Creation of Universe in Abrahamic faiths

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    I would like to have a discussion on the creation of the universe in Abrahamic texts, Torah, Bible and Koran. Now, if you want to argue that you don't hold a book sacred, please stay out. Come into this discussion acknowledging that we will discuss verses in all these religious texts and how they describe creation of the universe. I'm not trying to make a creationist vs evolutionist thread. This is religious examining and discussion of verses which indicate the creation of the Universe and addresses the people who have discovered the 'great explosion theory' but still don't believe as it says in one of these verses. So thanks for taking your time and lets have a kind discussion. Thank you.......:cool:
     
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    Genesis 1:1-31

    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...
     
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    [It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
    - Isaiah 40:22

    Mention here of stretching the 'Heavens'
     
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    Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
    Job 9:8
     
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    “And the heaven We created with might, and indeed We are (its) expander.” (Quran 51:47)

     
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    “He (God) is the Originator of the heavens and the earth…” (Quran 6:101)

    “Is not He who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the likes of them? Yes; and He is the Knowing Creator. His command is only when He intends a thing that He says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” (Quran 36:81-82)
     
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    Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, and then we parted them? And we have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe) [Al Anbiya: 30

    This is the one that might refer to non believers as discovering the Big Bang theory?
     
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    With power did we construct the heaven. Verily, we are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof." [Al Zariyat: 47

    We are able to expand, so the Heaven back then to people is probably what we describe as space today and so this heaven can be extended/expanded. We also know the Universe is expanding and one day it will contract.
     
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    Genesis 1:26

    Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
     
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    Now, these verses are some of the verses referring to the 'spreading' out of the Universe at the beginning, indicating it was once all very close to each other in one form and a 'spreading' out occurred. And to this day it hasn't stopped, the galaxy's are moving farther apart from each other.

    Keep in mind these were not originally written in English, they were Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and Arabic texts so remind yourself these languages are complex in meanings of a word and little difference can change the statement.
     
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