Uniqueness Of Planet Earth

It is written:

“For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:18)

Is Earth unique?

What are the odds of life existing elsewhere in the universe?

That was the study of one scientist named John O’Keefe.

Lee Steobel writes:

“As I sat there and digested the data, my mind turned to the book God and the Astronomers, which I had been reading on the airplane just prior to our interview. In one chapter, John A. O’Keefe describes how he went away to school at the age of fourteen and began to get into arguments with his roommate about God. These encounters turned him toward astronomy, a field where scientists were beginning to find new and exciting evidence about the possibility of a Creator. After earning degrees from Harvard and the University of Chicago, O’Keefe went on to become a renowned astronomer and pioneer in space research. The late Eugene Shoemaker called him “the godfather of astrogeology.” He was awarded many honors, including the Goddard Space Flight Center’s highest award, and is credited with numerous breakthrough discoveries in his scientific research at NASA. 45 It was the discoveries of astronomy that bolstered O’Keefe’s faith in God. He once ran calculations estimating the likelihood of the right conditions for life existing elsewhere. He concluded that if his assumptions were correct, then based on the mathematical probabilities “only one planet in the universe is likely to bear intelligent life. We know of one—the Earth—but it is not certain that there are many others, and perhaps there are no others.”” (Lee Strobel, The Case For A Creator, 3445-3454 (Kindle Edition); Grand Rapids, Michigan; Zondervan)

The evidence from the universe is clear that God exists, and He made you so that you could seek Him and find Him though He is not far from you (Acts 17:26-31). Will you not turn to Him today?

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