Strange topic for a post I guess, but let me try to explain. First of all, I am not a scientist, physicist or astronomer, so my knowledge of the universe is limited to what I believe God wants me to know. I have just laid my hands on a television series called “How the universe works’. Well, I am a sucker for anything that has got “SPACE” written on it.
I love to listen and see the scientists explain the enormousness of the universe. My mind can not comprehend that there are hundreds of thousands of stars (Suns) in our galaxy, the Milky Way. To think that the Milky Way is 100 000 light years in diameter does not compute well with my grey matter. Friends, light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles a second or 700 million miles an hour. For scale, the distance from the Earth to the Moon is about 239,000 miles. That means at the speed of light you can reach the moon in 1.2 seconds. But at that speed you will cross our galaxy, the Milky Way in 100 000 years! Can you grasp those distances? But now with the help of Hubble and other modern telescopes they have counted that there are more than 6 BILLION galaxies in the universe. Do you grasp that??!! There is no way that a finite mind can grasp these sizes accurately. There is also no way that a finite mind can grasp an infinite Creator.
Isa 48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
My friends, do you realize that God is bigger than this universe. Do you realize that He spanned these billions of galaxies with His right hand? And do you realize that this God died for us on a cross?
Now let me get to the point of this post. About 20 years ago the scientists discovered something they called Dark Matter. Now the reason for them calling it Dark Matter is because it can not be seen. It is all around us and the Dark Matter/Dark Energy fills about 90% of the universe. Some scientists even say that this Dark Matter is more real than the visible universe.
Scientists can also be stupid. Unfortunately they believe in the big bang theory. So they use this foolish theory to try to explain why galaxies are drifting apart. They just could not explain why a galaxy like a whirlpool galaxy does not drift apart into chaos. According to all their computer models gravity was not enough to keep a galaxy together. That was until they have used the Dark Matter in those computer models. When used, everything was stable and the galaxy does not break apart. The conclusion by science: An unknown force called Dark Matter than can not be explained is the glue of the universe and keeping everything together.
Friends, I am no scientist, but I know the Bible. There is nothing dark about this matter holding everything together. 2000 years ago Paul revealed the mystery and today science wants to sound clever. Listen to Paul explaining it:
(AOV) En Hy is voor alle dinge, en in Hom hou alle dinge stand.
(ASV) and He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
(ISV) He himself existed before anything else did, and He holds all things together.
(KJV) And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
(LITV) And He is before all things, and all things have subsisted in Him.
Think about it.