Why Is the Universe So Big?

By Mike Riddle
October 2015

The answer to this question can be found in the Bible. As Bible believing Christians we should seek God’s Word first and not the wisdom of the world. If we first turn to the scientific evidence for the answer then we are in danger of elevating man’s wisdom above God’s Word. Unfortunately, this is where many Christians are today. Many Christians will assume the big bang is the answer. However, the big bang is incompatible with the Bible. The big bang is also plagued with many scientific problems. For a review of the problems go to the following articles.

Jason Lisle, Ph.D. Astrophysics (Problems with the Big Bang)

Jake Herbert, Ph.D. Physics (Another Big Bang Blunder)

Mike Riddle (Is the big bang compatible with the Bible – 25 minute video)


In John 17:17, we are told to be set apart from the world (be sanctified). We are also told the Bible is true.

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

In Colossians 2:8 we are warned to trust God’s Word and be wary of man’s wisdom.

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, we are told to test all things against the Word of God.

Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

The Answer

The answer to the question “why is the Universe so big?” can be found in the following five Scripture passages.

Daniel 4:3 – Signs and Wonders

How great are His signs, and how mighty His wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation.

Psalm 19:1 – The Glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.

Psalm 8:1 – The Glory of God

O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

Psalm 8:3-4 – To Humble Man

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?

Romans 1:19 –Man Has No Excuse for Not Believing in a Creator

Why Is the Universe So BigBecause what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.



Another Question

A follow-on question would be, “How did the Universe get so big?”

The Bible also has a very clear answer to this question – God stretched out the heavens.


Psalm 104:2


Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
Job 9:8 He alone spreads out the heavens,
And treads on the waves of the sea;
Isaiah 40:22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
Jeremiah 10:12 He has made the earth by His power,
He has established the world by His wisdom,
And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord against Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him:


For with God nothing will be impossible.

Luke 1:37


Permanent link to this article: https://www.creationtraining.org/why-is-the-universe-so-big/