Alan, Ok, you win again, great, you are right and I am wrong. learning my computer is not a godly matter. And I still don't know how to use it very well. God should have put the instructions in the Bible so I could look it up and find the Truth of the computer, but He didn't. But Thanks
Athiest, I do not debate Scripture with someone who like's to trash the word of God. I understand, you don't believe in God so what is there to debate? Opinions? Not interested in learning what your opinions are about God.
---MarkV. on 2/28/10|
Mark V, You say that our knowledge is not "truth" unless it's found in scripture?
How accurate is scripture?
Gen. God created a greater and lesser light!
The moon is a reflector,not a light!
To light the night? Many times it's seen in the daytime, or not at all,when changing phases. It only lights "some" nights,when there are no clouds. (Truth is accuracy)
To early bible writers they(stars/planets) all looked like little twinkling lights.
Mercury and Venus glow bright, Mars glows red,etc. none are "stars".
---1st_cliff on 2/28/10|
Mark ... Did God tell you how to use the computer, and the web? Is it in scripture? Did He teach us how to make aircraft? Or pennicilin. No to all, so are they sinful?
As you say, God did not tell us about constellations and galaxies, because we did not need to know.
So, maybe, He does not think we need to know about life elsewhere in His infinite universe. (I think it unlikely that there is)
But the fact that He has not told us about it is not evidence that there is not life elsewhere.
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/28/10|
Alan, God did not tell us because it was not important for us to know. He could have if He so had wanted to. Of course we know that stars are suns but because of the knowledge of man. Speculating is great when people want to talk about things not written in Scripture but none can be considered Truth unless it's found in Scripture since man is sinful and all man fail in their attempts to be perfect. When you hear a star is a sun, you are taking man's word. And you cannot compare it to Scripture to see if its true or not since it is not there. Many things God did not tell us. Only what He thought would be useful for us. Knowing that a star is a sun is not useful for our lives. Just knowing the heavens are awsome should be good enough.
---MarkV. on 2/28/10|
I'm not a grassshopper (insect) Cliff. Surprisingly, neither are you! :) We're both men made in God's image (G1:26).
Also, I'm not tracking with your rambling (wandering) mental confusion nor do I want to mind-meld with madness (foolishness). You take care!
---Leon on 2/27/10|
He did tell us
1.any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as fixed luminous points in the sky at night.
2.Astronomy. any of the large, self-luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris, etc.
3.any heavenly body.
Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
--Why didn't God say He created dogs?
Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
--Why didn't God say He created eagles or dolphins?
---MIchael on 2/27/10|
Leon, (My fellow grasshopper),If you stand out in the crowd , it's only in your mind! Your reward is no grater than mine ,regardless of how "holy" you picture yourself. Christ gave His life that we may live,(not have a front row seat)
Question: Is the "wrong conclusion" any thing that differs from yours?
---1st_cliff on 2/27/10|
Kathr ... "Are there other bodies In Christ to share in His Glory and be Glorified together with him....well, if that were so, I believe we would have been told about it"
Are you sure of that?
We are not even told in the Bible about the other planets, suns and galaxies in the universe. They were described just a stars.
Did anyone understand that the stars were other suns, & some of what we see as stars are galaxies?
Why did God not tell us?
---alan8566_of_uk on 2/27/10|
Of course Cliff, you're entitled to your point of view no matter how askew it may be. However, God thought you were important enough to give you free will grasshopper! So, if you choose to, you're free to hop to the wrong conclusion (end) if you like. :)
- We're "like" grasshoppers (locust) only in the metaphorical sense that we cover the earth north, south, east & west. (G1:27-28)
- It's only "too simple" to people (like you) who want to make it too complicated to grasp (comprehend).
- In God's universal grand scheme of things, when placed under the microscope, just who/what do you think the IRS is? Nuh ah, they're not God!!! :)
---Leon on 2/26/10|
Leon, "Only God knows where I am" Nuh ah The IRS knows where you are!
Isa.40 22 says, God sits over the circle of the earth and we are like grasshoppers to him.
I'm just one of the 7 billion "grasshoppers" (how important is an insect?)
Every one's invited to grasp eternal life, but you have to qualify,it's not automatic!
Even a child can meet the "conditions"
Maybe it's too simple?
