Junior Ganymede
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Behold the Condescension of God

March 04th, 2014 by G.

Multiple earths

There is a passage of scripture commonly quoted in the Church that loses half its power because it is quoted too short.

Moses 1:37-39

And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying: The heavens, they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine.

And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words.

For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

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March 04th, 2014 13:01:56
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Spock
March 4, 2014

Logic dictates that because God is both Father and Creator, that He is perfect in both and infinite in both. Therefore we may expect His children to be as wide spread as His more mundane creations, such as stars and galaxies. Further, our view of the Creation on both Earth and Vulcan demonstrates that God delights in Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Therefore, it would be surprising if life and worlds did not demonstrate that magnitude of variety.

There should even be beings we would call aliens.


Vader
March 4, 2014

There’s an alien in my department at Death Star, Inc. Just got his green card.


Bookslinger
March 4, 2014

Vader, is he a Vegan?


Bookslinger
March 4, 2014

What are “the heavens thereof” in modern astronomical terms? Would that correspond to the solar system of said planet, or the galaxy of said planet?


Adam G.
March 4, 2014

Or the light-cone of said planet.


Bookslinger
March 7, 2014
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