Could God the Creator have used a big bang as His origin process? Yes, of course, the Creator is free to use any mechanism whatsoever. However, this popular compromise, promoted by many, leads to serious conflicts for both science and the Bible.
You cannot read the Big Bang Theory into Genesis. It locks a changing origin theory into an unchanging book, the Holy Bible. The entire history of science shows the danger of treating contemporary science as dogma in this way. British scientist Arthur Peacocke said, “Theology should never marry the science of the day; because if she does, she will be a widow tomorrow.”
Current Big Bang models require a vast time scale that is not truly realistic. You truly cannot fathom a billion years let alone 15 billion years. The size of the visible universe is measured in billions of light- years. This lightyear distance unit about 5.58 trillion miles, is actually poorly named; it is often confused with time. The dimension of time and distance are entirely different concepts. In the created universe, however, it is essential to separate the two quantities of distance and time. The galaxies were supernaturally placed at their extreme distances on the fourth day of creation week, with their accompanying light reaching the earth from the beginning. Their age is completely unrelated to distance.
Many conservative theologians cannot accept compromise on origins, neither can secular science. The consistent Big bang Theory assumes a spontaneous fluctuation of pre-existing mass-energy. Current studies seek to naturally explain this beginning point. Science, as defined today, will never be content to insert God into the Big Bang Theory. Naturalistic cosmology has no place for a Creator.
The Bible has a conflict with the Big Bang Theory of evolution. The Big Bang Theory says stars existed long before the sun, which formed “only” five billion years ago. The sun is called a third generation star, formed from the debris of older stars. The Bible’s conflict is that the sun and the stars were both created on the fourth day of creation (Genesis 1:16). The sun existed long before the earth was formed. The Bible’s conflict is the earth was created on day one of creation (Genesis 1:1-5), before the sun. The sun existed long before the plants appeared on earth. The Bible’s conflict is plants were created on day three, a day before the sun was created (Genesis 1:11-13).
To have a middle ground position between Creation and the Big Bang would be attractive for two reasons. It empowers modern science theories as final truth and it also attempts to make the universe origin understandable. However, the Creation view emphasizes that these two efforts are futile. The “miraculous” nature of Creation places it entirely beyond the realm of science and our finite understanding. The answer to the question, “Did God use the Big Bang as means of creating the universe?” Is a resounding “NO”! God is a God of order not chaos. (I Corinthians 14:33). He does all things decently and in order (I Corinthians 14:40).