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(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

Modern cosmology is unsure whether we live in an open or closed universe, ie. it is unclear whether the universe will carry on expanding for ever or whether it will eventually contract again.

  1. However, neither model leads to the Biblical expectation. The former leads to frozen extinction (heat death), while the latter leads to the "big crunch". Neither eventuality will occur for billions of years after the Sun has burnt itself out and all life become extinct.
  2. Certain other natural alternatives, such as the engulfing of the Earth by the Sun in a supernova or the expansion of the Sun into a red giant, would have the prophesied appearance from the Earth, but would only be local phenomena and would not obviously lead to "new heavens & a new earth, wherein righteousness dwells". They must therefore be rejected for these purposes.

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