Here it comes!” Laura shouted.
We stood outside with our heads cranked back as far as possible, our faces bathed in the light of a million stars.
Suddenly, a brilliant glow appeared and streaked slowly across the night sky. It was a space shuttle! It was in the Earth’s atmosphere high in the air above us and would sink slowly across the skies of the United States until it finally landed at its station.
It would soon land and tell of its amazing adventures within the depths of space.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. In the heavens above us float eight beautiful and enchanting planets spinning in their silent orbits.
Beyond these, a billion other stars shine between the fiery trails of shooting chunks of rocky comets and asteroids.
It’s a world of mystery where huge celestial bodies rule the territory and, at night when our sun shifts its shining to the other side of Earth, they watch down on us like tiny pinpricks, as if God plugged in some nightlights so we could see at night.
But where did they come from? How did they get into the orbits they are in?
Evolutionists would say that once upon a time there was a ball of many gasses. It condensed and packed closer and closer together until so much heat and pressure built up that…it exploded!
They call this “the Big Bang.” It shot particles of dust and gasses for miles and as the years passed those particles began to gravitate toward each other, rotating and slowly packing into planets and stars.
Now stop! Think about this for a minute. Could this really happen? Let’s look at some scientific facts about our universe and see if there might be a more believable theory.
Let’s begin at the beginning…
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth”…He also made the stars. Genesis 1:14-16
So on the 4th day of creation God made each planet and star using His unique imagination and practicality. He created them as a natural calendar and to spark our imagination.
By observing our neighboring planets, we can conclude that God’s hand, not the Big Bang, was what spread out the stars and planets in our universe and that the universe is young, not millions of years old.
*The Big Bang Did Not Spread Out the Planets and Stars:
If you held a bunch of sand in your hand and then sneezed into it, the sand would shoot out in all directions. Now the sand particles closest together would be flying in the same direction. If a “Big Bang” had shot out all the particles that somehow “became” the planets in our Solar System, wouldn’t they all be spinning the same direction? Uranus, Venus, Pluto, and at least six of the Solar System’s 63 moons spin backward, or in the opposite direction as the other planets!
*The Universe is Young:
Creationists say that when you study the men of the Bible, the entire universe should only be 6,000 years old. Evolutionists, however, say that the universe was created billions of years ago by the Big Bang and that it took thousands of years for the planets and stars that we have today to form together.
If this was true, the inside cores of planets should be cooled off by reduction of kinetic or movement energy, planets’ rings should be ground away to dust, moons should have thick layers of solar dust on them, and Earth should be spread so far from the sun that all life would freeze and so far from its moon that the ocean tides would be different.
Scientists study each of these issues:
· They have found that Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and our moon have hot ‘insides!’
· Saturn’s rings are just belts of asteroids which have been caught in Saturn’s gravity and rotate around it. Many are hit and destroyed by meteors each day; the amount of rings Saturn has would be crushed and pulverized in just a couple thousand years. If the universe is a billion years old, Saturn should not have rings left.
· Just as dust settles on furniture in your house, ‘space dust’ collects in layers on moons and planets. When astronauts went to our moon, they expected to jump off the aircraft and sink into deep layers of dust.
But instead, when they hopped off the ship, there was only a couple inches of dust collected. If the moon were floating in space for millions of years, it would have had more dust. According to the amount of dust collected, the moon is only some thousand years old!
· The moon is moving away from the Earth a couple centimeters every year, yet it is around the perfect distance to create good ocean tides on Earth. If the universe was millions of years old, the moon would have been so close to the Earth it would have smashed into it! If the universe was only 6,000 years old, the moon would still be able to do its job at the right distance.
So, if we study the facts of the universe, we see that it runs the way it does because it was created by God in its unique way. God made some planets rotate backward, and gave the moon its job of regulating Earth’s ocean tide. And he created it all just 6,000 years ago!
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Written by Mandi Roberts