Scientists have concluded that the universe will continue to expand forever:
A “galactic lens” has revealed that the Universe will probably expand forever. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11030889)
The universe ‘will expand forever’, new Nasa study on ‘dark energy’ concludes (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7955379/The-universe-will-expand-forever-new-Nasa-study-on-dark-energy-concludes.html)
Universe ‘will expand forever’ (http://www.brahmand.com/news/Universe-will-expand-forever/4747/3/13.html)
Those of us in the Churches of God have long believed this based, not upon telescopic images, but the following scriptures:
7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end (Isaiah 9:7).
33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end. (Luke 1:33)
The only way for God’s kingdom to continue to increase forever is if the universe expands forever.
Now, this expansion view causes scientists a problem.
That it means that the universe had a beginning. Of course, Bible believers have always know this as the Bible starts out with the following:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
Yet, as certain scientists did not want to accept that the universe had a beginning, some instead tended to want to believe a certain type of nonsense called the oscillating universe theory. I always felt that that theory violated the known laws of physics and was an attempt by some scientists to try to persuade themselves that there the universe had no beginning and that there was no God (for more details, see the article Is God’s Existence Logical?).
Now, scientists are still not generally publicly ready to embrace the idea of a Creator. But the fact that they are starting to admit that the universe will expand forever means that they are distancing themselves away from the oscillating universe theory. And without the oscillating universe theory, they have to admit that the universe had a beginning in a specific point in time. And the Bible is clear about that (Genesis 1:1).
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God’s Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what ‘pseudo-scientists’ refuse to acknowledge.
Where Did God Come From? Any ideas? And how has God been able to exist? Who is God?
How is God Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient? Here is a biblical article by Wallace Smith which answers what many really wonder about it.