Looking at the Stars

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Strong and Courageous Blog

September 6, 2019


Last Monday night, before going to bed, I just had to go out in the back yard and take some time to look up at the night sky. It was so lovely; I get set up in my anti-gravity chair, lean back and gaze at the majesty of God’s incredible creation of the universe. Then I get my headphones on and listen to worship music as I fully embrace the beauty set before my eyes. It’s truly eye candy.

Life can get very busy at times for us all, but taking the time to notice the vastness of the heavens can be a spiritual oasis. As I look up, I tend to see my problems and challenges comparatively small, contrasted with the great big universe that God has created.

While looking up, I also realize that during every moment that I view the cosmos; it is actually increasing in size. It is expanding even now, as you are reading this post. You might not realize it, but it is a very big deal. You see, the expansion rate of the universe is incredibly fine-tuned in order for any life forms to exist. The tolerance of fine-tuning for this rate of expansion is called the cosmological constant. It’s not super important to remember that term, but the incredible degree of exactness of this expansion rate is.

As a matter of fact, this one example of exquisite design alone by itself, should be more than convincing proof that the creation of the universe was guided by intelligent design.  Dr. John Lennox, professor at Oxford tells it like this “the comos has stunning surprises in store. An alteration in the expansion and contraction forces by as little as one part in ten to the 120th power at the beginning of the universe would have led either to too rapid an expansion of the universe with no galaxies forming or too slow an expansion with a consequential rapid universal collapse.”

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The size of the probability of one in ten to the 120th power is staggeringly huge!!!!! It is a 1 with 120 zeros after it. For a person to believe that this expansion rate is the product of a random act, seems rather odd to me. Particularly for those who understand statistical probability and mathematical exponentials. It makes much more sense to postulate the need for a designer in order to have this exquisite amount of fine tuning in this expansion rate. There is no wasted space in the vast size of our cosmos. At any moment in time, the universe is the exact size that it needs to be in order for us to be here.

There is so much convincing proof of design to be found here! It seems a bit ingenious that so many people  ignore the implications of the need for a creator to solve this question. The scriptures tell us that “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world.”

Video Links:

Einsteins Blunder

Amazing Fine-tuning