The Bible and an expanding Universe… what’s the correlation?
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Dave: What does the Bible have to do with an expanding universe?
Jeff: Would you believe me if I told you that it was actually taught in the Bible?
Dave: Cosmologists have, since the twentieth century, taught that our universe is
expanding – it keeps spreading out further and further.
Jeff: That’s because in 1929 Edwin Hubble made discoveries that led to this
Dave: But, what we find interesting is what the Bible said 4,000 years ago…
Jeff: Look it up – Job 9:8 says, “[God] alone stretches out the heavens.”
Dave: He stretches them out!
Jeff: Sounds like an expanding universe.
Dave: There are other interpretations, but commentator Matthew Henry, who
was born in the 1600s, even saw this as a Biblical reason to believe God holds the
stars apart from each other.
Jeff: So before Scientists knew about an expanding universe, people interpreted
Job 9 to mean that the stars were stretched out! Plus, the book of Job was written
around 4,000 years ago!
Dave: Interesting that we didn’t discover an expanding universe until 100 years