Sometimes I get a laugh out of those who proclaim to know the age of the universe. Other times it’s not so funny. For several years scientists and astronomers have had their ‘big bang’ theory of the ‘beginning’ and now, according to them, it is 13 billion years later. This is based on observation and math and physics and also “this is the way it had to happen” sort of thinking. It’s the “evolution of the universe as we declare it.
Now 13 billion years is a significant number. It seems like a really long time. I think this number is no more than a guess. According to what they can deduce from their cogitations they imagine 13 billion years. There is no proof, only their theories. They had no one there then to give them something to base their calculation on.
I enjoy seeing pictures of outer space. The beauty and vastness is astounding. It’s hard to believe that all we can see and all we can’t see ( “black matter” they call it ) could come from some very small speck that went BANG. That’s when I laugh.
The non-laughing part is the fact that what’s presented to us, and our children, is given not as theory but as fact. There is absolutely no mention of a Creator who “In the beginning… created the heaven and the earth.” The word create is tossed around pretty casually these days as if mankind has that sort of power and abilities. But the scriptures show us that the “worlds” and all that are in them were made by the word of God. He is the creator, we are the created. Seems many have this backwards.
I believe in eternal life. My life won’t end in the death of this body I live in. And, I’m not going to live on a cloud and play a harp for eternity. For what purpose do we think God created all that we see through our telescopes? God says that “…Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love him.” ( 1 Cor 2:9 & Isa 64:4 ) In another place God tells us that he will “…plant the heavens…”. I’m not sure of all of what that means but I’m pretty sure it has to do with planting the heavens with His creation, man, ( those not burning in a lake of fire ) and we have no idea of what all He has planned.
God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and the heavens are without end. I’m looking forward to this part of God’s plan. But, I may miss some friends who think mankind in his knowledge has all things worked out. But, “there is a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” ( Prov 14:12 ) Those who teach us and our children that they can figure out the universe and the creation of all things without the concept of a loving Creator are giving us the “ways of death”. That I can’t laugh at.