The Universe as I see it.
A personal collection of thoughts and observations.
From a Christian Astronomers [lay] point of view.
By Michael Ian Henry, Webmaster of saintsagainsttyranny.com
Picture courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope
“Space the final frontier”
…Or so were led to believe…
Long, long ago…Before there were any galaxies far, far away. There was a beginning. This beginning was a single spoken word. The bible tells us, that it was God himself, who put all of creation into existence.
In the beginning, God created the heaven, and the earth. Genesis Chapter 1 verse 1 KJV.
In the beginning, was the word And the word was with God, and the word was God. John Chapter 1 verse 1 KJV.
As I go about my daily life, as do so many other people in this world; we are given the opportunity to come in contact with a dizzying array of diverse and interesting people. Naturally, some are more colorful then others and others are more infuriating than some. That’s just life, that’s how it is, so I try my best to humbly accept this…aside from trying to show compassion. What else can one do sometimes right?
As someone whom is strongly committed to exposing the coming luciferian global socialist order from both Holy Scripture, and secular examples, I find that I can not talk to the public at large anymore, without bringing this subject up in some manner during the course of these chance meetings. Just take an honest and close look around you at our world today, and you can see why I feel driven to do this. Interestingly enough though, I do find that I haven’t [to this point] come across to many of those poor brothers and sisters that will just explode with rage and condemnation at just the slightest mention of God, Jesus, or the Bible…Thank you Lord Jesus!
So obviously “tact and timing” are crucial to everything. But for those folks who are intrigued by what I am telling them, and haven’t tried to assault me either with or without words or even try to run away. I am almost always struck by the frequency at which people broach the subject of space, or rather aliens from outer space. Now since I do live in ever sunny and always strange Roswell New Mexico, I have come to expect this “alien” thing to be quite a common topic, and you can earnestly believe me when I say that it is. While it is not the scope of this rambling to specifically address alien life, per se’, this topic certainly will be touched upon, [unfortunately] as it can’t be helped, due to the influence of the entertainment and mass media industries, with we ourselves being 21st century people. I honestly can say that it has become, I feel impossible to separate the two.
“It’s full of stars!”
…Astronaut Dave Bowman…
From the movie 2001, a space odyssey.
I would truly love for nothing more, than for this article to be a “where no man has gone before” article. So since I think we can all safely agree that’s not going to happen…Oh well! But however, space or more to the point the universe is the primary focus and twist of this writing. Because over the course of the last year or so, some interesting things have started to click and they are linking themselves together.
Yes…eventually even I do start to get it.
One of the things that I dearly love to do is to try and get together with my goodly mate, whom I affectionately call brother blue, and load up our vehicles with food, ice chests, and various other gear needed to pull an “all-nighter” and whip out our telescopes and gaze in awe at the wonders that our glorious Father in heaven has laid out so splendidly for us to view. For those of you whom have never had the opportunity to look through a telescope, you must find a way to do so. I can promise you’ll not regret it. You can’t appreciate the term awestruck, until you view Saturn and its rings, or Jupiter and its moons! I truly can’t begin to tell you what you are missing out on! Even if it’s something, as simple as our own moon, the views are simply breathtaking, and very humbling! For myself, I actually prefer looking at the moon over the celestial bodies most times, because you would be stunned at what you find!
Like the time I found a straight lined ‘pentagonal crater’ this past spring April/may 2009 when the moon was at ‘half moon’, dead center in the moon itself on the terminator line, there it was! A five sided crater! You couldn’t have missed it! Before continuing let me explain what the terminator line is, whether it’s the moon or any other heavenly body, when you see the shadowed area meet the lighted area, this is called the terminator line. The night I found the pentagonal crater, it was a perfect half moon. This is where the terminator is straight up and down, or running a true North to South direction as you view the moon.
