Who Built the Moon?

Last month across the nation most things came to a standstill as eyes were turned to the heavens to take in a phenomenon that happens for the most part only once in a lifetime. I have to admit, the eclipse was indeed something to experience. For that brief time, people’s interest turned to the cosmos and the intricate workings of the movements of the sun, moon, and earth. Interestingly enough, in a book entitled “Who Built the Moon?” two British researchers and avowed agnostics, found some startling conclusions in their study of the moon. Both noticed odd mathematical relationships between the size of the moon, earth, and sun, noting they are unlikely to exist by chance alone. Some examples:

  • The earth revolves 366 times in one orbit of the sun and is 366% larger than the moon
  • The moon takes 27.32 days to orbit the earth and is 27.32% of the earth’s size
  • The moon is 400 times closer to the earth than the sun and exactly 400 times smaller than the sun so that both appear to be precisely the same size in the sky – which gives us the phenomenon we call the eclipse
  • The moon mirrors the movement of the sun in the sky by rising and setting at the same point on the horizon as the sun does at opposite solstices, which means the moon rises at midwinter at the same place the sun does at midsummer

Their conclusion: there is no logical reason why the moon mimics the sun in this way and it is only meaningful to a human standing on the earth. Additionally, if the moon was not exactly the size, mass, and distance it is, there would be no intelligent life on earth. The moon acts as a stabilizer holding our planet at just the right angle to produce the seasons and keep water liquid across most of the planet. To sum their findings, without the moon the earth would be as dead and solid as Venus. According to the pair, there can only be one logical explanation: Some agency saw the life bearing potential of the earth/sun system and added the moon as a means to create and nurture life. As to who built the moon, they give three possibilities: God, aliens, or humans. Of those three possibilities, only one merits real consideration.

Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Psalm 102:25, “In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.”
Psalm 8:3-4, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place; what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?”

Any way you add it, the answers for mankind has been and always will be found in
God.

To His Glory,
Pastor Bill