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Spirial Galaxies Show The Universe To Be Young

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Spiral Galaxies Show The Universe To Be Young

How old is the universe? 13.8 billion years? Not if you look at the evidence.

Let's take a trip into deep space where we'll find spiral galaxies. If fact we live in a spiral galaxy. We can see that the stars in our galaxy move at different speeds. The outer stars move slower than the inner stars. The result is that the galaxy should wind up and become a blob of stars in just a few hundred million years. Yet our galaxy is supposed to be over 13 billions years old, and it still has spiral arms! They should be there! Our galaxy is more than 13 billion years old... spiral arms disappear in a couple of hundred million years. The numbers are not adding up. The observable evidence is telling us our galaxy, and the universe, has to be young. It's not billions of years old.

So am I saying our galaxy is 100 million (or more) years old? No. Our Milky Way galaxy should have fallen apart 200 to 300 million years ago. That's a long time, but it does not mean our galaxy has been around for that long. It's just the upper limit. The Milky Way is in good condition and appears fairly new... so 6,000 years is not an unreasonable age. BUT, it is certainly not 13+ BILLION years old.

What About Distant Galaxies?

When we look out to the "edges of the universe," what do we see? Galaxies, but the furthest ones are too far away for us to see their shape. However, what is puzzling is that, when we look at galaxies that far away we are supposedly looking back 13.3 billion years in time. That's how long it would take the light from the farthest observed galaxy to reach us based on evolutionary thinking. This means we are seeing that furthest galaxy as it was just 500 million years after the big bang. To be 13 billion light years away from us in 13.8 billion years means that galaxy must be moving away from us at an average of 96% of the speed of light. The numbers don't make sense.

More Information

Unexplained Spirals (AIG Article)

Evidence For A Young World (ICR article)

"Early" Galaxies Don’t Fit! (CMI article)


The Good News

Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23

Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?

All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:

Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:

Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?

You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...

Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.