“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
In the previous Creation Moment, we saw that two recent studies were published, in an attempt to date the so-called Big Bang. These two studies differed wildly in their conclusions. Both studies could not be correct – but they could both be wrong. In fact, the Bible does not allow for the so-called quantum event known as the Big Bang – a universe coming into existence all by itself. The Bible shows that everything there is was created by God.
The studies relied on two different properties of the imaginary Big Bang scenario. One is the Hubble Constant, which relates the expansion of the universe to the red shift of light from distant objects. The Bible speaks of an expansion of the universe because the Hebrew word for firmament or expanse in Genesis 1 is raqia – referring to the stretching of a substance like metal. But this mostly happened in the Creation Week and was not necessarily constant at that time. The other property is the Cosmic Microwave Background, which is an even temperature everywhere at all points of interstellar space. If the universe were 14 billion years old, energy could not have traveled more than twice this – 28 billion light years. However, the universe is much bigger than this. So neither CMB nor Hubble can explain the universe. But the Bible can! God made both the matter and the energy of the universe. He stretched it and put the physical laws in place which help us to understand it.
Prayer: Your ways, Lord, are trustworthy and true. Help us to rely completely on You. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: University of Oregon. “New approach refines the Hubble’s constant and age of universe.” ScienceDaily, 27 July 2020. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200727114724.htm and Stony Brook University. “New research of oldest light confirms age of the universe.” ScienceDaily, 15 July 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200715170541.htm>. Image: Popular diagram of the Big Bang. NASA, Public Domain.
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