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Today's Creation Moment

Feb
10
Esteemed Creationists Defend a Young Earth
Genesis 2:1-2
"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh...
On our previous Creation Moments program, we told you about several esteemed scientists with advanced degrees who believe in biblical creation. Today I'm going to tell you what some of these...
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What Does the Milky Way Say About Evolution?

Job 22:12
Is not God in the height of heaven? And see the highest stars, how lofty they are!

When we look at the size of the universe, it sometimes becomes easier to see evolution as credible. After all, when we see galaxies that are said to be billions of light years away, it seems possible that there really have been millions of years. But, in truth, the immensity of space is really not so friendly to evolution's claim that the universe, and the Earth, are billions of years old.

The Milky Way galaxy, like many galaxies, is a spiral galaxy. You have probably seen the illustrations showing spiral arms of stars wrapped around the bright center of our galaxy. The stars closest to the center of our galaxy rotate around the center more rapidly than the stars further out on the spiral arms. When these differences in speed are worked out, we discover that our galaxy, no less our Earth, cannot be billions of years old. If the Milky Way was that old, the spiral arms would have long ago become nothing more than a disc of stars. Evolutionary scientists recognize this problem, calling it "the winding up dilemma." But they have been unable to come up with an explanation that is satisfactory.

As we look at the creation for evidence of its age, the clues we have so far found can only give us an upper limit. They cannot give us an exact age. But even the size of the universe fails to support the idea that the creation is billions of years old. If instead, we piece together the biblical genealogies, which are really ancient calendars, we arrive at an age for the creation of a little more than 6,000 years.

Prayer: 
Father, I praise and thank You that though You are great, You have loved me through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Notes: 
D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D., Evidence for a Young World, Creation Matters, July/August 1999.