Then there was the time, I encouraged brother blue to investigate the moon more often and closely, so we sighted his monstrous 12 inch Dobbsonian which is a pedestal mounted ‘reflector’ on what I think was Copernicus crater if I remember correctly. I also had my 6 inch reflector on it; it wasn’t but thirty seconds later, bam! There was a bright, and I do mean bright, point of light that suddenly appeared. Then about another thirty seconds or so later and bam! Now there are two of them. It was at this time both I and my beloved brother exclaimed loudly “No way”! We just looked up at each other with that slack jawed look on our faces, and then my brother says to me, you have got to look at it through arty! Now arty, is the nickname that the US Army gives its field artillery, and since my brothers scope sits on a pedestal base, and is 12.5 inches across [at least] with a tube length of 5 feet it made sense to me, being the wise guy that I am, and given the size of this telescope to call it “arty” and ever since….The name has stuck. The rest as they say is history.
Here are some pictures of my 114 mm [6inch] Meade TeleStar Reflector.
So I re center the image, and adjust the focus a little…and start excitedly exclaiming Three! Now there’s Three! Brother blue is I see it! I see it! He was using my 6 inch Meade. Again we just looked at each other and said “Dude”! So there they were, three bright silvery white, spiky sea urchin looking lights, evenly spaced on the western rim of Copernicus crater. We watched them for quite awhile. They didn’t move or do anything else, and yet, there they were! They didn’t need to move…we were awe struck.
So I do hope with the recounting of these two separate episodes, that hopefully you will find a way to look into the heavens, fair warning though! If you do you’ll be hooked. I can almost guarantee it. You Gotta do this! For anyone who is interested in viewing the moon, you can find some of the most awesome detail in and around the terminator line. A final word of warning, about looking at the moon! Please do not gaze at it at for any length of time with the naked eye. Depending on the moons ‘phase’ it can be extremely bright! I would hate for you to burn your retinas [this can happen] that is why I use sunglasses for all lunar viewing sessions when ‘solar’ filters are not available. Believe it or not, dark sunglasses work very well for this!
It occurred to me one night while watching the history channel. There was one of those “programs” about the origins of the universe and all things stellar in general on. They had on this program a well known black American, who is recognized as a leading scientific astrophysicist and astronomer, who’s name is Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Now I enjoy watching these space programs with there wonderful computer aided graphics because they really give a very good visual presentation. But it is listening to this [above] individual when he is on, is one of the main reasons why I enjoy watching these shows, he is just so entertaining to watch, you can tell that he really enjoys what he does. He just gets into it so much! You can see it on his face and in his eyes. Even though, he is wrong about everything he is conveying. Then it hit me, for the better part of 30 minutes it seemed like every other word or phrase was “universe and evolution” over and over with the occasional “millions and billions of years” thrown in for good measure.
I started to chuckle…I couldn’t help it, because like I said that was when it hit me. I remember thinking wow, this brother [no pun] sure likes using the term universe, and quite a bit too! So let us take a quick look at the term “Universe” shall we? For starters I think we all can agree that modern secular science is putting on the full court press, trying their darndest aided by digital technology, to rationalize and reason God out of our minds and consciousness. But when they repeatedly use the term universe, I don’t think that they themselves fully quite realize, just what it is they are saying!
Think about this! Universe is comprised of two words right? “Uni” meaning one, and “Verse” meaning word! As in spoken word or to speak numerous words, this is what verse means. So what they are actually saying here is “One word”! If modern secular science ever caught on to this I think some of them might have a stroke! Because they are [I think] unknowingly admitting that God exists! This just tickles me to no end! So what other doable option, would they have available to them then?
“Billions and Billions of stars”
…Quoted from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos…
Enter Carl Sagan; with his famous TV series of the 1980’s titled “Cosmos” so where does this term cosmos come from? It comes to us from the Greek word Kosmoskrater. But wait, this isn’t any help to them either! Because our Lord Jesus when he was standing trial before Pilate, when asked if he thought he was the king of the Jews, our glorious Lord boldly replied…
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world: If My kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” John Chapter 18 verse 36 KJV
Hence: itself mind you, being an “Olde English” word meaning “here” So “not from hence” means not from here! As in obviously not from earth! This threw the Pharisees into a fit, thinking they had trapped him. This is what Kosmoskrater means, not of this world or another realm other than earth. If you’ll remember, our new testament is also translated, out of the Greek as well. So here we have the Lord making a direct reference to something obviously not of this world. Which he stated as his kingdom! Once again…this leaves poor modern science? Out in the cold, without a leg to stand on! It seems to me brothers and sisters; that these scientists [modern techno priests] are quickly running out of viable alternative options here.
