I am writing a book for youth, for the creation science community of “Reasons to Believe.” The first chapter is called “The Universe.” I draw my material from the teachings of Dr. Fazale Rana and Dr. Hugh Ross. Science is the study of natural things. It is advanced through experiments and observation. It should lead us to believe in God and recognize Him as Creator. The more we study, the more God-evidence we find. The universe declares the glory of God, and from the start, God began preparing the universe for humans. It contains all the complicated parts needed for our existence.
Long before the 6 days of creation, God created the universe, including earth. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Science tells us the universe began with an explosive bang and since then, it has been expanding. God spoke and it happened; we call it, “the big bang.”

The Hubble telescope helps us see deep space so we can better understand how big the universe is, how old it is, and how it is expanding. Hubble also sees new stars forming from gas and debris clouds that are millions of miles across. They are swirling and being pulled inward by gravity.

Astronomers viewing distant galaxies look far into the past. By the time the light reaches us, the objects have moved and are no longer there. Light moves extremely fast, nevertheless, it takes billions of light-years to reach us. A light-year is the distance light travels in one year – exactly 5,878,625,370,000  miles. Galaxies that are close to one another are called clusters. With Hubble we see some that are 8 billion light-years away. It has taken so long for the light to reach us that what we see, is what existed 8 billion light-years ago. The deeper we look into space, the further back in time we go, and the closer we are to the moment of creation. We see those galaxies when they were young. Back then, the clusters were very close to one another. The clusters that are nearer to us are spread much further apart. By comparing them with the younger ones, we see the rapid expansion of the universe. We also see that these galaxies hold each other in place by applying the right level of gravitational pull.
The universe is spectacular and we are humbled and thankful to be part of it. We would not exist if it did not have; massive dimensions, complicated elements, right levels of heat and light and incredible forces, such as gravity, to hold us in place. The chemistry and physics are finely tuned so that earth receives exactly what we need. Scientists tell us the probability of another planet, with life on it like earth, is less than 1 in a hundred trillion. There are trillions of planets just in our Milky Way Galaxy and it is estimated that there are two trillion galaxies in the universe. Even with all these planets, we still can’t find any like earth. Without a doubt, God created this jewel of the universe with us in mind.

Studying the chemistry of the universe reveals God’s further consideration for us. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sodium and potassium are essential for life. Protons and neutrons need the exact density for the lightest element, hydrogen, to fuse and produce these heavier ones. It is these denser elements that create nuclear fusion or fire for stars. If the protons’ and neutrons’ density is too low, stars cannot ignite and there would be no life. If their density was just a bit higher, all the hydrogen would fuse into elements heavier than iron and life would not exist.

The intensity of these elements must be exact. For example, life is carbon based. Without it we could not exist, but just a bit too much is a poison, such as carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide. God has finely tuned the elements so we might live.


In recent years, scientists began to understand dark matter. They say the things we cannot see, far outweigh the things we can see. Between the stars, planets and asteroids, the universe is dark and seemingly empty. It is dark but not empty. The volume and weight of the tiny particles that cannot be seen, add up to be far greater than all the stars, galaxies and planets we can see, and that dark matter has density.


It is like the biomass of ants on earth. They far outweigh the combined mass of all other living things. The ants, under the ground, that we do not see, weigh more than all elephants, whales, and other creatures combined. Dark matter is like that.


Planets, stars and other visible objects make up only 5% of cosmic density, while dark energy and dark matter make up 95% of cosmic density.

Gravity vs. Dark Energy

Everything that has mass and density has a gravitational pull. Gravity pulls objects toward one another while dark energy, found between the planets and stars, along with centrifugal force, pushes everything outward. The balance between the pushing and the pulling keeps solar systems, galaxies, asteroid belts and dark matter from colliding. Without this balance, solar systems and galaxies smash into one another. Galaxies that are stable spin smoothly in organized spirals, influenced by just the right pressure of pushing and pulling.

God put earth in the perfect place. Our Milky Way Galaxy is a beautiful spiral; that is why earth is stable. It’s as if God holds us in the palm of His hand. He designed and created the universe, the world, the nations and all of us, for His eternal purpose.

God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’” (Acts 17:27-28 NIV)

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which you have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? (Psalm 8:3-4 NKJV)

We pray our monthly teaching

devotional empowers & inspires you 

to live a supernatural Christian life. 

Blessed by the ministry?

Peter Wyns Headshot


Founder & President

Christian for Messiah Ministries

Pastor at Antioch International Church

Instructions in Righteousness is produced by “Christians for Messiah Ministries” (CFM). Dr. Peter Wyns is the President of CFM and the Head Pastor of Antioch International Church. He has served as a pastor for 54 years and ministered in more than 45 nations.

Be the first to receive an email with the latest devotional by Dr. Peter Wyns.
FREE devotionals.
Be the first to receive an email with the latest devotional by Dr. Peter Wyns.
Thank you for subscribing! You'll receive an email when Dr. Peter Wyns has posted a new devotional! Welcome to the ministry community!
Thank you for subscribing to receive an email with the latest devotional! Welcome! We pray our devotionals empower and inspire you to live a supernatural, Christian life!

Leave a Reply