The questions arises, “Why an Astronomy outreach?”
- It is Biblical.
There are many references to Astronomy in the Bible, in fact to see a compiled account of the verses go to the page What The Bible Says About Astronomy? Also, because this entire outreach is based on Psalms 8, I would think it wise to start there. Psalms 8:3-4 says “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” These verses stress the awesomeness of God’s creative ability. And when credit is given to God for creating the Heavens and everything else I believe it should be attributed to Him by us humans too. I am trying to restore a sense of awe in all the Saved and un-saved alike!
2. Astronomy has been abused.
If you asked some people what Astronomy is they might respond with the right answer, or they might identify Astrology to you and as you know Astrology is a pagan, anti-God religion, not Astronomy! Astronomy is the study of the bodies of space, which include planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies etc. Astronomy is not the accusation of Astrology or the “search” for life in space, that is Astrobiology. Astronomy has been taken the wrong way for years and the main researchers for it have taken the glory away from God . . . I want to try and restore that glory to the rightful owner!
I hope I have won you over if you were against a Astronomy outreach, I hope to expand the outreach, please pray!