Where Everything Came From

SpaceExtemeDeepFieldAstronomers have pointed the Hubble telescope at what appears to be an empty spot in space; no stars are observable, even with the usual telescopes. After some twenty days, off and on, staring at nothing through the Hubble telescope, they found that this so-called empty spot of the heavens that they call an ultra-deep field contains huge numbers of galaxies that were formerly invisible! (Photo is of the ultra-deep field)

It’s estimated that there are a minimum of a hundred billion galaxies in the universe, and with this new information scientists believe that there may be 170 billion or more. The most distant galaxies are over 13 billion light years away. Each of the 100 billion galaxies contains from 10 million to 100 trillion stars! It gives new meaning to the word astronomical! Where in the world — excuse me; where in the universe — did it all come from?

Where have matter and energy come from? The big bang? Who made it go “bang!”? Nothing comes into existence from nothing; that’s fairy tale thinking. Matter can’t create itself.

The most satisfying answer is that all matter and energy came from something outside and beyond matter and energy. There’s no more intellectually satisfying answer than God, if a person is willing to have an open mind.

“’To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?’ says the Holy One. ‘Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.’” (Isaiah 40:25-26)

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