To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat. (Psalm 19:1-6)
Precision Out Of Chaos?
Two total lunar eclipses will take place in the year 2022. The first is on May 15, and the second is on November 8. A lunar eclipse is when the moon moves into the earth’s shadow. Scientists determined the first total lunar eclipse will occur in the central part of Florida at 9:32:05 pm in what is called the penumbral eclipse. This will be followed by a partial eclipse at 10:27:52 pm and the full eclipse at 11:29:03 pm. The maximum eclipse occurs at 12:11:28 am. As the moon moves out of the earth’s shadow, the full eclipse ends on May 16 at 12:53:55 am, the partial eclipse ends at 1:55:07 am, and the penumbral eclipse ends at 2:50:49 am.
Mathematics is a pure science. When Adam and Eve taught Cain and Abel what one plus one equaled, they told them the answer was two. Abraham instructed Isaac that when he took a herd of one hundred sheep and divided it by two, he would get two herds of fifty sheep. Solomon understood the rules and formulas for differentiation and integration are necessary for understanding basic calculus operations. In the 6th century BC, the Pythagoreans coined the term “mathematics” from the ancient Greek word meaning “subject of instruction.” Mathematics is God’s means of divine instruction. Jesus learned his multiplication tables as a little boy. Galileo Galilei was an illustrious seventeenth-century mathematician. In July 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon because the science of mathematics created the ability of humanity to correctly project how to land a module on the face of the moon and return to earth. The planet Mars is 140 million miles away from earth, and on July 20, 1976, a spacecraft from earth made a successful landing in its northern hemisphere. How was any of this possible? The exacting science of mathematics.
God created mathematics in the beginning. It serves as a testimony to the wisdom and power of the Creator. The earth rotates on its axis every twenty-four hours and revolves around the sun once every 365 and quarter days. It remains in constant orbit around the sun at an average of 93 million miles. The moon orbits the earth in a nearly circular pattern every 27.3 days. When a lunar eclipse occurs, the moon moves into the earth’s shadow. The Chinese recorded a lunar eclipse on January 29, 1137 BC. Scientists know that on December 29, 2029, a total lunar eclipse will take place at 10:43:12 in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. How do they know this? God’s creation proves that the world did not come from chaos but a divine order.
Skeptics of the Bible use the same mathematics created by God to determine events of the heavenly bodies with such precision they include the hour, minute, and second of the event. When a man denies God created the world and then declares the mathematical affirmation of a singular event, he becomes a fool that does not know God. How can a world formed out of chaos implode itself into an organism of continual perfection that can be charted by the annals of time, whether past or present? The lunar eclipse is measured with exacting precision because the Creator ordained the events in the beginning. Adam and Eve would have seen a lunar eclipse in their lifetime (quite a few in 930 years). The moon turning dark of ancient times is the same moon seen in the eclipses of modern times. God’s handiwork declares His power, glory, and majesty. When the moon turns dark, the light of God shines brilliantly.