In previous webpages, within previous websites (and you notice that I do not use the word: bl-g, being that it sounds like some botch of a modern-"art" "painting" or puddled-spill mess on the ground accidently caused by some senile scandinavian)....but which "web"-terms themselves sound like silky-spun traps connived and imposed by some treacherously-hungry spider waiting for non-suspecting gullible prey to get caught and become ensnared lunch or supper ("lunch" non-mistakenly meaning: noon meal, and "supper" non-mistakenly meaning: evening meal -- without any use of the confusing either/or word: dinner.....yours truly has calibrated a Biblically-based origins timeframe calculated according to my present understanding of what I have been told and logically suspected regarding the Hebrew semantics of the Old-Testament book of Genesis in the Sacred-66-books Judeo-Christian Holy Bible.
To wit, that "in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" phrase in Genesis 1:1 plainly indicates that ALL physical entities within the ENTIRE (and indisputably gigantic!) Universe (or Cosmos) HAD a beginning [duh!] which, pathetically, is not understandable or believable by some self-aggrandizing and others-aggrandized pseudo-"experts" in astronomical occupations (be they government or civilian).
To put it another way, obviously-created and obviously-Intelligently-Designed stellar objects in space:
1. did not create themselves, and
2. did not always previously exist as a self-perpetuating sentient lifeform or group of them, whether on a massive or minute scale.
Also, according to The Ultimate Scientific and Historical Account (and it is the reliable historical Biblical record....thankfully devoid of clearly-nonprovable, absurdly-childish, anti-Scriptural, "Big-Bang"-baloney conjecture), we see absolutely NO gaps in the sequence in the very beginning relating to:
Hebrews 11:3 RSV By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
By the way, note the here-errant ways the ASV and the NKJV and the JPS (also the KJV, MKJV, and Darby) mis-render Hebrews 11:3 negatively:
Hebrews 11:3 (ASV) By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear.
Hebrews 11:3 (KJ21) Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:3 (JPS) Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
The reason why the "Authorized Version" (AV), ASV, KJ21, MKJV, and the JPS mistranslations of Hebrews 11:3 are faulty is - logically - because there are millions of ways to not do something (negatively-speaking)....whereas there is only one way to correctly do or say something, as the RSV here (in unusual accuracy) puts it positively by precisely wording the phrase: "...was made out of things which do not appear."
Indeed, from a scientific point of view, according to our present knowledge of [subatomic] nucleonic-particle physics, the rings of force comprising various atoms of various elements graphically shown in The Atomic Chart are quite invisible, and it is nucleonic-"particle"/force change of orbits is what emits visible photons of light we can observe.
Getting back to the absence of gaps in the timing sequence of Genesis 1:1 through Genesis 1:5 shown above, there is admittedly NO time period whatsoever inferred between verse 2 and verse 3 in that passage.
COULD there have been a few, dozens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, billions, zillions, more, of years which transpired and elapsed between verses 2 and verse 3 stated above?
There obviously is absolutely NO indication of that whatsoever!
Thus, and by sensibly-logical default, it can safely be assumed that the Clock of History began proverbially ticking from the moment our planet Earth came into existence (shall we say, "in the twinkling of an eye?")...with Day 1 ending within which Light (of whatever type, other than solar) had been created.
Here again, as this webpage author has previously stated in some of his other webpages, the Genesis 1:5 phrase:"...And there was evening and there was morning, one day," always and only means a 24-hour period of time (with calculation of "time" relating to time-duration differentiation as described in:
Genesis 1:14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament [or "dome"] of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years,
15 and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so.
16 And God made the two great lights, the greater [solar] light to rule the day, and the lesser light [i.e. Moon] to rule the night; he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
....being that a "day" ONLY and ALWAYS is one 24-hour period of duration - here defined with the Hebrew word: yom (pronounced: YOHM)....AND preceded by ordinal numbers (i.e. one day, a second day, a third day, etc.) AND followed by the Hebrew idiomatic phrase: "...and there was evening and there was morning."
