Last night, we wen to the observatory. It was part of an appreciation dinner for the House of Hope Volunteers. It was way too rainy to see anything in the sky, but it was kind of neat to again be with people who have volunteered in many ways caring for the women of our community.
Part of the evening was a delicious meal that was provided by L. and C. (two individuals' first name initials that oversee things and work here.) There was was teacher and speaker who talked about things that the television, "Star Trek" got right and wrong based on what they have discovered throughout the years. It was very interesting. Some of the truths of things being "How God created them to be" (although He did not say that) were fascinating regarding light years, physics and stuff. Lots of it was way above my head but the little but that my mind could grasp was interesting.
There were some things that I had to really throw into the " mind garbage bin" as to discernment from the Holy Spirit, that I felt did not totally line up with what God says. It was interesting to be able to sit in a presentation and be able to do that. The Holy Spirit gives us a great grid of truth vrs error to work from.
Overall I enjoyed the presentation--He did not mention God at all, but I was just thinking about the awesomeness of everything they are discovering, that yes, God CREATED. And how it all points to it all really being created by God and the Bible being the Absolute truth and authority for every human life--no man-made religions. As the Romans 1:18-23 passage as follows "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles."
And at some point this teacher from an area community college, just mentioned that there is the search for "intelligent life" going on in other universes. And I am not responsible for how the governments spend their money. But, In many ways, I think that the space exploration stuff has been good, the greatest reason for that being because some people have been brought to a saving faith and trust in Jesus Christ as a result of the awesomeness of the discoveries--they realize there is a God that created everything and eventually they admit they are accountable before Him, and that they offended Him by their sin, but that He (the One and Only True God) sent Jesus Christ His Son to die for them taking the punishment of their sin upon Himself that they deserved to pay. (Obviously they realized this by either reading or being shared the truths of God's Word-the Bible-thru others.
So is there "other Intelligent life" out there? I personally don't believe so---I think that God, in the Bible, would have told us that if there was....He is so honest with us! Genesis 1 tells us that God created the world, the heavens (skies, planets etc) and everything else in it and placed man on the earth--not some distant planet " somewhere....out there." Scripture tells us that man-human beings-are the greatest and highest of God's creation. Genesis 1:26-28 says, "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
We, as Human beings, are so valuable to God-that is why He sent Jesus Christ to die for us and rise from the grave three days later. We ARE INTELLIGENT LIFE!!! I don't think there needs to be searching for "intelligent life" per-say--because we aren't going to find any other civilization "like us" somewhere else on another planet. God also wants us to be concerned about obeying Him in His Word and obeying what we KNOW to be as HIS TRUTH FROM THE BIBLE, rather than focusing on what we don't know to gain "more knowledge." We have enough of a challenge to obey, because we love Him, what we do know!!!
Again we are God's "intelligent life!" AND HE SENT JESUS AS THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OD HIS LOVE TOWARDS US!!!!