Starlight travel conundrum - Einstein's idol stumbles
To many godless thinkers the immense size of the Universe is the ultimate proof of its antiquity.
redshift 11.1, a 1 billion star galaxy with a calculated distance 13.4
billion light years, supposedly seen a mere 400 million years after the
This is particularly why at the end of the Age when skies are first wrapped up like a scroll,
their reprobation will be manifest at the unravelling of this wilful delusion.
the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every
mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of
the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains,
and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid
themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to
the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him
that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the
great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?'
speed of light stands at the cornerstone of much modern physics. It is
the axis of much of Einstein's thought on mass, energy, gravity and
However fundamental to physics it is not the foundation stone of creation.
NASA's animator struggles to catch up with its own disturbing discoveries (White textbox added)
amazing that a galaxy so massive existed only 200 million to 300
million years after the very first stars started to form. It takes
really fast growth, producing stars at a huge rate, to have formed a
galaxy that is a billion solar masses so soon," Garth Illingworth of the University of California, Santa Cruz.Einstein
was perturbed by the thought of quantum coupling, knowing that it might
produce effects at faster than the speed of light, he called it
'spooky action at a distance',
but quantum coupling has since been confirmed experimentally. (See here for a journalistic explanation or an earlier example of 10k>c effects)
What other superluminal phenomena are there?
There are serious problems for the godless reliance on an anonymous Big Bang: the axis of evil, speculative dark energy and matter* and the horizon phenomenon to name a few.
[New Scientist Dark
matter: 'It's an embarrassing hole in our understanding. Astronomical
observations suggest that dark matter must make up about 90 per cent of
the mass in the universe, yet we are astonishingly ignorant what that
90 per cent is.'
Horizon Phenomenon This
“horizon problem” is a big headache for cosmologists, so big that they
have come up with some pretty wild solutions. “Inflation”, for example.]
too have struggled and will struggle with adequate models of creation, and time
dilation and varying speeds of light both give rise to their own problems.
Yet it is our unshaking confidence that God will shortly wrap the
Heavens up like a scroll, as easily and effortlessly as He spread the
out like a curtain at their origin, speed of light notwithstanding.
all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be
rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the
leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig
tree.' (Isaiah 34.4)
'Of old hast thou laid the foundation of
the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall
perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a
garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be
changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.'
'But the day of the Lord will come as a thief
in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great
noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also
and the works that are therein shall be burned up.' (2 Peter 3.10)
'Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.' (Matthew 24.35)
'And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.' (Luke 16.17)
A supernova remnant - all creatures ultimately fail,
His Word endures forever.