Updated: Mar 20
Just about 1,600 light years, or 9.4 million billion miles from earth, is Gaia BH1, the nearest detected black hole to earth. Though this is is the closest black hole found in the Milky Way galaxy, there are many others across the vast Universe. Scientists do not completely understand when or how these mysterious, massive, dark objects are formed. However, the majority of astronomers will say they are impossibly old. According to secular astronomers, the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy is 10 billion years old, and our own Milky Way Galaxy is 13 billion years old. These same scientists claim to have calculated that the Universe itself is 13.8 billion years old, and therefore to know when the Big Bang took place. In reality, they have spent many thousands of dollars making mathematical assumptions to explain life’s evolving out of the chaos they call the Big Bang Theory.
Let’s assume for a minute that these scientists are correct that there is no God. The chances that we evolved from chaos are 1 in 10 to the 197th power. The number of atoms in the Universe, by comparison, is “only” 10 to the 80th power. Even the mathematics describing the formation of a single solar system is staggering. For example, consider the amount of material required to make a planet and the time and precision required for the planet’s surface and core to cool down, atmosphere to gather, rocks to form, and water to condense. According to the evolutionists, this process took 4.5 billion years for just earth! Now repeat that process for all the planets, each different, plus the mathematical precision of having a star at the center of the system. On earth, the formation supposedly all happened so perfectly that life arose. Having been formed, life is governed by physical laws of force, motion, gravity, light and dark matter, and other known and unknown forces which are required just to keep it all from falling apart.
The impossibility of an accidental Universe now has some physicists and astronomers questioning the Big Bang Theory. Some now argue that there had to be something present even before the singularity that exploded. Some of them have even looked at the order in the Universe and decided what God’s people have known for 6,000 years: there must be a Creator.
When God created the Universe between days one and four, He knew all the physical laws needed to structure the Universe, to create each galaxy, solar system, star, and planet. Knowing and implementing all of this, He created the Universe and life on earth in seven days. Just as God created Adam as a 33 year old man instead of a newborn baby, He created this Universe with age. He determined the age and put every molecule in motion. He calculated everything completely to build the Universe around us. He knew that the earth needed to be mature in order to support life, so he made it that way. He knew that rocks had to be formed a certain way, so he made them that way. He knew that every molecule in the atmosphere had to be designed a certain way for water to form and thus support life on earth, so he made each of them that way. He did all this in four 24-hour periods.
Let’s give scientists credit: they have discovered some of the mathematical formulas God designed when He first created. The sheer magnitude of it all, however, will never be understood until our Lord and Creator decides to reveal it all.
God knew the entire plan—every mathematical constant and every physical law—needed to make creation run. He put it all there for us to view. The average man can buy a telescope to view creation; he can see stars dying in some areas, while looking at other areas in the skies where thousands of stars still exist. NASA has built two enormous telescopes which now float in space beyond man’s reach, taking pictures and gathering data on the vastness of space beyond our imagination.
In Job 38 we see God responding to Job’s questions and challenges. “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding” God asks him in verse 34. God questions Job about the details of creation and process He uses to make it all work, and does not even scratch the surface of the awesomeness of his plan. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.” We still have only a fuzzy picture of how it all works, but the galaxies are out there silently showing and proclaiming the glory of God.
The above article was written by Jonathan Thornton. He is a veteran and member of NorthStone Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL. To offer him your feedback, comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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