What Does Isaiah 30:26 Mean?
NASA launched a space probe, actually a solar probe. One headline proclaimed
we were touching the sun.
According to scripture, the sun was created a little more than halfway through the creation
process, the fourth day, and long after earth. So what came first, the planets or the stars?
Most astronomers say before; God says after.
An article in Scientific American, a credible publication, indicates there is much confusion of what was born first: planets, stars or galaxies. Of course, calculations are based on the Big Bang model, which is still only a theory.
We live in a universe that is full of bright objects. On a clear night one can see
thousands of stars with the naked eye. These stars occupy merely a small nearby part of the Milky Way galaxy; telescopes reveal a much vaster realm that shines with the light from billions of galaxies. According to our current understanding of cosmology, however, the universe was featureless and dark for a long stretch of its early history. The first stars did not appear until perhaps 100 million years after the big bang, and nearly a billion years passed before galaxies proliferated across the
cosmos. Astronomers have long wondered: How did this dramatic transition from
darkness to light come about? Scientific American, March 2002.
“Current understanding” and “until perhaps” means that science really does not know. Their opinions are pure speculation, as is the big bang. In a nutshell, the big bang theory claims that all the stuff out there as far as telescopes and space telescopes can see and cannot see, used to be a single point referred to as singularity, that is so small it is invisible. That was the claim when the theory first got legs in the 1950s.
The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light
of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.