God is Amazing!
by David J. Stewart
by David J. Stewart
Psalms 145:9, “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.”
God is Truly Amazing!
Is there really a God? Is there really a Divine Creator or did the universe around us just "evolve?" What an incredible thought to even imagine that there could be a supernatural being so powerful as to create a universe. Wow! Now that's a scary thought! Do I really have to stand in judgment before this Creator? I'm scared to even think about it, what would I say? What manner of being could create a world? If such a God exists, it is most frightening indeed.
Then again, what if there is no God? Could the universe surrounding us have just "happened?" Could it be that all of the planets are aligned in perfect balance just by chance? Could it be that the sun is a perfect distance from the earth by chance? The planet Mercury's hot side reaches a scorching 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet the planet Pluto is so cold that it has an atmosphere composed of gel.
In this ultraviolet image of the Sun, a prominence arcs thousands of miles above the solar surface and white patches reveal magnetically active regions. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO, returned this image in 1997. It's one of many spacecraft dedicated to monitoring our star. NASA / SOHO
Think of all the millions of stars and planets, isn't it strange that the ONLY life is found in earth? How can this be? You'd think that some type of "life" would exist in other parts of the universe. Even if we try to imagine there is no God, the universe around us is a constant testimony of God's presence, power and goodness. There must be a God! It is the ONLY logical conclusion. The Bible itself declares that the universe around us testifies of a Divine Creator.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard." —Psalm 19:1-3
If there is no God, then why are there Satan worshippers and the occult? That question is an interesting one indeed. I could understand a Christian doing what they doing because they are anticipating greener pastures when they die and go to heaven. But why would anyone be involved in the occult or Satan worship if their only future is in hell? I mean, the Satanists do believe in a Divine Creator. So why would they spend their lives making God mad by spiting Him in rebellion. I could understand someone not wanting to believe in God at all, but why worship the devil if you do believe in God? It just doesn't make any sense.
A bright meteor streaks past a colorful auroral curtain near Chena, Alaska. Marvin Nauman
God is truly incredible! The photo above displays the Auroral lights over Alaska... God's light show.
If the Bible was written by men, then why does it prompt us to seek forgiveness from a Divine Creator? Why would men write such a fairytale condemning all of humanity to Hell?Has anyone ever written a book such as the Bible? Archeologists and explorers have been discovering thousands of scrolls, tablets and fragments of the Bible for centuries. People have uncovered all of these findings in scattered places throughout the Middle East, in multiple languages. Can any book throughout history claim such remarkable exposure? And if men did write the Bible without ant Divine inspiration, then how did the forty Biblical writers, over 1,500 years of history, manage to complete such a seamless masterpiece of prophecy? The Quran can not claim this, it contains no prophecy.
More colorful auroral lights
God is Amazing! I am always intrigued, captivated, and stand in awe when I consider the universe. What was God thinking? Did He really create all of those stars (the nearest star to earth being 4.24 light years away) just for mankind to have a night light? (Genesis 1:14-19). Yes, that is what the Bible teaches. God gave us the sun, moon and stars. This is why mankind will NEVER find any intelligent life in the universe apart from the earth. God created it all for us. Can you image? God created the stars for you and me to look at during the night sky.
Don't miss the greatness of this. Do you have any idea how many miles are in one "light year?" There's 5,873,327,712,000 miles in one light year!!! That's five trillion, eight hundred and seventy-three billion, three hundred and twenty-seven million, seven hundred and twelve thousand miles!!! Now multiply this times 4.24 light years to see how far the NEAREST star is to the earth. The nearest star to earth is an astounding 24,902,909,498,880 miles away!!! Wow! I don't know what to say! It's mind-boggling to say the least. That's almost as much as the national debt. Wow! Isn't God Amazing!!!!!!
3 August 2004 | This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals a pair of half a light-year long interstellar 'twisters', eerie twisted funnel structures, in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (M8). The central hot star, O Herschel 36 (shown here on left, red), is the primary source of the ionizing radiation for the brightest region in the nebula, called the 'Hourglass'. Other hot stars, also present in the nebula, are ionizing the outer visible parts of the nebulous material. This ionizing radiation heats up and 'evaporates' the surfaces of the clouds (seen as a blue 'mist' at the right of the image), and drives violent stellar winds which tear into the cool clouds.