---1st_cliff on 2/25/10|
Cliff: I actually see God as being IN as well as OUTSIDE of His macro & microcosmic universe. He's everywhere (Omnipresent). Yes, it's intriguing & breathtakingly awesome! It makes me pause & ponder what is my exact place & purpose within it all (in God's ever expanding cosmos). I hear His voice asking, "Where are you" -- do you know? I'm humbled by the knowledge my GPS device is totally useless under the circumstances. :) Only God knows "where" I am & can safely direct me to "where" I need to go (to be) according to His good pleasure. How about you?
---Leon on 2/24/10|
Leon, I always considered God to be "outside" the universe since He created it.
I've always thought that God created all things from His own energy (power) we know what power is released from splitting these atoms.
We always think of "size" relative of our own size. The deeper you look in a microscope the more intriguing it becomes!
---1st_cliff on 2/24/10|
The Almighty God brought forth all creation for His pleasure. All creation glorifies the Lord God, day and night according to Psalm 19:1-4 which says...
The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard, their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.
---kay on 2/23/10|
No offense meant Cliff, but when people make statements like the one you made, i.e., "Everything in the universe...", a "danger Will Robinson!" alarm goes off in my head. My immediate response to such a stmt is how do you know that about God's ever expanding universe? :)
Other than God, the Holy Ghost, I don't believe in ghost (wandering spirit entities of dead people). So, for me, the logical atomic number would be zero.
The Men in Black movies were very sci-fi entertaining (pretty good). Should you see them, watch out for the little flashy thing. :)
---Leon on 2/23/10|
Leon, Actually I've never seen the movie "Men in black" but I hear it's pretty good!
My post is based on science..Everything in the universe is made up of these 3 building blocks-Electrons,Protons and Neutrons!
Check it out!
What's the atomic number for a "ghost?"
---1st_cliff on 2/22/10|
Two things Cliff: 1.) The Universe isn't ours. It's God's by creation past, present & future. 2.) Don't base your theology on the fictional concepts of the "Men In Black" movie. :)
---Leon on 2/20/10|
What's also very intriguing is that the whole universe,earth,flora,fauna and man are made of only 3 whirling elements,electrons,protons and neutrons, each one hollow creating every substance known.
As far as size is concerned,(who can conceive it),our whole universe may just be the handle of some giant's tooth brush!
---1st_cliff on 2/17/10|
It is interesting that man's sin affected the whole universe. If some believe there is life on other planets or universes, unfortunately when a New Heaven and Earth come, those (if there is any) will also vanish away because of our sin. Too bad for them!
And no other creature in all the universe is promised joint heir-ship with Jesus Christ ( God) than His body, His Church, His Bride.
Are there other bodies In Christ to share in His Glory and be Glorified together with him....well, if that were so, I believe we would have been told about it. Those would also have to be flesh and blood as we are. Or Jesus would have to many times be crucified on all the different universes, which would make for very many Jesus's.
---kathr4453 on 2/17/10|
Warwick,Leon,Gary and others,
One more time before the 75 limit is up.Who are the first four apostles?How difficult is it to name the first four ?
---earl on 2/15/10
Earl, who will be last?
And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Collective Judah, was first but, did not accept. The Northern House Nations of Israel was second/last but accepted making them first.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
---Trav on 2/17/10|
she was working with the eh........ WOMEN!!!!!!!!
---Carla on 2/16/10|
Then why does Paul salute and greet deaconess that were working in churches?
---earl on 2/16/10|
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
---MIchael on 2/15/10|
OrionMinistries//1Timothy 2: 12 "And i do not permit a woman to teach or to have any authority over a man, but to be in silence."
why would a woman want to be religious?
Should we fire all of our women teachers as many of them are in very effective and fruitful ministries? The proof of that is at the bottom line.
It seems your view is a Satanic one and contrary to our Lord's command to go forth and spread the gospel message as you would bind the hands of those the Lord has called into the ministry of His word.
---Lee1538 on 2/15/10|
1Timothy 2: 12 "And i do not permit a woman to teach or to have any authority over a man, but to be in silence."
why would a woman want to be religious?
