Growing up in Arizona, we had lots of sunshine. With an average rainfall of only 7.5 inches a year, we didn’t have that many cloudy days. Now I live in northern Kentucky where we have more cloudy days than sunny ones, and I have to admit that I truly miss all of the sunny days from back home.
Our sun isn’t only special to me, but to all of us.
Astronomers have found only a handful of stars anything like the sun. It is among the top one percentile for mass of stars. It’s an ideal size to support life on earth, not too small, not too big. A huge red star would swallow the earth, and a blue-white supergiant would blind us.
The sun is an extremely efficient source of constant energy. Every second it produces enough energy to run one billion major cities for one year. One of these days, man will learn how to capture more of the sun’s energy to use for our electrical and other energy needs.
Secular astronomers believe the sun formed from a nebular cloud of dust and gas four and a half billion years ago. Supposedly the gases and dust condensed into a sphere. As they condensed tighter and tighter they began a nuclear reaction which turns the ball of gas into a star. If true, as the gases collected, the sun would have spun faster and faster like an ice skater pulling in their arms, and in this case it should be rotating once every few hours. But in fact, the sun spins only once every twenty five days.
However, the evolutionary idea of how stars and our sun formed violates the known laws of how gases work. Boyle’s Law of Gases states that gases will tend to disperse in such a manner as to evenly fill a contained space. That means instead of condensing together into balls of gas outer space as evolutionists claim, the gases should have spread out and become equally spaced across the universe
The sun is well behaved, as stars go. Sure it has a few flare-ups now and then, but some other stars have superflares one hundred million times worse than the sun’s biggest flares. Just one superflare would destroy life on Earth.
Stars also blast hot gases into space called coronal mass ejections or CME’s. The CME’s of many stars are so large and intense that they would cause radiation poisoning and death here on earth, but our sun’s CME’s are mild by comparison to other stars. The earth’s magnetic fields are powerful enough to deflect a large portion of the CME’s and solar flares. If either were any larger, they would pass through the magnetic fields resulting in certain death for our planet. In regards to our sun’s CME’s and solar flares and our earth’s magnetic fields, it seems as if they were perfectly designed for each other to protect life here on earth.
When the earth’s magnetic field is disturbed by the solar flares and CME’s, we can see the results. It’s called the aurora borealis or northern lights. Click here to see: Northern Lights Over Norway. They are a beautiful reminder of how God has created and protected the earth.
The sun is definitely very special and sensational as sun’s go. Everything we have learned about the sun goes against evolutionary teaching, but for some reason they continue to believe what they know goes against the laws of science that they teach.
We should know that the sun is special and sensational because God created it on Day 4 of Creation week, to rule the day, to give light upon the earth, and to mark signs and seasons.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. Genesis 1:14:19
Performed by Steve Cook
The Bible tells us time and time again to “hear” the Word of God, but how often do we actually do this? The Bible compares “listening” to God to “obeying” what God says, but we need to be able to hear God’s voice, before we can listen to God’s commands. In our modern day, where almost every Christian has at least one copy of the Bible (and usually many more), we have convinced ourselves that reading God’s Word is the same as hearing God’s Word.
The Creation Story reading is based on the majestic and historic text of the 1599 Geneva Bible, which was the first English Bible to be fully translated from the original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek – the three languages Scripture was written in thousands of years ago.
Award-winning actor and sound designer, Steve Cook, presents a dramatic reading of the Creation Accountword-for-word from Genesis 1-11. These first chapters of the Bible record the true account of where everything beganfrom the Creation of the universe and the first people, to the cataclysmic destruction of the global flood and the beginning of the new world populated by Noah and his family. Performing all the voices, Steve adds an audio panorama of cinematic music and sound effects that will make you feel like you’ve been transported back through time, experiencing history with your very ears.