Friday, 14 August 2009

He also made the stars...

Okay, so this is astrophysics and I understand little but it sounds awesome!

This picture is of an area of space where stars are being formed. The shell in the white box has been expanding for something less than one million years. Around it hydrogen is condensed to a density great enough to create new stars - in fact, where it is densest scientists have located 'two young stellar objects in early evolutionary stages'.

It's the expansion of the shell region that triggers the formation of the stars. The Bible tells us that God made the stars - and not in a way that implies he just 'got the ball rolling' either:

'He also made the stars.'
Genesis 1 v 16

He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power
his understanding has no limit.
Psalm 147 v 4, 5

So we must conclude that God is working through these natural processes. He is not separate from them and doesn't rely on supernatural actions to intervene. That's the kind of creationism I believe in.

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