CHRIST AND COSMOLOGY
Jesus Christ is depicted in John 3: 16 as revealing the love
of God to the world. "For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
Modern inquiry mirrors ancient interest regarding the
universe and life. Where did it come from? Of all the heavenly
bodies is planet earth to be thought to be the only one on which life
Isn't it exciting that the Creator of a universe of more than
ten-billion-trillion stars manifested Himself in love on planet earth?
In addition to the 10 billion million observable heavenly
bodies there is exotic matter that can't be seen. It is matter that has
such a composition it doesn't react to radiation and can't be seen or
measured. It is estimated that there is 10 times as much exotic
matter as there is observable matter.
Genesis 1:1 says God created. The awesome nature and
size of what He created is amazing.
Start by considering the size of planet Earth. Our sun is 109
times larger than Earth. The sun has a diameter of 865,000 miles.
In the constellation Orion is the star Betelgeuse with a
diameter 200 times that of our sun.
Our sun is 109 times larger than earth. Betelgeuse is a
million times larger than our sun. It is larger than the orbit path of
Recently all the news media has appropriately reported on
the Pathfinder probe of planet Mars. Is there or has there been life
on Mars? Is there possibly life on any other solar body? If so how
does John 3:16 relate?
Scripture does not directly address the question of alien
beings. Although it is not addressed explicitly the Bible teaches
implicitly that the only things He created with intelligence are man,
angels, and animals.
It is important to remember that the stars and planets were
created after planet Earth. Earth was created ...
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