“If the Universe was created thousands of years ago, why do we see distant stars and galaxies?”
This is one of the most common questions about the creationary viewpoint. Some people see this as the strongest challenge to believing in a young Earth.
The basic issue is this: When we look out into space, most of the objects that we see are at vast distances from us. In fact, many are so far away that it seems their light would need millions or even billions of years to get here.
But we see the light from these objects today. Doesn’t this prove that the cosmos is billions of years old?