet, Earth.
Due to the nature of our reality as it functions under the fundamental forces of nature, this original, pure body of water would have immediately proved detrimental to its own existence. The incredible density of this sphere, rotating slowly in empty, black space, would have been great enough to force the material fabric of space to contort – bending and warping it – in effect forming what we know today as a black hole. This black hole would have been far larger than any we can find today, its event horizon – the furthest boundary of its reach – laying approximately 500 million light-years away from the central, swirling mass. Huge gravitational forces, with more than a million trillion “g”s, immediately squeezed the watery superstructure inward faster than the speed of light, rapidly generating incredibly high temperatures, pressures, and densities. Inside the interior of the superstructure, the hydrogen and oxygen atoms of the primal water molecules were ripped into atoms, atoms split into particles, and particles shattered into their constituency of quarks and gluons!
The forces associated with this dramatic event would have been capable of initiating thermonuclear fusion, producing not only brilliant flashes of light in a previously dark universe but also – by way of a process known as nucleosynthesis – creating a range of new, heavier atomic nuclei in the process. With this, the initial hydrological superstructure of pure water was reborn as a suite of other elements, including silicon, iron, carbon, and others. The light born as radiant photons from those early – and incredibly rapid – reactions would have shown for a brief moment within the great watery sphere, breaching the surface and illuminating it like a great star all across its hot surface.
Through all of this, gravitational compression continued, and under the forces being exerted, the dark waters of the hydrological superstructure transitioned into an exotic plasma. By this time, the gravity of the waters was so great that – though light was being generated through nucleosynthesis – the photons could no longer overcome the power of the gravity surrounding it. Darkness thus returned to the nascent universe. As gravity continued to compress the sphere, its rotation speed increased.
“A Light in the Darkness” continues next time…
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