So if his kingdom is not from here as in our beautiful planet earth.Then it has to be from “out there”! I truly can not help but laugh at today’s modern science. For a group of people who are supposed to be oh so smart; it’s these very people whom take a large measure of pride and arrogance in their education, and will look down there nose upon those whom they do not regarded as their “peers” or equals. So it just floors me that not one of them seems to have caught onto this linguistic gaff!
But then again, maybe they have, and figure if they remain quiet and look the other way, maybe nobody will notice. Nope sorry, the cats out of the bag! Modern science is also very proud of the fact that they figured out that Einstein was right; the “universe” is expanding outwards and at an even rate of expansion from a common single point in time Hmmm, I wonder what that might be! I remember listening to one of these techno priests even saying that this rate of universal expansion is moving away “from us”! at this uniform rate of expansion! Modern science has also even gone so far as to claim, that they are confidant, that by peering back in time they will be able to find that one, single, solitary tiny, macro, “microscopic” itsy bitsy piece of matter just before everything went “Bang” or spoken!
They also have the nerve, to call it the God particle!
So I say, you go right ahead then! Go and look right back to the very instant before our wonderful cosmos started! You scientists are not going to like what you find looking back. This is another guarantee this “lay person” can promise you! I would like to remind you my brothers and sisters that our Holy Bible heavily infers to us that our Lords word went forth. This is another one of those thoughts that struck me, as too funny, for the poor scientists that is, because this now means as I see it [no pun] that science itself is confirming what our scriptures imply, that the Lords word went forth, I thereby suggest that it is still “creating” as it goes outwards!
So I now feel this leads us into how we are constantly being told by science that the “universe” [remember this, the “one spoken word”] has not only evolved, but is still evolving according to the main/lame stream sciences.
Beam me up Scotty…There’s no intelligent life here!
So here we are on planet earth, blessed with a fully self contained world. That just so happens to be teaming with life! So much life in fact, that if you take into consideration the microbes and all the insects! Then we are quite literally tripping over life itself, as we walk down the street. We also just so happen to find ourselves with an ecosystem that certainly seems designed to run on “automatic”, science would have us believe that it was pure dumb luck, that our planet “just happens” to be in the right position or distance, from the sun to support life. Science also tells us that it is by chance that our planet spins, and at a specific rate so as to evenly warm the planet. Today’s modern “techno priests” preach to us that if Gods earth were any closer to the sun, than it would be to bloody hot to support or maintain life. We also are told by science that if the earth were any further away, than our planet would be to frigid to even have life all together! But yet…as it just so happens here we are!
Thank you Lord Jesus!
So don’t you think it odd by now, that lame stream science hasn’t figured out yet, that no matter how far they peer out into “deep interstellar space” away from a starting point that is already “teaming” with life. That they still have not found any signs of life yet? That’s because we, here on planet earth [I do believe] are at the *center of the “Universe” only we don’t realize it, regardless of all the high tech toys they throw at the problem. They will not find any life, in any capacity…out there. This I can personally guarantee.
* Here is why I feel that planet earth just might be at the center of the “one word” or universe if you will. Granted, my heart does tell me this idea has merit. I very well could be wrong…certainly wouldn’t be the first time!
For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is or hath been heard like it? Deuteronomy Chapter 4 verse 32 KJV.
Here above, I do feel that what we see here is terrestrial earth or creation as we Christians call it with life, being mentioned “as this great thing is” prior to that we are being told to ask “from one side of heaven to the other” with earth in the middle of it all maybe? Certainly sounds like it to me.
Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations And countries that are round about her Ezekiel Chapter 5 verse 5 KJV.
