3.3 The Center of the Universe (OB12)

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The earth occupies the central position in the entire universe because of its God-given role, even though it may not be in the geometrical center.

Evolution: When one considers the consequences of the big-bang hypothesis, like Wuketits, then man is reduced to absolute insignificance on this grain of dust, the earth [W6, p. 40]: “The universe is as deaf to our joyful dancing as to our lamentations, and nobody ‘out there’ in the immeasurable expanses of the cosmos will bemoan the end of a species which has embarked on a course of self-destruction. It pains me to expose this view which resulted from a study of the evolution of man’s mind.” If one only considers the geometrical position of the earth in our galaxy, then we may appear to be “cosmic outcasts” according to Nietzsche, or seem to be Monod’s “gypsies at the edge of the universe.”

Scientific View: Present astronomical knowledge recognizes no singular geometrical point in our universe—in accordance with evolutionary ideas. Consequently, there is no geometrical center and also no defined edge. No place in the universe has a special position. This means that even Monod’s statement about an edge is invalid.

The Bible: However, the earth occupies the central position in the entire universe because of its God-given role, even though it may not be in the geometrical center. The first astronomical object that God created was the earth; this clearly indicates its importance amongst all of the other stars and planets. The creation account gives a day by day report on the preparation of the earth as man’s dwelling place. God’s attention focuses on this planet: “To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it” (Deut. 10:14). On this planet, He implemented most of His creative ideas, as the Psalmist cries out: “. . . the earth is full of your creatures” (Ps. 104:24). No other astronomical body is called God’s footstool (Isa. 66:1; Acts 7:49). The clearest indication of the earth’s central position is that God’s own Son was sent here. Jesus Christ became a human being for our sake. He destroyed man’s sin exactly in that place where it had been introduced into the universe, namely the earth! The cross of salvation stood on Calvary and no other place in the cosmos. Jesus ascended to heaven from the earth, and He will return here as exalted Lord when He comes again.

These few cosmological considerations from the Bible clearly indicate that evolutionist ideas are completely foreign to Scripture.

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