Evidences for God From Space
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What are some scientific evidences against billions of years?

  • Galaxy spirals - winding up too fast
      "The stars of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, rotate about the galactic center with different speeds, the inner ones rotating faster than the outer ones. The observed rotation speeds are so fast that if our galaxy were more than a few hundred million years old, it would be a featureless smear of stars instead of its present spiral shape."

  • Comets - disintegrating too fast
      A comet is a mountain-size chunk of dust, ice, and gasses that travels through our solar system, orbiting the sun. They cannot survive many orbits, and thus cannot be very old. "According to evolutionary theory, comets are supposed to be the same age as the solar system, about 5 billion years. Yet each time a comet orbits close to the sun, it burns off so much of its material that it could not survive much longer than about 100,000 years. Many comets have typical ages of 10,000 years."

  • Earth's magnetic field - decaying too fast
      "The energy stored in the Earth's magnetic field has steadily decreased by a factor of 2.7 over the past 1000 years. Evolutionary theories explaining this rapid decrease, as well as how the Earth could have maintained its magnetic field for billions of years, are very complex and inadequate."

  • Helium in atmosphere - not enough
      "All naturally occurring families of radioactive elements generate helium as they decay. If such decay took place for billions of years, as alleged by evolutionists, much helium should have found its way into the Earth's atmosphere. Yet the atmosphere today has only 0.05% of the amount of helium it would have accumulated during 5 billion years. This means the atmosphere is much younger than the alleged evolutionary age."


    Genesis 1.14

    Exodus 20.11

    If the Earth is only thousands of years old, how do we see stars billions of light years away?

    This is one of the most commonly asked questions and deserves an honest answer. There are 3 things we need to consider when answering the starlight question:

    1. No one knows if light travels the same speed throughout all time, space and matter.
    2. The creation was finished or mature when God made it. Adam was full-grown, the trees had fruit on them, the starlight was visible, etc. According to this explanation, the light we are now receiving did not come from the star, but was created "in route," so to speak.
    3. An intriguing consideration to the starlight question has been proposed by Dr. Russell Humphreys. Dr. Humphreys' theory fits with the experimental and mathematical evidence. There appears to be observational evidence that the universe has expanded. This may have been a one-time stretching in the past, and would yield the observed red shift of starlight, which most astronomers attribute to present expansion. This is also supported by many phrases in the Bible that tell us that at creation, God "stretched out" the heavens (for ex, Isaiah 42.5, Jeremiah 10.12, Zechariah 12.1). To briefly summarize Dr. Humphreys' theory, consider the following equation:

      TIME = DISTANCE
                SPEED

      When this equation is applied to light from distant stars, the TIME calculates to be millions of years. Some have challenged the DISTANCES part, but this is unlikely. If the SPEED of light has not changed, the only thing left untouched in the equation is TIME itself. Einsteinís relativity theories have been telling the world for decades that time is not a constant. Two things are believed (with experimental support) to distort time - one is speed and the other is gravity. Assuming that the universe has boundaries, the original stretching out could have caused gravitational and time differences in different parts of the universe. This has been called "gravitational time dilation" and can explain how starlight could be created in one day "our time." For more on this subject, read Starlight and Time by Dr. Russell Humphreys.


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