Saturday, April 23, 2016
Lord, you made the universe
And stretched it out 'til time stood still
And 'til time flew.
You put the waters down below
And put the waters up above
And you were light
And you made light
And shaped the stars
And hung each one.
We can't explain your wisdom's depths,
But know one thing is true:
The universe, the vast expanse--
All hangs, our God, on you.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
(Genesis 1:1-8 ESV)
In him we live and move and have our being. (See Acts 17:28)
He [Jesus] is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
I just finished reading the book Starlight & Time by Russell Humphreys, PhD. I don't pretend to understand all of the physics and mathematics in the book, but I believe Dr. Humphreys is right about certain basic assumptions which are implicit, not explicit, in his book: 1. The Bible is accurate. 2. Science is useful. 3. When scientific observations and the Bible appear to contradict each other, we should presume that if we understood things fully, there would be no contradiction.