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Today's Creation Moment

Jul
27
Theory, Hypothesis … Or Something Else?
2 Peter 1:16
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty...
Does the theory of evolution pass the test of being a legitimate theory? Not according to Ph.D. geologist and marine scientist Roger Gallop. In his book Evolution: The Greatest Deception in Modern...
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Astronomy

Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places

Jeremiah 29:13
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."

Several years ago I read a short story about three friends sitting around a campfire discussing whether life on other planets would ever be found. Two of them believe in life on other planets, but one disagrees. He insists that God created life on their planet alone. As the conversation continues, one of them sees that the fire is dying out, so he stirs the smoldering embers with a stick he is holding in his third green tentacle!

The Goldilocks Zone

Genesis 8:22
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

I'm sure you remember the fairytale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks tries to eat papa bear's porridge but finds it too hot. So she turns to a second bowl, and it's too cold. Finally she discovers a third bowl of porridge and finds it to be just right, so she eats it all up.

Did Noah's Flood Affect Mars, Too?

Genesis 7:11
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life ... were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."

One of the biggest headlines in planetary exploration in recent years was the confirmation that at one time Mars had water. Further exploration and study reveals evidence that there was once quite a lot of moving water on the surface of Mars.

Homer May Have Been Smarter than We Thought

Psalm 147:4
"He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names."

Homer, the blind Greek poet, spoke of Odysseus's return to Ithaca and describes some astronomical events that seldom happen in the order he describes. Yet, the setting of the events he writes about took place 400 years before it is thought Homer lived.

NASA's Glory Has Departed

1 Samuel 4:21
"And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and her husband."

Some of you listening to me today are too young to remember the glory days of NASA – when the U.S. space agency put a man into Earth orbit and, a few years later, on the surface of the moon. NASA had brains and guts in those days – as evidenced by the remarkable story of Apollo 13 … or when astronauts weren't afraid to read passages from Scripture in their transmissions from space.

Solving the Distant-Starlight Dilemma

Isaiah 45:12
"I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded."

Scientists who reject the Bible believe that man's ability to see light from distant stars and galaxies can be likened to a deadly torpedo that sinks the ship of young earth creationism. But they are not taking into consideration that there are many possible solutions to how light from distant stars could reach the Earth very quickly.

Scientists Recognize that We Have a Designer Earth

Isaiah 45:12
"I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded."

Evolutionists often claim that evolution can produce living things that look as if they are designed. This is their way of answering arguments that things that look designed don't need a Designer. However, in January of 2000, a paleontologist and an astronomer teamed up to publish a book that says that conditions on Earth are so unique, there is probably no other life like us in the universe. (We do need to keep in mind, however, that they write from an evolutionary perspective.)

The Faint Sun Paradox

Genesis 1:16
"Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also."

Let's assume for a moment that the evolutionary explanation for the origin of the Earth and sun is correct. The sun formed about 4.6 billion years ago. Let's imagine that evolutionists are right in saying that life originated on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago. This scenario creates many scientific problems, but today we want to focus on one problem that is seldom mentioned.

No Obvious Signs of Alien Life

1 John 5:12
"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life."

Not long ago Creation Moments brought you a news report about NASA's search for extraterrestrial life and how they are quite sure they'll find it by the year 2035. The primary way they're searching for life is by looking for planets and moons with water. Where there's water, they hope to find life.

Water, Water Everywhere!

John 4:10
"Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water."

NASA never seems to tire of looking for signs of life throughout the universe. Though the space agency is no longer involved with SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life, it continues searching for water because water is necessary for life as we know it.

Light Bends!

Genesis 1:16
"And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also."

Perhaps you'll remember that it was Arthur Eddington who measured the bending of starlight near the sun during an eclipse in 1919. His work validated details of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and established Eddington as one of the greatest astronomers of all time.

The Drake Equation

Ephesians 6:10-11
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

How many times have you seen headlines proclaiming that "Sixty billion planets in the Milky Way could support life" or "One hundred billion planets in our galaxy may harbor complex life"? It seems that the numbers change with each new announcement. Where did those numbers come from in the first place?

Planets Vanish!

Proverbs 14:25
"A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies."

In light of their expectation to find life on other planets, the news story I'm going to tell you about today must have been sheer torture for the Science News magazine to report.

Universe Not Expanding After All?

Isaiah 40:22
"It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:"

If we can learn anything from science, it's this – the scientific facts of today won't necessarily be the facts of tomorrow. The simple truth is that a scientific fact that is no longer a fact was never a fact to begin with!

Scientists Build the Universe

Genesis 1:1
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

After three months of number crunching, using 8,000 computers running in parallel, scientists say they have been able to build a model of our "evolving universe" in a computer simulation.

The Mysterious Rings of Uranus

Genesis 1:16
"And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also."

Space probes have now reached the farthest points of our solar system, and we have learned more about the outer planets in 24 hours than astronomers learned in the past century.

The Most Complex Structure in the Universe

Job 38:36
"Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?"

Whether you know it or not, you are the proud owner of the most complex arrangement of matter in the universe. I am speaking of your brain. Even though it weighs only three pounds, the brain's structure is so complex that it defies all explanation except to admit that a higher intelligence created it.

Has a Solar System Like Ours Been Discovered?

Psalm 8:3-4b
"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?"

We have all heard reports of astronomers claiming that they have discovered a planet orbiting some nearby star. Each announcement results in speculation about whether there is intelligent life on the newly discovered planet. Lost is the fact that some planets are larger than Jupiter and made of gas.

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Genesis 1:16
"And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also."

Astronomers who believe in evolution tell us that the stars formed when gas in a nebula began to gather due to gravity. Eventually, that gravity became strong enough to collapse the gas into a star.

A Young and Active Moon

Genesis 1:16
"And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also."

According to the inflated evolutionary time-scale, the Earth's moon is 4.5 billion years old. A rocky body the size of the moon would be expected to be geologically active for about 1.5 billion years. This means that for the last 3 billion years the moon has been geologically settled or dead. If it is indeed that old.

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