Mars and the Bi­ble

The Wichita Eagle (Sunday) - - Opinion -

With re­cent in­ter­est in Mars, I won­der how much in­flu­ence the Bi­ble has at NASA.

In Ge­n­e­sis 1:1-8, the first two days of cre­ation are ex­plained. Three el­e­ments were cre­ated, which were wa­ter, the planet Earth and light.

The Earth was ro­tat­ing un­der wa­ter and was re­ceiv­ing light from a sin­gle di­rec­tion to cre­ate night and day.

Wa­ter cov­ered the Earth and was be­low its sur­face (Ge­n­e­sis 7:11). The amount of wa­ter was more than the Earth could con­tain, so God dis­persed the ex­cess into space. Since God did not de­stroy the ex­cess wa­ter, it would re­main in our so­lar sys­tem to­day.

When God cre­ated life on the third day, this shows life came from God, not wa­ter. Even if wa­ter is found on Mars, it will not con­tain life.

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