Cosmology Creation/evolution Physics

Rainbow gravity means an eternal universe

A cosmogony of an expanding universe that avoids the big bang beginning

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Rainbow gravity is an idea developed in theoretical quantum cosmology that attempts to explain the existence of this universe without a Creator or a beginning.1 Such a universe has been called a ‘rainbow’ universe because in it different wavelengths of light experience spacetime differently, and as a result, the infinitely dense singularity can be avoided, meaning that the big bang never happened.

Though not a new idea, research published in 2013 on the concept by theoretical physicist Adel Awad of the Center for Theoretical Physics at Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt, has again offered a solution to the difficulty that the materialists face—the beginning of time.

The Creator tells us:

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made every thing beautiful in His time: also He has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end. (KJVER)

It would seem that God has made it extremely difficult if not impossible for man to discovery exactly how He created the Universe in the beginning. And yes, it had a beginning.

But it is the nature of the materialist to look for a way to avoid the beginning. I know this because that is what I did in my younger days, before I met the Saviour. I chose to believe in the Steady State cosmology because it had no beginning, hence no Creator, hence I was free to do as I pleased.More recently an eternal big bang universe was proposed to overcome this nagging detail of a beginning. Similarly the ‘rainbow’ universe idea was developed a decade earlier. But it would seem that these ideas have been around a very long time indeed.

They are actually pagan philosophies that date back thousands of years to the Greek philosophers and beyond. The materialist believes that there is nothing more than this material universe—essentially that the Universe created itself. This is the Gaia hypothesis, a pagan belief, that life, the earth, the solar system, the Galaxy, the universe are all connected and evolve naturally and naturalistically from the microscopic to the macroscopic.

Awad and his colleagues describe two scenarios within their ‘rainbow’ universe. Turning the clock backwards in time, they found mathematical solutions in the model, where, in one case, the density of the model universe eternally increases but always remains finite, i.e. never becomes infinite. In another case, the density of the model universe increases then plateaus and remains constant eternally into the past. They think this way they can avoid a beginning. If they can avoid that they can avoid the uncreated First Cause–the great I AM3–Yahweh,4 the eternally self-existent One. They hope by avoiding Him they avoid judgement. But sadly they are mistaken.

There will come a time when all mankind will have to stand before Him and give an account.

Revelations 20:11-14 And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (KJVER)

No amount of scribblings on pieces of paper will save them from that.


  1. Clara Moskowitz, In a “Rainbow” Universe Time May Have No Beginning, Scientific American, December 9, 2013
  2. An eternal big bang universe, February 26, 2015.
  3. The great I AM born in a manger, December 26, 2013.
  4. YHWH the Creator God, February 3, 2014.

By John Gideon Hartnett

Dr John G. Hartnett is an Australian physicist and cosmologist, and a Christian with a biblical creationist worldview. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Physics from The University of Western Australia, W.A., Australia. He was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) fellow at the University of Adelaide, with rank of Associate Professor. Now he is retired. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.

One reply on “Rainbow gravity means an eternal universe”

I appreciate the clarity of your writing. The way you tied the various issues together makes the baffling happenings of our day more coherent. If only the large churches, the mega-churches, would engage the truth of all Scripture and reveal the liar of Genesis who is behind all our foolish, ghoulish (like Planned Parenthood) chaos.


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