---OrionMinistries on 2/15/10|
AlwaysOff: "I'm not so arrogant as to assume that He made all of that for lil ol' me. lol"
Then you don't know Him very well. He left all the majesty of heaven, came to earth as a helpless baby in a cow stall, and suffered torture and an agonizing death for you. And, He would have done it if you were the only man on earth.
---jerry6593 on 2/13/10|
I read somewhere that if a person endeavored to count each of the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one per second, it would take approximately 3,000 years to finish counting them all. I'm not so arrogant as to assume that He made all of that for lil ol' me. lol
---AlwaysOn on 2/12/10|
Larry, great answer with such few words. Sometimes it takes me two post to make my point. Thank you brother and also I will add, everything He made or created is for His own glory. I believe people sometimes think that God is here for their glory. I think it is just their humanism that is at work.
Char, to add to your statement, His design is perfect, for every detail has been thought of and the plan will be completed just as He saw it before the foundation of the world. No detail will be missing.
---MarkV. on 2/12/10|
It is pure foolishness not to believe that there is by worldly definition a Unique Designer of the universe.
We know that the only unique designer is God YAHWEH.
---Carla on 2/11/10|
sorry but I didn't quite understand the meaning in that.
---atheist on 2/9/10
But, this is ironic in its posting here, because it is witnessed 2+ by ancient writers. Not being vindictive,just noting.
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding,
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
---Trav on 2/10/10|
Agnostic: I reiterate:
You are ill equipped to discuss biblical issues, as you frequently demonstrate.
At least I've taught you to make Revelation singular. As for your other fantasies about the book: well, the word speaks for itself.
---jerry6593 on 2/10/10|
your belief,your faith,or lack of,controls your thinking.Scripture tells us exactly what God has done,and in many cases why,but ultimately God does what he does because it is GOOD,and because he is LOVE,and LIGHT.and TRUTH.As mere human beings we can never really understand a God with this nature,why? because being what we are we can really never fully relate with him,or atleast not every moment of every day.We will always falter.
---tom2 on 2/10/10|
No, God made the universe for his own glory.
---larry on 2/10/10|
sorry but I didn't quite understand the meaning in that.
---atheist on 2/9/10|
You point out that people "pick and choose which portions of the Bible they like" which results in a 'god' of each individual's chosing. ---atheist on 2/7/10
Most people are not shown the correct way to find truth. I'm one. There are two + witnesses for any thing of importance in Scripture.
Is no "opinion" when two witness the same. Freeing one of man made doctrine/confusion.
There are warnings for a GODless provokers.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones
... mine enemies reproach me, while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
---Trav on 2/9/10|
So how many people do you think there are in the world who not not ill equipped to discuss bible issues?
1 Timothy 2:12, "I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, she must be silent." So much for Sarah...
As far as Revelation, there is no certainty who wrote it, where it was written. It is clear by numerous references that the writer was knowledgeable about other scriptures and teaching. It is also clear that he had a very active imagination, possibly enhanced by wine and other substances. Certainly Revelation has been the source of ongoing revelations since it was written, with a new one regarding the date of the end of the world coming yearly.
---atheist on 2/9/10|
Agnostic: "---How dod [sic] you know that the scripture you use, is 'ALL scripture'? The are many writings that many have claimed for hundreds of years that should have been included in the new testament. And many have argued that 'Revelations' [sic] should not have been included at all."
You are ill equipped to discuss biblical issues, as you frequently demonstrate. There was no "New Testament" when Paul wrote those words. He was referring to the books of the Old Testament. Also, Revelation is not plural. There's only one.
---jerry6593 on 2/9/10|
Jerry, Paul says "all scripture" but he doesn't define "scripture".
Is he saying "all my 12/13 books are God breathed?" (Pompous would be putting it mildly!)
He was actually referring to the scrolls in the synagogue!
There was no bible at that time!
The public did not have access to the scrolls.You had to ask a Rabbi.
---1st_cliff on 2/8/10|
:",,,2Ti 3:16 ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God...."
If you accept that statement, you still have one small problem---How dod you know that the scripture you use, is "ALL scripture"? The are many writings that many have claimed for hundreds of years that should have been included in the new testament. And many have argued that 'Revelations' should not have been included at all.
So your access to god's inspiration is alreadly edited and redacted by other long dead. How do you resolve that problem?
