*The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man (Psalm 115:16)*
*ఆకాశములు యెహోవావశము భూమిని ఆయన నరుల కిచ్చియున్నాడు.(కీర్తనలు 115:16)*
These days we hear a great deal about the achievement of the scientists in reaching out the outer space. Decades ago the American astronauts landed on the moon and few more nations followed the track in the following years. Few days back even India could land its space craft on moon. We know that human spacecraft has already reached the planet Mars.
*These achievements are really great. But any intelligent mind will raise a question about these attempts of the scientists – why are they taking all this trouble to reach other planets? They are spending millions and millions of dollars on these operations. On the other hand millions of people are starving for food on our own planet.* How much help could be extended to the poor in our own world if we can divert all those millions of dollars towards social service programs!
While millions are suffering with poverty and sickness, some countries are spending unbelievable huge amounts of money in creating more and more sophisticated weapons for future wars. Incredibly huge amounts are being spent on space research. Is it reasonable? How can they justify spending money to create more power destructive weapons while people are dying of starvation? How can anyone justify investing millions of dollars in space research while countless millions are suffering without food, clothing and shelter?
It may be argued that even the space research will ultimately result in serving the poor of our own planet. *The scientists are dreaming to accomplish an impossibility. The actual purpose behind the space research is to find evidences somewhere on some planet which help to rule out the supremacy of God.*
The scientists want to find evidences of life on other planets. *It is the foolish hope of the scientists that some day they will find that some form of life will be found on other planets which proves the Bible to be wrong!* The basic idea is that the theory of the evolution of species will be proven to be right if the so called primitive “forms” of life are found on other planets. They hope to prove that the evolutionary process is just beginning on those planets!
*They want to argue that the Biblical account of creation is an imaginary story because there are living beings on other planets too! That is the most foolish argument that a scientist can make.Let me tell you, these earthly scientists will never, never be able to find intelligent living creatures on other planets.*
*Even if they find the so called “primitive forms of life” or some intelligent creatures which are more advanced than us, such a discovery would still be unable to disprove the Bible because the Bible clearly tells us that God created many worlds.*
But those worlds which God has created are in God’s control. *The human scientists will never be able to reach those extra terrestrial worlds. That is what our present text, Psalms 115:16 tells us.* God has given the planet Earth to human beings. Whatever human beings want to do, they can do only on this planet.
I know people who can and will go to other worlds in this universe. They are not astronomers or space research scientists, but they are the believers in Christ. Very soon Christ will come back and take away His faithful followers. They will be authorized to travel in the space from one world to another on heavenly chariots of fire. All human efforts of space research are going to be a mere waste of money, time and energy. Blessed are the believers who are living for Christ. Praise be to God.