Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"deliver us from evil" - Miracles on Mankind with Celestial Bodies

The Tokyo Station

Miracles on Mankind with Celestial Bodies

God performed some great miracles in an astronomical scale on the earth to secure existence, survival, evolution, and development of the human species:

The first case was about the creation of the moon, 4.5 billion years ago, suitable for intellectual and spiritual development of the human species.  
The giant-impact hypothesis suggests that the Moon formed out of the debris left over from a collision between Earth and an astronomical body the size of Mars, approximately 4.5 billion years ago, in the Hadean eon; about 20 to 100 million years after the solar system coalesced.


Accordingly, the moon was formed in a manner that it would, later or when the mankind fully evolved, come to look from the earth in the same size as that of the sun while the diameter of the moon is 400 times smaller than that of the sun.  So, the mankind has seen the two celestial bodies in the sky of the similar size.  It had great influence on human culture and, especially, on its spiritual development.  The bright and hot sun and the cool and subordinate moon.

In reality, every myth created by any tribe on the earth has reference to the moon and the sun.  So, although knowing not modern astronomy, ancient people developed their intellectual ability through creation of their myths based on inspiration caused by the sun and the moon.

Today, we also know that light travels from the earth to the moon almost one second, which might be another miracle caused by God.

The second case is the salvation of ancestral mammals for the human species from dangerous dominance of dinosaurs about 66 million years ago, although ancestral species had survived already a crisis of extinction for four times till then.
In the past 500 million years there have been five generally accepted major mass extinctions that on average extinguished half of all species...The last such mass extinction led to the demise of the dinosaurs and coincided with a large meteorite impact; this is the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (also known as the K–T or K–Pg extinction event), which occurred 66 million years ago.
It is generally believed that mammals started to evolve due to the extinction of the dinosaurs.  So, without this meteorite impact 66 million years ago, the human species, as part of mammals, could not have evolved as it did.  Moreover, it was good timing to realize the global configuration of the continents suitable for evolution and deployment of the human species on the earth, according to the continental drift theory.  For example, the Himalayas started to be formed 45 million years ago.

(This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics by W. Jacquelyne Kious and Robert I. Tilling)

If the meteorite impact had occurred far before 66 million years ago, the dinosaurs might not have been completely wiped away or the human species might have been confined in only Africa or separated between Africa and South America due to different configuration of the continents on the earth.  But retrospectively, the meteorite impact occurred just in the timing that allowed the emergence of the human species in Africa and later its global deployment due to the continental arrangement on the earth as indicated by the continental drift theory.

And God had Judaists establish their country in Palestine, the center of the earth or the connecting point between Africa, Europe, and Asia.  God also sent Christ Jesus to Palestine the connecting point between Africa, Europe, and Asia for convenience of deployment of His teaching.  Therefore, we may believe that God caused the meteorite impact 66 million years ago so as to later set Jerusalem at the center of the world.

Put simply, God used twice, 4.5 billion years ago and 66 million years ago, a big celestial body to prepare favorable conditions for evolution and deployment of the human species on the earth that critically started three million years ago and development of Christianity that critically started 2000 years ago.

However, it might suggest that God might also use another celestial body to terminate the human species if we do not follow God as He wishes.

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Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.