---atheist on 2/8/10|
1st Cliff: "That to be a "Christian" one must accept the whole bible, Gen to Rev., without question!"
2Ti 3:16 ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Do you believe this scripture or do you prefer your own notions? I have a choice to believe the Word of God or the word of 1st Cliff. I'm going with God!
---jerry6593 on 2/8/10|
Jerry6953,I find your comment interesting and typical- EI That to be a "Christian" one must accept the whole bible, Gen to Rev., without question!
I don't see that instruction anywhere in scripture, especially much of it written by unknown authors!And questionable ones.
Fundamentalists take scripture and put their own spin on it to fit their theology..Which is worse?
The bible is not a book, but a collection of books (66).39 Hebrew, 27 Greek!
Are they one book because they are bound together?
---1st_cliff on 2/7/10|
I lot of people believe in the concept of evolution, but I know what you have to say about that. People in the past believed in the concept of many 'gods'. Many people now believe in many concepts of a single 'god'.
You point out that people "pick and choose which portions of the Bible they like" which results in a 'god' of each individual's chosing. You may all share the concept of 'one god', but the 'God' you each pray to is as numerous in his properties and expectations of mankind as there are adherents.
And there you go again: telling others that they've got it wrong if they don't agree with you based on your 'involvement' with the holy spirit.
---atheist on 2/7/10|
atheist: So you believe that the "concept" of God exists, but God doesn't? How do you propose that such a concept could come into existence and then evolve into almost universal acceptance?
As to your comment:
"What I do find interesting in the reponses is that some here seem to have a more liberal or open idea of 'god' than I would have expected. More spiritual and less locked in to the Bible. But maybe I am reading them wrong."
I think you are reading them accurately. Unfortunately, the spirit involved is not the Holy Spirit, but rather the spirit of rebellion. They seem to pick and choose which portions of the Bible they like and dismiss the rest as irrelevant to them for some contrived reason.
---jerry6593 on 2/7/10|
Pity because he could have made it for just him and the angels!
---Carla on 2/6/10|
I have always acknowledge that the concept of 'god' exists, which is clear in that so many people claim to believe in 'god'. What certainly isn't clear is the range of properties that 'god' possesses and how they vary and change from one believer to another.
Headline questions are always shorter anyway and so I left out the existence nuance.
What I do find interesting in the reponses is that some here seem to have a more liberal or open idea of 'god' than I would have expected. More spiritual and less locked in to the Bible. But maybe I am reading them wrong.
---atheist on 2/6/10|
I am going to criticize a little, here: GOD is spelt with a capital G. All of the fake gods is spelt with a small g. Now on to your question: God created everything, YES, EVERYTHING, for His OWN pleasure.
---catherine on 2/6/10|
A cultist?Well the beginnings of what is now considered today's christianity was recognized then as cultist movement.As time wears on and as one nears the end of it's pages the concept wears away.It is not a religion, it is a revelation .It is a source of spiritual enlightment for ones who may pursue enlightment.If it had privacy issues or intentions then where are they?If it causes tension from existing religions then consider all the prophets who were killed introducing new revelation to their people as did the OT prophets and as Jesus did.Traditionalists go to great lengths to deface what they percieve as competition by coining it as such an claiming it to have marginal value if any .
---earl on 2/6/10|
"...petty, jealous, & violent as the 'god' of the bible often shows himself..." A'(?), 2/6
You know how it is when you don't really know someone? On the surface, they may look to be one way. But, when you establish a relationship with him/her you learn your perceptions were, to a degree or more, off & you now see the person as he/she really is. That's how it is between us & God.
God seeks relationship with us & desires we willingly reciprocate. He offers an open-armed invitation for us to really get to know Him. That's why He shows us His handy work in nature & the heavens, why He wrote the Bible & caused prophecies to occur just as they were written, why He lived as a man amongst us.
---Leon on 2/6/10|
Actually I have requested the book from the library, but from my quick view of the associated website it would seem that 'god' is not so narrowly cast as Christian would have. But would others here consider you a cultist?
Cliff, your response surpise me too, but my take would be the bursting into flames of a real wrongdoer. That would be an apt demonstration of an omnipotent god's ability and a training exercise that could not be ignored.
