By: Robert Serreyn
Question? is there any correlation between starlight and the age of the universe?
Yes, I do believe so.
The unit of measurement for Light years IS NOT measured by Time but rather by distance. To make it a little easier to understand lets take sound for example.
Sound travels approximately 767 miles per hour, this translates to 1,125 feet per second or in other words one mile in 4.7 seconds.
After you see a flash of Lightning count the number of seconds until you hear the Thunder, For every 5 seconds (Just to round up to a even number) the storm is One mile away, So if you see Lightning and 15 seconds later you hear the rumble of the Thunder the storm is 3 miles away.
To give you FURTHER PROOF as far as I am concern that starlight gives us the approximate age of the Earth and the Universe itself, here are some examples…
Proxima Centauri – This star is about 4.243 Light Years away.
Alpha Centauri A & B – Approximate 4.367 Light Years.
The bases in which Light years are calculated to travel in one year is estimated at 186,282 Thousand miles PER SECOND that would calculate to 5 (Trillion),874( Billion),589 (Million),152 (Thousand),000 miles per year.
The light from Proxima Centauri had to travel 24 (Trillion),925 (Billion),881 (Million),771 (Thousand),936 miles to reach the earth. The light that we see emitting from this star is 4.234 years old.
There are countless Galaxies and Star systems that are HUNDREDS even MILLIONS of light years away – for example NGC 4414, is considered a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. This galaxy system is about 55,000 (thousand) light-years in diameter and approximately 60 million light-years from Earth, so by calculation the light we see from this galaxy here on earth took 60 MILLION years.
The Andromeda Galaxy is another good example. This star system is approximately 2.537 MILLION light years from Earth and it is the NEAREST GALAXY to our Milky Way. Its light that WE SEE today is 2.537 million years old, IF that galaxy nebula would burn out and cease to exist we here on earth WOULD NOT know about it for another 2.537 million.
In the Book of Jeremiah in Chapter 31, Verses 35 & 36 we read…
Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: (36) If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
In V35 the word ORDINANCES is the Hebrew word CHUQQAH, it is pronounced KHOOK-KAW and it means APPOINTED.
In V36 the word ORDINANCES is the Hebrew word CHOQ and it is pronounced KHOKE and it means “Appointment of Time and Space”, Bound, Commandment, Decree, Law, Measure, and Set Time.
In other words God GAVE a “Set Law” of the stars “For Light”, an appointment of time, a set time. The verse INDICATES that His Law, His set time for light has and will never change. (Creation & Satan, Chp. 14, Pg 120 – Robert E. Surgenor)
In Chapter 33, Verses 25 & 26 of Jeremiah CONVEY the same thought…
Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; (26) Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
TAKE NOTICE in V25 the words “If I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth”.
Also in Psalms 74:16, which states…
The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
The word PREPARE is the Hebrew word KUN and it means here “TO BE FIXED” in other words PERMANENT.
God does not break his own laws, His own appointments of time and space, His own bounds, Commandments, Decree, Law of Measure, and Set Time, Therefore the answer is simple, The light that we see from stars MILLIONS of light years away took that long to reach us. (Creation & Satan, Chp. 14, Pg 120,121- Robert E. Surgenor)
When God created the Heavens and the Earth as stated in Genesis 1:1…
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
He created everything AND the Laws “That Govern Them” in a FIXED PERMANENT STATE which means, From the time when God CREATED them and set them in motion are THE SAME then as they are now, this is why the SO CALLED Young Earth Creation doctrine CANNOT be true, this is why I BELIEVE in a “Old Earth” BECAUSE everything “Points” to that PROVEN FACT.
In Hebrews 1:10 -12 the scriptures declare…
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: (11) They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; (12) And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
The word WAX OLD in V11 is the Greek word PALAIOO and it means TO DECAY. To Become Worn Out or To Fray.
It is interesting to note that Astronomers HAVE OBSERVED this Decay or Fraying of distant galaxies and stars through their Telescopes, THEY SEE what the Lord had inspired the Apostle Paul to write over 1900 years ago.
Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Young Earth Teachers convince their followers that God created everything with the apperance of age and that the light from the closest stars to the most distant galaxies were all visible at the same moment and they DISREGARD what the Lord stated in Hebrews 1:10-12… They shall perish, they all shall wax old as doth a garment, they shall be changed. this is all synonymous with Becoming Worn Out as the scriptures state.
Astronomers, Geologist, and Scientist alike are NOT STUPID, They understand what they see, Sadly, most of them just deny the VERY SOURCE of their discoveries.
Romans 1:19-20 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. (20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
As far as I am concern in order for anyone to accept the “Young Earth Creation” teaching HAS to be either…
– Completely Ignorant (one without knowledge) of these facts and what the Bible teaches.
– Has been, SADLY, taught falsely about God’s creative act concerning Genesis 1:1, and 1:2.
– Does not care, or, have any interest in knowing the truth of God’s Word.
– Or the combination of all of the above.
As the Bible states…
1 Corinthians 14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
God is infinite, who exist outside of Time, Space, and Matter.
BEFORE there were Stars, Planets, the Earth or the Universe itself there was “In the beginning God” – Genesis 1:1.
The age of the universe has been estimated to be about 14 BILLION years old, So for me, it is NOT DIFFICULT, to believe in a AGELESS UNIVERSE and a Earth that was created by a all powerful infinite God Millions, or even Billions of years ago.
1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH