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QDoes the Bible mention anything about the vastness of the universe?

And I do not mean generic references astronomy as ' stars ' before anyone thought to be a smartarse !

Why did God make the universe so great if your main priority ? Do not you think that Christians are a bit full of themselves to think that the only purpose of existence ?

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#1bezAnswered at 2012-12-04 10:19:04
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. .
#2DeniseAnswered at 2012-12-25 01:23:26
Good question Zeppelin : The Bible uses the plurality of the Earth a few times , as Hebrews 11:3 :
#3afeezAnswered at 2013-01-05 20:53:41
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 .
#4gemimapuddleduckAnswered at 2013-01-07 10:31:28
Do not you realize that this is just one of the many things your supposed to be ignorant of whether to feed their lies ?
#5choccyAnswered at 2013-01-26 03:57:17
I do not remember the exact price , but there is a verse that says :
#6GayleAnswered at 2013-01-27 23:05:25
not a fairytale
#7Sherri McgovernAnswered at 2013-02-15 22:15:30
There is a verse that says that all nations of the earth are but a drop in the sea , or as dust in the balance compared with the great creation of God . As to be a
#8melphieAnswered at 2013-02-25 22:32:06
I would not call it full of themselves , just confused. I can not wait until they are ALF , because then Christians have no support if they are different from us because they were
#9leratoAnswered at 2013-04-10 11:59:28
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
#10ALWAYN DAVISAnswered at 2013-05-06 03:08:50
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
#11HasimAnswered at 2013-05-10 23:59:35
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
#12RyomaAnswered at 2013-05-21 08:39:11
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.
#13DiyamonAnswered at 2013-08-01 08:49:18
There is a prayer King Solomon wrote and he says the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain God.1st King 8:27
2nd Corinthians,12:2 Read what Paul says.
#14i\'m confusedAnswered at 2013-09-07 22:18:19
Indeed we must not think that "they are the sole purpose of existence" of the cosmos.

The scriptures tell us that all the nations are as dust on the scales, as something nonexistent to God -- clearly this is an indication as to our position in the universe.

Isaiah 40: 17All the nations are as nothing before Him, Less than nothing and emptiness, They have been reckoned to Him. (YLT)

Still to God this universe is as nothing much, in this scripture we see how exalted God is beyond our understanding:
Ps 113: 6 Who humbleth himself to look on the heavens and on the earth?
#15AnonymousAnswered at 2013-11-17 13:38:10
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?
#16lalolaAnswered at 2013-12-04 03:39:58
I would suggest you start reading the Kama Sutra.
#17VitaXAnswered at 2013-12-09 20:08:51
And the stars he made also.

that's the most you get - the rest of the universe was an afterthought. Makes sense as the creation myth of a pre-scientific bronze-age culture, not much sense as the word of the creator!
#18AnonymousAnswered at 2013-12-17 00:58:52
Are we alone, or is there life elsewhere in the universe?…
#19ramin_1637 Answered at 2013-12-18 18:18:58
Read Genesis 22:17.
#20karabelo kepadisaAnswered at 2013-12-31 12:59:21
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.
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