Leon, perhaps you are right, but I would think that such a 'god' would have little need to be so petty, jealous, and violent as the 'god' of the bible often shows himself---especially if he were responsible for the wonderment of the universe.
---atheist on 2/6/10|
atheist: The answer is NO. Glad to see that you've finally acknowleged that God exists. Otherwise, you would have written:
"If God exists, did He make ...."
---jerry6593 on 2/6/10|
Atheist, I like your question.If man was destined to live in heaven God wouldn't have bothered to create the earth with all it's flora and fauna!
Fundamentalists have their heads in space!
Instead of creating a "hell fire" He could just send them to the sun!
---1st_cliff on 2/5/10|
Atheist,Earth is not the first.
The phrase "in his image" is not the reflection as we look in the mirror but that man is accompanied with God in man-Jo.1.9,The "true light that lighteth every man that comes into the world."This is God's image residing in man so he can be with each and every one of us all day and all night.Note,"every man that cometh into the world".This means if you dont believe he is at all times encouraging you to believe in him.He has all the time in the world but he knows you do not.
If you would have considered reading my last post with it's reference then you know how big this starry realm is and how it is occupied with intelligent life.But then you did not .
---earl on 2/5/10|
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Atheist(?): I agree, it does appear not to be logical or practical. But, unlike us, God isn't wasteful.
Regarding the vastness of the universe, scientist say it's ever expanding much to their amasement. How can that be? :)
The Hubble Space Telescope site estimates there are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the universe. Our Earth's galaxy, the Milky Way (MW), consists of millions of stars. Our Sun is one such star. Earth's solar system, within the MW,consists of the Sun & 8 planets. Scientists have discovered at least 70+ other solar systems in the MW, each with numerous planetary bodies of their own. For me the evidence "SPEAKS" loudly & is overwhelming for intellegent design -- CREATOR GOD.
---Leon on 2/5/10|
Atheist(?), continued: We're made in God's likeness (image), not His exactness. He is the infinite "Creator" -- God. He is Almighty, All Knowing, All Present. We are the finite "creation" -- man. God has given us limited power, limited knowledge & limited mobility in time & space. The foibles & weaknesses you mention are characteristic of our limited abilities. Since He is limitless, these character flaws can't possibly exist in God.
God doesn't need to practice. :) God is perfect!!!
---Leon on 2/5/10|
--- Atheist :
//// Did 'God' make the universe for just humans? ////
Brother, God made the universe for Himself and "Christ has made us Kings & Priests unto God, His Father, and it's to Him that Glory & Dominion be for Ever and Ever" : in this world, the world to come and all of Creation/universe. Amen. Rev.1:6
---Shawn.M.T on 2/5/10|
"Did 'god' make the universe just for man?"
Father has given the earth to man. His Word was given to man concerning man. We have no way of knowing what other life forms there are universally. From the movie contact "If there is no other life in the universe, than there would seem to be a tremendous waste of space" or something to that effect. 'I' would 'think' there are untold galaxies and inhabited planets in the vastness of space.
---josef on 2/5/10|
I did seem to me to be such an extravangant waste to create such large universe with earth in the corner and mankind somehow representing the pinnacle of the achievement.
But if 'god' made man in his own images then we are reflections of 'god', and apparently have his foibles and weaknesses. If earth were the first place he tried to make men in the likeness of his own image, do you suppose he got better and better at it as he moves along through the vastness of space in time available to him and he himself learns to be a better god.?
---atheist on 2/5/10|
genesis speaks of the creation and after each day says that it was good,so I believe God made the earth,and all the creatures,and flora for his enjoyement,and ultimately man also,then adam being unable to find a suitable helper was put to sleep, and walla woman.
---tom2 on 2/5/10|
He made it for His pleasure.
---jody on 2/4/10|
Very good question Atheist(?). :) I must say NO! God, the "Creator" of Heaven & Earth, created & yet creates universally for His own good pleasure.
Based on what the Bible says regarding other living creatures (land, sea, flying as well as a wide variety of angelic beings) throughout Scripture, I can't believe we (earthlings, mankind) are the height (culmination) of God's creation in the universe. On earth, yes! In the universe, no!
