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Big Bang Confirmation

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In a search for extremely distant galaxies astronomers found new evidence for the big bang creation model. Their survey demonstrated that for the most distantly observed galaxies in the universe, corresponding to when the universe was only about 7 percent of its present age, the galaxies are much smaller and jammed more tightly together. These properties confirm the big bang prediction that as the universe expands from the creation event, galaxies would grow larger through mergers and would move progressively farther apart. Since the Bible described (in scientific terminology, “predicted”) in considerable detail thousands of years ago that the universe possesses fundamental big bang features, scientific confirmations of such big bang features provide powerful evidence for the Christian faith.


M. Dickinson, et al, “Color-Selected Galaxies at z ~ 6 in the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, 600 (2004), pp. L99-L102.


RTB articles: Hugh Ross and John Rea, “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 26-31; Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39; Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 14-32.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Big Bang

Dr. Hugh Ross

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