Here we have Jerusalem in the “midst of the nations”, this tells me That Jerusalem is to be at the center of the surface of earth itself. So if Jerusalem is the center of the geographical earth, and mankind is such a special creation in Gods eyes. How can the earth [not be] at the center of the universe, or the “Spoken word”? We are also told in our Holy Scriptures that our glorious Lord himself *will reside with his children for a thousand years…”On a new earth” So since scriptures make this claim, therefore it is true right? This would then confirm that earth actually is at the center of the one word/universe! This is why science today will never find what they are looking for. That being life on other planets, or aliens from other worlds.
Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: Isaiah Chapter 42 verse 5
*Blessed and holy [is] he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years Revelation Chapter 20 verse 6 KJV.
We the saved children of God will live with him at the center of the universe, upon a new world!
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: For the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; And there was no more sea. Revelation Chapter 21 verse 1 KJV.
So how is it then that I can make such a bold promise of no life to be found out there? While I myself being only a ‘lay’ person at best? Because, if there was anything [or anyone] living upon other worlds, then my Bible would have told me…and guess what? The Bible actually does give us a tantalizing hint about this very thing. Although science won’t like what it says. Please see the end of the second Isaiah quote below. Now as to life on other worlds, well at one time there used to be some. But they were destroyed by the Lord God of heaven, and they were Angelic…not alien! This destroyed world we know today as the asteroid belt. Long ago it was satans world. Its name was Rahab.
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old [Art] thou not it that hath cut Rahab [and] wounded the dragon. Isaiah Chapter 51 verse 9
It was during one of our other star gazing adventures, that brother blue and I were looking at the Andromeda, M 81 and M 82 galaxies one night, amongst other items. With the exception of Andromeda, these other two galaxies can be found in the big dipper by the way. So again those thoughts struck me, blue and I were talking about the masterful work God has done with the cosmos when I mentioned I felt that what we are quite possibly looking at is creation in progress, as in Gods word is still traveling forth, creating as it goes. I think we find evidence of this in Isaiah.
[The following verse is not intended to acknowledge “alien” life]
I have made the earth, and created man upon it; I even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and *all their host have I commanded. Isaiah Chapter 45 verse 12 KJV.
*All there host…Angels only, not aliens or galactic microbes.
Again we see this concept expressed in Jeremiah:
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. Jeremiah Chapter 10 verse 12 KJV.
This is why main/lame stream science has the wrong perception of time.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: II Peter Chapter 3 verse 5 KJV.
But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. II Peter Chapter 3 verse 8 KJV.
As a side note: I am intrigued, that here we have two books of the Bible that follow each other in order, with both of them mentioning “stretching out the heavens” with the same chapter number. Once again proving [I feel] that our God is a God of order, not disorder! So by keeping these two scriptural references in mind, I think we can now see, how science finds itself stuck on “evolution” and not just in ‘astrophysics’ either. But in regards to our own beautiful “Blue marble” planet earth as well. Since the majority of scientists have no belief in God, or any higher power really, it is easy too see how they can misconstrue what they see around them. Which its self violates one of their very own precious ‘scientific laws’, the law of observation. In other words, if they did believe in God, [and his word] then all they would have to keep in mind are the two above bits of scripture, and everything would make sense to them. So do we see this statement confirmed elsewhere in the Bible? Yes actually…I think we do!
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Psalm Chapter 90 verse 4 KJV.
Yet once again…further confirmation.
Of old hast thou laid the *foundation of the earth: *And the heavens [are] the work of thy hands. Psalm Chapter 102 verse 25 KJV.
* Again…earth as the center of the one word, universe. So I propose that if we do the [real] math, we will see how science once again has gotten it all wrong. When I say do the math what I mean by this is, Imagine tallying up every day for 6 thousand years, and multiply by…so if one day is with the lord as a thousand years. This is [what I think] science believes they are seeing. This is why scientists are always talking in terms of “Billions and hundreds of Billions” of years…one of their key foundations for evolution. When it’s actually only just thousands of years at best!