Knowing foremost that God is the "Creator", I believe He has always been creating. So, He was before He made our solar system (a micro part of our galaxy, a micro part of the universe) & so He is now.
---Leon on 2/4/10|
Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psalms 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse:
Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Yes, for humans to see the glory of God and worship the Creator.
---MIchael on 2/4/10|
God could give the sun a sunburn. He made the universe for Himself, as His place to give birth to and bring up children who are pleasing to Him like Jesus His Son is so pleasing. In His love, *already*, we have, "as He is, so are we in this world." (in 1 John 4:17) But He is gentle. Jesus is "gentle and lowly in heart", He says in Matthew 11:29. So we connect with God, by being gentle and humble like Jesus in God's love (Romans 5:5). And Romans 8:21 shows me that after our physical bodies made from this earth are resurrected, then so will the earth (included in "creation") be delivered "into the glorious liberty of the children of God." So, the whole universe will be resurrected, I consider.
---Bill_bila5659 on 2/2/10|
The bible clearly states that Heaven and Earth, the Universe and all that is in them belong to God. The Earth He gave to man to rule over it. Being a ruler means having dominion. God intended to rule the Earth through mankind. God always remind His people to obey Him. Jesus said "His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven". The intention was and still is that God wants the Earth to be like Heaven. For those who entered the Kingdom of God through Christ, they cannot help but to create a little heaven on Earth wherever they are. God gives man knowledge to explore His glory. Man in his fallen state always think they can go into the deepest universe to find God. When God already came to find man.
---patra8793 on 2/2/10|
Strange question. If it wasn't for women, their would be no men to appreciate the universe!
---Donna66 on 2/2/10
Well technically it is the other way around. Woman was made for man of man.
23 The man said,
"This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh,
she shall be called 'woman, [k] '
for she was taken out of man."
1 Corinthians 11:8
For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
1 Corinthians 11:9
Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.
1 Corinthians 11:12
For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman, but all things of God.
---Trav on 2/2/10|
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earl: "Atheist, In response to a good question you may consider reading The Urantia Book which has a considerable amount of information directed at your ,to your question."
Atheist, In response to a good question you may consider reading The Bible which has a considerable amount of information directed at your, to your question.
(just for starters)
The sun, moon, and stars were made for earthlings. Would God destroy the entire universe and the earth for the earthlings sins? Whould He destroy the universe if there were 50 good planets? 40? 20? 10?
---Steveng on 2/2/10|
In response to a good question you may consider reading The Urantia Book which has a considerable amount of information directed at your ,to your question.
---earl on 2/2/10|
God made men to be spiritual leaders,and rule over the earth.God made women as mans HELPMATE,OR HELPER ,because its not good for man to be alone.Now if you believe that God makes anything exclusively for men other than the responsibilities spelled out in his word,then your wrong,and contrary to some peoples beliefs,women can enjoy and appreciate Gods creation just as well as any man.Now if you are asking are there aliens out there, I can honestly say I haven,t seen one.
---tom2 on 2/2/10|
I think God made the universe out of the overflowing abundance of His creative love.
Even you, "atheiest".
---Cluny on 2/2/10|
Why, don't you want to share?
---ralph7477 on 2/2/10|
I believe he meant MAN as in MANKIND. He didn't say MEN.
That is the million dollar question. He very well may have done that. However, scripture is very open on life on other worlds.
WE SIMPLY DON'T KNOW.
---PASTOR_JIM on 2/2/10|
I think the question does not relate to gender but rather species [Man is used not Men plural]
And such a notion would propose very interesting possibilities for discussion, we have seen light from heavenly objects that were 14.6 billion light years from the Hubble Telescope and to say that God of infinate capability would create life only on Earth would be extremely ethnocenterestic.
---Friendly_Blogger on 2/2/10|
Let me rephrase: Did 'god' make the universe for just humans?
---atheist on 2/2/10|
LOL! :D I think atheist means did God also create the universe for guys like E.T.? :D I don't believe so but I kind of wish He had--E.T. was a cutie--but I'd let him use my phone to phone home! :D
---Mary on 2/2/10|
Strange question. If it wasn't for women, their would be no men to appreciate the universe!
---Donna66 on 2/2/10|
Nope! He made it for woman too!
---KarenD on 2/2/10|