This being the Christmas season many of you have no doubt read the gospel account recorded by Matthew when he writes about the “star” that guided the wise men from the East. I have no idea how God could have used a star to lead men across the desert to honor the young Savior, but I believe that he did it. For some reason winter seems like the best time to view stars, so if it is clear where you live, get out tonight and marvel at the uncountable points of light and give God the glory…even though it’s not technically winter for 2 more days.
Have you ever heard the materialist's description of the origin of stars? It goes something like this (from Wikipedia):
“A star begins as a collapsing cloud of material composed primarily of hydrogen, along with helium and heavier trace elements. Once the stellar core is sufficiently dense, some of the hydrogen is steadily converted into helium through the process of nuclear fusion… The formation of a star begins with a gravitational instability inside a molecular cloud, often triggered by shockwaves from supernovae (massive stellar explosions) or the collision of two galaxies.”
Essentially, this is a “Which came 1st, the chicken or the egg?” problem. According to their own theory on star formation, the explosion of a star is needed to create a star…in some cases, entire galaxies of stars are needed to create stars.
(If you get frustrated with large numbers, you can skip ahead to the last sentence of this paragraph for the clincher.)
Most everyone agrees that there are many, many stars. Some estimates indicate that there are about 100 billion galaxies each containing about 200 billion stars. If we allow for the timeline of the materialists of about 20 billion years, then we can setup a simple math equation that shows the number of stars forming every year without the interaction of God. 100,000,000,000 X 200,000,000,000 / 20,000,000,000 = 1,000,000,000,000 (1 trillion) stars forming every year for 20 billion years. The most staggering way to put this is that on average, approximately 31,700 stars have formed every SECOND for 20 billion years!
As staggering as those numbers are, more compelling is the fact that no one has EVER seen the formation of a single star. And in the face of this devastating evidence, they expect us to believe that each of those trillions of stars formed by the explosion of a previous star. There are more reasons why materialist’s theories are wrong, but I don’t have the time to recount all of them here.
Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
“Thank you, Lord, for sending your Son to die for my sins.”