Is The Earth At or Near the Center of the Universe?
October 17, 2016
Based on the Bible we would expect that Earth would be at or near the center of the universe. While the Bible doesn't explicitly say the Earth is at the center, Genesis 1:9 seems to indicate that when it states, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear". Secular scientists seem obsessed with the idea that Earth is just another insignificant piece of rock floating in a not so special place, but is that really what the evidence points to? If Earth is at or near the center of the universe, that certainly doesn't prove God, but it is just another observation that seems to support the historical record in the Bible and the fact that Earth and life is very special after all.
So what evidence is there to try and figure this out? Two that I won't discuss here are the "Axis of Evil", as secular scientists term it, and the fact that all galaxies appear to be moving away from us.
The below article from NASA shows the distribution of galaxies in the universe. It shows that as you travel away from the Earth, the density of galaxies decreases. This would seem to indicate that we are in a central place in the universe. If you roll back the clock, galaxies wouldn't move away from us, but would move towards us. Everything would collapse back to a central space and that appears to be our location.
This galaxy distribution also supports the idea that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, at least according to a clock on Earth. Why? Because gravity slows time. Since there is much more mass in our part of the galaxy, time is much slower compared to galaxies in the outward part of the universe. While only thousands of years occurred on Earth, millions and possibly even billions of years could go by further out in the galaxy and this allows us to see the light from galaxies light years away.