So whether they are peering into the vastness of the one word [Universe] or by examining layers of rock strata. They remain either knowingly, or unknowingly ignorant, of that ‘one thing’ as mentioned in II Peter above.
Again I strongly feel that the more I dwell upon these scriptures. That this is why science views what certainly appears to them, as “cosmic chaos” is in reality, Gods creative process still at work! What I mean is; when secular astronomers study a star that went say ‘supernova’ and they analyze the remnant [pun intended] of these cosmic explosions, they are viewing in real time one of the many processes, or steps of creating, or creation in motion, as it is happening. They are thereby examining the tail end as it were, what the Lords word has already done, from the perspective of our worldly physical linear existence. Thusly showing ‘science’ as being behind the curve…once again! Yes…slight intended!
So science is busy studying all these nebulae, black holes, white holes, dark matter and such, with their gasses and particulate matter and measuring ‘cosmic radiation’ and gamma rays, and the vast amount of hydrogen that permeates our “universe” and so forth, without the slightest clue [again I feel] that God’s word is making worlds right before their very eyes. Sure science says that they are ‘seeing potential future worlds forming’ but I would like to humbly ask that you ponder this. Could all of this be Gods preparations…For the end of days? [Probably not, interesting idea though]
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: For the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; And there was no more sea. Revelation Chapter 21 verse 1 KJV. No more sea!? [or stars? Hmmm]
Once again…Einstein was right!
…You’d think science would make the connection!…
This leads to me think of something else that we hear of coming from modern [?] science. This next thought I will leave you with, which is not my own comes to us by way of one of our beloved brothers in Yeshua. Who is the webmaster of the Delusion Resistance. Brother David Ruffino.
It was during the course, of one of our wildly awesome phone conversations from the last year or two. That Brother David said something that to me was very profound, which at the time didn’t click [well not right away] anyway. We were talking about how the Lord God Almighty sits outside of time. It was then that he mentioned “The fabric of space and time”.
Now any fabric, is woven right? So if you have a fabric with a tight weave this fabric will more than likely greatly resist liquids seeping through it. Where as a looser weave, would allow a fluid such as water to pass through to the other side [no pun] of the fabric ok?! So I think that we all can agree that our beloved and glorious Lord God of all creation can be found quite literally sitting outside of time itself. Now our Bible rightly tells us that we, that’s all of us brothers and sisters can not be in the presence of the most high because of our fallen/sinful nature right? This is because, by Gods very being, which is absolute perfection, is why the Bible tells us of his “Radiance” and his exceeding “Glory”. Our God is that pure!
So why did God, have Moses remain in the crevice of the rock?
And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:Exodus Chapter 34 verse 21 KJV
*please note the Messianic prophesy!
And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will Put thee in a clift [crack] of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by.
Exodus Chapter 34 verse 22 KJV [ ] emphasis mine
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back Parts; but my face shall not be seen. Exodus Chapter 34 verse 23 KJV
It is this purity, the radiance of his countenance [face] that would instantly vaporize us; it is also the reason for the storm like clouds mentioned around God in Exodus, and the description of the “clouds of heaven” that we read about, this is a protection for us! We, whom are tainted by sin, if we were to be in his presence, would be instantly destroyed. So how did our awesome and loving father protect us? He created a “fabric” as a barrier between us and him! This barrier of fabric has a weave; this weave is woven in such a way that we can see his radiance and brilliance peeking through it! This radiant light that we see [I believe] are those “stars” which can be seen sitting out in deep interstellar space shining back at us. It is also this “fabric” of space and time that holds up all celestial bodies and keeps their order in the “Universe”…not gravity as science keeps telling us.
Final closing thought…I promise!
“The matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now in this very room.
You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on the television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes TO BLIND YOU FROM THE TRUTH”! …Morpheus…From the movie…The Matrix
Oh my! I forgot to mention aliens didn’t I?
Well…that’s probably because they don’t exist!
May our Glorious Lord in heaven, bless you all!
HIS watchman on the wall, and your brother in Christ Jesus…….Michael