“As the stars of heaven”

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I have found that modern astronomical discoveries support the belief that Holy Scriptures are inspired by God.

In Genesis 22:17 we read of God’s promise to Abraham:

I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore.

In Abraham’s day, (early 2nd millenium B.C.) it was only possible to see about 3,000 stars with the naked eye. So it would have been a strange thing for a human observer to link the number of grains of sand with the number of stars in the sky! But it was not strange for the real inspirer of the holy Scriptures (God) as you will see when you look at this new image released by NASA on January 5th this year (2015).

Prepare to have your mind blown by the largest photo of space ever taken! The picture of the Andromeda galaxy (our nearest galactic neighbour) was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and the full image is made up of 411 Hubble images, taking us through a 100 million stars and traveling more than 40,000 light years. If you want to feel both insignificant and amazed, take a look at this incredible new image: See the Hubble photo on Youtube.

Then if you want to feel significant again, read the following from Psalm 8:3-4 (ESV):

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the Son of Man that you care for him?


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