An Expanding Universe? Truth and Facts

universe not expanding

What is Truth?

Truth defined: “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality”
Fact defined: “a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true”

A preacher I knew many years ago often said, “Truth is the way things really are.”

As recorded in the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Regardless your worldview, this is a very bold statement, for if false, then everything written thereafter is likewise false. If true, however, then everything written thereafter is likewise true.

In very early history, there was general belief the earth was the center of the universe. Copernicus disproved this notion, to some degree. He proved the Sun is the center of our solar system.

Fast forward to this century, the year 2014

“Physics professor John Hartnett, with Australia’s University of Adelaide, studied the locations of some 400,000 galaxies from the 2005 Sloan Digital Sky Survey and was astounded to see a surprising form and pattern in how they’re arrayed, all with Earth at the center.

“As if the galaxies preferred to lie at some periodic spacing out from the Earth,” Hartnett explains in the documentary

“This is sort of like saying that our galaxy is somewhere near the center of the universe, and when you look at the galaxies arrayed all around us, they’re on sort of like gigantic shells,” he added.” – source:http://ow.ly/LDfR9

Yes, you may object, the above story comes from Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). Well, let’s complement the above with a news article from a secular publication Sci-News.com: “Universe is Not Expanding After All, Controversial Study Suggests”

“Contrary to the prediction of the Big Bang theory, they found that the surface brightnesses of the near and far galaxies are identical.

“These results are consistent with what would be expected from ordinary geometry if the Universe was not expanding, and are in contradiction with the drastic dimming of surface brightness predicted by the expanding Universe hypothesis.

“Of course, you can hypothesize that galaxies were much smaller, and thus had hundreds of times greater intrinsic surface brightness in the past, and that, just by coincidence, the Big Bang dimming exactly cancels that greater brightness at all distances to produce the illusion of a constant brightness, but that would be a very big coincidence,” Mr Lerner said.” source: http://ow.ly/LDgGB

“Haven’t you known, haven’t you heard
that the everlasting God, Adonai,
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
does not grow tired or weary?
His understanding cannot be fathomed.”
Isaiah 40:28 CJB

Soli Deo Gloria

John White

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