Skip to comments.Hubble Telescope Confirms Existence of God with Incomprehensible Power, Author Says
Posted on 04/10/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT by NYer
ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Dead Sea Scrolls have long been considered words from God recorded by men under inspiration. Since their discovery they have been a source of great wonder and revelation for the faithful, and now an author is arguing in his new book that the Hubble telescope validates a passage from the scroll of Isaiah confirming God to be the energy source behind the Universe.
The book retraces the history of the telescope, and is based on Hubble's discoveries made over the past two decades. It chronicles how Hubble has photographed the greatest cinematic drama in human history, uncovering a source of energy beyond comprehension.
The Dead Sea Scrolls (a collection of biblical scrolls) were discovered in caves near the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1956. In among those old scrolls was found the Isaiah Scroll, which, unlike many of the other scrolls, was found mostly intact, and is 1,000 years older than any previously known copy of Isaiah. Written in that scroll was a profound passage originally recorded by Isaiah around 732 BCE.
"To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?" asks the Holy One. "Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing." - Isaiah 40:25, 26
According to author J. Paul Hutchins's book, "Hubble Reveals Creation by an Awe-Inspiring Power," (book to be released at New York City's BookExpo America in June) Isaiah recorded what appears to be a "divine invitation from God to mankind," inviting man to search the stars to find anyone equal in power.
After retracing the history of the telescope and doing four years of research into Hubble's discoveries Hutchins says, he's convinced that when Galileo turned his telescope to the night sky he ignited in man, "an insatiable quest to the stars, perhaps in response to a Divine Invitation from God."
Since Galileo, man has been embarked on a bold quest, spending billions of dollars and devoting hundreds of millions of man hours in a race to the stars that has now culminated in the invention of the Hubble telescope. For the past two decades Hubble has recorded the unfolding of an Awe-Inspiring Universe, 14 billion years in the making, in detail never before revealed, confirming what Isaiah recorded.
Interestingly, when Isaiah penned those words he didn't have the use of a powerful space telescope, yet his description matches the discoveries made by Hubble in recent years of powerful galaxies like the Sombrero Galaxy. The Sombrero with its ominous glow at its core exhibits unimaginable energy. The galaxy is made up of eight hundred billion stars like our own sun and gives it the look of a Mexican sombrero hat.
As a culmination of man's 400 year quest, NASA's Hubble and other telescopes around the world have discovered that the known universe is made up of over one hundred twenty five billion galaxies like the Sombrero, collectively exhibiting an energy source beyond comprehension.
According to a report by ABC News and other news agencies, Astronomers in Australia say there are 10 times more stars in the visible Universe than all the grains of sand on the world's beaches and deserts. Those scientists think the universe may contain as many as 70 sextillion stars, and that is only the stars in the visible Universe within range of our telescopes, but they suspect many more are out there.
Hutchins says, "such inconceivable numbers provoke the question; how could mortal man comprehend, or begin to wrap his head around the total collective energy emitted by 70 Sextillion stars, when our own sun can blister our skin from 93 Million miles away? The logical conclusion would be what Einstein once concluded; this unimaginable power Isaiah wrote about without the aid of science or a space telescope thousands of years before Hubble revealed it, is Supernatural in Nature."
"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a Superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God" -- Albert Einstein
"Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing." - Isaiah 40:25, 26
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1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
Okay....am I supposed to run out and buy his book to confirm what I already know is true?
Finally. Now can we get on with things?
That is beautiful and frightening at once. How could anyone see that and read the scripture and not believe?
To me, more subtle things, like a hummingbird, an orb-weaver spider, a homing pigeon, a hammer orchid, ... exhibit stronger manifestations of His creativity.
The US Debt after four more years of Democrats.
Which Scripture...does it matter if I read a Christian Bible, the Torah, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Bhagavad Gita??? or heaven forbid(all puns intended) the Koran (not particularly interested in that backward hate filled tome...)
point being, I see devinity in the Universe through these pictures and our beautiful planet...not so much from one particular set of scriptures...
In his Easter homily, Pope Benedict XVI addresses this concept of the heavens declaring the glory of God. He said:
The darkness that poses a real threat to mankind, after all, is the fact that he can see and investigate tangible material things, but cannot see where the world is going or whence it comes, where our own life is going, what is good and what is evil. The darkness enshrouding God and obscuring values is the real threat to our existence and to the world in general. If God and moral values, the difference between good and evil, remain in darkness, then all other lights, that put such incredible technical feats within our reach, are not only progress but also dangers that put us and the world at risk. Today we can illuminate our cities so brightly that the stars of the sky are no longer visible. Is this not an image of the problems caused by our version of enlightenment?
In one of my favorite books ...
a young American, Benedictine monk, travels to Egypt to study monastic life in the Coptic monasteries, as part of his anthropology project. The book provides insight into a deeply spiritual pilgrimage and the profound impact it had on one man's life. Being in the desert, Fr. Gruber looks up into the sky and experiences what the OT Patriarchs felt, seeing the myriad stars. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is so addictive that I have read it several times, learning something new on each reading.
“I see devinity in the Universe through these pictures and our beautiful planet...not so much from one particular set of scriptures... “
Ditto, the Universe is my “scripture”
If that is so, then the Bagavad Gita is your book. In Hinduism the universe is god, as are you. All is illusory in hinduism. It is an internally incoherent worldview, and given that all of astrophysics, the second law of thermodynamics, Kaalams argument, the impossibility of an actual infinite, the moral law, and the absurdity that the universe created itself all testify to a beginning. In Hinduism (devine universe) the universe is eternal. This does not square with science or Biblical Truth. You might consider a more careful assessment of the devine.
I might actually be impressed if the scroll specified the value of the cosmological constant.
” the only constant in the universe is change” Asimov
Or the spiral shape and rotation of a hurricane, the Milky Way galaxy, and the perfect tube of Pipeline.
“The concept is nuncupatory”
when his buddy Rick would try to get him to go to church he politely refuse....next panel would be Hipshot ‘in church’
it was a regularly repeated thing....here is one example.
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