According to the Big Bang model, the Universe expanded from an extremely dense and hot state and continues to expand today. A common analogy explains that space itself is expanding, carrying galaxies with it, like spots on an inflating balloon. Imagine putting an inkspot one inch from another on a balloon and inflating it; at 50% of full expansion, they might be 10-12 inches apart or more. As space dilates, so does time; the creation of space/time is estimated to have occurred 13.8 billion years ago. A thumbnail discussion of the evidence is found here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang . The cosmological model can not comment on what happened prior to the Big Bang, nor the cause. The theory leaves room for a creator, or equally does not require one. The theory is very well accepted, but is not the only one scientists use to explain the current observations of the universe.
The Big Bang theory states that around 12-15 billion years ago the universe came into existence from one single extremely hot and dense point, and that something triggered the explosion of this point that brought about the beginning of the universe. The universe, since then, has been expanding from this single point.
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It's the theory that says the world was created with a "big bang" where somehow there was a disruption with molecules in the darkness and an explosion caused the world to come into being. That's not true though. God created the world with his voice. and I'm sorry if I offended your beliefs.
It is claimed to be a theory of how the universe was created without the interaction of God. Instead it just shows us that He is a lot better at this creation thing than we thought.
I believe that in the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth. He took a portion of his limitless energy and power and cooled it into matter. Then he spread this matter out across the void and began shaping it into the universe we have today.