Monday, March 06, 2006

The Universe is Expanding

“It is he… that stretcheth out the heavens…”
ISAIAH 40:22

Here Isaiah says the heavens are being stretched. That is a strange thing to say. The heavens don’t look like they're being stretched. The night sky appears the same size today as it did yesterday. But, science has now shown that the universe is expanding as Isaiah said it was.

For many centuries scientists would have laughed at the idea that the universe was expanding, considering it nonsense. Even Einstein tried to create a mysterious, undetectable force to counteract the expansion of the universe that was predicted in one of his theories.

In the 1920’s, scientists said it appeared that the galaxies were moving apart. Around 700 B.C. Isaiah said it was a fact that the heavens were being stretched. That is only a 2,500 year difference.

Food for Thought: Psalm 8:8 (KJV) “… whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.”

Matthew Maury, a U.S. Naval officer, set out to locate these “paths of the seas.” He found that the oceans do have paths which flow through them. He became known as the “pathfinder of the seas“.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zachary,
Great post!! Science is catching up in some ways. That is fascinating about Matthew Maury.

Elizabeth