God loves us so much! The delicate nature of our existence depends solely upon Jesus holding the universe together!
…in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1:2-3
The balance between earth being an inhabitable planet and an uninhabitable planet is delicate. If we were any closer to the sun, we would burn up, the ice caps would melt and flood the earth, and CO2 would cause a green house effect (like Venus, which has an average temperature of 700 degrees) that would cover the earth. Any further from the sun, everything would freeze, our orbit would be longer, and we would lose the protection of Jupiter from extra-system objects and rays (see How Stuff Works).
Our next evidence from science that confirms a young earth is:
#4 Faint Sun Paradox–
Evidence now supports astronomers’ belief that the sun’s power comes from the fusion of hydrogen into helium deep in the sun’s core, but there is a huge problem. As the hydrogen fuses, it should change the composition of the sun’s core, gradually increasing the sun’s temperature. If true, this means that the earth was colder in the past. In fact, the earth would have been below freezing 3.5 billion years ago when life supposedly evolved.
The rate of nuclear fusion depends upon the temperature. As the sun’s core temperatures increase, the sun’s energy output should also increase, causing the sun to brighten over time. Calculations show that the sun would brighten by 25% after 3.5 billion years. This means that an early sun would have been fainter with the average temperature on the early earth 31o F less than it is today. The average temperature then would have been 28o F. That’s below freezing!
But evolutionists acknowledge that there is no evidence of this in the geologic record. They even call this problem the faint young sun paradox. While this isn’t a problem over many thousands of years, it is a problem if the world is billions of years old.
God hung the moon and stars in space. Read about it:
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
Let’s give praise as David did for God’s great gift to us: the universe!
“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
Abba, You are amazing! You created the heavens and the earth for Your glory, but also for us so that we would give You glory. We praise Your name! Amen.