Why we should go to Mars

by Михаил Матеев on May 10, 2012 · 0 comments

in In English, Индивид, Космос, Марс, Образование, Общество, Политика, Християнство

Why we should go to Mars


(theological defence of space colonization)

 

In Genesis 1:26-28 God says to man, represented by Adam and Eve, to conquer the whole earth, the whole world.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

In John 3:16 it is said,

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The word in Greek, used for “world” is “kosmos“.

In the beginning of book of Genesis we see in the 1-st chapter, verses 7 and 8, that God created the seas and the heaven on the second day of Creation. But that heaven is not the Heaven where God dwells. Jesus, during his interrogation in Jerusalem, said his kingdom is not of this world  (John 18:36). The dwelling place of God in not of this world.

We see, at the same time, that the heaven He created, is a part of the whole creation, the whole world or, if we are to use the greek word – the whole Kosmos.

Someone will object that the the lights in the sky are “for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth” (Gen. 1:14, 15).

It is so, but the Bible is an inclusive, summarizing when it speaks of the matter. In the first chapter of Genesis it is said God wants to create the man.

Gen. 1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

In the next 27-th verse, it is said God created the man. A bit later it is said He created them as a man and a woman.

Gen. 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Is there any difference between the man and the woman? Out of question there it is. But both man and woman are humans under the summarizing name “man”.

The same way heavenly lights – stars, planets, their satellites, asteroids and so on heavenly bodies, serve in summary for all of what is mentioned earlier – to measure the time with their own movement onto the heaven sphere and for the purpose to be lights. Undoubtedly, some of these heavenly objects have also a different purpose, namely, being a part of the whole creation, the whole Cosmos, they are subjeced to the order God gave to the man (the man and the woman), after the creation of man: to subdue the earth.

Gen. 1:28: … and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

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