“The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.”
According to evolution, some explanation for the sun and planets must be found that does not include God as the Creator. Today, evolutionists generally believe that the sun and the other planets of the solar system are related to each other.
One of the most popular theories is that the sun and the planets of the solar system each formed when a single cloud of dust and gases were drawn together by gravity. As this material was drawn together, it began spinning faster and faster, like a giant skater pulling his arms toward his body. According to this theory, the amount of this angular momentum – which we will simply call “spin” – among the planets must equal the amount of “spin” the sun has.
As we have gradually learned more about the solar system, we have been able to compute this energy more accurately. Figuring in the mass of the planets, their orbits and the mass and rotation of the sun, scientists have concluded that 98 percent of the solar system’s “spin” is in the planets. Only two percent, not the 50 percent expected, is in the sun.
So modern science has confirmed – probably as much as it can in this case – that the Earth was created independently from the sun. Of course, we know that Scripture clearly says that the Earth was created three days before the sun. Here, a scientific mystery for evolution is easily explained when we turn to the Bible!
Heavenly Father, Creator of all the stars, I thank You that You have shown Your great power in the stars and that You came to us not to bring fear but Your undeserved love through salvation in Your Son, Jesus Christ. In His Name. Amen.
Photo: Artist’s conception of the early Solar System, the way NASA imagines it.