For the Glory of God, The Vast Cosmos and Beyond
Video from KHOU 11
"Our view of the universe just expanded: The first image from NASA’s new space telescope unveiled Monday is brimming with galaxies and offers the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured. The first image from the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is the farthest humanity has ever seen in both time and distance, closer to the dawn of time and the edge." of the universe. That image will be followed Tuesday by the release of four more galactic beauty shots from the telescope’s initial outward gazes. More: https://www.khou.com/article/tech/sci..." from video introduction.
Why did God create such a vast universe and other planets if there is only life on Earth?
Video from Got Questions Ministries
Why did God create the universe? Did God create other life in the universe? In this video, Pastor Nelson with Bible Munch answers the question, “Why did God create such a vast universe and other planets if there is only life on Earth”.
"The question of whether God created life on other planets is certainly fascinating. Psalm 19:1 says that “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Everything that God has made, be it you and me, or wildlife, or angels, or stars and planets, has been created for His glory. When we see a breathtaking view of the Milky Way or peer at Saturn through a telescope, we are amazed at the wonders of God! David wrote in Psalm 8:3, “I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained.” When we see the vast number of stars, then read that scientists have discovered thousands upon thousands of galaxies, each containing millions of stars, we should be standing in reverent fear of a God so immense to make all that and call it the work of His fingers! Furthermore, Psalm 147:4 tells us that “He counts the number of the stars, He calls them all by name.” It is impossible for mankind to know how many stars there are, not to mention the “name” of every star! “Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, And My right hand has stretched out the heavens; When I call to them, They stand up together” (Isaiah 48:13).." from the article: Why did God create such a vast universe and other planets if there is only life on Earth?
Did God Create Other Life in the Universe?
Video from DTBM
Does a Cosmos Require a Cause?
Why is there something rather than nothing?
That little question, sometimes used to poke fun at philosophical speculation, nevertheless points to a real puzzle. We all assume that particular things we encounter in the world—tables and trees, cats and kazoos—always have a cause. For every object that exists, we believe there’s something that accounts for its existence, some story that explains it.
But is there a story that explains not just the existence of those particular things, but of absolutely everything? Does the cosmos itself require a cause?
The history of claiming the universe needs a cause is long and honorable, found in the ancient Greek philosophers and carried on through the Middle Ages to the present. The universe didn’t need to exist—there might’ve been nothing at all. The fact that there is something rather than nothing, however, requires an explanation—and a causal one at that. Arguments that try to establish God as the best explanation for the existence of the universe are known as cosmological arguments.. " from the article: Does a Cosmos Require a Cause?