3 Ways April 8’s Total Solar Eclipse Reminds Us of Biblical Truth

by Ken Ham on April 2, 2024
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In just a few days, a large swath of the US population (and even parts of Canada) is in for a treat—a total solar eclipse. Perhaps many of you remember (or experienced) the solar eclipse in 2017 and the overwhelming feeling of awe that celestial event inspired. I’ll never forget it. Truly an awesome experience. Well, you can experience another total solar eclipse here in the US on April 8, and you will not want to miss this event that reminds us of biblical truth.

As you experience this eclipse with your family or chat about it with others, I encourage you to keep these three biblical truths in mind.

  1. The mathematical precision of the heavens points to a Creator. Scientists can predict an eclipse decades, even centuries, in advance—nearly down to the very second! You may have noticed that timetables for this year’s eclipse give the exact time and the exact length of totality depending on your location. The precision is extreme. Now, how is such precision possible if the universe is just the result of millions of years of random, chance processes? Randomness doesn’t result in such incredible order! Furthermore, it’s clear the heavens are governed by laws of nature and mathematics—but how can such immaterial laws form in a strictly material universe? They can’t!

    The precision of the eclipse is a wonderful reminder that, yes, there is a Creator.

    The precision of the eclipse is a wonderful reminder that, yes, there is a Creator. This universe is not the result of random, naturalistic forces. Rather, it was purposefully designed by an all-wise and all-powerful Creator.

  2. The heavens really do declare the glory of God. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse, you well remember the feeling of awe as you stared at the darkened sun with the sparkling “ring of fire” haloing it. AiG’s astronomer, Dr. Danny Faulkner, described it as “one of the most incredible things [he] had ever experienced.” That feeling of “wonder and amazement,” as Dr. Faulkner said, is a reminder of the incredible glory of God. If the beauty of something God made can inspire such a reaction, just stop for a moment and think about the incredible glory of the God who created it and “who dwells in unapproachable light” (1 Timothy 6:16). We can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like when we see the glory of the Lord face to face in eternity!

  3. It’s obvious to all that there’s a Creator. Romans 1 reminds us that those who reject the Creator are without excuse, and moments like the total solar eclipse remind us of this. The dazzling beauty and mathematical precision of this event points us to the one who created it all, and those who are awed by the creation without giving praise to the Creator stand before him “without excuse” for their unbelief.

If you haven’t already made plans to view this year’s total solar eclipse, find out where the nearest place on the path of totality is and make plans to go—you won’t regret it!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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