“Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.”
The Bible tells us that the entire universe is decaying and dying because of the burden of sin. We know from Scripture that the entire heavens and Earth as we know it will someday be destroyed by fire to make way for a new creation. The Bible also indicates that the entire creation is young.
These facts were generally accepted until evolution became a fashionable theory. Early evolutionists were quick to realize that people would not believe that a relatively young Earth could produce the life we see today. Chance and a young Earth simply don’t go together. As a result, the Earth and the universe have been declared to be billions of years old.
Now new conclusions about the rate at which stars are dying can be added to the evidences that contradict an ancient age for the creation. When a star dies, it typically explodes, leaving a shock wave of expanding dust and gas. While stars are dying, no one has ever confirmed the formation of new stars. The fact that stars are evidently dying faster than they are being formed has been a problem for evolutionists. That problem recently became worse with the announcement that stars are evidently dying at twice the rate astronomers thought. Astronomers report that they have now found evidence of 24 stars that have died in the last several thousand years in a space of about only one-eighth of our galaxy.
What the Bible says about the birth and death of the creation is true. The evidences for both are all around us.
Notes: “Stars Blinking out Faster than Once Believed, Scientists say.” The Vancouver Sun, Jan. 11, 1992, p. 7.
Photo: NASA X-ray, infrared and optical compilation image of Kepler's supernova remnant.
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