Analogous to the phenomena of tornadoes on Earth, the large difference in temperature between the hot surface and cold interior of the clouds, combined with the pressure of starlight, may produce strong horizontal 'wind shear' to twist the clouds into their tornado-like appearance.
The Lagoon Nebula and nebulae in other galaxies are sites where new stars are being born from dusty molecular clouds. These regions are the 'space laboratories' for astronomers to study how stars form and the interactions between the winds from stars and the gas nearby.
By studying the wealth of data revealed by Hubble, astronomers will understand better how stars form in the nebulae. These color-coded images are the combination of individual exposures taken in 1995 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2).
So the next time you gaze up into the night sky and see the stars, just realize that the NEAREST star is about 25 trillion miles away. If that's not amazing enough about God, then consider this...the FARTHEST known star from the earth is a staggering 13,230,000,000 light years away!!! That's 77,704,125,629,760,000,000,000 miles away!!! Ok here goes... that's seventy-seven sextillion, seven hundred and four quintillion, one hundred and twenty-five quadrillion, six hundred and twenty-nine trillion, seven hundred and sixty billion miles away!!! I don't even think the U.S. government could ever squander that much money, but if anyone could it would be them. Wow!
Named Abell 1835 IR1916, the newly discovered galaxy is located about 13,230 million light-years away.
How can anyone observe the universe and deny the existence of God? I could not be an atheist even if I tried my darndest, I just couldn't. Only someone who was willingly blind would deny that there is a Divine Creator Who constructed the universe. There is harmony and structure to life and creation. If evolution were true, then we should be observing new life forms in their primitive forms.
ALL of the theories on evolution have eventually been shot full of holes. Science especially has proven evolution to be a lie because evolution is only based upon unproven theories. Evolution is NOT science, it cannot be monitored or studied. Evolution cannot be tested. Evolution stares directly in the opposing face of God's Word.
Light from the farthest known star from earth would take about 477 million years to reach the earth. Contrary to what astronomers say, you are not looking 477 million years into the past. The Bible dates creation at around 4,000 B.C.. The Bible records the creation of all stars on the fourth day of creation. So at the oldest, you might be looking back into time a little over 6,000 years. The evolutionists and astronomers that don't know God can laugh at such a statement, but I am certainly in harmony with the eternal Word of God.
God created all the stars with light already present at the earth. For the unbeliever such truth may sound preposterous, but it is the plain teaching of the Scriptures. God created the stars for mankind, to provide light in the night skies. This light was already present when God created man on the sixth day of creation. I believe the Holy Bible!
Of Jupiter's astounding number of moons (dozens) orbiting around it, MOST of them weren't even discovered until the year 2000. And Jupiter is within our own solar system, one of hundreds of Milky Way galaxy! Mankind hasn't even begun to discover the depths of God's creation and yet most people treat God like garbage by living in sin and committing wickedness. It's hard to understand mankind's unbelief in a Divine Creator in the face of such an astounding universe.
How many galaxies are there in the universe? Depending on which astronomer you ask, you'll receive estimates anywhere from 50 billion up to as many as 230 billion, most estimates fall somewhere in between. In 1999, the Hubble Space Telescope estimated that there were 125 billion galaxies in the universe. It is difficult to even fathom such a fact. To help you appreciate what that truly means, let me give you a little information about our own Milky Way galaxy in which our solar system is located.
The Milky Way galaxy spans 70,000 light years across. Which means that it would take a human being traveling at the speed of light 1,000 lifetimes (assuming a life-expectancy of 70) to cross our own Milky Way galaxy. If it would take 1,000 lifetimes traveling at the speed of light to cross just one galaxy, can you imagine the size of 125 billion galaxies??? That's billion with a "B"
M1 Crab Nebula
I have a question for you...How big is the universe? Can the universe have an end? Is this possible according to the laws of science? Some people say that the universe is expanding. The Bible teaches that the universe is a fixed size. Psalm 147:4 reveals that God "...telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names." There is a certain number of stars and only God knows EXACTLY how many there are. As a matter of fact, God has named every one of them.
God is truly Amazing! Did you know that God loves you and wants you to be present in heaven with Him when this life is over? It is true.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." —2nd Peter 3:9