ALL that being the non-deniable case, the timeline and time-sequence continuum being as it actually and really was, along with further recorded history of the overlapping geneologies of the patriarchs of longevity mentioned in following early chapters of Genesis, of necessity and immutably sets the age of planet Earth at no more than 8000 [Earth]-years. Sorry, divorced-and-dead anti-Genesis-apostate Karl Sagan and fictious-fairy-tale long-age-evolutionist heretics!
THAT being the case, we have a definitive basis for setting (or calibrating) our time-period time-duration clocks for the age of ALL stellar objects in relatively "near" and/or "deep" space -- be they globular clusters, binary stars, quasars, galaxies, variously-shaped nebula, whatever.
But there initially seems to be a problem, pertaining to the presumably vast mega-distances in up-to-millions and mega-millions/billions of light-years.
If we humans are telescopically viewing stellar objects up-to-millions/billions of light-years distant from our planet Earth (assuming that light speed always has been, is now, and will continue to be approximately 186,000 miles per second), how can such objects and Earth be no more than a mere 8000 Earth-years old?
The same problem is encountered when we read about future apocalyptic stellar catastrophe:
Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken...."
Mark 13:25 "....and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken."
Would it not take the light of either literal or figurative "falling stars" up-to-millions/billions of years for us to see such a spectacularly colossal sight?
The answer is probably found in the logically-credible postulated mechanics of how and when the Creator God created other things in creation, particularly lifeforms of all kinds - within all of which every single non-random interdependent part (down to the last extremely-complex intricate-DNA chromosome) had to immediately exist, be immediately non-randomly pre-assembled, and immediately non-randomly function interdependently with all other non-random parts (shall we say: "in the twinkling of an eye")....again: all at once, completely assembled, in adult form, and fully-functional...with NO part whatsoever gradually forming, and/or detached independently from other parts.
In automotive terms, a spark plug cannot gradually evolve itself, sexually reproduce seven others like itself, then insert itself into an 8-cylinder engine which has not even begun to assemble itself together, let along beg and implore the muffler, alternator, steering wheel, ignition coil, battery, starter, radiator, horn, tires, etc. to begin assembling themselves and then magically attach in the right places at the right times. Such simply does not happen, even with random, non-intelligently-designed, hit-and-mostly-miss thus generally-aberrant mutations over seconds, minutes, hours, and/or millions, billions, or zillions of years.
We are thus left to deductively conclude that light from [presumed or assumed?] "light-years"-distant stellar objects in space was of necessity created en route to Earth -- a continuous flow of which light from such is supposedly yet emanating from those supposedly yet-existing, mega-million-light-years-distant, original stellar objects (such as the previously-mentioned quasars, binary stars, globular clusters, galaxies, and nebula).
The "falling stars" prophecies from Jesus Christ in the New Testament sort of infers either that: (1) the en route light from heavenly 'stars' or (2) both that en route stellar light along with actual original stellar objects per se are destined to "fall" (and/or so appear to "fall" -- as it is common for us to semantically, euphemistically, and relatively state that "the Sun sets" or "the Sun rises" - when in fact the Earth is rotating on its axis and so it seems that the actual-object Sun itself is revolving around the Earth instead and thus "rises" and "sets" itself-- but in reality it is only sunlight we see which is rising and setting from our ground-based perspective.
Why the LORD will dissolve the entire contents of The Universe (or Cosmos) "in fervent heat" in at least 1000 years or so from now...is somewhat puzzling, being that most (and I do mean most) of what exists in especially deep space has (to our knowledge) never been polluted with human presence and therefore has never been contaminated with sinful defilement. Indeed, nearly 99.999999999% of what is contained on and inside Earth itself has never been explored by any human since the planet was created.
Acknowledging that, the apparently "extravagence" of God (please bear with me) is remarkable, but revealing -- particularly pertaining to His non-alterable intentions for human afterlives in either permanent and perpetual bliss....or instead, torment. He does things in a BIG way - to put it mildly:
Second Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.
Second Peter 3:11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,
Second Peter 3:12 waiting for and accelerating the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will disintegrate with fire.