fbpx
Compass Logo Color

Article: Light from Distant Stars--Millions of Years?

December 16, 2016

Share this article:

"He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing."  Job 26:7    

When you look up at a starry sky at night, you are actually viewing some of the trillions times trillions of suns in the universe.*  All but a few of what we are seeing are the lights from distant suns.

Each of these suns is like our sun, although our sun is one of the smaller ones. And each sun has a solar system around it like ours.

The sun's surface is over 10,000 times larger than the earth's surface, but our
sun is one of the smallest suns in the universe.

So our universe is one behemoth area. It's so large, in fact, how in the world do you defend a literal translation of the Bible's six-day creation 6000 years ago when it takes light millions of years to get here from distant planets?

There are two good answers, both of which help explain how millions of years of light shine from the stars at night.

1) God created Adam and Eve full grown. They had the appearance of age. He did the same with the trees and animals. So he certainly could have created the universe with the appearance of age.

2) There are scriptures that discuss the creation and address the heavens being formed.

"Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out..." Is. 42:5  
"It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, And I ordained all their host." Is. 45:12  
"That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens, And laid the foundations of the earth;" Is. 51:13  

This indicates that God created all the stars closer around the earth and then stretched them out to the far ends of the universe... their light stretching with them.

If you like the science-apologetics discussed above, CLICK HERE to see some of our cosmos apologetics DVDs available.

* The number of suns in the universe is estimated to be 1 with 24 zeros following!

Bill Perkins is the founder and Executive Director of Compass International, Inc.
© Copyright 1993-2014, Compass International Inc. www.compass.org / 800-977-2177'

The above article may be forwarded in its entirety (including credits) without permission.

To sign up for our FREE Monthly Compass eNews with updates on future Bible conferences, Bible trips, specials on DVD Bible studies and an eye-opening look at a hot topic Click Here

For more info or to sign up for our provocative FREE Good Morning Lord! Daily Devotional Email Click Here

For more information on our life-impacting Biblelands Trips Click Here

 

Share this article:

Bill Perkins
Written By:
Bill Perkins
Discover More Articles
Compass books
Compass Books
Check out Compass' selection of paperback, digital and audio books – from Biblically accurate historical fiction to hard-hitting, biblical topics.
Shop Books
Sign Up, FREE! Compass eNews
Get Compass eNews Articles straight to your inbox!
Get Signed Up
Support Compass International Shop on Amazon Smile

Support Compass Every Time You Shop!

Every time you shop on Amazon.com, you can be supporting Compass International using Amazon Smile - At no additional cost to you! Thank you for your support!
Start Shopping with Amazon Smile
Compass Logo
Biblelands Cruise Preview Image

The trip of a lifetime!

View Trip Details & Sign Up
Steeling The Mind Footer Image

Steel-on-steel!

See Speakers & Get Tickets
Good Morning Lord Footer Preview

Who needs coffee!

Sign Up Today!
Compass eNews Sign Up Preview

Stay in touch!

Learn More & Sign Up
Footer Grand Canyon Preview Logo

Tour & Rafting Trip

View Trip Details & Sign Up
Compass Footer Communique Preview

In Your Mailbox!

Read Now
Compass Pointe

Become a Compass Point

Learn More
The List Book Preview Image

Compass Books

Compass Books
The Bible in 30 Minutes

Watch the Entire Bible in 30 Minutes!

Watch Now
Compass Read Romans 1

RR1 Read Romans 1

Learn More about RR1
Compass Millions Missing?

Millions Missing?

Discover This Resource
Compass TV Footer IMG

CompassTV

Watch CompassTV!
Compass International, Inc © 1993–2020, All Rights Reserved.
Contact Compass
Compass Icon 100 w
Follow Compass Ministry
Compass Team Picture
Compass is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-denominational ministry based in Coeur d’Alene, ID, founded in 1993 by Bill and Susie Perkins. Our mission is to defend the accuracy of the Bible through our email Bible studies, Bible trips and cruises, missionary outreach, and Steeling the Mind Bible Conferences.
Support Our Ministry
Shopping Cart
There are no products in the cart!
Continue Shopping
0