Distant Starlight in a Young Universe

The Heavens Declare

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Part 3



This is Ken Ham, author and speaker, on Genesis and the Bible’s reliability.


Have you ever heard the term “light year”? It refers to how far light travels in a year. Many Christians wonder how we can see such distant light in a young universe if the stars are enormous distances away.

Creation scientists have come up with a few promising possibilities. But it is important to note that the big bang has a similar problem.

Our universe has basically the same “temperature.” This means light has traveled from one side of the known universe to the other. But even in 13.5 billion years there hasn’t been enough time for this to happen!

If someone doubts God’s Word because of this question, then all you have to do is point out, hey, the big bang it has the same problem!

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