It is not commonly known that many of the Bible’s statements about astronomy went against the generally accepted teachings of the time. Modern science, however, has confirmed what the Bible has taught. As in all things, the Bible is absolutely correct when it teaches about the universe.
Some professing Christians accept the claim that God used naturalistic processes, including the big bang, to create the universe. Unfortunately, such views deny what the Creator Himself has said about the creation of the universe.
There are many problems with the naturalistic explanations of the formation of our solar system. Because the naturalistic ideas are not based on the foundation of God’s perfect Word, they fall short. Will you trust God’s Word or man’s reasoning when it comes to the formation of the solar system?
Creationists have good models accounting for why we see distant starlight so “soon” after creation—models that avoid problematic atheistic assumptions (e.g., the Copernican principle) and explain the divine origin of the cosmos.
Christians should uphold the highest standards of excellence in their science, questioning all quirky claims and avoiding hasty conclusions, such as the examples described in this article.
Scientists often proclaim that they have “proved” that the universe is billions of years old, but does the observational science support this assertion?
Science fiction has popularized the idea that—somewhere in space—ETs, aliens, and UFOs thrive. Do the Bible and the evidence support this notion?
Does observational science support the big bang, the idea that 13 billion years ago all matter came from nothing and eventually formed everything we see today?
What are black holes, and are they real? How can we observe them if their gravity is so strong that not even light can escape?
Comets can’t last even hundreds of thousands of years. The bright tail of the comet reminds us that the universe is young—just as the Bible says!
How should Christians approach cosmology? Is it a field hopelessly ruled by the secular worldview, or does it proclaim the glory of God and the truth of his Word?
Is the earth unique and special, or is it just one of many similar habitable planets scattered across the universe?
Astronomers are constantly discovering extrasolar planets orbiting distant stars. Are these mysterious bodies other earths with the potential to contain life?
Will life be found inhabiting the rocky, desert-like surface of the Red Planet, our nearest celestial neighbor, Mars?
As rovers and probes are sent to explore the uncharted surface of Mars, the discoveries are exciting. How should Bible-believing Christians view these finds?
The moon, a bright, familiar sight in the night sky, shows evidence of having been carefully fashioned in the recent past.
What does our solar system, with its planets, moons, and asteroids, reveal about the origin, age, and incredible diversity of the universe?
How could distant starlight from millions of light years away reach earth if the universe is only around 6,000 years old, as the Bible reveals?
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the brilliant beauty of countless stars certainly declares the handiwork of the Creator God.
The sun, a star situated the perfect distance from earth to supply needed heat and light, shows evidence of special design by a loving Creator.
Signs of life on Venus evaporate after more studies justifying our original, biblically based skepticism about such wild-eyed assertions.
An overview of the light travel time problem, how different biblical creationists have addressed it, and the dasha solution to the problem
The black swan photo and other similar images are used to commit the informal fallacy of cherry-picking data.
How flat earthers cannot accurately account for the December solstice or other celestial phenomena with their zetetic model of the earth.
Hopefully, 2021 will see the demise of COVID-19 and the many restrictions prompted by concerns about its spread, and so perhaps we soon can get back to normal.
The very inaccurate manner with which flat-earthers handle the Coriolis effect and the Foucault pendulum is typical of those in the flat-earth movement.
Does the Bible teach or demand geocentrism? Hardly. Does good science indicate that the earth is motionless? Certainly not. Then why do some Christians believe otherwise?
Like geocentrists of old, modern geocentrists are divided as to whether the earth rotates, but they are united in belief that the earth does not revolve.
Unfortunately, several misconceptions about cosmology have crept into the thinking of biblical creationists.
Ever since the Cassini probe photographed them in 2005, the tiger stripes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus have stumped scientists.
How Big Bang cosmology requires dark energy to work and how the reality of dark energy are now being called into question by mainstream scientists.
I will address the question of whether the universe really is as big as is often claimed. The short answer is, yes, the universe most certainly is that large.
Dr. Faulkner examined 25 of the most popular models for the age of the solar system: some need to be discarded, others updated, and others refined.
Did the Bible simply borrow its view of the universe from ancient pagan religions?
Unfortunately, many Christians have bought into the idea of extraterrestrial “alien” life without critically assessing such a belief in light of Scripture.
Astronomers have thought that the conditions in planetary nebulae might be conducive to production of helium hydride.
The latest measure of the Hubble constant (H0) recently made headlines.
Occasionally here at Answers in Genesis we get enquiries about a telescope called LUCIFER that the Vatican supposedly owns. Is there any truth to this rumor?
ET isn’t a mystery, if you’re willing to examine the data from 60 years of research and take it to its logical conclusion.
What’s up in 2019? The year begins with a bang, for on the morning of January 1, the moon and Venus will be close together in the sky.
For the first time, scientists have traced the possible origin of a subatomic particle that came from outside our galaxy.
Since early times, the human imagination has connected stars into familiar patterns, which we call constellations.
When a probe flew by Pluto, it made a shocking discovery: the surface is young. Astronomers are still scrambling to explain why.
The more astronomers discover, the more evidence they seem to find that the earth occupies a special place in the universe. Perhaps that’s because God created our part of the universe especially for humans to inhabit.
The $3.26 billion Cassini-Huygens mission, launched in 1997, was a resounding success. It vastly improved our understanding of Saturn. The space probe Cassini’s most amazing discovery didn’t make the headlines: the clear testimony to Saturn’s young age and the fact that it had a Creator.
The Bible reveals that creation was about 6,000 years ago, so how can we see stars that are millions of light-years away?
Most evolutionary astronomers talk about the Oort cloud like it’s a fact. Yet they admit no direct observational evidence exists.
Meteorites have an amazing story to tell, but it has been misunderstood.
The thought that aliens might be living on other planets may sound innocent enough. But lurking underneath are some deep theological dangers.
Did Mars once contain vast oceans? Some creationists now think so.
Astronomer Phil Plait, known for his website Bad Astronomy, recently claimed Ken Ham doesn’t understand science in response to some of his tweets.
This is an introduction to, and announcement of, a new compilation of articles, papers and letters to the editor on creationist astronomy which has been placed on this journal’s website. An explanation of the selection criteria is given.Bibliography of Creationist Astronomy Bibliography of Creationist Astronomy 2013