BLACK HOLES HAVE PURPOSE


Black holes are anything but the void the name might suggest. By contrast, a black hole is a physical body of enormous mass and density. Its gravitational force wields so much power that nothing—not even light—can escape once caught in its grip.
 
I’m often asked, “If the biblical Creator is the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving Being you believe in, why would such a God make a universe in which life faces a pervasive risk from the devastating cosmic radiation produced by black holes?”
 
It’s a complicated question. But science and Scripture have provided a clear, harmonious answer that actually recognizes black holes as evidence of God’s care for his creaturesI’ll summarize my findings here, but you can read the full article at reasons.org/blackholes. 
 
God certainly could have created a universe without black holes, but such a universe would lack the stars and planets that physical life needs. It would also lack many key elements—iodine, gold, platinum, uranium, and more—on which advanced life and civilization depend.
 
Without black holes, life as we know it would be impossible. But there’s more!
 
Thanks to a host of fine-tuned features, including the exceptionally low mass of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole and the surprisingly low activity around it, advanced life is able to survive and thrive on Earth. We humans likely occupy a unique location at a unique time with respect to black holes.
 
I believe that these scientific findings provide a way for Christians to reconcile belief in a caring God with the counterintuitive existence of black holes . . . isn’t that exciting?
 
My article “Black Holes as Evidence of God’s Care”—and its publication in a peer-reviewed journal—represents one of my major goals for Reasons to Believe. Through extensive research and a solid understanding of other published scientific literature, we’re able to engage the scientific community in a way they respect.
 
We’re also able to provide our research findings to you and others, equipping you to share your faith with evidence-based confidence. In fact, I hope you’ll take the time today to read the article in its entirety, including the reviewers’ comments and my responses. Then feel free to share it with friends and colleagues who might be interested in this subject matter.
 
I hope this article will deepen your understanding of God’s incredible love for you. . . . The whole universe reveals his thoughtful care!
 
Blessings,
 
Hugh Ross
President and Founder
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About Will Myers

I am an "Intelligent Design" writer who has the Christian faith. Part of my background is that I have a degree in physics, and have been inducted into the National Physics Honor Society. Sigma Pi Sigma, for life. My interest has lead me into metaphysics, farther into Christianity. Optimum metaphysics becomes religion.
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