Monday, August 10, 2015

The Bible stated that the stars cannot be counted!

Genesis 26:4: I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky

Jeremiah 33:22: I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore

Genesis 15:5: He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be”

For centuries, scientists and astronomers thought they could count the precise number of stars in the universe. Brahe, for example, said there were 777.  Kepler claimed the total was 1,005. Hipparchus said there were 1,022 stars. Ptolemy raised the number to 1,056. Eventually, scientists, including the great Galileo, concluded that the stars could not be numbered.

God knows their number and their names. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. (Psalm 147:4). Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. (Isaiah 40:26).

The Bible said the earth is round and is hanging in space on nothing!
It took a long time for science to catch up and reach the same conclusions. Copernicus made the discovery in 1475. But the Bible always knew. Here are two related Bible verses that were written more than 2500 years ago, and more than 1000 years before Copernicus.
Job 26:7 God stretches the northern sky over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing.
Isaiah 40:22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth.
The Bible described the Hydrologic Cycle!
Revealed in the Bible: Job 36:27-28 The water cycle was not fully understood until about 30 B.C. by a Roman engineer named Marcus Vitruvius. Yet every aspect of the water cycle was fully revealed to mankind in 1600 B.C.! The Bible's description is in perfect harmony with modern science. Eccl 1:6-7; 11:3; Job 26:8; Amos 9:6. Vitruvius was 1600 years too late!
In various passages, the Bible describes a hydrologic cycle, the process by which clouds are formed, rain is produced and ground water is replenished. Science made the same discovery in the 1600s, long after the Bible passages were written. Here are the related Bible verses:
"He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight" (Job 26:8, NIV).
"He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind" (Job 36:27-28, NIV).
"The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again" (Ecclesiastes 1:6-7, NIV).
The Bible stated the existence of valleys and springs in the seas:
Only until the past few hundred years did people have the technology to discover that there are deep valleys and fresh water springs in the oceans. But the Bible always knew:
"The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke of the Lord. . . " (2 Samuel 22:16, NIV).
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month--on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. " (Genesis 7:11, NIV).
Before God everything is a small grain:
Wisdom 11:22 Indeed, before you the whole universe is as a grain from a balance, or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth.
Theory of evolution:
Wisodom 19: 18-19 For the elements, in variable harmony among themselves, like strings of the harp, produce new melody, while the flow of music steadily persists. And this can be perceived exactly from a review of what took place. For land creatures were changed into water creatures, and those that swam went over on to the land.

How Many People Have Ever Lived On Earth?
Births per 1,000
Births Between Benchmarks
50,000 B.C.
8000 B.C.
1 A.D.

Number who have ever been born
World population in mid-2002
Percent of those ever born who are living in 2002

Source: Population Reference Bureau estimates.

Where are we in the universe?

We are in a Solar system with Sun as star and this solar system resides in a galaxy called Milky Way.  It contains 100,000,000,000 stars (Sun is a star). If our earth dwellers are alone and there is no one outside of earth then each person on the earth can own a solar system from our galaxy itself. A solar system is the one with many planets in it.
How many galaxies are there in the universe?

There are on the order of 100,000,000,000 (one hundred billion) galaxies in the universe, as far as current telescopes can detect. Some of these galaxies may hold up to 100,000,000,000 stars, but most galaxies probably contain at least 10,000,000,000 stars. Young galaxies under 2,000,000,000 years old may not have formed many solar systems yet, while very old galaxies more than 10,000,000,000 years old may have very few galaxies left. For the galaxies of middle age, as many as ¼ of the stars may possess solar systems. And our universe is ever growing.
Now let’s see if no one is present in other galaxies to claim their inheritance then we can claim 1 galaxy per person.  Who said there is a population problem?

How big is our earth when compared to our own galaxy (Milky Way)?

Following picture shows Earth as a dot suspended in a beam of sunlight, situated against the backdrop of the Solar System. The saddest thing is that voyager was only its vantage point on the edge of the solar system. Our earth is an invisible particle when compared whole universe.

What is a light year?

So to measure really long distances, people use a unit called alight year. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second (300,000 kilometers per second). Therefore, a light second is 186,000 miles (300,000 kilometers). A light year is the distance that light can travel in a year, or:
186,000 miles/second * 60 seconds/minute * 60 minutes/hour * 24 hours/day * 365 days/year = 5,865,696,000,000 miles/year
A light year is 5,865,696,000,000 miles (9,460,800,000,000 kilometers). That's a long way!

It takes about 8 min and 17 sec for sun light to reach earth. Earth's distance from the Sun varies between about 147 and 152 million kilometers.

Read more:'s_light_to_reach_Earth#ixzz181aeoUPw

 The Milky Way Galaxy

Number of stars within 12.5 light years = 33 

Number of stars within 250 light years = 260 000

Number of stars within 5000 light years = 600 million

Number of stars within 50 000 light years = 200 billion

The Universe within 5 million Light Years
The Local Group of Galaxies

The Universe within 100 million Light Years
The Virgo Supercluster

The Universe within 1 billion Light Years
The Neighbouring Superclusters

The Milky Way Galaxy
Description: * Number of superclusters in the visible universe = 10 million
Description: * Number of galaxy groups in the visible universe = 25 billion
Description: * Number of large galaxies in the visible universe = 350 billion
Description: * Number of dwarf galaxies in the visible universe = 7 trillion
Description: * Number of stars in the visible universe = 30 billion trillion  (3x10²²)

A quote from astronomer Carl Sagan:

"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you know, everyone you love, everyone you've ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines. Every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."

The Milky Way Galaxy

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