To show that no matter how smart you have, no matter how much technology we invented , he is even bigger , smarter and exists outside the boundaries of time and space.
He created for his own pleasure , not necessarily for the U.S. .
I think someone else will have chapter and verse on this, but they say there are other worlds out there , means that he takes care of other worlds ?
If not I will delete this post and take a brain scan .
As a Christian , I do not know whether there is life elsewhere in the universe , only know what God put me ( and all of us ) here and now on this planet in this world . I do not try to think like God, and never claimed to be the
stars in the ( ferdement ) or something by the referee, is the only reference that I know of , but in terms of distance or size of the only people who were the Aztecs , in addition to their calendar stops in 2012 another puzzle - how silly to think that we are the only objects that live around this universe or time
The Bible is meant to teach us about God, His attributes and His love for us . It was never intended as a book of science or to answer questions unrelated to our relationship with God. If one learns about God and understand your relationship with him is just learning
2 Peter 3:5 says the universe existed long ago. We know that the universe is expanding and can measure that it is around 13.7 billions of years old. It takes all the trillions of stars for life to be possible.
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
he suspends the earth over nothing.
He wraps up the waters in his clouds,
yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
He covers the face of the full moon,
spreading his clouds over it.
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters
for a boundary between light and darkness.
The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.
By his breath the skies become fair;
his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
how faint the whisper we hear of him!
Who then can understand the thunder of his power? (Job 26:7-14)
Don't you think that's quite enough for us to be getting on with meantime?
Absolutely! In Genesis it equates the number of stars in heaven as akin to the number of grains of sand on the seashore(Genesis 22:17). Atheists in earlier times used to use this to argue against the Bible, as scientists estimated there were only between 1,100 and 5,000 stars in the sky. (Now, of course, we know different).
Jeremiah 33:22 states 'As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured ...' (King James Version). Just recently a post on this site wondered about the wastefulness of God in making so many stars and (possible) planets: see? Atheists jeer the Bible is wrong when they think there are only several hundred stars, then mock God's extravagance when it's known there are trillions of these balls of hydrogen. The atheist will ALWAYS look for reasons to disbelieve.
So, was God 'exravagant'? Does the cosmos have a purpose? Definitely. Stars and planets were designed for signs (NOT PORTENTS OR OMENS, BUT COMMEMORATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS) and for seasons, days and years (Genesis 1:14; see also verse 16 puts stars relatively low, summing up their creation in a casual line: this shows the stars are UNimportant in organising our individual lives, nipping asrology in the bud).
But they have another purpose: Psalm 19:1 states
'The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handy-work.' This Psalm reveals how all these things are at God's beck and call, and today we have the knowledge that the universe is vast beyond imagining: a pointer to God's omnipotence and eternal nature.
More than this, Job 26:7 states that God '... hangeth the earth upon nothing.' This indicates the earth is kept in place by nothing solid or physical, but by gravity (actually this is as good an analogy as any for the sustaining power of faith in Jesus as any modern theologian has come up with!) Internal evidence suggests Job was written about 1800 BC at the latest: remember that even centuries later than this, the Hindus said the earth was a disc, supported on the backs of four elephants, who in turn were standing on the shell of a turtle, which was swimming in the cosmic sea (sound familiar, fellow Terry Pratchett fans?).
in Luke 17:20-37, Jesus is describing a worldwide, simultaneous event -- the return of Himself as King of kings.
In verse 31, He says 'In that day...' and following the description of the people in daylight, he says, in verse 33, 'In that night ...', describing people in bed, indicating His knowledge that there were different time periods on the earth, and by implication, that the earth was spherical.
It really doesn't take much insight to see the Bible has a consistency of knowledge which stretches beyond the contemporary knowledge of the time.
THat's why it can be trusted. Take Jesus as your God, Lord and Saviour now, while you have the chance. May God bless you in your search for truth.