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Galaxy Growth

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A Hubble Space Telescope image of the early universe has once again affirmed the big bang and the veracity of Scripture. One big bang prediction is that for the first eight billion years following the creation event galaxies should increase in size in proportion to the age of the universe. This prediction was verified by Hubble images of galaxies spanning the specified distance in cosmic history (a redshift range of z ~ 1 to z ~ 5). Since the Bible “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.

Henry C. Ferguson, et al, “The Size Evolution of High-Redshift Galaxies,” Astrophysical Journal, 600 (2004), pp. L107-L110.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ApJ/journal/issues/ApJL/v600n2/17442/brief/17442.abstract.html

     

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: Galaxy Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.