Response to the Columbus Dispatch
"Supergiants go out with a bang"
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The Hunter's right foot is marked by the blue-giant star called Rigel. Rigel is a very young star, perhaps only a few million years old.
Surprisingly, creation scientists today may agree with this statement. Indeed, Rigel may indeed be millions of years old. A new cosmology has emerged among creation scientists that may better explain the cosmos than any previous theory put forth by either creation scientists or evolutionists. In plain English, it has to do with the possibility of a white hole distorting time. The stars were literally created about 6,000 years ago EARTH time (from Earth's perspective), but because of the way God stretched out the universe during the creation week, time may have been distorted the farther you move away from Earth. This hypothesis is explained in both laymen and technical, scientific terms in Dr. D. Russell Humphreys book titled Starlight and Time. Here are a few of the Bible verses that support this stretching out of the universe:
[It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the
inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens
as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
- Isaiah 40:22 (KJV)
Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment: who stretchest
out the heavens like a curtain:
Psalms 104:2 (KJV)
Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Isaiah 42:5 (KJV)
Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Isaiah 44:24 (KJV)
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, [even] my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Isaiah 45:12 (KJV)
And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where [is] the fury of the oppressor?
Isaiah 51:13 (KJV)
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Jeremiah 10:12 (KJV)
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
Jeremiah 51:15 (KJV)
The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
Zechariah 12:1 (KJV)
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