Table of Contents

Index of Creation Answers Book chapters

Lesson 1

Does God exist?
(Chapter 1)

Lesson 2

Did God really take six days?
(Chapter 2)

Lesson 3

What about the ‘gap theory’?
(Chapter 3)

Lesson 4

What about carbon dating?
(Chapter 4)

Lesson 5

How can we see distant stars in a young universe?
(Chapter 5)

Lesson 6

How did bad things come about?
(Chapter 6)

Lesson 7

What about arguments for evolution?
(Chapter 7)

Lesson 8

Who was Cain’s wife?
(Chapter 8)

Lesson 9

Were the Nephilim extraterrestrials?
(Chapter 9)

Lesson 10

Was Noah’s Flood global?
(Chapter 10)

Lesson 11

What about continental drift?
(Chapter 11)

Lesson 12

Noah’s Flood-what about all that water?
(Chapter 12)

Lesson 13

How did the animals fit on Noah’s Ark?
(Chapter 13 &
Chapter 14)

Lesson 14

Where are all the human fossils?
(Chapter 15)

Lesson 15

What about the Ice Age?
(Chapter 16)

Lesson 16

How did animals get to Australia?
(Chapter 17)

Lesson 17

How did all the different ‘races’ arise?
(Chapter 18)

Lesson 18

What happened to the dinosaurs?
(Chapter 19)
The Creation Answers Book
The Creation Answers Book

Study guide

Creation Answers Book

by Dr Don Batten (editor), Dr David Catchpoole, Dr Jonathan Sarfati, and Dr Carl Wieland

Lesson 5
How can we see distant stars in young universe?

Supplemental materials

Starlight and Time (book & DVD)
Q&A: Astronomy


The Answers Book, Chapter 5



Discussion question

What is a ‘light year’?


Created light?

Discussion question

Discuss the implications of the idea that God created light ‘on its way’ on the fourth day of creation. List the pros and cons of this idea.


A New Creationist Cosmology

Discussion questions

  1. Define ‘cosmology’.
  2. Discuss the scientific and theological problems associated with the ‘big bang’. (See Q&A: Astronomy for information.)
  3. How do we know the given distances to the stars are real?
  4. Which Bible verses discuss the Lord’s ‘stretching out’ the heavens?
  5. What is the major assumption of Dr Humphreys’ cosmology that differs from ‘big bang’ cosmology?
  6. Summarize Dr Humphreys’ model of cosmology. One possible answer follows:

    General relativity tells us that time is not the same everywhere in this universe, but instead can run at very different rates. Indeed, Einstein’s theory of general relativity indicates that the rate at which time passes depends on the strength of the surrounding gravitational field. With certain initial conditions at the Creation, a literal day or two could have passed on the Earth while from ‘the light’s point of view,’ it had millions or even billions of years to get here. So the entire universe was created in six ordinary Earth-rotation days, 6,000 years ago by earth clocks. Such things are possible as a consequence of general relativity, which simply is a description of the universe as valid as we are able to currently determine.



Discussion questions

  1. In general, what is a ‘model’? Read ‘Hanging Loose’: What should we defend?. What should our attitude be toward Scripture, and toward models based on Scripture?
  2. Although ‘distant starlight’ seems a problem for the Biblical young-universe teaching, there are many other astronomical evidence that point toward a young universe. See ‘Young’ age evidence—Astronomical. Write a paper presenting various evidence for a young universe.

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