WORLD - Scientists Wrong on Age of Universe

Arno Froese

Lost time is especially vexing because, in a universe full of mysteries, its age has been viewed as one of the few near-certainties. By 2013, the European Planck space telescope’s detailed measurements of cosmic radiation seemed to have yielded the final answer: 13.8 billion years old. All that was left to do was to verify that number using independent observations of bright stars in other galaxies.

Then came an unexpected turn of events.

A few teams, including one led by Nobel laureate Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, set out to make those observations. Instead of confirming Planck’s measurements, they started getting a distinctly different result.

At first, the common assumption was that Riess and the other galaxy-watchers had made a mistake. But as their observations continued to come in, the results didn’t budge. Reanalysis of the Planck data didn’t show any problems, either.

If all the numbers are correct, then the problem must run deeper. It must lie in our interpretation of those numbers—that is, in our fundamental models of how the universe works. “The discrepancy suggests that there’s something in the cosmological model that we’re not understanding right,” Riess says. What that something could be, nobody knows., 18 May 2019

Arno's commentary

The numbers various scientists from different places on planet earth come up with are nothing short of mind-boggling. Some estimates reach from millions to even billions of years, when it comes to the age of planet earth. All seem to be in the same boat, as they confess: “What that something could be, nobody knows.” That means they are NOT scientists, but speculators at best.

What we do know is written history, and that’s a little more than 6,000 years. What was before? Really, no one knows, except theories based on assumptions and never-ending re-analysis. Thus, the safest documentation is and always will be the written Word of God from the beginning of creation until this day; approximately 6,000 years. The “scientists” may continue to search and research, analyze and emphasize, but will never present concrete evidence of the world being millions or billions of years old.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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