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Earth 2.0...?

Posted by danaduanecraft on August 3, 2015 at 9:30 PM


Alien Life? So many questions, but, in the big picture, who cares? Unless you're living on another world, no one has missed the big story on NASA's discovery of, as they named, "Earth 2.0" -within minutes of their announcement came the usual questions about God and what does this mean for believers. As interesting and as captivating as these issues are, and they truly are fascinating, they have no connection within the Biblical narrative other than confirming the Psalmist's words, "When I look at 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...?" (Ps.8:3,4). The Biblical narrative connects God to man and man with God and any other reading commits a grave injury upon the living Scriptures. Had NASA reported that "Earth 2.0" was aglow from the lights of skyscrapers, would that have stopped the theater gunman in Louisiana yesterday or the sins that each of us committed today? Perhaps we should lower our gaze from peering off into the distant heavens and try peering into the hearts and faces of those nearest to us while hearing Christ's words, "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness..." (Mt. 6:33).

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