Tag: SPACE

IF THERE’S A GOD, WHY IS THE UNIVERSE SO BIG?

Some people believe that the size of our universe disproves God. Whereas it was once thought that the solar system was the universe, we now know, they say, that even our entire solar system is as nothing against the backdrop of the cosmos…

File:NASA-HS201427a-HubbleUltraDeepField2014-20140603.jpg

All that space out there makes our tiny planet insignificant, say the skeptics, and therefore of no consequence. No intelligent God would make a planet so tiny in comparison to such a mindbogglingly huge universe.

For the life of me, I can’t see why this is seen as a good argument. The very same people would, were the universe only a little bigger than the earth, complain that there can’t be a God or the universe would be much bigger. That’s the way it is with those determined not to believe: they’re always looking for excuses not to believe.

The fact that the universe is so vast only demonstrates to us the immeasurable, infinite power of our creator. Why would an infinite God create a tiny universe? That wouldn’t make any sense. The size of what we see out there is an unmistakable sign to us that our creator is limitless. It’s there for his glory and pleasure. It’s there as a demonstration of his awesome nature and creativity. The “heaven of heavens cannot contain him” (1 Kings 8:27) and the New Testament tells us that he fills all things (Ephesians 4:10). There is no place in this universe where God is not. And since he created the universe-time, space and matter (Genesis 1:1) he must also be outside it and beyond it, and not subject to its laws.

Critics claim that the Bible is primitive in its understanding of the cosmos. It’s true that it isn’t a twenty-first century science manual, but it’s also true that no statement in the Bible contradicts true science. God’s intention was not to blind the reader with science but to help him understand that God is its author.

When we consider how unique is the earth in relation to anything we know of in our solar system and in our universe, we can’t honestly dismiss our planet as being “insignificant”. Its the most beautiful, incredible “speck” we know of. It’s far more significant than any other “speck” we know of. Life is only possible on it because of the many thousands of “fortuitous” conditions which meet perfectly here, and as far as we know, nowhere else.

Why is the earth so small in comparison to the rest of creation? Well, I don’t know about you, but as much as I’d like to see the world, I’ve only seen parts of it, because it’s just too big to get around, unless you happen to have the money and the leisure time available. God instructed mankind to “fill the earth”. He didn’t create it to be empty, but to be populated (Isaiah 45:18). We’re led to believe that the earth is overpopulated, but I once calculated that every person on the earth could fit in the tiny nation of Ireland, each with an area of something like a hundred square feet. Of course, they might not all get along, and they might get hungry, but the point is that the world is plenty big enough for its human population.

Earth is big enough for us-for now. The creator has a plan for it, and for everyone who is prepared to recognize him and choose him. You can find that plan towards the end of the book of Revelation. My own conviction and dream is that the universe will in the future be explored and colonized by that mass of humanity which has chosen to recognize and worship the creator. This dream fits the promise of eternal life, and it demolishes that stupid, condescending idea some people have that believers expect to be floating on a cloud and playing a harp for all eternity. God is big, and so are his plans for mankind.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3185261/Is-universe-FAKE-Physicists-claim-playthings-advanced-civilisation.html

Advertisements

A CHRISTIAN IN SPACE

International_Space_Station_17_April_2002 The Institute for Creation Research’s April issue of “Acts and Facts”  included an interview with a NASA astronaut who’s a Christian (he isn’t the first believing astronaut). Col. Jeffrey Williams went into space three times and spent several months on the International Space Station. You can watch/ listen to the interview or read it here:

http://www.icr.org/article/8635

I AM AN ALIEN

th

Those of you who know me have always suspected that there was something odd about me. Well alright, I’m odd in a lot of ways. Now I believe the time has come to make my confession, and “come clean” as you earthlings sometimes put it. …

The truth is that I do not belong to this world.

Granted, I am not green. I don’t ingest the life force of my victims by mind power. My interstellar multi-warp-speed cruiser is not parked in the back yard (it’s at Joe’s service station). In truth I don’t need one of those pathetically slow and cumbersome “flying saucers” that you earth people see and insist must come from another galaxy. I’m not inhabiting someone else’s body (I would have chosen a better one), and I don’t have any superhuman powers.

But I do belong to another world, in fact, my life is bound up in it. Yes, my ephemeral earthly body exists in this one, and my five senses (ha – only five!) are in operation here, but the bulk of me – my eternal life essence, my future, my friends, my children, my brothers and my sisters, my heroes, my hopes and my dreams, my treasure – that which is lasting reality – are in that other dimension, that other place – my eternal home.

Don’t be alarmed when I tell you this, but I’m not the only one around. In fact, there are very many of us – millions. Not all of us are aware yet that we are aliens. Only those of us who have come to the full realization that we do not feel at home on your planet, and that we do not fit in, have learned what I am telling you. The point in your space-time continuum where we have given up trying to be human and to be settled in your world, is the point where our Leader has put his metaphorical and pan-dimensional arm around us, and gently shown us the truth. Numerous others are still desperately struggling to live and to think like you earth bound mortals do: working their bodies into the ground to buy a bigger house, a faster car, a more fashionable suit of earth-clothing, a more compliant companion, a more acceptable face, a “sexy” body – all in order to impress those around them, and to attempt to feel like humans think they ought to feel. How empty and futile is that pursuit!

Now, in order to enlighten you properly, I must tell you that I am not here speaking of “Pan-Spermia”, that earthly notion which, while admitting that life could not have evolved on this planet, goes on to claim that it “must” therefore logically have evolved on another one and was then sent here. In your heart of hearts, oh earthling, does that really make sense to you?

You should not be surprised at the revelation that aliens are living among you. If you had taken the trouble to read the message our leader provided for you, ensuring its propagation and survival over time with his own earth – blood and that of many of his followers, you would have known that he himself told you:

“My kingdom is not of this world…my kingdom is from another place” (John 18: 36 NIV).

Of those initially chosen by our leader to share his message with the world, Peter was one who declared that we are:

“…aliens and strangers in the world…” 1 Peter 2: 11).

Another wrote of the sufferings of many of our kind who had been treated with violence and scorn by the earth-bound. He noted:

“…they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth” (Hebrews 11: 13).

Our leader’s Enemy, and the enemy of mankind,  is the unseen prince and master of the world of men (John 14: 30) – though most of you are unaware of it:

“…the whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).

This is why we aliens are commanded:

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of the eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world” (1 John 2: 15-16).

Upon learning of his (or her) origin and destiny, the alien becomes aware that:
“Friendship of the world is enmity with God…whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4 KJV).

Your prince once offered to give said world to our Leader in return for his allegiance. He rejected it outright, declaring that he would never stoop so low as to pay such a price (Luke 4: 5-8). He did not want a ruined world. Instead, he bought aliens from out of the world of men, with His own blood. Earth will be totally liberated by our Leader, in His own way and time (Revelation 19: 11-16). Its prince and his minions will be destroyed (Revelation 20: 10). We aliens will then return to Earth with Him. We will colonize your world, and other worlds.

But here I offer you earthings hope. It may be that you are an alien and have not yet realized it. If it seems to you that you do not fit in this world, and if in those more honest moments you sense that you do not like this world of men or its prince, or how they are destroying any hope of living a good and happy life upon it, consider our leader’s message. If you are able to accept it for yourself, against all that the world of men tells you, you will know for sure that you are not of this world, but are destined for a far better one.

Here then is the jist of our Leader’s message:

“God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

You can read more about His message here:

https://nickyfisher.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/how-to-go-to-heaven/

https://nickyfisher.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/what-is-the-gospel-of-jesus-christ/

Copyright March 2013 by Nick Fisher