Definition of the Universe:
"Everything that exists, everywhere!"
Unfortunately there's not going to be enough room on this page to cover most of that.
But we will make a few basic observations.
Click each image to move through the sequence - Try not to get lost in space
Recent Hubble Telescope pictures indicate there are about 130 billion galaxie.
Let's do sum maths
400 billion stars
= 50,000 billion billion stars
A billion billion looks like this. That's 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.
Now, imagine 50 thousand of those!
So... where did they all come from?
Your have two choices when it comes to the origin of the universe
The Big Bang: Once there was an infinitey hot & dense point called a "singularity" which exploded.
Ironically, this doesn't explain the origin of the univese but what supposedly happend afterwards.
Creation: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
Now ask yourself these two questions
1. When something explodes, does it result in chaos or order?
2. When something is created, does it result in chaos or order?
Even a child knows that an explosion leaves a mess. Likewise they know that if you purposefully create something, it will have some design and order to it - even if it is very basic. It will also reflect the designer.
Even a brief or casual look at our solar system, the seasons, nature, the amazing design of the human body with its 10 trillion cells, shows order and not chaos. The answer really is not all that hard. That's why God said that people are without excuse when they reject God or say he does not exisit because the evidence is all around.
How often have you heard it said that a painting says something about the painter. Consider this then.
For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because the thing which may be known of God is clearly revealed within them, for God revealed it to them. For the unseen things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being realized by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, for them to be without excuse. (From the book of Romans 1:18-20 in the Bible)
Here's another thought, the more intricate and complex the design, the more amazing the designer!
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