Lessons From the Universe:
Space Exploration and Biblical Connections

Lesson 7: Receding Galaxies

Source of Gleaning: Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Explanation: In the 1920’s American astronomer Edwin Hubble and others discovered that most galaxies are receding from the Milky Way. They concluded that the Universe is expanding.

Key Question: Does the Bible substantiate an expanding Universe and why is this important to know?

Biblical Connection: I was delighted when I heard Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson say that the Universe is expanding. The following came to mind.

a. I immediately remembered a statement made by Jesus which implied that the Universe would indeed be expanding.

b. Then I could not help wondering whether the rest of the universe is receding from our galaxy, because we are so sinful

Before I expound on what Jesus said, it might be necessary for me to briefly explain who he was or is, and to present the context within which his Universe expanding implication was expressed.

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