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Today's Creation Moment

Feb
23
Careless Words
2 Timothy 1:13
“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”
The apostle Paul told Timothy that he should “hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me”. Words are very important, and it is very easy to miscommunicate by using the wrong...
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Astronomy

A Special Star

Genesis 1:14-15
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.”

Our sun is, of course, a star although it is now becoming evident that it is a very special star that permits life to exist on planet Earth. If the Earth were only one percent closer to the sun, we wouldn’t be here to worry about any “greenhouse effect.” And if the Earth were only one percent farther away from the sun, there would be plenty of snow and ice on Earth, but no one around to ski on it.

The Too-Young Rings of Uranus

Revelation 6:14
"And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."

Everyone has seen pictures of the planet Saturn and its beautiful rings. Well, it is now known that many of our solar system's outer planets have rings. However, these rings are a problem for those astronomers who think that the universe is billions of years old. You see, the rings, which encircle the outer planets, would not be around today if the universe really was billions of years old.

Shifty Red-Shifts

Deuteronomy 4:19
“And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, [even] all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.”

All of us remember hearing about how many of the stars and other objects in space are millions and even billions of light-years away. Since the light from those objects is slightly redder than expected, scientists say that they are moving away from the earth at tremendous speeds. So the redder the light, the more distant they are. But is the red-shift really proof that there are objects millions of light years away?

Mercury’s Young Magnetic Field

Genesis 1:14-15
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.”

In Psalm 19:1, we read, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” When we read this, we should be reminded of more than the witness of the beauty of the skies. The material creation bears witness to God’s glory in many different ways.

Diamonds in the Sky?

Matthew 6:19,21
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal... For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Imagine – countless tons of diamonds, virtually free for the taking. Such wealth is the stuff of legends. But now it might be for real. The only catch is that these diamonds, if they exist, are under an atmospheric pressure as high as six million times that on earth, and the temperature could be more than a balmy 12,000 degrees (F). Those are the conditions thought to exist on the planets Uranus and Neptune.

Should the Sun Spin Faster?

Psalm 74:16
“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, stars and planets must be found which does not include God as Creator.

Jupiter Defies Naturalistic Explanation

I Corinthians 15:41
"There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory."

According to evolutionary naturalism, the solar system began as a disk of hot, rotating gas. The sun began to form first. At the same time, the planets began to form as they collected material out of the gaseous disk. This process generated more heat, with the largest planets collecting more of the heat than smaller planets. The amount of heat collected by the large, heavy planets like Jupiter compared with a planet like the Earth accounts for the different elemental composition of the planets.

Solar System Structure Confounds Scientists

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

Our solar system has a nice, neat structure. The planets all have nice, stable, relatively round orbits. This structure protects the Earth from being struck by another large planet. Evolutionary theories about the origin of the solar system have always said that it formed into its current neat structure from a swirling disk of hot gases that once orbited the sun.

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