Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Bible, and Worlds vs. Stars

By Lisa Grace

All spellings for the Greek and Hebrew are phonetic, as printing them in the Greek or Hebrew won't add anything for the casual reader.

Many preachers and Christians have a one world view. The Earth was made for humans and it is the only world. Period. End of discussion. Now these same people will admit that the third heaven is occupied by God and the variety of angels mentioned in the Bible that live there.

However, there are some that think the Holy Scriptures state quite clearly there is more than one inhabited planet. (Hebrews 1:2, and Hebrews 11:3) The translators take the Greek word, "aion" and picked the meaning to be "worlds."

Plus, the Greek word, "aster" clearly means stars, so "worlds" should not be confused with "stars."

Earlier, in the Hebrew translation, it's the word "Ko-kav" for stars and "Totav" for world, and "Eretz" for earth.

We know the account of Genesis applies to our universe only. God doesn't go on to tell us when He made the angels, what He was doing before He decided to create earth and our heavens, or the angels, but chooses instead to tell us there are "mysteries."

Because "places" are relative to time, speed, and location it's hard for us to wrap our brains around the fact that there may well be dimensions of being, other universes, that God is involved in, actively.

He was, is, and always will be. This statement alone shows He is the Creator of "all" and "all" is so much more than we can even begin to comprehend.

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