Life in the Universe

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  1. saturneptune

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    To go along with the creation thread, is there any Biblical reason that God could not have created life in other parts of the universe?
     
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    Eve is the mother of all living.

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    Is there a Biblical reason other than opinion? Eve is the beginning of all living things on earth.
     
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    Where do you believe heaven to be?
     
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    Well, the mother of all living people, Eve isn't the mother of all cats and dogs.

    Re: Extraterrestrial Life, I'd be surprised but I've been surprised before.
    It wouldn't be the end of Christianity if evidence of life was found scattered about the universe.

    Rob
     
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    cute, really cute
     
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    A good point and very good question. As much as our finite minds can understand, I would think heaven is in eternity outside the bounds of time and space.
     
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    :smilewinkgrin: Isn't heaven in a different part of the universe?
     
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    Heaven is in the arms of my wife!!! :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    For the time being----Heaven is in the realm of the invisible--------if Heaven were in a different part of the universe---it would be visible---but its not visible---its in the realm of spirit---but will one day be manifested at the coming of the Lord Jesus(who is also invisible to the visible realm) and His Millenial reign
     
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    So a different dimension. So when we say is there other live in the universe, do we only ask about our dimension? If that is so, could there not be another entire world coexisting on this same earth just in a different dimension?

    I don't have an agenda with my questions, these are things I have though about for a while.
     
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    That is pretty good, it explains the fact that man has taken a rocket ship to the moon and didn't find heaven yet heaven is so close we can get there in the twinkling of an eye...
     
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    Is there any reason He would have created life elsewhere?
     
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    Because He could? :laugh:
     
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    I would think the same reason He created us, for His glory.
     
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    No, I have not pondered life or heaven within our universe but in other deminsions. I always thought of heaven in eternity as outside our universe.

    Maybe the original question should have been more specific, can there be life within the universe that we can see, ie other stars, planets etc?
     
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    Gotcha... Hard to fathom God created the expanse of the universe with myriads of stars, moons and planets but only placed life on earth. However, I don't recall the Bible directly addressing this subject.

    Could it be the limitations of astronomy then compared to now???
     
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    This came up recently in the Other Denominations forum.

    Personally, I do not believe there is intelligent life such as people on other planets or in other galaxies. If there were, they would have to be sinless because Christ only died for humans on earth, since he had to be like us and he died once for all, not many times on different planets.

    There might be little creepy crawly things like worms or something elsewhere, but I don't think that is the issue here.

    Also, a point I made in the other forum is that the vast amount of space and seemingly infinite number of stars reflect the vastness and infinitude of God. It doesn't need to be occupied by anyone - it is God's creation and reflects Him and glorifies Him.
     
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    You folks have such a limited view of God's marvelous creation. [​IMG] Now that I have stoked a flame, let me explain myself.

    What if all that there is, is here for the specific reason to support life on this one planet? Frankly I can't see a just God creating life as we know it (as angelic life is not life as we know it) only to wipe it out when all the elements are melted with fervent heat by the judgment of almighty God. (2Peter) The distance of the nearest star alone would take 5 years to travel to. And that system is a binary star system that emits such tremendous radiation to render any planet(s) that might be near it sterile. If there was life there and we wanted to meet them you would have to have a "Wagon Train" of ships to carry needed supplies to sustain life there and back again. We would have to carry enough of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink to get us 10 years worth of traveling. Not to mention the fuel, I seriously doubt that we would find an Exxon any where past the moon. Even if we were to try to meet them half way the armada of sips needed would use all the resources that man has ever produced to send just three men on a 5 year round trip.

    Upon further reflection of mine above what if, think on this, The Earth is the only body in our vicinity of the universe that has an 'almost twin' orbiting it. While the Earth does bare the marks of collisions it is the moon that has gotten the worst of the deal. One third of the Earth's mass, the moon's mass attracts most of the objects that have a collision trajectory with Earth.

    The Planets of the inner solar system also protect the Earth from much of the energy thrown from the sun. They orbit the sun on the same orbital plain as we do. Mercury aligns up with our orbit between us and the sun several times in our year around the sun thus absorbing much of the sun's radiation that is harmful to our way of life. Venus aligns up with our orbit 5 times in our year doing the same thing that Mercury does. What radiation is left over is deflected by the VanAlan magnetic belts. (MagneticPoles should be able to validate this info:tongue3: )

    The outer planets are so massive that they actually attract other bodies that are headed our way. Jupiter, just a few years ago had a comet smash into it. That comet could very well have had our names on it.

    As for any other planet out there only God knows the purpose for which He alone has destined for it. If He has put life there, that is His business and who am I to guess why. It, IMHO is for sustaining life here.

    Think also on this one, Why does God commit only one chapter in His Word to His marvelous creative work and all the remaining chapters to His seeking man's repentance? He begins by looking and calling for Adam and ends Revelation by calling again for men to repent. It seems therefore that God has placed more importance upon His redemptive plan than we do on speculating about life..... out.... there.
     
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    Ecellent and thought provoking post
     

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