Can you see God with a telescope?

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By Michael Waits

An article posted on CNN.com, Telescopes to show universe soon after Big Bang, claims the future construction of the world’s largest telescopes with mirrors ranging from 25 to 42 meters (80 to 137 feet) in diameter “will be able to show what the universe was like when it was just a few hundred million years old and emerging from a period of total darkness after the Big Bang.”

Marla Geha, an assistant professor of astronomy at Yale University is quoted saying, “Since the universe is about 14 billion years old, we [can look] at light that’s taken half or more than half of the age of the universe to get to us.”

Daniel Fabricant, associate director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, says this ability will enable astronomers to “look at the first generation of stars forming in the universe…the time when lights went on in the universe.”

According to the report by CNN reporter, A. Pawlowski, the author is biased toward a natural evolution of the universe and affirms the developing science; however, it is an important issue in Christianity where the issue is not so much about how creation happened but Who made it happen? The creation account in Genesis 1 & 2 answers both questions; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

This issue is in accordance with a biblical worldview that rightly holds God as the creator of all the universe, and supports that His craftsmanship is obvious to all mankind. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).

In summation, if man can find a way to somehow convince himself that there is no existence of a sovereign God through the means of scientific theory, then man is accountable to no one but himself.

The Bible, however, rejects this position stating, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in righteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them” (Romans 1:18, 19).

The refusal to accept the clear teaching of God’s word as truth has but one outcome, eternal separation from God the Father into an eternal fire (Matthew 25:41). Where do you stand?

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